The workshop in Jacksonville this past weekend was fabulous!
(Karen D, Cheri R, Belinda V, and Jessica L)
The classroom holds 8, and there was a cancellation, so with 7 students, I was able to spend lots of individual time with each person. A couple gals even started more than one book!
With less people in class, it seemed there would be all kinds of time available, but I still didn't get photos of everyone. There's always more to do than we have time for no matter how many are in class! (Karen D and Cheri R)
I missed some amazing work by Marbi B, Karen C, and Corinne S because they had to leave a bit early, and somehow didn't get details of Cheri's book. Hopefully when they finish, they'll send scans so I can share them with you. Corinne has photos of her book on her site though, and you can see it there!
If you missed this workshop and would like to learn photo altering, painting, and book making techniques, I'll be teaching the same class again in September! Yesterday, I drove to Shady Cove, Oregon where I saw two huge trees covered with hundreds of neck ties! Is that just the most creative and fun project ever? I've used one of them as my weekly caption post for the monthly drawing that I'm doing. If you leave a comment or caption for the photo on facebook, I'll add you to a drawing for something I make. Last time I made a journal for the prize. The tie trees were at an antique store, so I'm assuming they found a few hundred at an auction somewhere and cleverly decided this was a fun, wrinkle-free place to store them :-) It definitely made me smile and I had a great time photographing them.
I really miss photographing birds and was hoping to find some yesterday on my drive, but the only ones I found and was able to capture were man made.
We still have quite a few in our back yard, but with the summer foliage, it's so dark that I can't get good shots. I'm saving for this flash and this flash output booster though, and can't wait. In the meantime, I'm having bird withdrawels, and was thrilled to find info on bird blinds that you can reserve in the Klamath Basin a few hours from here.It's a bit of a process to get the permit and reservation, but I'm going to do it and hope that they aren't reserved too far in advance.
Hope you're all having a wonderfully creative day. Go out and tie some ties to a tree :-) I guarantee it will make you smile.