“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
It is our experiences that shape and change us. Until this summer, I had little faith in the idea of “destiny”, but since then, I’ve had so many incidents of fate that I’ve found, how could I not believe that certain things that were meant to be? This is a friend from the Santa Fe Workshop I attended this summer. His faith in destiny along with all that has happened has opened a new perspective for me.
I was shopping with my mother when she leaned over and picked up a huge pair of sunglasses. My daughter was mortified, “You’re really not going to wear those are you?”. My response was, “They’ll make a great shot someday and until then, I think they look fabulous. So during the holidays when my little cousin picked up the glasses and put them on was, “Oh, here’s the moment.” I love this shot. A huge shout out to goes to Andrea Rascaglia(Rome – Italy) creating and sharing such fun free borders to use. This is a Poloroid Transfer. My friend Dana Ohlsen encouraged me to participate in the I Heart Faces Weekly challenges and I thank her for inspring me to process a photo that will make me laugh for a longtime to come.
Be sure to come back Wednesday to hear about my adventures in Santa Fe photographing my legendary hero,the most beautiful man alive, and an African healer. I also ran naked in the desert for a self portrait. Of course, I could have done that if I had the best teacher and classmates possible, and I did.
There’s no denying it. I ♥ Faces. There is even a website I Heart Faces/ by that name that is dedicated just to sharing photos of faces. My photographer friend Dana Ohlsen/ loves the site and I’ve seen her grow so much as a photographer so I think it’s site that is definitely worth checking out. It offers tips for photo lovers of all levels.
If you’re a blogger, even a small timer like myself, you can get really wonderful opportunities. I had one of these opportunities Tuesday evening when I was invited to a cooking class by Sara Voortmeyer, at Thanksgiving Point. If you think you know anything at all about baking, just wait until you attend a class with Sara. Her expertise comes from at one time being the head pastry chef at Tuscany and now a private caterer for many years.
Utah Mama bloggers, invited by Rachael Herrscher Today’s Mama, were treated to a three hour class where Sara featured five of her favorite dreamy cupcake recipesfrom start to finish. Each Recipe had a fabulously unique taste and texture. It was a wonderful night with other great bloggers like the gals from the The Crafting Chicks , Allison from Petit Elefant, Utah Mama Jen Utah Mama Jen, and Camille from Make It Work Mom to name a few.
Thanksgiving Pointgraciously has given the bloggers who attended a free cooking class to give away, a huge thank you to them as well for hosting such a fabulous evening. So as I figure out the details for the giveaway, keep your eyes open for more details, more dreamy cupcake shots and my favorite recipe of the night.
A last minute trip river trip, potentially a trip of a lifetime, the dilemma do I take my camera on the water or leave it behind? Our guide was very honest, “Well, I’ve never tipped a boat this big, but just know you may loose everything.” Even with insurance, I had a number of shoots including a wedding and even if insured, it would have taken some time to replace any lost equiptement. So my big beautiful Canon stayed behind and I took my little Canon SD 1200 instead. Of course, after I got these shots I regretted it. I guess, I’ll have to go again. Here’s a sample of what a little $150 camera can do.
My brother Michael has been hospitalized. I made this video from some of the shots I had at my first arts show that he was not able to attend. Lots of love dear:)
Just wanted to share some oh so happy news! I applied last minute (really I was racing to meet the Fed Ex man to get my portfolio off) for a scholarship to the Santa Fe Workshops and I was awarded the Passionate Photographer Scholarship! Yippe! I am so grateful because there is no way I could attend without such a scholarship. So I haven’t quite pinned down who I’m going to be studying with, but I am so excited! I’ve been twice before and the intense five day workshops really give you an opportunity to push yourself……so I’m just going to smiling for a bit!
“I looked out the window and what did I see? Popcorn popping on the apricot tree. Spring has brought me such a nice surprise! Popcorn popping right before my eyes. I can take a handful and make a treat. A popcorn ball that smells so sweet. It wasn’t really so, but it seemed to be Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.”
Spring is here and I felt it was time for a change for my blog. I appreciate your patience and feed back is always welcomed. It will take me a few days to get everything sorted out., so just consider this a test run before I make my big announcement. Test run or not, isn’t this flower beautiful? I shot this with my 70mm lens f2.8 at 125sec. I love the how the blur adds to a dreamy tropical feel.