Share Your World – 20th March 2018

What is your earliest memory? Memory is a funny thing, if I try and recall something it seems a struggle. If I try and think of a particular thing like a game as a kid, something scary, food, smells, people…suddenly things come back to me. Especially if it is triggered by a sight, sound or smell. I remember hearing (or maybe reading) something about the area that focuses on that sort of memory is the most basic and rudimentary part of the brain, so I guess it makes sense. I find the older I get I seem to forget so many childhood and teenage memories, even something from my 20s, it’s like we only have so much room to store all that stuff. But then something happens and the memories are triggered and pulled out of storage.

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under? Oh Please! Over only…there is no other option, is there? I’m not overly OCD about many things, but I will change the toilet paper at work of someone’s house if it’s the wrong way!

What makes you feel grounded? My family mostly. We are one of those families that tease each other mercilessly. My Husband and our Youngest Daughter are the worst, they would always get me and our eldest daughter so mad, or embarrassed, still do. But it is all out of love. We still play silly games and tell bad jokes and potentially drive each other up the wall. But then there are times they are my rocks, they keep me anchored when things are crazy or times are tough. Especially my Moth, some days I feel like strangling him, he drives me crazy and teases me all the time, then other times he has the patience of a saint, and I know he would do anything for me.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. Last night, after so many cancellations, false starts, changes, amendments and more than 12 months I finally got to shoot the last two images for my Dapper Rabbit shoot. I must say with a deadline looming I was getting VERY nervous (still am a bit). I have not had a chance to edit them, but straight from the camera, they look awesome. My Moth is such a trooper and did not bat an eyelid or flinch from working with two gorgeous young ladies and some rather devious deeds in front of the camera, he even posed without the rabbit head. I am starting to feel like the whole Dapper Rabbit shoot is finally starting to come together. I was worried I had lost touch with Him.

I have some more very artsy conceptual shoots planned over the next week or so, there are a few things that have been a long time in planning and are now finally coming together. Very emotional, dark and moody, artistic pieces I want to try. I sometimes feel I am in a race with myself to finish off so much stuff before we head to Tasmania for three weeks. I want to clear the decks and come back with a blank slate. I know it will never be that way, I am constantly coming up with new ideas and having clients book in. And then, of course, there are the workshops and models constantly asking to work with me, I am thinking of closing the books off and not taking on any new models, but then I am worried that I am constantly working with the same models all the time. I am so comfortable with some that I work with; Jess and Hayley and Jayde…I know what they are good at and what they are comfortable doing. We all work well together and they have all become friends as well. I get so nervous working with new people, sounds dumb doesn’t it? But I am rambling…again

I hope you are all having an amazing week…

~ Julz

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