I was needing a creative boost–in both mind and spirit. So when an opportunity came up to attend Kevin Kubota’s Digital Photography Bootcamp ( http://www.kubotaimagetools.com/ ) I hesitated and then JUMPED! What an extraordinary experience. I might even go so far as to call it Spectacular, Spectacular! Jam packed with information and inspiration–it was exactly the revitalizing week I needed. Each day began with a group breakfast and then launched into a full day–photoshop & lightroom tutorials, model shoots, photo scavenger hunts–it was such fun, mentally taxing work! Here’s a little glimpse of some of the fun… Thanks to Kevin Kubota and his AMAZING staff, to Vicki & Jed Taufer of V Gallery ( http://www.vgallery.net/ ), Craig Strong of Lensbaby ( http://www.lensbaby.com/ ) and the impeccable staff at the 5 Pine Lodge-( www.fivepinelodge.com/ )-it was a profound week in so many ways. Our last night, we stumbled upon a private party at Thyme restaurant announcing the Sisters Folk Festival ( http://www.sistersfolkfestival.org/index.php ) 2010 lineup. Great performances by Brad Tisdel (www.bradtisdel.com/ ) and by Beth Wood ( www.bethwoodmusic.com/ )–I was able to persuade them to come play at the Olympia Acoustic Music series at the studio! Life just keeps getting better…and I am so truly grateful.