Hello!  How are you? Happy holidays! What goodies are you working on???

It would seem that writing a bajillion (ok, 50K) words in a month, plus client work, plus laying foundations for an extremely exciting new business venture (oh boy – it’s a good one!), oh yes, and recording a new Skillshare class for Foto Rx (there’s another set of actions in the works too), and let’s not forget hosting a dozen loving family members over the holiday, maxed out my brain power and severely limited my ability to write and/or provide photos for this beautiful blog. Luckily for me, I have the most understanding business partner ever, who not only successfully resisted the urge to murder me, but saw fit to mention me kindly as she held down the fort! (Thank you Tristan, there will be dark chocolate bribes on the desk tomorrow, maybe caramels too.)

I can’t seem to fully emerge from novel writing mode (a good thing?), so I hope you’ll indulge me as I use a technique from one of our character profiles to catch up with you!

A glimpse into Miss P.’s thoughts as she begins the second week of December…..


When will that last ingredient for my handmade gifts arrive? -better see if there’s a tracking number.

Should the label be set type, or a hazy black and white photo?

Where can I get my hands on fresh lavender this time of year? Chamomile?

Should we share a how-to on the blog?


Is ordering a prepared meal from Whole Foods or Metropolitan Market cheating? We’ve never done it before, but it’s so tempting. Husband suggests ordering pizza.


Gah! After writing every day for a month, I feel guilty for having taken a week off! Must write. Reminder to write with more imagination, maybe try to take it too far.


Ooo, The Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa just added a new Art for Your Ear podcast with the magnificent Bobbie Burgers. Must listen. Should also make it to Foster White Gallery to see her work in person. (Insert thoughts of becoming friends with Bobbie. Discussions about the poetry of dying flowers would abound. Maybe she’d let me photograph her dropcloths….)

Bingeing on  Roald Dahl stories, which are every bit as wonderful as I remember. The covers are ripe for redesign, wondering what someone like Katrin Coetzer could do with them.  Remember being similarly enchanted with Where the Sidewalk Ends as a kid, note to revisit.


I purchased a shiny new mirrorless camera! Have taken it out to shoot exactly once (argh), review forthcoming. Must buy flowers and let them wilt first.


We are working with an amazingly talented illustrator and promise to tell you all about her! Must write interview questions for L. (We are working with two illustrators actually, but the other one is for the TOP SECRET project).

Need to find beautifully minimal holiday cards to send to clients. Have you found any good ones this year?

We know you must be feeling the holiday and end of year pinch as well, here’s hoping we can all find a way carve out some peaceful moments!

Author / Miss Michelle P.

Miss Michelle P. is a photographer, and the co-creator of Foto Rx Premium Photoshop Actions. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her muse is light.


2 thoughts on “AROUND HERE…

  1. I took a holiday gift making class yesterday so was able to crossed a couple of edible gift items off my list. Also, I bought a mirrorless camera earlier year! We’ll have to catch up in person soon and talk cameras. Happy holidays!

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