It was our first ever photoshoot. It feels like it was a lifetime ago, but in actuality it's only been 4 years.
"It's almost time" I shouted running thru the house at 5:30 a.m. I was excited, anxious, nervous and happy all at the same time. I had been planning this event for two months, with the guidance of my photographer, mentor and friend Tim.
And now the day was here!
My Faithful Sherpa, Cousin and Nephew gathered branches, to build an arch.
"There's branches hanging down, and in the way. Do you want me to break them off?"
No way, Eva'll love them!
My Faithful Sherpa knows me well!
I just love how the branches look. It adds texture, detail and depth to the photo.
This shawl was one of my favorites. I know I say that about all of them, but I love how this looked, and felt. And I have such memories of creating this one. I sat on the front porch in the warm sun and knit this shawl. I would glance up, and catch hummingbirds fly past me. A few minutes later a black capped chickadee would come by hopping in and out of the rafters catching bugs.
When it came time to block the shawl, I dragged our picnic table into the middle of the garden and stood in the hot summer sun blocking it into shape.
I remember the day this beautiful shawl sold. I was at the KPFA Summer Art Show. It was 4:30 on a Sunday and a woman walked into my booth. "I told myself that if this shawl was still here I was going to buy it." I wasn't sad that I no longer could touch and feel this beautiful cashmere and wool shawl. I was happy that it found it's home.
I just love when you fall in love with my work as much as I love creating them!
I wrapped "Elizabeth" up, said my goodbyes and off she went. I hope this shawl is keeping you warm, dear person.