Monday, November 26, 2012

Venturing Revisited (part 2 - the Lavender Farm!)

friends, back in January i wrote a post about how i had just finished putting together a presentation for a future contemplative photography workshop and about how i was convinced that, despite my efforts, i was afraid that no one would likely ever come to such a class.  i was blown away by all of the insightful and supportive comments on that post and i let the ideas for the workshop slowly simmer on the back burner….

 well, as you know,  i have been doing some VENTURING this year, in small but consistent ways.  when i had the opportunity to visit the local lavender farm in may, the thought occurred to me that that would be the ideal location for my intended workshop.  in a moment of bravery, i sent an email to the gals at the farm and was shocked to get a positive response back regarding the idea of the class.

we agreed to get together and discuss it, but their busy season was just beginning on the farm and the ball got dropped.  which of course i interpreted as “they changed their mind – they don’t really want to do it after all….”

 friends, it took me 6 months to re-approach the idea and send another emailimagine my surprise when i got an immediate and positive response!!  i met with the activity coordinator and found out that my class is in line with the healing focus they want to promote at the farm.   the workshop is now scheduled for april 20!!  i still can hardly believe it!!

 of course it still will not happen if i do not have enough participants, but i move forward on faith, taking one step at a time…. oh, i will also be teaching the class in a 3-part series at my local artbeat on main street and alta vista gardens in january.  you can read about it here.  

this venturing thing??  it’s good.  really good. (but it wouldn't be as good without all of you out there cheering me on.  that's for sure!!  THANK YOU!!!)


  1. omg...that's so fabulous!! you must be floating on air!! and what an awesome, inspiring place to hold it!! congrats!

    I just love that photo of the lavender with the wooden post and gate...gorgeous!

  2. Patty CONGRATULATIONS on all the wonderful things that are flourishing in your world. Your perseverance is truly an inspiration!!!

  3. You are moving forward at just the right speed, Patty! One step at a time, without getting overwhelmed. I am absolutely THRILLED for you. Lavender farms - anywhere on this planet are one of my favorite places to be. A class there will be such a gift for everyone involved. Doin' the Happy Dance for you dear Patty! hugs, Donna

  4. ohhh, I want to hear more about this! xo

  5. Patty, this is so good. I have the feeling that so many things are falling into place for you right now. It's all a result of your hard work and your wonderful creativity. I wish you all the best for this workshop, it sounds like such a great thing to do. I'm pretty sure you will find enough people to join in! Wonderful, inspiring photos!

  6. I'm so happy for you, too! And I love the photos of the lavender farm! Beautiful photography and a lovely place!


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