Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I am in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina right now for our annual Thanksgiving gathering. For one week a year, my very large extended family gets together at the coast for a lot of eating, drinking, deep-talking, game playing, beach walking and other general debauchery.
This week means a lot of different things to me but one of the very best parts is that I get to see my brother and his wife and daughter.
My little niece, Thea, is my favorite girl in all the world, (and I tell her that as much as possible.)
Thea and I have a special bond. I was at her birth and watched as she emerged into the world, loud and fiery, determined to make her voice heard. She is a force of nature-- opinionated, passionate, funny, smart, insightful, creative, and larger than life. She is a kindred spirit and I adore her.
At 5 years old, (actually, 5 years and 11 months, thankyouverymuch), Thea has become quite a hula hooper. We spent a good chunk of the day together yesterday- hooping, (well, Thea was hooping, I was trying to hoop and failing), running around the beach, playing hide and seek, and making faces at one another. And then Thea decided to do my hair, which I think was quite lovely. I taught her how to hold my camera and take a photo so you could all see her handiwork.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Having just taught another Basic Photography workshop yesterday, I was reminded that I still had not blogged about the awesome Farm to Table workshop I led back in September. How the time flies!
This workshop was a total blast. Thanks to the kind folks at Seabreeze Farm and Kurtwood Farms, nine of us were allowed to wander the grounds of two great properties and photograph lots of animals, some vegetable gardens, a butcher shop, and some deliciously stinky cheese.
George, Kristin, and Kurt- I cannot thank you enough for opening up your homes and businesses to us. You are wonderful.
I will definitely be holding more farm to table classes in the future, (in the Seattle area AND BEYOND) so please email me if you are interested in attending one and I will put you on the list. On a similar note, my next Food Photography workshop will be on Saturday, January 8th and space is limited. Drop me a line and I'll let you know how to register.