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Aug 21st

Second Chances…

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As most of you know, I was struck by a very serious medical condition that quite nearly cost me my life. ER had me call family in to say goodbye as they did not expect me to make it another few hours.

I did.

With the help of a team of amazing doctors, nurses, specialists and the staff of Chandler Regional Hospital, I am writing this nearly a week from being told I had but mere hours. Their calm, collected and fast moving attention to me kept me alive during the night. Immobile but alive. Next day they tried a procedure that is rarely done on DVT’s but it turned out to be successful.

And I got to see the next episode of Longmire as well as kiss my babies.

Project 52 must take a little break. No worries, we will make it up at the end. I am thinking the first week of September would be our re-start. Doctors feel I should be able to chat and discuss and write by a week earlier than that. I am hoping for even earlier release.

But until that date, I have two assignments for you: Conceptual and enlightening and hopefully a lot of fun.

This weeks assignment:

Art Director for a Regional Hospital needs to tout their Vascular Surgery Radiology Department. It is the department that gives so many patients “Second Chances”.

An 8×10 photograph will be used inside a frame on a large format marketing piece. The image will be Vertical, and it must be in color.

What does a ‘second chance’ look like to you? What does the opportunity to play once more mean to you, or a child, or your parents. The image can be still life or people or environment.

It cannot be a snapshot of a sunset, flowers or river.

Post the images here and on Friday, August 30, I will post them to the Lighting-Essentials page.

Thanks so much for sticking by me folks, this stupid thing has been wearing me down for a couple of months and it darn near won.

And please… move around when you are editing or writing or surfing. 10 minutes per hour is all you need to prevent this type of life changing stuff. Please.



Thanks for all the well wishes and kind words. We will be back at it in about 2 weeks and working even harder to make P52 the premium place for emerging pros.

  1. Tim Sebring
    August 22, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Glad to see you made it through the whole ordeal. Take the time you need to get better.

  2. Leah Dodrill
    August 23, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Definitely take more time! We want you healthy and not rushed about it. Glad you are feeling better, that was scary!!

  3. Tim Lester
    August 23, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Welcome back to the world you love, happy to hear all is going well – take it easy and don’t push yourself too soon! Wait, I forgot who this was intended for. 🙂