In addition to workshop prep, I was invited to speak to the Placerville Arts Association and judge my first photography competition for the El Dorado Camera Club - all in the same week!
Earlier in the week a friend helped me "prune" a few "almost blooming" branches off another tree we found by the railroad tracks. In the midst of all the activity last week, the branches beautifully arranged themselves and blossomed fully!
I had originally made an appointment for Friday morning with plans to set up for the class on Friday afternoon. Everything changed when I saw the blossoming branches. I knew I had to photograph them that morning.
Of course I could have shrugged that urge off and kept to my original schedule. Believe me, I tried, but the voices in my head kept saying "gather everything up and get yourself to the studio"! (While I have been doing a lot of my floral photography at my house, this arrangement was too big to pull that off.)
So I canceled my morning appointment, put everything in the van and got to the studio. The light wasn't perfect, but I had space.
Pretty soon I had quite a mess and I kept thinking that I needed to stop and start setting up for the class, but I went on for as long as I could. I am still looking over all the images from the morning, but worked a little on this one.
|©2013 Dianne Poinski|
Finally I stopped to clean up and set up for the class.
I was pretty tired but satisfied that I had done what my heart (and those voices in my head) had told me to do. I showed up....................
The class itself was great fun. It took me a little while to find my groove again, but it was such a wonderful group that I quickly relaxed. (I even remembered to take pictures!)
Thank you again to all my students! I am so very grateful to be doing what I do!
I also want to thank the creative gods out there that guide me to "show up" when I need to!