Everything is bigger...

posted on: February 18, 2007

... in Texas. I'm just double checking everything I gathered together last night and getting ready to head on out to the Lone Star State... land of George "Dub-a-ya"... land of TexMex... land of big hair, big belts, and big hats. OK, so that last part is a little bit of a stereotype, but I'll be sure to share a picture with you if I see it!! ;)

What's my secret mission? To attend FW5. I've had my eye on this workshop since last year (FW4) and I'm very excited that I was finally able to go this year!!! I'll be working closely with some AMAZING photojournalists- and while it's really exciting for me, it's also really nerve-wrecking!! This will be the first time that my work has been seriously scrutinized by highly trained eyes, which stirs up some of the same anxieties I had when I would perform as a soloist in my music degree (those were called juries, and it really felt like you were on trial!) Nervousness is good because it means you really care about doing well, but for me, it's bad because it causes all kinds of chemical reactions - so of course I'm totally breaking out like a teenager going on a first date!!! ACK!!

I may be slow to return emails because I'll be in workshop pretty much all day, but please know that I'll definitely get back with you ASAP! Email is usually best for me since I can respond at 3 am, but feel free to call my cell phone if you don't mind waiting a while for me to get back to you. ;-) I'll try to blog while I'm in Texas, but I've heard that I may be pretty busy while I'm there. I should be back in the office by Saturday 2/24. Please keep me in your thoughts as I travel - it looks like we'll have pretty warm weather!!! HUGS!!!

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  1. have a great time, and don't be nervous! your work is incredible to begin with, and any improvements you make are sure to send you through the roof!

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  2. Ooo, wow! Have a great time. I don't think you have a thing to be worried about (although I do remember being in front of similar juries for competitions, and...eeek!).

    Careful with the heels...I find that knee-knocking and stilettos don't mix too well. ;)

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  3. Hi Anne!
    I am so envious that you are at that workshop...you are going to have a blast! I think next year you will be teaching there because you are that good!
    Have fun!
    ~daria

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  4. hope you have a great time! i'm sure you're going to learn soo much. i wish i could go! :)

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  5. Have fun Anne! You've got the storytelling skills to knock 'em out of the park. Seriously.
    Hugs to you...and Mark, who is the resident LaCour rep at FW5 :)

    Rachel

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  6. Thank you so much for all of your support!!! I hope to do an update soon - but it's a pretty intense experience so far... as you can see!! I got up at 5 am this morning and I'm going to bed at 3 am!!!

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  7. Anneilicious... I've missed you... come home :o(

    ~Bobbi

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  8. Anne,

    You're brilliant! I loved getting to know you this past week and think you hit a homerun on your assignment! You should be very proud!

    And thanks for your text message... I miss you, too!

    emilie

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  9. Your photos are spectacular!

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