“Hold on to the now, to the here”... / “Welcome o life
I go to encounter
for the millionth time”
Where do I feel in my element the most? Easy answer: among art (or on stage, which is the same thing). Admitting to this took me time, and I still forget it (why??) but, anyway, that’s probably why the NDSM is (still) one of my happy places in Amsterdam. I’m writing about it, more specifically about the Open Ateliers at the Kunststad, or Art City, which is a self-managed community of artists housed at the former ship building premises. During this day the artists’ ateliers are open to the public and there are gorgeous pieces of art and brilliant ideas to be seen. Inspiring raw material. Literally and figuratively. These poems are part of Antoinette Le Roy’s “Alles is Zelfportrait”(Everything is Self-portrait). Link in bio SOON.
“We met online”, our ironic response to when people ask how @elizabeth.sensky and me have crossed each other’s path. Funnily enough, a couple of my dearest most recent friendships have indeed started online (hello @amsterdamming, @damveganharpist, @cassandraciesla, @iwanderandroam). “The internet” is as amazing or as shallow as we make it, and social media platforms can be a starting point for human connection. Offline, nourishing, authentic human connection. P.s. There’s one common denominator to all these friendships: the love for Amsterdam 💕
I’ve been coming to @coffeeroomamsterdam for years, even before getting obsessed with third wave coffee. Even before speaking Dutch. Even before having a blog and working behind a laptop. I’d come and read my book while contemplating life. I recall thinking I wanted to write about the little interludes like that, coffee with a book, places like this one. This was ‘my Amsterdam’: all the colors, and the diversity of people sitting at this terrace and going about their day. The trees alongside the canal and the canal houses, so cosy and picturesque, the flowers and the vases and their gorgeous table cloths, the set up of a homey environment, I felt drawn to all this. The normalization of beauty in this city is something that still struck me. This is our Amsterdam. This is for everyone.
So proud of my best friend Nicole @eyeforpretty for her feature in @ruemagazine. Nicole was the first friend to give me the gentle nudge to pursue my dreams in photography. I am so thankful for her encouragement, support and friendship over the past years. My little hobby blossomed into this great little business I have today. A few years ago I remember Nicole telling me about her dreams to do something bigger and inspiring with interior design. So she took a leap of faith, quit teaching elementary school and dove deep into pursuing her passion. I have loved watching her dreams become her reality. Just remember nothing is ever to far out of reach. If you have the passion, drive and determination you can do anything you put your heart ❤️ into. I feel so lucky I can say............I remember Nicole way back when ☺️............... When we first met at our 1st moms group, when we shared maternity together, when we would cry over lack of sleep, when we would share our worries and when we shared our dreams 😘 If you don’t follow Nicole @eyeforpretty head on over to check out her dreamy feed. Xoxoxo Meg
I was a guest writer 6 years ago today on Inspire Me Baby, offering suggestions on how to work with and utilize natural light. So fun! I have been teaching credit courses for 8 years and soon will be offering them online for public purchase, in addition to mentoring sessions and private instruction. So this seemed timely to share.
This image is a screenshot of their website with my article on the front page (upper left). For anyone interested in reading to better their images ... it can be found by clicking "Harnessing Natural Light" on my site link below ... http://www.mcgaffickphotography.com/?p=1346 .
Happiest of birthdays to the one who made me a mama! Gavin you are a strong, resilient, curious, kind, smart, creative, a courageous boy with the most beautiful soul. I am so lucky to be your mama!!!!!! I have loved every min watching you grow from the baby in my arms to my big boy who still loves to cuddle. My hope for you is to realize your importance not only to me but to everyone who is lucky enough to have you in their life. You are amazing!!!!! Happy 9'th birthday Gavin!
We love you so much
Can you believe that school starts in just a few weeks??? I can’t....I think we should have at least another month of summer! Even though summer is winding down, I’m giving you all a little FREEBIE to help get us excited about a new school year!!! Just go to the link in my bio, click on VIP Member, put your name and email and I’ll send you my Back To Printable that you can download and use this year to document your kiddo’s first and last day of school!! #backtoschool#free#printable#angelafischerphoto
We’re so excited to be partnering with @thepinkzebralondon boutique! If you register with them, you will receive a $150 gift certificate to use toward your newborn session fee or any product in our studio. We are so excited to be working with them and can’t wait to see your little ones!! #shoplocal#londonky#thepinkzebraboutique#angelafischerphoto