Fogged In – But Still a Great Learning Experience with Alyson Stanfield

Solitary Tree

Time for Reflection

Hard to imagine, but not 50 feet from here are the rocky shores of Lake Michigan. I spent nearly three days in this foggy setting, and not once did I see the lake.

Which was a good thing, as I was at this pristine setting for a workshop, and so I didn’t have to fight distractions too much. Once I took my early morning fog photographs, the scenery never changed, and so I was able to focus on the workshop.

The workshop, by the way, was superb. I attended a Marketing Workshop for Artists by Alyson Stanfield, the author of the book I’d Rather Be in the Studio and dispenser of  wisdom on running a business when your business is art. Her Art Biz Blog is packed with great information if you can’t meet this dynamic lady in person.

Now that I have all these new tools and actions, I am committed to putting them into practice, a tiny bit at a time.

How exciting is that!

(BTW, thanks, Alyson!)

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Sounds like you are having fun. 🙂 And that is indeed some serious fog. I like the solitary tree, though. Makes the photo.

  2. Gorgeous simplicity. And – I have Alyson’s book and subscribe to her site. Would love to hear more of what you’ve learned. We seem to be in the same ‘business’.

  3. Sounds like a great seminar, Bo! I’ll be sure to check out her blog shortly. Sounds like I need some of that information as well! Great shot, too, btw. Fog outside is good to make one focus on inside stuff.

  4. Looks like you will be on an interesting journey, Bo! Love the fog!

  5. Bo: Lovely photo. It looks incredibly familiar. I think we were lucky to have those gray days since there were so many windows in the room we were in. But I still would have liked to have seen the big lake! I loved meeting you and look forward to keeping up with your progress.

  6. I love a foggy morning (as long as I don’t need to drive far). Lovely photo.

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