Threading the Needle

Question: What do you do when you can’t do what you want to do?

Answer: You do what you can. Or maybe what you should have been doing all along.

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of people making lemonade out of the current bumper crop of lemons.

Commercial work for myself and for my friends is on a permanent pause. I mention that because it’s something I want to do.

However, creativity and creation are alive and well. My best collaborator of 2019 sent me a note late last month about an unformed idea she was testing out. I immediately jumped on her creative bandwagon.

The early-stage project started out with a photography session last week. It is purely documentary at this beginning stage, involving some fabric crafts with a distanced group working toward a common goal.

The best moment of the very brief session was capturing the threading of needles.

It’s a universal beginning that is understood by all.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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