Always Good to Be A Beginner

Last month I joined 40 women artists at the magical Firefly Institute photography workshop up in Sonoma.DSLR Video | suzanneobrienstudio.comDSLR Video | suzanneobrienstudio.com

In addition to connecting with amazing women around a campfire and eating the tastiest poblano macaroni & cheese ever at Westerbeke Ranch, I took wonderful classes from talented and generous teachers.DSLR Video | suzanneobrienstudio.comDSLR Video | suzanneobrienstudio.com

Creating more videos with my DSLR is a goal of mine and it was such a treat to spend a few hours focused on this topic. I asked questions, learned some new tricks and then put my new findings into practice by creating this short video…

One of my favorite takeaways from camp was a reminder from Julianne Kost that it is always good to be a beginner. That is exactly why I enjoyed this class so much, I came in with no pressure or expectations of myself, merely a desire to learn and grow.DSLR Video | suzanneobrienstudio.com

As we head into the new year, this concept will be top of mind for me as I evaluate my plans for the year.  Yes, I want to continue to hone my crafts but I am also looking forward to intentionally setting aside time to be a beginner again, hoping you are all able to do the same…

  • December 30, 2016 - 1:03 pm

    Elizabeth - Hey, your comments work! Yay! I love the idea of getting away for a workshop like this… I taught at one years ago for Simple Scrapbooks at a bed and breakfast in CO and it was so much fun. One of these days I hope to have the life again where I can slip away for a weekend—it isn’t going to happen any time soon, ha!ReplyCancel

  • January 7, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    Suzanne - Turned them on just for you, spam be darned 😉ReplyCancel