Increasingly I find myself taking great pleasure in having a "photo shoot" for my needlework once I've completed a project.
I started out taking pictures so I could share them on this blog.
But over time, I've found that the photo shoot has moved beyond this functional need to a more meaningful, personal purpose.
Today, for me, the photo shoot has become a ritual...
A way of honoring the completion of a project...And closing one chapter before I begin another.
My portfolio of photo finishes is a treasure trove, right up there with my family albums and pictures, and summons up all kinds of good feelings when I go back and look at them.
I love having the visual record once the piece has long faded from my memory.
Let's be honest...Never again am I likely to make 34 Black-Eyed Susans and take a picture of them putting their best-faces forward.
This pic looks like a display at a farmers' market...and I would never had made that discovery had I not taken the time to take their picture.
Tomorrow they'll get scattered to all the ends of the earth as they go to live in their new homes.
But, thanks to the photo shoot, I get to keep a piece of them back here with me...it makes the clean up aftermath less tiresome.
Just like having pictures of my loved ones brings great comfort when they are no longer here...which reminds me to take more pictures of Jack every day...for college is coming in only 3 more years...*sigh
On that note, I leave tomorrow for the Adventure in CT. I'll try to post again before I hit the road.
Now, go take some pictures!