Posted Sun, 05/13/12
I'm mere inches away from finishing the first book in my upcoming but as-yet-unnamed trilogy writing as Deidre Dalton. Writing has kept me busy these last few weeks, as my Word Counts will attest. I hope to reveal more about the new trilogy by the end of the month, but can't make any promises at this point. It's not over until it's over, as the old saying goes.
I had a welcome break in my writing marathon last week, creating a new flash photo gallery for a client. I've done plenty of galleries in my day, but this one was very special. I can't recall ever being emotionally moved by mere pictures while putting a gallery together, but I was this time.
The Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists (WANA) is my newest client. I was lucky enough to begin working for them last year, re-doing their web site and adding extra features. Their organization is more than seventy years old, which is quite an accomplishment for a non-profit.
Last April, WANA organized a special event for their executive secretary, JoAnn Kaiser. JoAnn has served WANA for twenty years, and the group wanted to mark her anniversary. They held a shindig at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, following one of their annual conferences. Photos from the event numbered nearly eighty, so it took some time for me to put the gallery together (including the creation of the intro logo).
Click here to view the gallery.
While working with JoAnn on a weekly basis for the last several years on other projects may have made me more attuned to the poignant impact of the event, the photos speak for themselves.