On Saturday morning, my friend Kate picked me up and took me to Wausau to take photos of her, her sister, and their mother — there's a bunch of brothers in the family, too, but this was a "Girls Only" affair. Actually, one brother was there when we arrived, helping "Mom" set up her new iPad, but he didn't hang around for long.
Recently having reason to glance back, I'm surprised to see that it's already been 4 years since I picked up a camera with some intent. I recall that, in addition to photographing babies and kids, there was a glimmer of desire to capture women — mothers & daughters, sisters, friends — which I never really pursued. I had instant recollection when Kate asked me to do this for them. It was a lot of fun — I was probably more relaxed than almost any other session (which means only slightly less nervous), and I'm happy I agreed; hope to do it again.
Kate is an artist and a knitter. We'd both noticed that there was a "yarn bombing" event happening in Stevens Point on Saturday and, while we weren't able to participate, we stopped by on the way home to see it.
This community project at the Riverfront Arts Center was done to create awareness of an exhibit opening this Friday – Common Threads – Stories and Visions in Fiber. I won't make the opening, but would really like to see the show before it closes.
The bleedin' 'arts (I am compelled to say it that way this year) are from my back garden – I ran down on Saturday evening to take a few photos while there was still some light. They're just everywhere! And one of my favorite flowers.
Four days until the next birthday… which is great, because I've a little more to talk about.