I feel overwhelmed with the abundant generosity and kindness swirling around the interwebs these days. I have made so many connections online in various forums in these past few months I feel so blessed - I can't even begin to explain it. The ladies you see here everyday on this blog for instance - sharing their lives with you - we have never even met each other (outside of Kat and Suki's day in Paris) - in real life. And every day I am so inspired by their love for sharing and passion for photography and learning. Perhaps you don't find that as fascinating as I do - but it really blows my skirt up! I feel so connected with each of them and I have never made eye contact with any of them. Ten years ago this would have never happened. Facebook wasn't invented. GAASP! Five years ago there was no flickr! How would we have found each other?!?
Two years ago I found myself meandering uninspired though a photography group on facebook. That was until I came across this image. Something about it really jumped out at me. I decided I had to send this person a message telling them I was really amazed with their work. So I sent the message and she promptly replied. She was warm and sparkly, I was immediately smitten. She invited me to join the group and share my work. The photo I am sharing here was one I made for a weekly challenge in that group and was later published in two different magazines. This was the push for me to pursue what I loved, for me. The rest would just have to follow.
Next month I get to meet her - the beautiful Macarena, and I am so very excited. I hope I don't say something stupid. Who am I kidding I am totally going to say something stupid but thing is, I think she'll like me anyway.
see you soon muser peeps!
Michel of wishful thinking
'ironclad' by maki fotos
Oh yay! I love give-aways!!!! I am so excited to give away a 5x7 archival print of your choice from my blog - I may or may not toss a little snail mail surprise in there too.
Don't forget to check out all the other nine days of giveaways both here and on the More Musing page.