Wish You Were Here Workshop and Exhibition in Paris

The Wish You Were Here Project holds such an amazing part of my heart. This project is going strong in the middle of our sixth year. We are a group of female photographers from all over the world who met through mutual workshops and friendships. Each week we submit an image that we feel represents our week. Then we blog the images, with each image flowing into the next. The connections can be subtle or obvious, but we always aim for a flow from one image to the next. It is the highlight of my week to see what is happening in the lives and homes of this collection of talented woman photographers!

Week 01- Another Binary Birthday, Masachusetts

Week 01- Another Binary Birthday, Masachusetts

This year we are having a group exhibition in Paris, as well as a workshop! Our exhibition will open on October 1 at the Spéos Institute of Photography, 8 rue Jules Valles, 75011 Paris, and our workshop will be on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October 2019 At Galerie B&B Photographie, 6 bis, rue des Recollets, 75010 Paris. Find out all of the good information by following this link. I am very excited to be teaching a workshop about embroidering on your photographs. You can see my work incorporating embroidery with photos by following this link!

Week 02- Smith College Botanical Garden, Massachusetts

Week 02- Smith College Botanical Garden, Massachusetts

These are my images so far this year. I normally wait to post my WYWH images until the year is done so I can see them all laid out from winter through the year and back to winter. But since I am posting about the workshop I will post a half year round up today, these are my images from about half of year 6.!

Week 03- Stormy Out, Cozy In, Massachusetts

Week 03- Stormy Out, Cozy In, Massachusetts

Week 04- Walk Your Horse or Pay a Fine, Massachusetts

Week 04- Walk Your Horse or Pay a Fine, Massachusetts

Week 05- Frigid, Massachusetts

Week 05- Frigid, Massachusetts

Week 06- Learning About My Future, Massachusetts

Week 06- Learning About My Future, Massachusetts

Week 07- Sheep In Snow, Massachusetts

Week 07- Sheep In Snow, Massachusetts

Week 08- Still Frozen, Massachusetts

Week 08- Still Frozen, Massachusetts

Week 09- Sketchbook Drop Off, Brooklyn

Week 09- Sketchbook Drop Off, Brooklyn

Week 10- Cookin since 5757, Massachusetts

Week 10- Cookin since 5757, Massachusetts

Week 11- World in White, Massachusetts

Week 11- World in White, Massachusetts

Week 12- Class Time, Massachusetts

Week 12- Class Time, Massachusetts

Week 13- Kitten in a Onesie, Massachusetts

Week 13- Kitten in a Onesie, Massachusetts

Week 14- Jelly Bean Rankings, Massachusetts

Week 14- Jelly Bean Rankings, Massachusetts

Week 15- We are Stardust, Massachusetts

Week 15- We are Stardust, Massachusetts

Week 16- Logees Plant Loves Paradise, Connecticut

Week 16- Logees Plant Loves Paradise, Connecticut

Week 17- Flowers on the Inside, Connecticut

Week 17- Flowers on the Inside, Connecticut

Week 18- April showers and May flowers, Massachusetts

Week 18- April showers and May flowers, Massachusetts

Week 19- They matched, New York

Week 19- They matched, New York

Week 20- Hadley Grass, Massachusetts

Week 20- Hadley Grass, Massachusetts

Week 21- Backwards cousins, Massachusetts

Week 21- Backwards cousins, Massachusetts

Week 22- Waiting for Spring, Massachusetts

Week 22- Waiting for Spring, Massachusetts

Week 23- Last Day of 10th and a Returning Alumni, Massachusetts

Week 23- Last Day of 10th and a Returning Alumni, Massachusetts

Week 24- Late Spring in the Meadow, Connecticut

Week 24- Late Spring in the Meadow, Connecticut

Week 25- The Long Way Home from Boston, Massachusetts

Week 25- The Long Way Home from Boston, Massachusetts

Living in New England this also gives me a chance to not only record our lives, but also the ever changing seasons. I create a book of my WYWH images each year. It is year six, but every year so far, my week 1 is an image of Caleb and his birthday cake, and every year week 52 finds Meadow by a particularly beautiful decorated tree on the Amherst MA green. Both images are dark, here in New England the years start and end in the darkness and quiet of winter. The middle of my years are full of color and beach days and can be lighter and nosier than the quiet beginning and ending when we are pulled inward for winter. I also LOVE data, and love to look back on my year and see that this year (So far) I have had 24 color images, one of which was film and all but one other are created with a Lensbaby Lens. Only one Black and White so far this year, which is funny, some of my past years were almost all BW. But out of the 25 images, one BW, 23 Lensbaby, one film image. Wonder how the rest of the year will turn out!

Check out the Wish You Were Here Blog to see all of the wonderful images from the other photographers in the WYWH group, and please check out our exhibition and workshop info, it would be amazing if some of you could make it to Paris to see us there!