A Rare Sighting on an Ordinary Day

There is sometimes nothing particularly outstanding about a particular day and yet my shoulders relax and I breathe just a little deeper than usual into the pleasantness of it all. Such a day is this.

Possibly this is what led to a rare sighting of Terrill Welch out on a photo shoot.

Covered in dirt from scrambling for a particular angle on an image and complete with weather-tangled hair, I confirm she was having a good day to hand the camera over to her husband, David Colussi, so he could take this photograph. Besides, she has never claimed to be inclined towards making fashion statements. At a rather round 5′ 3.5″ tall, on a good day, there never seemed to be a need or desired. Now, as for making photographs and paintings that would be a firm yes! 🙂

SPROUT: What is your favour photograph of yourself that seems capture the “real” you?

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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Good morning and happy Friday to you!

12 thoughts on “A Rare Sighting on an Ordinary Day

  1. Terrill, what a lovely photo! A glimpse into the heart of Terrill Welch, or so it seems, from the perspective of someone who admires your work (very much) and reads your wonderful blog but has never had the pleasure of knowing you in person.

    • Colleen it is likely one of the most natural photographs of me in a very long time. Or at least one that I really like. I sometimes forget that people can’t “see me” unless I post a few photographs of myself. I will try and do one every now and again so over time a visual image of me is possible as well as my paintings and photographs. And thank you for the kind words about my work. Means a lot!

  2. Terrill – I don’t just like this photograph of you, I LOVE this photograph of you!

    SPROUT: What is your favour photograph of yourself that seems capture the “real” you?

    A few years ago right after mowing the lawn, I sat on our front porch with my big straw hat and Len snapped a shot — grubby jeans, t-shirt, and all. You can see our three dogs (Claire, Lexi, and Willa) through the glass storm door that’s just behind me).

    • You are not the only one Laurie. I don’t think I have ever had so much interest in a photograph of me 🙂 I guess I will have to hand the camera over more frequently in the future. I can just see you in this photograph from how you describe the scene:)

  3. David has captured you, Terrill. : )
    Today is a special day. Never mind the slight chill in the air… Never mind the calendar… It’s spring!
    To answer…
    I too don’t enjoy stepping into the camera’s len. There are images I don’t claim, but the one I happily do was taken my mutual friend, Terrill. It flew out of my camera and now graces my website http://www.leannedyck.com Check it out. That’s me. : )

    • It does feel like spring Leanne 🙂 Gorgeous day yesterday and such stunning fog this morning with a promise of sun up there someplace. That is a great photograph that Amber took of you! I can see why you like it so much.

  4. It’s an awesome photo of you Terrill, as it captures that effervescence that’s always so contagious.

    With me, I will recollect a video from last year where I discussed the then upcoming musical countdown. I will be engaged in another this coming week on the Oscar nominations.

    • Sam I could take lesson from you on allowing your audience to physically “see” in photographs and on video. I can come up with your face and hear your voice anytime I bring your name to mind. I will be watching for the next video 🙂

  5. I love the picture of you – very nice
    Thank you for sharing..

    I read this post earlier, but my email wasn’t working and I could not write on Facebook or Blogs either.
    This morning I took a little creative vacation while I am waiting for Tech guy to arrive and bring me a new server box…..am reading a wonderful story I will be reviewing written about living on Vashon Island in the San Juan s Quite Whimsical by a children’s author moving to mature adult fiction…

    Your picture is quite lovely of the water…

    We started a list of travels we would like to take – I want to see the Smithsonian in Washington DC
    and number 3 on the list is a boat trip about Vancouver Island and seeing all the stops inbetween our house and the tour….Island hopping? We can not remember the name of Islands in the Salish Sea around Vancouver Island….we could look it up, but we thought we would just ask you.
    (This trip may not happen, because my partner is very afraid of water and gets hugely motion sick? unless he is on a bicycle!)

    • Oh Patricia I would be afraid of leaving an island off the list. An alternative suggest to boating would be to drive and ferry between the islands. Much less likely to get motion sick and give you a chance to explore each island. Most can be cycled but they are hilly. Here is a good overview of the Salish Sea and its islands http://staff.wwu.edu/stefan/SalishSea.htm

      Near Mayne Island there is Saturna Island to the southeast, North and South Pender to the south, Galiano to the north, Saltspring to the west. Vancouver Island to the southwest. These are the island with Ferry connections. There are many smaller islands as well. If you go up island there are a host of other islands to visit. Here is a wiki link that shares information about the major Gulf Islands and has a map http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Islands

      I hope this helps with your travel dreaming and planning. Of course you just MUST put Mayne Island on the priority visiting list 😉

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