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show me your guns

In my world, referring to “guns” is referring to my cameras. As in “shooting” people with my cameras. But last night I had a really realistic dream in which I had a gun.

I was in some kind of situation where I was with a large group of people and we were not allowed to leave the room. There were all kinds of people. Some very properly dressed ladies, people who were just lounging around, and some gangsters who were freaking everyone out. They were led by a very pretty woman who was sitting up on a stage.

I had a gun that I was hiding in my back pocket and obviously had for protection. I was afraid that someone would see it, and even more nervous because I didn’t even really know how to shoot it if things came to that.  The dream was fairly uneventful – just hiding from the gangsters – but at one point I had to show the gun to scare off someone who was terrorizing a young girl who in the dream was my cousin. I was very firm and got them to leave once I started waving the gun around.

It was a really weird dream, especially because I don’t currently own a gun and I have no idea how to shoot one! However, in my dream I felt very ill-prepared because of not knowing how to use the weapon. Maybe one day I should learn!

Any ideas on what this strange dream could mean???

strangealchemyApril 7, 2008 - 4:07 pm

It means you should carry in a holster instead of your back pocket. It also means you shouldn’t be carrying a gun unless you’re willing and able to use it. But seriously, shooting is a lot of fun. Start off with a small caliber for minimal recoil and cheap ammo, then work your way up if desired.

experiential photography

What is experiential photography? According to photographer Jesh de Rox (yes, that IS his real name), it’s all about “creating meaningful work that is personally fulfilling to you and highly valued by your clients.” His three-day workshop includes themes of personal discovery, style, and highly connective client relationships.

If you’ve ever seen Jesh speak, you know what an incredible person he is. He is full of boundless talent, raw emotion, and childlike dreaminess. I’ve been able to experience bits and pieces of who he is through small seminars at various photography conventions I’ve attended, but I am looking forward to three days of exploration with Jesh this coming June when I attend his workshop in Florida.

Along with Jesh, I’ll also be learning from my incredible friend Lena Hyde, who not only has amazing talent when photographing children and families, but is also a very accomplished businesswoman. I’ve known her for a short time, and since we met she has already taught me so much and inspired me to work harder on several aspects of my business.

I am really looking forward to sharing three days with Jesh, Lena, and thirteen other photographers on this adventure.

Brooke SnowMarch 14, 2010 - 7:46 pm


I found your blog as I was researching Jesh de Rox workshops! I noticed this post from a few years ago, and wondered if you would be willing to share your experience with me? I’m debating on whether or not to attend this workshop.

Thanks so much!


Appetite… or lack thereof.

As most of my friends know, my appetite has not been the same since about 4 weeks into my pregnancy. Normally I have no problem eating whatever I want, whenever I want… but lately, most options make me feel pretty sick, and because my options are limited, I haven’t been eating as healthy as I should. I don’t even remember the last time I ate something green!

I feel really lucky that I haven’t had serious morning sickness or anything. No vomiting, thank goodness. But my desire to eat has gone down the drain, and most of the time when I do eat, I get nausea or stomach cramps.

Friends say the morning all-day sickness is supposed to disappear after about 12-14 weeks. I sooo hope they are right!