Well, 2015 seemed to be here and then gone, in a blink. Really.
I know, I hardly posted last year. At all.
Let’s be honest, it’s was a busy year and everyone is busy, and we are all running around from one thing or to the other. In all of that, I had intentions to post, but my blog was left neglected. At one point I thought about pulling the blog section off my site completely. For a couple of reasons – I no longer do “sneak peeks” on my blog for clients (or on FBland for that matter) as I had decided that I wanted my clients to be the first to see their images, and for them to have the privilege to share their favourite(s). While I get really excited about seeing some of the images captured, I also didn’t want to put out their next announcement image, or family Christmas card, or the best image for Grandma & Grandpa, just for everyone to see over social media. But I decided against it – even though all business articles will tell you a blog left with no recent posts is a killer for your business. (Not true in this case.)
While 2015 was busy not only with black dog sessions and teaching some photography classes, I left one teaching job in a community I had grown to adore to be closer to home, only to end up in a term teaching position in my own home community. I had intentions to do more this fall with black dog. But while I love photography, I love being around and working with kids as well. This last fall, I learnt a lot working with the class that I had, and have been again inspired with a project idea… Other things – in late spring, I tried a project 52 with a friend and I utterly failed in posting to that within a month – but I still want to try to accomplish one, maybe this will happen this year. I’ve also been working through an on-line art class – that I haven’t spent nearly enough time on, but also am still excited about the creative prospects there.
So here’s to another day gone by, the start of a new year, but in reality it’s just another day that has passed. We will see what 2016 brings for black dog. I’m excited as I have some ideas brewing around in my head, and am hoping in the near future I can get some of these ideas out of my head and into action!
I would also like to thank all the clients I have had in the past and presently. To hear your comments about the work that I love to do, to see your faces light up with smiles, your eyes well up while looking at an image, when you take a moment to stop and thank me in person or thank me in a note, I am humbled. Your words lift me up and make me want to take on more, to create more, to go with more ideas that I have and to take off with that. Thank you for trusting in me, in my artistic expression.
That being said, I will share now some of MY favourite images of 2015 (one very late Dec 2014 – yes I’m that behind in blogging…) from sessions. And I think my blog will remain up for now. I will try to post more frequently, albeit it just may be the odd random image, or it may go in the direction of photo education. I haven’t quite decided yet. But I appreciate you stopping by, to check in to see what is new with black dog.