Six weeks of three hour sessions with a wonderful group of writers. What emerged was an explosion of explorations about how my mother’s death impacted me. A house introduced itself to me and invited me to take its pictures with my camera to explore the many metaphors within the canvas of her wall and the accompanying twining growth of the wisteria vine up her sides. The writing class brought clarification to the emerging subconscious recognition of conflicts needing resolution and seeking expression through written words.
I visited Fifth House Lodge in February 2012 for a two day personal writing/photography retreat. I loved the quiet solitude of the Lodge, wrote many pages, and took numerous photographs. You will find more in the gallery. The Lodge was filled with heart rocks, white walls and great energy for creativity.
I’m returning for the Women’s Writing Workshop over the summer. Joan Lee Hunter, writing coach, and owner of Fifth House Lodge informs me that the tattered clothesline that caught my fascination has been replaced with new line. Good thing I took it when I saw it!
I’ve learned how to straighten my original of this photo of my shadow silhouette and window reflections superimposed on a watercolor print on the wall of one of the Lodge’s bedrooms. The one in the gallery shows it as originally captured and this one shows how the specific camera settings in Adobe Lightroom can straighten problems with parallax.
I am looking forward to returning this summer and discovering what will unfold.