Hey, have you seen the month of July? I seem to have misplaced it. I know it is somewhere around here, in between two weeks of vacation and a new job at work and a “To Do” list a mile long. I just wish I could find July before it’s August. I don’t like losing time like this, discovering the summer days are getting shorter all of a sudden. On my hikes, I’m now out before the sun hits the hillsides and I watch it slowly illuminate the trees. It won’t be too much longer before I’m leaving the house in the dark. I’m not ready for that.
Unfortunately, I recognize July is a lost month at this point, and it’s driving me nuts. I have this feeling of time rushing by without accomplishing anything for July. That’s not really true, of course. I’ve done a lot in July, I just haven’t had a lot of time to create new images of the type I want to create. And so I feel I haven’t accomplished anything. Silly, isn’t it, to measure myself against ONE aspect, when real life includes so many different aspects that come and go, ebb and flow.
So I’m trying to remember that as July slips away. And to figure out how to not lose August too!
A few bits and pieces to update you on…
Registration is open for Find Your Eye: Journey of Fascination. It will run this fall from September 8 through October 11. I asked which Find Your Eye journey you wanted, and the most recent course, Journey of Fascination, was the overwhelming response. If you want to take an Instructor Led Find Your Eye course, don’t miss this opportunity. With my shift to On Demand courses, it may be a while before this one is offered as Instructor Led again. Register here.
The Smartphone Art workshop here in Corvallis is coming up soon on August 10. I’m so excited about this workshop! The course materials are coming together wonderfully and we are going to have a good time. My only worry is that there is too much material for the one day course, and making sure I fit in the important bits to get everyone to where they can enjoy this fun process. The course is filling up, but there are still a few spaces available. Register here.
You can now get this blog via email! Look for the orange sign up box at the top of the blog sidebar. If you can’t get over to check every day, this will help you keep in touch. You don’t have to worry about being overwhelmed with emails — I’ll be creating new posts no more than 2 or 3 times a week going forward. You can also sign up for the Kat Eye News, which includes a “Best of the Blog” roundup via the monthly email.
The July Photo-Heart Connection link up is opening in just two days on August 1. Be sure to plan some time to participate this month. Knowing this is coming up is contributing to my feeling of lost time… I haven’t even had a chance to visit last month’s participants, so how can it be time again? But I’m hopeful a review of July’s photos will help me put my creative accomplishments in a different light. See you Thursday!
See, I tell myself, you have done a lot in July!