These people right here are up and coming healers as well as current healers in many ways and I am excited to be one of them. It's crazy but, as of last night, I can say that I've completed anAdvanced Herbalism course at The School of Traditional Western Herbalism.
I'll be honest, I don't feel advanced.
I can still do one more clinical year, making a total of three years and maybe feel some sort of "advance-ness" but what I have to remind myself is that this journey will never end, I will have to continue in knowledge for the rest of my life. That said, I am excited to start practicing with friends and family and anyone else who would like a free herbal consultation. I believe doing hands on work will be the key to my learning because, right now, it's all in my head.
I can't wait to share this with people!
It's probably easy for you to imagine a perfect fall day. Those of us who reside in Oregon know exactly what that means to us. So take that romantically crafted image from your mind and that's pretty much what took place on day of this Gathering Shoot.
A few of the details that made me so incredibly excited about this shoot are as follows;
-Getting to escape to the country for a day; always refreshing.
-Foraging for absolutely everything I was going to arrange with; something I've been trying to work towards with events and weddings this year.
-Hanging out with rad people: Kali Ramey Martin of Bird is the Word cooked up some delish eatables. Kira set up and modeled. Ashley Forette and Aaron Courter captured the events of the day. These people are talented...and you want them to be your friends.
-We were actually able to enjoy the shoot! I mean...I enjoy all my shoots, but in this one what you see is what you get. You might think we are great actors, but in reality, we really had that much fun and we actually sat down and enjoyed a meal together. (the cameras were even set aside!) (also, in case you were wondering, we are great actors as well! Ha!)
-And, as I said before, this was a beautiful fall day! What more could you ask for.
Now...for the beautiful bounty of exceptional photography:
Bailey Patrice & Jonathan David