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The last week of December is a great time for me to reflect on 2016. Every year there are ups and downs in life and because I want to be positive in my life, I want to share my top 10 of what I loved most in 2016!

These are not in any particular order….

1. Sunday Society – This group is mentored by April Bowels-Olin. It’s an amazing place for female entrepreneurs to interact with each other. I plan to write about this in more detail later, but for now you can read the awesomeness here.

 

2. The Arcanum – I have had an amazing time with my apprentices! Some have graduated and now are part of our Alumni group. I absolutely love working with creatives who want to push their work further. You can join me here if you’re interested.

 

3. My twin grandsons being born – Ashley had Luke and Liam on February 4th. Our blessings for the year!

Luke & Liam

 

4. New YouTub videos – I’ve stepped out of the box and now make videos once a week on YouTube. I’m actually in front of the camera. 😉 I love to talk shop, so for me this is a great place to share what I love…macro is the main focus, but I’ll talk about anything I think is fun!

 

5. Our first calendar – It was so exciting to make our first calendar. Ashley did an amazing job designing it. I LOVE it! It’s on Sale until Monday, January 2nd 12a pacific, so hurry we have a few left. Check it out here.

 

6. Viewbug Judge – I get inspired to see work from others and was honored to judge two contests on Viewbug. Check out macro fine art winners here and the reptiles/amphibians winners here.

 

7. Meeting photographer lovers – I had a great time going to our local High School to talk about photography. It was so much fun meeting so many young future photographers.

janice sullivan photographer teaching students

 

8. Business becoming an LLC – Moving forward in our business is important. I live and breathe Sullivan J Photography. It’s nice to now have the business as an LLC!

 

9. Offering one hour critiques – I just started to offer one hour critiques for those of you who don’t have the time for The Arcanum. Another thing I LOVE is to chat with other photographers and help them with a professional critique.

 

10. Road trips: Kevin and I love to road trip! I love to hike and road trip to deserts throughout Southern California. This year we had a blast driving from my Southern California home to Lake Tahoe! First time in Lake Tahoe…wow I have to go back!

Mono Lake – On the way back from Tahoe

 

We will start our 2017 with a road trip to Utah! I’m so excited to photograph Utah. It’s been on my bucket lists for years. I’d like to know your loves of 2016! Hope you all have a Happy New Year and I wish you all the best for your 2017 during your ups and downs in the year to come.

 

Cheers! From my glass to yours!

Janice Sullivan

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