Taking pictures for a living, the smart thing to do is to always have your camera on hand. While visiting my good friend earlier this week, we were just hanging out and as I went up the stairs in her house, I came upon her rain boots sitting next to the door. The story that goes with this photo and subsequent art piece isn’t a fun one. Her basement was flooding during a storm, so she had to throw these on to make sure all of her stuff and her kid’s toys weren't destroyed by the backup of the drain in the laundry room. What a comparison to anything in life. Whatever personal tragedies we suffer, on any scale - always lead to an opportunity, or in this case, a chance for me to take a picture and create something out of it. All events that happen to us always leave some door or opportunity either for ourselves, or for someone else. I know she laughed at me as I stood on the staircase trying to capture the picture, but if that basement hadn't flooded, and then I wouldn't have had the chance to create this piece of work for my portfolio and website. It's been a weird week, working for myself - but I'm so excited, happy and proud to have taken that step, and to have friends and family that are supporting me through my journey. Love you Karli!