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Life's Little Things The Quotes is available for pre-order

July 16th, 2017

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Quotes have been part of the human fabric for a very long time. No matter how old we are, we like to keep our favorites with us. We often have them safely tucked in our wallets or framed on the walls of our homes.

Quotes bring us a sense of comfort and keep us grounded. They force us to think and question our preconceived notions of our surroundings. Most importantly, they inspire us to become better people, especially when they are paired with photography that tells multi-layered stories.

This is the idea behind "Life’s Little Things: The Quotes." Cendrine Marrouat’s second book in her "Life’s Little Things" series pays homage to the world in a way that you may never have seen before. Each page is an invitation to reflect on the human condition and our never-ending connection to nature.

Not only will "Life’s Little Things: The Quotes" brighten your day, but it will also open your mind to what is possible and what truly matters. In a world where negativity seems to be winning, the 25 high-quality photos and quotes in the book are intended as a balancing act. They will encourage you to reconnect with yourself, think more positively, slow down your physical pace, and find your inner rhythm.

"Life’s Little Things: The Quotes" is a little book with a twist and a big heart. Don’t wait and pick up your copy today!

“A real treat for the senses.” – Janette Speyer, HotIceMedia.com

“Cendrine Marrouat’s play between imagery and prose is simple, sweet, succinct and good food for the mind and soul.” – Kelly Hungerford, CommunityWorks

“Cendrine Marrouat’s work is not just good but excellent. The pictures all tell a story, capture a moment in time and they speak to your emotions.” – Anthony Carranza, B2B News Network

Help me spread the word about my upcoming book

June 25th, 2017

Hello everyone!

I have created a Thunderclap campaign to help build some momentum about "Life's Little Things: The Quotes."

All you have to do is:

1) Click the "Click Here for More Information" button at the bottom of this message; then
2) Click the "Support with Facebook", "Support with Twitter", and/or "Support with Tumblr" buttons. Your support will then be recorded. It takes about 10 seconds for each action. :-)

If I reach 100 supporters by July 17th, 2017, your message will be posted. Otherwise, nothing will happen.

Thank you very much for your support!

Cendrine

Introducing my third photography book

June 23rd, 2017

Introducing my third photography book

Hello everyone!

My third photography book is almost there and I can barely contain my excitement!

The last ten months have been full of challenges and roadblocks. So, Life's Little Things: The Quotes has a very special place in my heart.

Also, this is book number 10. Yes, you read it right. I have 10 books out. It's another exciting achievement in itself. :-)

Now, what is Life's Little Things: The Quotes about? I have paired my images, which you helped me select last year, with inspirational quotes that I wrote myself.

Here is the introduction of the book:

"'Direct your eyesight inward, and you’ll find
A thousand regions in your mind
Yet undiscovered. Travel them, and be
Expert in home-cosmography.' - Henry David Thoreau

The above words can be found in Walden, Thoreau’s 1854 masterpiece. They are printed on a piece of paper in my office. I read them a dozen times a year to remind myself that there is no happy, fulfilled life without spiritual discovery and a well-balanced mind.

Quotes have been part of the human fabric for a very long time. Many people I know keep their favorites safely tucked in their wallets or framed on the walls of their homes. They bring us a sense of comfort. They are anchors in times of need. They help us overcome darkness.

In a nutshell, they keep us grounded.

Shortly after releasing Life’s Little Things: Les petites choses de la vie, my second photography book, a certain number of people suggested that I pair some of my photos with quotes from famous people. It was a great idea with which I experimented on my blog. Visitors liked the concept very much.

Several months later, I asked the latter to help me select the photos that should appear in this book. I also explained that I would write my own quotes. The feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive.

The words and photos in the next pages are not just meant to inspire you. I also wanted to share my love for nature and the world around me with you. I hope you will enjoy them."

So, what's next? Well, I'm waiting for my copy of the book before announcing a release date. Then, pre-orders will start, with a series of events to celebrate this 10th release.

Stay tuned! :-)

New videos

May 28th, 2017

I have gotten into the habit of uploading a new video every week on my YouTube channel.

For the last two weeks, I have focused on macros and closeups.

Check out the latest and let me know your thoughts!

https://www.youtube.com/user/cendrinemarrouat

Two new videos to check out

February 24th, 2017

Hello everyone!

I'm very excited to unveil two new videos I made recently.

I invite you to visit http://creativeramblings.com/videos/ and check out "Cendrine Marrouat Photography: Classic Cars" and "Cendrine Marrouat Photography - Documenting Life's Little Things" in the list.

Let me know your thoughts.

Cendrine

Help me choose the photos that will be featured in my next book

August 8th, 2016

If you have followed me for a while, you know that I have authored two photography books.

Well, Im very excited to announce that Ive just started working on my third collection!

This project is different from the previous ones. The idea is to mix pictures and inspirational quotes (that I wrote) together.

But before this happens, I need you to help me choose the pictures that will be featured in the collection.

For more information, visit http://creativeramblings.com/announcement-third-photography-book/.

Interview of fellow photographers

June 10th, 2016

Hello everyone,

I recently started a series of features of fellow photographers on my website (http://creativeramblings.com). Every month, I publish a new interview.

So far, I have featured two people:
- Dan Miller: http://creativeramblings.com/interview-photographer-dan-miller/
- Anne Forest: http://creativeramblings.com/interview-photographer-anne-forest

If you are interested in participating, please send me your answers to the following questions at info@socialmediaslant.com ONLY. It's easier for me to work from my inbox.

1) What inspired you to become a photographer? Any particular story?
2) What is your favorite subject to photograph?
2) What makes a good photo?
3) What is the photo you prefer in your portfolio? Why?
4) Any photographer you admire?
5) What piece of advice would you give photographers who are starting with online promotion?
6) Anything else you would like to share?

NB: Attach a head shot and your favorite picture in your collection to your email.

Thank you all for your time!

Cendrine Marrouat

When the Mind Travels by Cendrine Marrouat

May 27th, 2016

When the Mind Travels by Cendrine Marrouat

Poetry and photography are two powerful art forms. When brought together, they will tell beautiful stories.

"When the Mind Travels: A Poetic Journey into Photography" is a meditation on nature and the human condition through images from several countries, including Canada, Syria, the United States, and France.

Reviews:

"Cendrine Marrouat is one of the most gifted photographers I have ever come across, her images are like visual poems in themselves. As the author of many books Cendrine has shown she is a woman of many talents, but mixing some of her most breathtaking images and contrasting them with a related piece of her poetry is an idea that redefines mixed media art. Gorgeously breathtaking from beginning to end, this is an amazing book you'll reach for again and again just to absorb its awesome artistry." - James Hamel

"Just finished reading and contemplating your book this morning. What a deep, beautiful and insightful book! You have woven in unique and artful ways your gorgeous photography and poetry. For sure, it is a visual and textual book, that I will revisit over time for savouring it like a good Gewurztraminer!" - Rotana Ty

For more information about the book, visit http://www.lulu.com/shop/cendrine-marrouat/when-the-mind-travels/paperback/product-22207194.html.

I am featured in The Huffington Post Canada

May 27th, 2016

This month, I was featured in the Huffington Post Canada. That's such an achievement for me!

I am very grateful to David Leonhardt, the author of the article. He did a great job writing about my photography. The pictures he included in the piece are also among my all-time favorites.

Here is an extract below:

"How does somebody from Toulouse even find Manitoba? Cendrine was starting to feel like a professional student, so she knew she needed to shake things up a bit.

'My best friend, a Winnipegger who was in Toulouse for a year at the time, suggested that I give Winnipeg a try. The only thing I knew is that Carol Shields had lived here -- I had studied The Stone Diaries as a sophomore. After my friend had returned to the 'Peg, I flew here and was instantly drawn to the place. I have never looked back since then. I'm the only one in my family to have left Europe.'"

To read the entire article, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-leonhardt/cendrine-marrouat_b_9972304.html .