Week 28 - Storytelling: Your Culture

“The role of culture is that it's the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we've been, where we hope to be.” - Wendell Pierce

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In reflecting on this week’s prompt, this part of a poem I wrote a few years ago came to mind (You can read the full version here).

For the first year of my life, I didn't have a name: I was Jane Doe. A year later, I was adopted, chosen, given this name: Melinda Marie Larson.

  • Melinda: gentle, sweet

  • Marie: the French variant of Mary "Star of the Sea," A name for a girl who grew up on the water, for a woman still most content upon it. I was named for my maternal grandmother. I was named for the Blessed Mother.

  • Larson: A noble surname, ethnic and geographic, “Son of Lars,” Scandinavian for Lawrence — a laurel, fragrant, ever green, a wreath to adorn the heads of heroes...I am child of noble victors, of Door County Scandinavians.

My name is the gift of my culture.

Week 27 - Inspiration: Gratitude

"Gratitude opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe…" - Stephen Richards

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Week 26 - Composition: Geometry

"Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless.“ - Euripides

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Week 25 - Storytelling: Freedom

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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Week 24 Inspiration: Who Inspires You?

“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing her essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. She takes you to a place within yourself.” - Annie Leibovitz

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Week 14 - Composition: Leading Lines - Food Photography

“Life is just a bowl of cherries.”

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Week 22 - Storytelling: Stranger

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.” - William Butler Yeats

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Week 21 - Serenity

“Serenity now!” - Frank Costanza

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Week 20 - Composition: Negative Space

“I'm filling in all the negative spaces with positively everything.” - Edie Brickell

Create a powerful landscape using Negative Space. #dogwoodweek20 #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52

Create a powerful landscape using Negative Space. #dogwoodweek20 #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52

Week 19 - Storytelling: Aging

“I'm like a tree. My leaves might change color, but my roots are the same.” - Rose Namajunas

(Although if I’m being honest, my roots are the same due to a great colorist 🤣)

“Love it or hate it, aging is something we all experience. Tell a story of aging in a single photograph.” #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek19

“Love it or hate it, aging is something we all experience. Tell a story of aging in a single photograph.” #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek19