I’m home. rested and ready for a Saturday!
For all the photos I take, I sometimes have a palpable ache in my heart when I can’t photograph something. Like just now, I was holding Taft on my lap. He needed mommy hugs and we sat on the couch together for at least 10 minutes and I wished that someone could come along and capture a really cool interpretive image to remind me of what I was experiencing — the feel of his curls and smell of his hair, the way his body all curled up fits perfectly on my lap, the way my arms wrap around him and the way he still holds my hand and so many other little things.
As I sat there I remembered my opportunity to take a picture with my heart — to very deliberating notice and mentally imprint on my brain each sense and the yearning in my soul to hold onto this moment. He’s upstairs now and I was left to hope that I would make time today to write about this moment — and then it dawned on my that I could share this with you, hoping that maybe today we can all be a bit more conscious of immersing ourselves in unphotographable moments.
And by the way, there is a really cool blog/website that has for its aim this very thing. If you haven’t yet, please visit unphotographable.com — it’s cool.
Good things happening today. Registration for Barbara Carroll’s very popular Photography 101 workshop opens at 9:00 am — it will fill fast. Barbara is so good at what she does and so eager to share her talents and empower us all with better photography skills — don’t miss this chance to experience this class. Check out the photo she sent my for my birthday this week …
hello? Wouldn’t you love to get even a little closer to being able to do this?
We just launched the first of three project now classes by the ever-talented and adorable Nic Howard. I had "watched" her from afar and had the opportunity of getting to know her a bit better last fall when we traveled to New Zealand. I’m thrilled to bring you her perspective on this great hobby of ours. This first class is called Conversations and it’s FAB. And the really cool thing? We are working with David Roberts and Kiwi-Scraps to provide a "down under" resource for supplies in Nic’s classes. Please let us know how this works for you and if it is something we should pursue for other classes as well. We love our Aussie and Kiwi students — so let us know!!
and finally, a BIG thanks to all the gals at Mega Meet. Kayce and I had a wonderful time in Novi and LOVED meeting a handful of LOMers and so many more. Thank you, thank you for the chance to come and experience your corner of the world.
And, thank YOU for all the nice birthday wishes. In honor my 43rd year, I’m going to be exploring the site 43Things (based out of Seattle — so it has to be good!) There is also 43People and 43Places — sounds like something I could get into. Check it out and tell me what you think — this whole social networking thing is quite amazing!!