|My first textured iphone image!|
I didn't know a single soul when I arrived at ACE in Palm Springs but I was immediately embraced by many! There were at least 100 women there from all over the U.S., and a couple from Canada, England and the Netherlands...all of them brilliant photographers! The woman I first sat next to for our arrival cocktail hour is the woman I ended up spending much of my time with. Thank you, Bonnie Blue Eyes!
Women are an incredible force on this planet..abundant in love, support and creativity so together we soar. This was so evident in our time together. I learned so much while there and although the event took place in my home state, I had a few firsts! It was my first time up the tram at that high elevation to hike amongst the beautiful pines. It was also my first trip to the Windmills where I nearly blew away in the morning and also my first trip to Joshua Tree. The weather was beautiful, the moon was nearly full and the company was incredible.
|It's me!.............Photography: Lin Eagle|
|Me again......................Photo by Lin Eagle|
I'm so grateful to Tracey Clark, Myriam, Kim Klassen, Xanthe, Meredith, Kristin, and all of you who guided us on this incredible journey. What a place, what a space, and all put together with so much grace! It was easy. We were well cared for and sufficiently loved. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Big love to all the Shutter Sisters!! I look forward to next year. I will not miss it!
I'm inspired to shoot some video (thank you Xanthe), and I'm super excited to start using my phone's camera and to have a presence on instagram (thanks to just about every Shutter Sister). I know it will keep unfolding as it is meant to with the clear intentions I set for myself on my photographic journey and in my life.
I'm feeling blessed. xoxoxo