JuliaKHarwood

West Busselton, Australia

I am a fine art photographer who has found that nature can be very healing. Many people are unable to get out and spend time in nature,...

Journal

Suicide the Other Side (Part two)

For those who know someone who has committed suicide, the other side….…

Often when someone commits suicide we ask WHY???
Why didn’t they talk to us, why didn’t they reach out? Why didn’t I see their pain?

Most people who commit suicide don’t want to be a burden to anyone, they think they are making life easier for those around them by ending their lives.

Let me give you an insight into what it is like to be in this place, yes I speak from experience, but thankfully I am still here. Some of this may feel a bit overwhelming or confronting, but that is how someone in this position actually feels.

People with cancer are often given a idea of how much time they have left, an opportunity to say and do all that needs doing.

People with heart problems sometimes get a second chance, but everyone kno

Suicide, The other side (Part One)

For those who have ever contemplated suicide, lets look at the other side….…

Most people who commit suicide think that the world and their family and friends would be better off without them. They often feel they are a burden to those around them. If this is you then let me show you the real burden.

Most of what I am writing comes from reading the memoirs of a friend who has lost someone to suicide and talking to many others who have lost those close to them.

Often we are driven to suicide by pain be it physical, emotional or spiritual. We just want it to end. Our brain can’t take it any more….but by releasing ourselves from pain we inflict it on the people who know us and care for us, for the rest of their lives. We often feel people don’t care or understand, yet think, if you were dead,

I have been featured in SOJIE 12 Exhibition. Please have a look.

MY WORK IS IN EXHIBITION IN SoJie 12!


Waterfalls on Ayres Rock
by JuliaKHarwood

 
 


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

 
 
I am very excited to exhibit in SoJie 12. SoJie 12 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 12th one, ever, and 120 other members of the Solo Exhibition group, besides myself, are represented.

This exhibition is based on a workshop, in which I participated, where member artists translated member photographers’ images to traditional art medium.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on August 31st, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominat

*MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie9!*


Cable Beach, Broome
by JuliaKHarwood

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 66000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie9. SoJie9 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 9th one, ever, and 77 other artists, besides myself, are represented.…

Winners of the invitational will be announced on March 30th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beautiful, seen together.

If you do not b

Create a Healing Place

What is a Healing Place?…

To me a healing place is somewhere you can go to take time out. A place of quite or soothing music. A place you can be on your own. A place that is nurturing to the body, mind and spirit.

I am fortunate, my healing place is the beach. I have a beautiful beach down the road which except during holiday season is deserted. I walk down on the white sand and it massages my feet, the wind gently blows my hair as the suns rays warm my skin. I look out across the vast ocean and know that all is well in the world. I am at peace.

Not all of you are this lucky so you have to make a spot within your lifestyle.

Before I lived here I had turned a section of my courtyard into a healing place. I had a comfy chair, an ipod for music, crystals in the garden and a fairy or too:) and

My Story

Life has been hard at times, but I have overcome incredible odds & continue to do so….
I was told in 1991 that I would never work again, I was put in a very restricting back brace and told to be happy I was alive & not in a wheelchair.
Needless to say I was far from happy….. I was depressed and disillusioned.
I needed something to occupy me & lift me out of this negative mind set.
I thought, “What can I do?” I struggled with this for some time & then one day standing on the side of the road looking out across a field I thought, “Photography”
I had no experience in this, so enrolled in a short course at TAFE to learn more. I found I couldn’t sit for long, but managed to get through the course & then began shooting in earnest.
This was back in the days of film. As I became more involved in my ph…

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