I didn't have my usual super great critique the last two times around because first the husband was starting to complain about being photographed and then I just showed too few photos. But the last time I did have some photos of a new guy- a lake guy. I am fascinated by this lake guy for a million reasons, and now I have to admit I am in love with his hairless cat.
I had my private critique with my advisor today and he started it by saying that "this is the kind of work that happens when you get your excitement back" and then in the middle of our conversation he told me that he was in a terrible mood last night until he opened my file and saw my work and then he ended our conference with a warning not to get a fat head and to keep on working.
What I am learning is that my real talent is probably in photographing people, which is interesting because I always have ended up photographing people, but in my dream world a perfect day for me would be a day wandering around with bear bait by my side shooting landscapes. Go figure!!
I kind of knew I'd excel at people. It's just what always worked for me. I think it's my mothering instinct in over drive. Somehow it transfers. Either that or I just choose good subjects. I think it's a combination.
In any case, I was floating on a cloud of PSYCHED!! all afternoon. The worrier in me, is trying to peek through, because my friends are struggling so much, and I am wondering if next year I will have a hard time with another advisor, but I'm trying to push those thoughts aside and just keep on dancing in my seat because right now everything is good and I am in a really good place.