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March: Stray Frames | Personal

Here’s what happens every winter: I look at my calendar with so much empty space and I say “dang, I’m going to be sooooo bored.” I then proceed to say “yes” to my every tiny whim. For instance, this winter, I was simultaneously taking classes or self-directing learning in calligraphy, Judaism, ceramics, Java programming, guitar and yoga.

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In March, I traveled to Charlottesville for a friend, took the Northern Virginia Short Course in Photojournalism, spent a few quality days in NYC, and juggled many things for a styled shoot last week. It feels like it’s been crazy and Spring has barely broken through.

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But, truth be told, I love to be occupied. Gaining new skills makes me feel useful and travel is always on the agenda. I have a really big announcement to make but you’re probably going to have to wait quite a while to hear it. My mental energy feels like it’s split right in thirds: clients, side projects and enrichment, and “the news”. I’m being vague on purpose. You’ll have to deal. Or talk to me in person.

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February: Stray Frames | Personal

I consider the fact that I have any images to put in this post a success, seeing as how I spent most of 2014 with absolutely nothing to file under “personal work”. I hosted another photo walk and I’ll host again this month. You should come – all are welcome!

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All of the random street images in this post (and all the ones I took last month) are from my photowalk. You see, I’ll take more personal images in a one-hour dedicated photography block than in a month of just seeing what comes. That’s solid advice to all photographers: you gotta work intentionally!

We photowalked at Eastern Market.

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This is my husband, in appropriately Mardi Gras colors. Remember that Sunday when it was 70* and beautiful and we all walked around in tank tops for one afternoon? That was so nice…

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February Creative Unblock

On the theme of me doing All The Things this year, I’m attempting to complete The Jealous Curator’s Creative Unblock series. I got materials for January but they’re still sitting in the bag from Kinko’s. It’s a constant nag on my conscience – go do the workFebruary’s task is considerably easier, so I’ve completed it! In the first week! It was fun and my bathroom shelf is cleaner.

I’m going to type some more stuff here so WordPress banishes the actual image to the jump. It’s a gif and I know how annoying it would be for all my website visitors to have to scroll past it. I don’t know why I have so many objects I never use – I suspect it’s a common thing. A hair straightener? I haven’t had hair long enough to straighten in probably two years. Even the nail polish remover is a stretch – since I so rarely paint my nails whatever polish I have has congealed. And all the hair dyes. I use the same one all the time. I’m boring in my weird-hairness. That should do it!

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