Earlier this year I challenged myself to focus more of my photography on developing my portraiture skills. Many friends, relatives and strangers have given of their time and patience to sit, stand and bend in front of my lens. There’s a good chance you’ve seen some of those images here or on my website.

One person who noticed them was the Director of Arts Education at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pa. She approached me to pilot the museum’s first workshop centered on photography. We’re kicking it off later this summer with a fun program for 10-15 year olds.

The Michener is named after Doylestown native James Michener. In 1948, he won this little thing called a Pulitzer for a book he wrote about the South Pacific. Local playwrights who went by the names of Rodgers and Hammerstein turned the book into a Broadway play.

While it’s a long way from seeing my photographs hanging on the walls of this great museum, I’ll take it.