This photo was taken in January of 2013 at Scott's Flat in Nevada City. At the time I worked within 15 minutes of the lake, so I used to go there often on my lunch hour.
It was such a treat to leave the chaos of the office and head out to someplace peaceful for a bit. I always came back completely refreshed.
On this particular day a couple of my co-workers (and great friends) came with me to the lake. We were all laying on the beach, basking in the sun, thankful for the warmth it provided on this cool day in January. I eventually got a bit warm, so I got up to take some photos.
I couldn't believe how incredibly still and clear the water was on this day. I'd been to this beach many times before, and never had I seen the rocks so clearly or the sky so blue.
This is more than just a beautiful photo to me...it's a memory that I will always cherish. Being with my girlfriends in this beautiful place, full of serenity and warmth, filled my soul.
Title: Red Rocks of Serenity
Location: Scott's Flat, Nevada City, California (2013)
Frame Size: Exterior Frame - 26" x 36"
Frame Materials:Stained pine wood with hinged door and magnetic closure
Frame Hanger:Wall Mounted with 18" metal french cleat
Media: 20" x 30" Aluminum Print
Photographer: Cynthia Soszka
Handmade functional art that does double duty! On the outside this looks like a beautiful piece of art floating in a modern rustic farm house style frame. On the inside, it's hidden storage for anything you'd like. It's shown here with hooks for jewelry*, but it could be used for holding other items like keys, mail, etc. Please email me at info@WhatYouSeekIsWithin.com if you'd like other options.
I created this piece as a solution to one of my most obnoxious problems, a messy bathroom. I prefer to keep my bathroom clean, but the amount of jewelry I have makes it difficult. I've had many jewelry boxes over the years, but none that really satisfied my needs. I love that I don't have to look at the clutter of all my jewelry, it's not taking up space on my counter, and the photograph provides a serene feeling as I get ready every morning.