My mantlepiece, shot with my new SX-70 camera to check it works okay (seems to) with a very old pack of SX-70 blend film. For the August break
Things learned in the last 48 hours:
Just because a publisher is willing to publish your book and has given you an actual contract and deadline does not mean you will feel any more confident about a) your writing abilities, b) your ability to finish a whole book worthy of publication and c) your own worthiness. Hello Maud, I was wondering when you’d show up.
Not sure where this week has gone, but I just realised I hadn’t blogged about the fact that registration was opening this weekend for the next Unravelling classes! Today I’m enrolling the summer session of Unravelling: Ways of Seeing My Self and tomorrow registration opens for my brand new course, Unravelling: Living in My World. This class is only open to previous Unravellers as we’ll be building on work done in the first course – to get the full benefit, and to know what the heck I’m talking about when I reference the first class ;) it’s best to take the courses in order.
If photography + journalling + community sounds good to you, come and join us! :)
It’s Spring Roid Week over on Flickr and I am in heaven looking through the images shared in the pool – the colours, the places, the people, all imbued with the soft light of Polaroid love. *sigh*
Some favourites: 1. Belliagio, Las Vegas, 2. Untitled, 3. Ezra, Star Wars, Annie’s Donuts, 4. west village color blocking, 5. Untitled, 6. Roid Spring = vitamins for the soul, 7. two dozen roses, 8. vanity (mirror), 9. bulb envy
In other news, the Wishful retreat happened at the weekend and was great fun! I’m turning the Blogging Beautifully workshop I shared into a downloadable workbook (plus three videos) to be done at home anytime – it’s a standalone class about what makes a visually-successful blog, with a project to help you take the photography you share on your blog up a notch. There’s even a video of me shooting a still life, guiding the viewer through my process and sharing tips on post-processing :) I’ve had quite a few email enquiries about the photography class i was hoping to put together, and while I’d still love to do that, realistically I don’t think it will be possible until next year. However, I really enjoyed creating this workshop and I’m thinking a series of them might be the answer! So I wanted to put it out there and ask you – if you could do a two-hour class (or series of classes) with me, what topics would inspire you the most? Photography, writing, blogging… it’s all there to be mined – use me! :)
Happy Roid Week, chaps!
I’ve just got back home from a weekend with my sister and Mr Wobble Head, as i now call him, and oh my god, it is SO hard to be away from them. I just want to be cuddling him again and sniffing the top of his head…. I honestly don’t have words to describe how amazing that little sprout is.