I’ve written this blog (more or less) on a daily basis since 2010. I have posted over 1,400 entries and thousands of images and this is the longest I have gone without a post. I am experiencing a creative funk and in trying to figure it out I went to my archives and found this is a common theme for me around this time of year. I don’t know why it just is. This too shall pass. 🙂
The lovely lady in the image above is Kay Saunders. One of the nicest, most gracious individuals you will ever meet. We had our organization’s Christmas celebration this past Saturday and Kay was recognized for 45 years of uninterrupted service to the bank. Believe it or not there are a couple of people who have even more years of service. Kay is the first one at the bank every morning at 7:00 a.m. I asked her once if she was ever going to retire and she smiled (she always smiles) and said I can’t imagine why I would want to.
I received my 15 years of service recognition this year. Fifteen years is an amazing record for me. I have never been with one organization that long. I love the work that I do and the people I work for and with. It is a very fulfilling relationship.
I’ll leave you with this image of Sylvester and Tweety Bird from our Christmas Tree.
This coming Saturday I am doing a free portraiture shoot at the Maquoketa Art Experience in Maquoketa, Iowa. Anyone who shows up will get an 8 X 10 portrait of themselves (or family) and a CD of the image so they can make other size images as they choose. MAE has been gracious enough to allow me to use their facilities free of charge and it will be a great way to practice the type of photography I love the most.
The photo shoot will be from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. so if you’re in the area stop by and say hi and maybe even have your portrait made. 🙂
That’s it for today. Thanks for sticking with the blog. I’ll get back on a more stable schedule soon. Enjoy your day and be careful.