HAPPY SPRING! As new buds burst a fresh start to whatever lies ahead for me, past fruits are buried into the ground no longer visible. Sometimes bitter & sometimes sweet … life always moves on.
Last spring I attended a Center for Digital Storytelling Facilitator Workshop at Stonebridge Farm, a beautiful organic farm just outside the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I have been using media to tell other people’s stories for many years … but what is the best way to mentor emerging Digital Storytellers? Their advice … First, tell your own story.
About a month before this workshop, my kitten died. The impact on myself and my husband was quite dramatic. I know, I know … how could a kitten’s short life have such an impact on me? I wondered too and knew this was my story I needed to tell. Now a year later, my story PRECIOUS CARGO is completed.
Ironically, during this workshop, the student I mentored also had a “cat story”. She did a great job and I learned a lot from her. Here is her story, NINE LIVES.