Here are some pictures of scenes from our week. We've been busy.
The first photos show another project I've been working on for these children here.
I invited my grand babies to help. They took to the task immediately, carefully decorating the stockings with bits and pieces that they thought belonged to the correct gender. I said not to worry too much, that Kago and Kwena, Penyo and Thandi and all the others would be sure to like them. The only instruction I gave them was that they make them with all the love they had. While they were busy, they talked about what we could fill them with. They had a lot of ideas. I think they are already full of love, but we'll still add some treasures before they are finished and get sent off this week.
The second set of photos are taken in Santa Monica, somewhere near Wilshire and the beach. It's a place my daughter has been going to often these days, for casting calls. This wasn't a call though, she got a job. This has always been a big dream of hers, since she was a child, but one she had to wait for.
Now, I am more than happy to offer support. We had a great time, there were so many people, makeup artists, wardrobe, cameramen and trailers. We'd exchange glances when she was ordered around. Laughing about it all later. She's in a good place for it now, it's not so serious, and it'll be helpful in her life as a single, working, college student, Mom.
While she was in filming I was reading and knitting. When the makeup/ wardrobe people saw what I was doing they ran to a trailer and grabbed their own bags. Then my daughter came out, saw me and laughed, there I was surrounded, all of us knitting together, me, giving impromptu lessons. I was even asked for my email, for further questions.
Earlier, one of the crew asked me if I was registered, I had to laugh at that too. The closest I'll ever come to modeling are the photos my husband takes, here I am in this months Vogue.com. If you go look, you'll see what I mean. :)
Carefully pasted here in my journal, is the last photo, my dream. One of them. Thank you Photographer's Forum for liking my photo. I'm exceptionally happy.
Dreams can motivate us, move us to better ourselves and to do for others.
"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. "
Henry David Thoreau.
To all our dreams.