Those who don’t think that magic can still happen have never taken a class with my very favorite photographer, Kim Klassen! At Kim Klassen’s Cafe there are available classes that can teach even an old dog like me new tricks. I’ve always wondered how to get that soft and dreamy look that I’ve come to love. With her new class, Start to Finish I’m finally coming close to creating photography that is magical and makes my heart beat just a bit faster.
Now don’t accuse me of being paid to say nice things (my price for that is higher than you’d be willing to pay…LOL) because I’m not…I’m just in love with the direction my life has taken. If you read my blog post from the first of the year, you’d know that I decided that 2014 was the year to “get real”! I’ve spent way too many years trying to be something or someone that I can never be. I don’t know why I believed I wasn’t good enough just the way I was…probably because my early training came from my maiden aunt who tried keeping a curious and creative kid in line by telling her that even God didn’t like the way she acted. Geesh…forget about the good ole days and the ‘keep ’em humble’ attitude! Anyway, I digress…What I’m basically trying to say is that when you open yourself to the possibility of being real…in your art and in your life…wonderful, magical, amazing things can happen. Things you didn’t even know you needed or wanted will come your way. Such is the story of Kim’s Start to Finish class and me. I won’t bore with the details but let me say that I almost missed the boat on this one and I NEEDED this class to help me define my direction. I’ve learned so much already and we’re just starting week 3 of this 8 week course…*big sigh*…I can’t wait to see what develops!!! Here is a piece I shot early this morning in my favorite patch of light.
This week had a huge interruption with my cataract operation on Wednesday so I’m re-using a past post but linking up to Friday Finds. These were sweet little violets that I found in my yard under an apple tree this past Tuesday. I never planted them, they just seemed to appear one spring and now I get to enjoy them even longer this year. I’m giving this photo to my Mom for Mother’s Day since she’s a violet lover and of course purple is her favorite color. Oh, btw, the operation went wonderfully and my eye is healing nicely. The first ‘color’ I noticed when the patch came off? WHITE which isn’t of course a color but it let me see just how toned down ALL of the colors of my world had been for years! Can’t wait for round two on May 21st. This summer is going to be the brightest and most colorful one of all!