It’s October…Finally!!! With the loss (to melanoma) of my sweet sister – ALL the emotions that go with a loss of an only sibling (and BFF) – has made for one long stinkin’
2-year month of September. No words can express how much I am looking forward to a Change of Season…not just weather…a change of personal season…of the soul. Let me explain…
In September I began another Kim Klassen class, the Studio 2.0. Those Readers who have been meeting me lakeside from the beginning know that Kim’s tutorials and inspiration are what got me into my passion for textures & photo art. Since September ended up chaotic, my words, “I Began another class” are kinda loosey-goosey. It’s now October and I have yet to setup my photo “studio”
a rustic wood pallet table near a window, or gather up a single prop from HERE, in fact, my big-girl camera has a dead battery, and still sits in its dusty canvas bag somewhere. My excuse: I ditched that fancy Canon camera, with all the dials and buttons, in favor of using my iPhone camera. Last year I also signed-up (aka paid, Be Still 52) to take her year-long class, but it sort of fell by the wayside with my sister’s progressive illness. So this will be a fresh start, a move forward and away from all the negativity that a serious illness throws at a family. Kim’s class is a year-long study of still life photography, covering lighting and inspiration and a much-needed return to stillness…big Change.
As part of my New Season, I am choosing a personal word that will define this journey – CHANGE. Do you do this? I, each January, choose a word that will Inspire my entire new year. I know it’s October, not January, but I need this word to get me focused again – so CHANGE it is. I created
being optimistic a new Photography sub-category, called Studio 2.0, in the MML menu bar, where I will share my photos and thoughts during this year-long still life photo journey. It will be a bit wabi sabi in the beginning because that is where I seem to live nowadays. Can’t wait to get started…
Wabi sabi is the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete, the antithesis of our classical Western notion of beauty as something perfect, enduring, and monumental.
Are you open to CHANGE?
Thanks for Meeting Me Lakeside!