It's always a good idea to go back through your work. You can double check the results of those creative experiments. It's also a good time to contemplate one's place in the world, and look at all the good things, the things that could be improved, and if you're staying on the path you want to travel - be it personally or professionally.
What happened in March
Beside Easter and the arrival of spring? March was a busy month.
I shared my experience with immersion data collection. I "took it to the people" to hear their perspectives about photography and buying artwork. The data collection provided some interesting data about people's "pain points" around photography. In all fairness to "the process", this was only one possible way to collect the data I was seeking. You can read about my experience and decide if it really is something you want to try. (Look for the way I brought some balance into my day/weekend.)
Every small business owner needs time for "kicks and giggles". And every small business owner needs incredible friends for support. I spent a week with girlfriends in Lee's Summit, Missouri. You can read about the power of friendship here.
While in Lee's Summit, I was blessed with the opportunity to photograph a family matriarch. This filled my soul. I thought I was offering a gift to the family. I was the one who received a gift.
And...PhotoStories of the Heart, my 5 week online course went live. We are entering the final week of the course. This has been a total delight to teach. I am so very grateful for the opportunity to interact with a superb group of participants. They keep me on my toes!
March was a good month. And another reason March was so good? Because I carried out my business chores and my creative exploits the way I wanted to...in a manner that brought joy to my days.
Is there any other reason to own/grow a creative business?
Coming in April
Do you remember your teenage years? It's been a while...but I still hold some important memories, fears, events in the "archives". While in Kansas City, I had conversations with two teenagers who were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In the coming weeks, I will share those conversations about their daily lives and how they handle wearing an insulin pump.
This was such an eye-opener for me! Much has changed in the world of diabetes and diabetes treatment since I left health care. I learned quite a bit from these young people.
I hope you enjoy the coming posts for two reasons. The first reason is learning how two teenagers with a chronic condition manage their lives.
The second reason?
The interviews are one way to put my photography "to work". If you're looking for a way to share hope and knowledge, then maybe these interviews will provide inspiration.