I'm Baaaaack

If something happens in real life and nobody blogs about it, did it actually happen?

In this case, I can definitively say: yes. Lots and lots of things have actually happened in the past few weeks, even though I haven't been blogging. I thought I'd start off the week with a brief recap, just to get the ball rolling, and then I'll blog about each specific thing in more detail in the days to come. 

First of all, the main reason I stopped coming around as much was because my grandfather passed away a couple of weeks ago, and it kind of sapped my creative juices/energy. I went home to spend some time with my family and attend his funeral, and the whole experience stirred up a lot of deep thoughts about life and family and love; a lot of deep thoughts, yes, but not so many words. So I've been doing a lot of mulling instead of writing. It's been good. 

Grandpa & me - photo by my Uncle Loren. This was the last time I saw him, taken at Christmas.

As far as everything else goes, in the past month or two I...

...went to Big Bear for the first time...

...started some fun collaborations with the Topanga Chamber of Commerce...

...bought a new camera - a Canon 5D Mark II (!!!!!!!!)...

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...went home for some family time...

...did a fun photo session with my friends Kelly and Sarah to test out our various skillz at doing a styled shoot...

...shot some photos for LA Film Project: Project Red Eye

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...was introduced to my friend Ben's band, Whiskey Sunday, and shot a few shows for them...

...went to Ojai with my love...

...and explored, explored, explored.

It feels good to be blogging again.

Happy Monday!