30 Before 30 • 08 Learn a New Skill

It's about 7 weeks from my 30th birthday and I still have quite a few things to cross off my 30 before 30 list. However, last Monday night I crossed off 08 - Learn a new skill.

I attended one of The School's classes hosted by Megan Morton and Kara Rosenlund at Toby Scott's photography studio in Clayfield. Kara's stunning photography and ability to capture the most beautiful moments of everyday life and long forgotten items made me super excited to attend her 'Vignettes' class. I was not disappointed.


After running through some golden rules of vignetting (that's a word, right?), inspiring and motivating the class with her background and how she got to where she is now, sharing some intimate details of her past and showing us how it was done - it was our turn.

All while listening to Kara, I was eyeing off a super cute horse ribbon rosette in amongst the table of goodies awaiting us. As soon as it was our turn, I headed straight for the rosette. However, someone else had the same idea and it was gone. So I tracked her down and asked to join her group of two. The other person was after a shell that the same woman had picked up! This is how our group was formed. This is what we produced.

With a little help from Kara of course...


For anyone thinking of attending one of Kara Rosenlund's classes. Don't think. Just do it. Such a fun night, you'll develop existing skills or gain new ones and meet some really fun and creative people. It's a beautiful night. There may even be a pineapple or two just laying about...