As I prepare this final post, I am digging through my archives of photos (oh, that unruly archive of mine).  I am drawn to my images where the subject is facing away the camera, or looking ahead.  It’s a perfect visual metaphor for how I feel today.  The path is leading us all forward to new adventures. We are asking you all to follow us as we walk to the sunset of one space and into the sunrise of another (two of a photographers favorite times of day, by the way…)

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We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Walt Disney

MortalMuse (3 of 4)-2I want to take this time to thank my fellow Muses, as well as this amazing audience and community. When I was asked to join the team, I was beyond flattered. Mortal Muses has pushed me to write, to think, to stretch my photography in ways that my personal blog hadn’t.  It has given me a wonderful space to experiment. I didn’t have to fall into one niche of photographic interests, rather MM has been a place where my multiple layers of camera love (mobile, digital, and film) are not only accepted, but loved and encouraged.  I hope we have given that back to all of you as well.

Keep chasing that light,  Vanessa Simpson