This post can go 2 ways....so i'm going to go there!
I haven't seen my sister for THREE years. This has been a hard time for me...as I have felt personal connection be lost...#1 long distance phone costs, #2 flight costs and so much more. I have not been able to connect the way i have wanted for some time. I saw her THREE years ago in the summer of 2006.
Today, I booked a flight to see her for a week. I'm TOO excited about this. There are so many levels of fun-ness brewing in me. I get to see her, help her, spend time w/ her, love her and her family. ...and most of all........TAKE PICTURES.
So, I have been giving the GIFT of photography...as a way to capture those moments in time that no one else cares to. You will noticed 50 years ago that SOMEONE, yes SOMEONE took a photo of your family so you could see what your family looked like, where they lived over 50 years ago. If no one would have taken that picture, how could u have known?
My goal is to take so many photos while i am there...of my lovely sister...of us together...of the kids...both as a unit & individually...both in action & rest. OMG, i can just see the results in my mind. My GIFT of photography as a GIFT to them. A gift to my family that I can send for Christmas cards. A GIFT that you can't take back or return to the store. Someone has got to do it...and that someone should be you! If this is your calling, don't wait til you have the "right" equipment! USE WHAT YOU HAVE. :)
Then go print stuff at www.pephoto.com which has amazing quality for cheap. Print yourself a slew of 4x6's! HELLO! get creative! Make collages...hang them on your walls. There is nothing like seeing the faces of family when you are separate by 6 hours....by 16 hours...and 32 hours...
I have a spread out family and this year I have ached to see them all & spend time with them.
I'm too excited.
More to come.........
and I leave on my journey Sept 30th and stay til Oct. 8th. :)