Tell & Show:
Telling our stories matters -- not only testifying before congress or on social media, but to each other, to ourselves, our families, friends, and colleagues. And sometimes, photos tell a story for us. Photos helps us both remember, and pass along, our memories of family, friends, or community. Let’s tell our stories -- or a loved one's story.
Share your story in your home for all to see. Put photos on display to pay tribute, celebrate an occasion, and enjoy yourself! Take your photos from hiding to hanging!
This is for you if:
You want to remember THAT amazing day!
You want help to capture memories of someone special after they are gone.
You want to make use of your photographs.
You want to learn photo history skills to date the photos in your collection.
You’re curious about what else you might learn from your photos -- what hidden history you have in hand.
You can expect:
A fun environment.
A deep, mindful process.
Education and steps to take to find more information on all your photos.
A home decor family keepsake.
Clarity about this memory that you’ve captured.
Connection with the past. It will be etched on your mind forever.
Closure as you make sense of the past.
Storytelling as a way to remember and heal.
Conversation - as friends and relatives look and read your keepsake
on display, they will no doubt chime in about what they remember, too.
Your images collected and contextualized to forward in the family.
A way to acknowledge ancestors who: succumbed, endured, or overcame great hardships. Or remember a favorite place or time.
I have a process. You bring 3 photos, and maybe a scrap of handwriting if you would like. I will do the rest. This workshop will carve out the dedicated time to remember that is necessary for bringing up all the details. We will take the time to look, think, remember, and write about your photos.
With my write-and-reminisce process, you will:
Just show up with your visuals
Learn how to closely analyze your photos as objects to establish a date range.
Wring every historical detail from the content captured within your photos to add to your memories.
Be guided with specifically developed writing prompts through the process of remembering, distilling, and “saving forward.”
Capture a story, catchphrase, or series of accomplishments to give your photos context.
Emulsion prints (from a professional photo processor) hold up better and last longer. They are strongly preferable to home-printed images.
A 3-hour project dedicated to capturing family history.
Guided writing processes with dedicated time for remembering.
Family photo assessment workbook that includes:
~Writing prompts and space to respond.
~Photo formats and other tips for dating your photos.
~That important philosophical point that may be hidden in your photos.
Archival quality paper supplies and adhesive photo corners.
Archival and fade-resistant ink pens to use for your lettering.
11 x 14 black wooden frame with glass front
Host one in your home, or reach out to ask about scheduling an event for your group: