Today's Nine interview is with dear soul Michelle Ensminger. Michelle was the very first person to comment on this blog of mine back in 2005. As bloggers, we always remember our first commenter don't we? I think it is because in many instances that person will forever represent someone who gently says, "I see you." Michelle is that person for me. She is a woman who lives with an open heart, a poet's heart, and she shares pieces of what she sees and what she knows in such an honest, brave way that when you meet her you know your life will be forever changed. I know this to be true.
Enjoy this peek into Michelle's world.
Question 1: Who are you?
Question 2: What do you love about where you live?
Question 3: What might your perfect afternoon look like?
Question 4: If you had an hour alone in your studio/creative space, what would you do?
Question 5: Right now, what are some of your favorite things?
Question 6: What foods nourish your soul?
Question 7: When you need to simply take a breath and reground yourself, what do you do?
Question 8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?
Question 9: Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?
Michelle Ensminger loves poetry, photography, and dates with her 7 year old son. She strives to nurture her creative life and pursue an authentic spiritual path in the midst of motherhood and working an 8-5 job.
She is currently taking a hiatus from blogging (http://blog.tangledwings.com) but you can find more of her writing each month at The Wish Studio blog (http://wishstudio.com/). She can also be found on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ordinarymatters/) and Facebook.
(All photos copyright Michelle Ensminger.)
Nine is an interview series with creative folks that began in the Spring of 2009; the interviewees are asked to respond to the interview questions in photographs (or video). You can scroll through all the interviews here.