Haven't quite collected my thoughts from my Santa Barbara trip. Or even unpacked my luggage.
But as soon as Jose (my husband -- haha, not the photographer Jose Villa) brought me home, I made him close his eyes and I unpacked everything I received from the workshop. Acting like Christmas Eve, I had him open his eyes and I revealed each gift, one by one. Film rolls, prints, notepads, books, and other burlap-wrapped goodies. He asked me questions ... tons of questions. We ate chocolate, hand picked cherries, and Danish cookies. And before we knew it, it was almost 1 a.m.
I basically passed out as soon as my head hit the pillow, and for the first time did not hear ANY of Jose's alarms go off this morning. As I look around at all of the beautiful items I came home with from Jose Villa's workshop, I dream that one day I'll be staying up late making these crazy, detailed gifts for my own workshop attendees. That they too come home to their spouse, heart over the moon with goals and inspiration and plans for their own business. And if they're really lucky, their spouse will listen intently the entire night, careless of the hours, dreaming with them :)