Brenna | The Nymph on Red Bud Isle
Nymph: in Greek mythology, any of a large class of inferior female divinities. The nymphs were usually associated with fertile, growing things, such as trees, or with water. They were not immortal but were extremely long-lived and were on the whole kindly disposed toward men. They were distinguished according to the sphere of nature with which they were connected. The Oceanids, for example, were sea nymphs; the Nereids inhabited both saltwater and freshwater; the Naiads presided over springs, rivers, and lakes. The Oreads (oros, “mountain”) were nymphs of mountains and grottoes; the Napaeae (nape, “dell”) and the Alseids (alsos, “grove”) were nymphs of glens and groves; the Dryads or Hamadryads presided over forests and trees.
It’s truly funny how small this world can be. I connected with Brenna over Instagram, and as we started talking, we discovered be both belong to the same church family: Gateway Church. Brenna attends the campus in South Austin while I attend the Central Austin campus. To think two people who are connected by a share interest in creating are connected by a faith community is all because of God.
As I started talking about collaborating together, I threw around the word “nymph” of how I wanted her to portray; for her to feel at home among the trees and water. When we arrived at Red Bud Isle, Brenna was very much a nymph with her flower crowns and floral dress! I wanted to her wade in the water a little, but Brenna happily surprised me with her willingness to wade deep in the water and be almost submerged. As we walked around Red Bud Isle, we talked about the church fam, our goals with either of our creative passions, and dogs - because Red Bud Isle is a leash-less dog park.