Well, things have certainly been insane on my end. My day job ramped up and then back down. We had an Easter weekend filled with family gathers of one sort or another. Plus I started getting back in the swing of shooting more daily. Well, more daily than I had been anyway. Other photos from the latest upload are here. The upside of winding down the day job is that if you need photos taken I have a much more open schedule now and would love to take them!
Today was testing for the kids class at the Aikido dojo where I train. It was fantastic to see them all be able to show off all the hard work they’ve been putting in the last few months. The day after tomorrow I get to show off all of mine, I hope I keep my cool as well as those testing today did…
I keep trying to shoot with just available light at the current Lilac City Roller Girl location (Pattisons North) but it is incredibly dark in there. If you haven’t gone to see women’s flat track roller derby at least once you haven’t lived! I made the mistake of calculating how far behind I am so there are a couple more shots from the evening.
I had the pleasure of providing a friend and local poet Sabrina Mauritz with some headshots this afternoon. I like poetry but I will admit I find it frightening and intimidating so I tend to make fun of it a lot: it’s only funny because I love it so! We’ve had a couple of discussion about how poetry is more than feewings and then I had to go and take this photo today. I love how cherry picking a moment in time I can spin any story I want. I could tell you that she is a sensitive artist who wears her feelings on her sleeves and reads Plath and that this represents to the core who she is. Or I could let you in on the fact that I caught her glancing down at her cat who was feeling unloved at the moment, which–today anyway–is much funnier.
Most of the rest of the country seems to be buried in snow but it has been so mild here that we spent part of today outside getting the gardens cleaned up. Some of us were more helpful than others of course (I help the best when I just stay out of the way).
Hopefully your Sweetheart President was good to and showered you with specialty chocolates and/or other dietary and/or presidentially appropriate gifts! One other upload today plus the bonus that I discovered I need to take more vacation time in the near future so I should fine some extra time to just get out and shoot!
My sister has been visiting from New York to celebrate her birthday and this evening we had a quiet family dinner together. Of course with all this crazy weather we get her for some extra days until she can actually fly and land back east. I took two other portraits this evening as well.
That’s another weekend gone now. It seems like we just had new years, when did it get to be the end of January already? Three more photos uploaded today. Also I’ll have some portraits hanging at Strong Solutions in February and there will be a reception on the fifth as part of the quarterly Spokane Artwalk.