Hello my dear friends! I keep telling myself, "Today, after I finish _____work, I will catch up with blog-friends!" Sometime in the wee hours of the morning, I face facts that I still have ___, ____, & _____ that were on my to-do list for today, but I'm getting veerrrry sleeeepy.
I need more... ME's! I need to be able to delegate this 5 hour project to KennaA, that 5 DAY project to KennaB, and these 5 assorted tasks to KennaC... and then it would all get done! In the real world, I realize that I'm exhausted, pushing back some of the "less-time-sensitive-but-should-have-been-done-by-now" projects to tomorrow or next week, and go to bed. grrr. So, since it seems that I can't visit blogs and comment individually just yet, I'll passify myself with at least sharing updates here. Hope they are "worthy." :)
The good news is... it's good news that's keeping me so busy-- invitations to some events, acceptance notices to others I've applied for, lots of getting ready for this show or that show, and, oh, yeah, working. Things are going! Going well, going fast, GOING! I think I might blink and realize summer's gone though-- that would be a shame.
The news for THIS weekend is that I have been invited to participate in the Downtown Stockton Alliance Art Walk. It will be taking place on Friday, May 8 from 5-8pm at various businesses/venues in Downtown Stockton. My work will be on display at Hotel Stockton. www.downtownstockton.org
Then, it's take down and head back to Sacramento, sleep a little, and leave the house by 6am Saturday morning to head up to the Placerville Certified Farmers Market. Sunday, I'll find myself in Davis at the annual Whole Earth Festival (scouting for next year, found out about it after the application deadline this year).
Until then, to fill my "spare time," I'm taking a Bookkeeping/Quickbooks class and attempting to "beat the template" of my web building program into a functional photography website. haha. Hope to be able to "introduce" it soon.
So, can't leave you without a photo-- I think you'd throw tomatoes or something. This is from a scouting mission I did a few days ago for a photo-shoot/collaboration project involving dancers and yogi in nature. Wrapping up the discussion by the edge of a lake, we found ourselves captivated by a single, peaceful duck. Not pushily-begging for bread like city park ducks, just... hanging out. At some points, I was crouched by water's edge and it would quietly swim up to within a couple feet of me and just... be. Perhaps 30 minutes long, this was one of those peaceful, yet thrilling experiences when time just fades into tranquility, and segmented things like minutes stop their disruptive "march" and everything just... flows.
What wonderful company to share the end of a day with. A very willing model, this beauty seemed to know when the photo shoot was over. About 30 seconds after I took the last photo, it silently flew off, literally into the sunset. It was one of those moments in nature when everything just feels... beautiful and right with the world. Hope this adds some of that feeling to your day today.
Sending smiles and warm wishes,