I have a dear friend that I try to meet and have dinner with at least once a month. It doesn't always work out that way, but there is something about having the intention that keeps us connected. We usually meet at a nearby restaurant, but last week her husband and son were out of town so she invited me to her house where she made an amazing meal, complete with dessert!
The intimacy of being in her home and not a loud restaurant led to some deep, honest and authentic conversation, much of it which helped me gain the clarity I needed to make some important decisions.
Like I mentioned in my post earlier this week, I am not going forward with my plans to launch an iPhone photography e-course. If you are on my email list, you also now know that I made the decision to take an entire year off of teaching live workshops as well. This is scary and exciting at the same time. My "having faith" muscle is working overtime right now. Workshops represent a good percentage of my income, but I need to open up space for other things and this seems like the best place to begin.
Given that the evening was so special to me, it was easy to pick this week's image.
While my friend was lovingly preparing our dinner, my eye caught this bench against the backdrop of fall color. With the light quickly fading, I grabbed my phone and went out to her backyard, only feeling a tiny amount of guilt for not helping in the kitchen.
Project 52 - Week 45
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As I have mentioned many times, I extremely grateful for all the connections I have made over the years through my work. While the online encounters are wonderful, I also love sharing my work and talking with people in my studio (and in my previous life....at art festivals).
A recent visitor to my studio was kind enough to write a little something about me in a blog post this week.
Here is the link: http://thesecondhalfonline.com/art/
Tracey is a published and gifted writer and I am currently reading her book "Duck Pond Epiphany". Thank you Tracey!! #grateful