Tap-In — Christina Martin

Today’s Tap-In guest has a most special feminine energy and voice that is just as powerful and inspiring as it is gentle and endearing. It warms my heart to share with you the wisdoms of Christina Martin, author of the blog that truly has wings – Soul Aperture.What do you love?
I love mornings to breathe deep, taking a moment to sip my coffee, asking for nothing in prayer but that moment to be close to my faith. I love smiling to myself about some silly thing my teenagers have done. I love spending time with the man of my dreams. I love walking through the garden and hugging mossy trees. Yes, I am a tree hugger. : )

What does letting go look like to you?How do you know when a creation is complete?
“The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.” ~Gordon Parks

When I am creating I tend to hold on to my project a bit tightly – especially during the phases of my work when I am in the field photographing clients, or during the editing process. I begin to feel a completion to my work when my soul kind of eases back from the project, loosening the grip it’s had during those technical parts. I guess I just feel when a project is complete; when I am proud to hand it over to a client, knowing that my work has been created from my heart.Tell us about your home decor. Do you have a favorite spot in your home? Describe this place.
I adore my old writing desk. I bought it at an antique shop. The desk is an old library table from the 1940’s. I tell you, we ate plenty of mac and cheese the week I found this lovely piece. : ) I have some of my favorite art hanging above it and a new, shiny mercury lamp for reading. My home is a mix of old and new, country and urban. And it is filled to the brim with books. Our home is a place I want you to come visit and sink into the shabby sofas and help yourself in the kitchen. There is nothing in my home that can’t be broken or spilled on. Stuff can be replaced. Our home is not fancy, just lived in.Tell us about something that is beyond cool?
Our son will be 18 years old this winter { I have home schooled both our teenagers from day one}. We have been going through the process of filling out college applications. One night my son turned to me, with a mouth full of popcorn and a bewildered look on his face and said, “you taught me everything I know!” It was funny as all get up, and heart warming at the same time.Where to find Christina:
Her blog
Flickr
Getty Images

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