Lisa Sledzik
‘Life is brief, art is long.’ ~Hippocrates

To know me is to love me? My closest friends would say that I’m obsessed with my I-phone camera and I would agree. I am a very touchy-feely person appreciating art, music, food,etc~ anything that appeals to the senses in general. If I see something wonderful I whip out the camera, frequently disrupting the task at hand. Typically, it is not just one photograph, I’ve got to get multiples for good measure and from different angles. Did I mention that I am a bit of a perfectionist? That’s putting it nicely.
 
I currently have over 12,000 photos on my computer and I am embarrassed to admit, over 1,300 on my phone. Yes, I know I can dump them onto my computer but you never know when I will need one of those images on the fly so I am hesitant to do so. Believe it or not, I have had to rummage through my photo inventory recently for any number of reasons and outside of being thrilled to pieces that I had so many options, I had the opportunity to stroll the streets of Europe again, appreciate good times and good friends that have since relocated, relive epic meals and best of all, be reminded of what my children looked like what feels like eons ago…all compliments of my somewhat disorganized image catalogue.
You never know when you are going to come across something spectacular like the attached sunset shot!
 
The photo to the left was taken last week on 440 in Raleigh as I was returning my son to NC State. I am a bit obsessed with sunset shots and that was one of the COOLEST Zach and I have ever seen. The clouds literally looked like a collection of cotton balls you could reach right out and touch. The colors, texture and pattern were like no other in my stash.
 
The other photo I have included made me giggle when I went to grab an afternoon coffee yesterday. I was getting back in my car at Landfall Center when I saw this fellow on the top step of a ladder struggling to get just the right photo. Been there done that a million times. As a side note, it looked like he was on a mission and it makes me wonder what is in store for Landfall Shopping Center…stay tuned on that one.
 
So. My apologies to everyone that indulges my photo frenzy but there is not a day that goes by that I do not look back and appreciate my passion.
 
In somewhat of a related sidebar, we lost a great artist in October. Jack Davis, owner of the Cape Fear Real Estate Directory passed away and left a tremendous hole both personally and professionally in many people. He had a fantastic eye and ability; his contributions will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Jack. Thank you.