A Splendid Way of Working

By Virginia Parker Staat

Springtime in Texas is a wonderful sight. Enormous clusters of wildflowers bloom along roadsides, in pastures, and in our yards. Like most Texans, David and I enjoy taking an annual pilgrimage to view this amazing array of colors.

Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Bluebonnets © Virginia Parker Staat

This year we drove to Brenham, Texas, an area known for its bluebonnet fields. We discovered a large pasture completely covered in a quilt of sapphire blue and white. As we were taking photos, I noticed that David checked his camera’s display after almost every shot. I often glance through my photos at the end of a shoot to check for composition, but I rarely look closely at my photos. I prefer to wait until I can see the entire image on the computer screen. Of course, I also take about a dozen photos to David’s one.

Isn’t that the way it is? We each have our own way of working. David is into the process. I’m definitely an end result person. 

As we explore and grow in our respective crafts, we find what works best for us as individuals. Then we use our way of working to express ourselves in our writing and/or photography. For me, that’s part of the joy of belonging to RMOWP. Sharing ideas gives me an opportunity to discover new techniques and better ways of working. 

Whatever way you may approach your writing and/or photography, I’m certain you’ll find creative camaraderie and new perspectives with RMOWP, too. Please join us!