because i am truly curious about, and genuinely like, people.
because i love children and they like me.
because i have a need for artistic expression.
for acceptance. (i was talking to a friend recently about why she is a chef. she replied that most chefs have a desire to please people and i think this is true of artists too).
because i love beauty.
because i am visual.
because i can keep it in perspective.
because i am good at it and getting better all the time (but also because i realise that what other people call talent is really just lots of hard work).
because i love being part of a worldwide photographic collective.
because i love to play.
because i love to learn.
because i love to grow.
because i need more from this life than watching television and paying the bills.
because i love making people happy.
because i love creating artworks that people will treasure for their lifetimes.
because, in the end, i simply have to.