I met a charming and talented young lady this week — Zena Ballas — who is working on a project called "Denver Transplants". She is documenting people who move to Denver for a variety of reasons and telling their stories through photography and text. I was honored to be the second person she photographed and I will be visiting her Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/denverplants/ often to connect with other "transplants".
She was filmed by Channel 9 News so look for more about her story soon.
One funny thing. She asked me to bring a plant to our photography session. A plant? I'm from Manhattan — the land of concrete. I work in RiNo — another land of concrete. I have no house plants. I'm a city girl. But my husband buys me a dozen roses every week (long story!) so I brought some baby breath and some leaves from my last bouquet.
I thought Zena did a terrific job with the composition and not showing all my wrinkles. A talented photographer for sure! You can visit her website at https://zenasphocus.com/
She's looking for a new job (she has many skills!) since she herself is a recent transplant so if you know of an opportunity, please contact her. We all need to network to help each other.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!