Meet Karen @jj_editor_wdnesday. Shame it’s Friday, because it would have been cool posting on Wednesday! There are many many things I could write about Karen, and they all would speak about support, courage, hard work, and above all of them about friendship. Real friendship. That friendship that goes beyond a cell screen and touches you in the middle of your heart. Karen. The mom, the editor, the hard working woman, the girl behind the scenes who works as the glue that keeps us all united. I love you, Karen. Well, I’ll start this or this badass will start crying and I have a reputation to keep safe.
You’ll never guess where Karen is from. Not in a million lives will you guess. Karen is from California! :-) We have so many editors from Cali. Karen started on @instagram three years ago like many of us. First you download the app and start shooting images of your life, your kids, birthday parties, and so on… But in time you want something else, to set free that inner artist that it’s inside everyone of us. That’s Karen, a mom who started taking snapshot with her camera but who is taking it to the next level thanks to all the inspiration she received from everyone’s images. And @joshjohnson‘s forums are a great place to find all that inspiration, don’t you think?
If you check Karen’s @wdnesday gallery (and this is not a suggestion but an order ) you will meet a lover of portraits and a person who is aware of the importance of having a family’s life well documented. Kids grow up so fast and leave the nest in the blink of an eye. But you won’t find the classic children pics that everyone takes. You will find ‘soul’, something not so easy to find these days photographically speaking. Just take a look. You’ll understand what I mean.
When Karen told me that she works as a fraud technician, investigating welfare fraud, I had to do a little research on the internet to know what that job was about. And then I thought… There should be more people like her in Spain where I live! Watch out because behind all her kindness (because she really is one if the most kind persons I know) there is a relentless fighter of Justice!
As you may have noticed on her gallery, Karen is a family woman. She has a son Julian and a daughter Celeste. They are the most important things in her life. Oh… And a crazy cat named Lulu! Karen’s favorite food is Fetachini Alfredo and she is also a music lover. She told me she wishes she could learn playing the piano! Ok, Karen. Heres my advise. Why not the guitar? I play piano, and looking back to when I was a teenager there wasn’t anything more frustrating than camping and watching your friends play easy to handle instruments. You can’t bring a piano with you when camping!
And talking about music… Well… Karen asked me off the record not to make fun of this, but… Karen, I lied! A Britney Spears CD?? Really? ;-) Well, maybe I should shut up my mouth… I own a NKOTB album (New Kids on the Block, but I use NKOTB because it sounds cool). Ok. Let’s stop making fun of her.
So that’s Karen. The woman that keeps us all together. One of @joshjohnson‘s best assets. A person with a great sense of humor, kind as she only can be… I am so proud to have you as a friend and I know I speak for each of us here when I say that if you didn’t exist we would have to invent you. Thank you Karen for all you do for #jj community. Thanks for always being there. And on a personal note, thanks for all your help and support. In the good and the bad times. Be sure to drop by her personal account @wdnesday to learn more about her!