We still meet once a month to chat about journaling and just about everything else. Michele came to my house about a month ago for lunch and journaling. Over the past year I have gotten to know quite a bit about her. One thing that I know is that she is a great artist and is always trying new art techniques. She puts 100% of herself into her work. At the moment she is doing portraitures with outstanding results.
Michele likes to travel and since I have known her she has gone to Africa, India, Oregon, and Nantucket. Her photographs of her travels always appear in her journaling. You should see the fantastic journal she did on her several African countries visit!
Usually when I start a journaling project I rarely have an idea of where it is going. For Michele's journal I decided that I wanted to take her photograph wearing a variety of hats. The morning of our lunch I emailed her and asked her to bring four or five hats to my house. That afternoon I photographed Michele wearing some of the hats including the cardboard support for one of them.
After our afternoon of doing art Michele went home and emailed me a photograph of her when she was a little girl wearing a wonderful poke-a-dot hat. These photographs all appear in the spreads that I did for Michele. I then got the idea to find other women wearing hats. My husband, Tim, was responsible for all the hat photos you see. He is a researcher and has an extensive fashion file. Thanks Tim!
Michele enjoys the poet Mary Oliver. I have included many of Ms. Oliver's quotes in my spread for Michele.