I have no rooms to clean or projects to complete or skills to learn or kids to teach....denial is the best medicine.
This has been an interesting time for us all and please do not take my lightheartedness as not taking this season seriously. Our family has been blessed to stay safe and mostly healthy through this season of quarantine, and we are so thankful for all of the essential workers who are working so hard to keep us all going. Our thoughts and prayers have also been with those affected by loss in this pandemic; our biggest struggle here has been the lack of social connection outside our family unit, which we understand is a small sacrifice compared to many.
That being said, I have rather enjoyed not having to leave my house; some friends and I have talked about how we almost prefer hermit life compared to SO MUCH windshield time not long ago. The time we have saved not being in the car has been put to good use - my kids started using Duolingo to learn Spanish, we have started piano lessons (myself included) with the Simply Piano app and love it, and we are almost done with the Harry Potter series from Audible. I have finally had time to go through some photography courses saved on my external hard drive and also a new breakout from one of my favorite photographers, D'Ann Boal, through Click Photo School (I'm a Clickin' Moms member). Below is one of my assignments - learning to better use natural light indoors. Check it out...
Beyond that, here is how I have tried to document this strange season...we made it through a late winter weather storm at the beginning of our spring.
Challenges with our Magnatiles collection.
We put in an indoor swimming pool and use it frequently.
I updated my website (check it out!).
I got to document these beautiful people around big milestones in their stories:
One thing I have not done lately is print my own images. I will be sharing some of my favorite print vendors and also the spaces I am wanting to fill in my house with images of my family. Here is one space I am currently working on:
This is some big real estate and can be daunting to start. I know I want to either do a split image (one image split up onto different canvases) or a large black and white metal or canvas. I can't wait to share what I decide to do; this is a room we have used more than usual this season and that big blank space keeps calling to me.
If you would like direction in filling your own spaces or you are ready to start talking about booking your own session, message me! I have so enjoyed finding new ways to document the stories of my kiddo's lives and am also looking forward to seeing clients again, new and old. As of early June, I am taking clients and following safe practices for social interaction - let me answer any questions you may have. Until then, stay safe and cherish the slowdown as school winds down and summer plans start up!