Julie Broberg is an American living in Denmark. We met one year ago in April when I stumbled upon her Flickr account and was mesmerized by the photos she had posted. I wrote asking what camera she used which led to a friendly exchange of emails and an invitation for me to visit her blog Moments of Perfect Clarity It may sound corny and cliche, but I was so inspired by her words and images and unbridled creativity that a month later I created this here bit 'o writing.
When Julie declared me a blog crush last May, that I was it. I had become a firm disciple of Julochkaism*. (*Julochkaism: A doctrine I just this second made up whose principles embody: "writing as the new praying", art journaling, retreats know as "blog camp"and taking photographs of shoes, eyeballs and daily life).
In the past year Julie
Last December, Julie held a contest of sorts for what she considered the best thoughts on the meaning of one of her photographs. To my utter amazement, I won (scroll to the bottom this post to read about it). Julie promised a handmade prize and sure enough, it arrived a few weeks ago. I've been wearing it ever since.
Thank you Julochka for the Blue Room Earrings (named for her studio) made by your talented little hands. More importantly, thank you for enriching my life in the past year with your constantly evolving creativity and your friendship. I can't wait to see what you get up to in 2010.