Happy Friday, ya'll! I don't know about you, but transitioning out of the holidays has been a bit strange this year. Sunday evening I got a text from a good friend asking if I'd want to take a last minute trip to a photography conference in Washington D.C. on (wait for it) Tuesday - meaning we would leave Monday - approximately fifteen hours after she first texted me. The opportunity was too good to pass up, so I embraced the crazy and the following evening my friend and I found ourselves several states away on the outskirts of D.C. Tuesday was a fun and packed day of listening to industry leaders share wisdom, practical tips on the craft, and encouragement to run purposeful businesses. We got to hear from the likes of Justin and Mary Marantz, Abby Grace, Katelyn James, Jenna Kutcher, Natalie Franke and more. I left feeling so grateful for the unique opportunity I'd had to attend. Workshops, conferences, and mentoring are powerful ways to challenge yourself personally, build community, take a look at what you could be doing differently, and chart a more intentional course for life and work. Ashley and I both left inspired and chatted for a long time about what we think needs to change for both of our businesses. Have I mentioned that friends make everything better? Because friends make everything SO. MUCH. BETTER.
Anyway, this post actually wasn't meant to be about that, but I thought I'd give you a little peek into what's been going on with me the last week. What I'm actually sharing today is a project that I helped a friend with in December. This couple is adopting and as a way of raising money they're selling these adorable engraved wooden photo calendars! They've sold the majority of the calendars, but they still have a few left so I thought I'd share the promotional photos I took of these charming calendars.
If you're anything like me, and always find yourself buying a calendar for the new year in mid to late January, this is probably for you. The wooden clipboards are 5.5" wide x 9" tall x .5" thick. The loose leaf style pages are 5" x 7" so after you've used the clipboard as a calendar for the year, it can be used as a spot to hold your favorite 5x7 portraits OR you can order your own unique calendar refill pages from Artifact Uprising that will fit this custom engraved wooden clipboard.
Have a splendid weekend!!!
Hey there! I'm Deborah Grace, and this little space you've stumbled into is a peek into my world, and into the world of those who've allowed me into their stories . I'm a photographer, an artist, a storyteller, and a dreamer. I adore the way photography has afforded me the opportunity to glimpse into people's stories. People are beautiful, imperfect, messy and wonderful. I think most times we just need to know that we're doing okay at this life thing. That's why I take photos. I think people often miss the beauty of their own stories because they're in the middle of them. I think my lens is basically just a gift God put in my hands to help others see how wonderful they really are, and that their stories matter. I always feel like the lucky one because I am. Getting to hear your messy, imperfect, hilarious, one-of-a-kind adventure-of-a-story never fails to convince me that in spite of everything, God is making something really beautiful out of all of us. And that inspires my socks off every time. So yes. I'm the lucky one who gets an in to the beautiful stories that people are. I love new friends so drop me a line if you'd like to connect. -xoxo
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