Posts Tagged 'everyday'
no one was a more reluctant digital photographer than i was. i hated the idea, in large part because it meant reinvesting in gear and starting at the bottom again. when my film camera broke , i went without a camera for two years. when my husband gave my my first digital camera ,it sat untouched for another year. finally i took a class online and began again. i am grateful for all that the digital age has allowed me to learn. the instant feedback of that LCD screen was what i needed to take my photography to the next level. i have easily taken 70,000 shots in the last 3 years, something that would have been impossible with film , and i am grateful . however maybe because i am old fashioned but the loss of film always tugged at me . i am excited to be going back ( in part) to were i came from.
march messes with a persons head. one day it is spring, birds are singing , snow is virtually gone, roads are clear of ice and i think O.K. … time to get your butt outside and run.
the next morning it is a snowing, blowing , blizzard and it is the depth of winter again ( well at least that is what is feels like) the logical thing to do in this situation is turn to sugar … in large quantities!
that is where my love of food blogs come in, i know, i know, they have great salad and dinner recipes too, but really who looks at those??!! some of the most amazing photographers i follow are food bloggers , a testament to doing one thing over and over and becoming and expert at it. meet Hannah Queen ,i discovered her work soon after i joined Flickr 3 years ago and imagine my shock when after several months i discovered she was just 18 yrs at the time! she already had a popular blog and her photography always inspired me . take a moment to check out her blog and make yourself something sweet today. excuse the huge link below but my dashboard wont let me put a link in a word… maybe it needs some sugar.
if you click on a photo it will take you to Hannahs Flickr stream
this is what my kitchen table looked like a few days ago. scattered with bits of this and that , making packaging tags and business cards and thank -you cards for my clients. i used a couple of stamps that i had ordered from Besotted Brand they arrived in such beautiful packaging i felt like I had received a gift rather than ordered business supplies. so you can imagine my joy when i got an e-mail this weekend announcing that i was the winner of their latest give -away! a beautiful Lux Collection … i can’t wait until it arrives.
Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won
Take the sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ve made it now
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
i tend to rush things… look forward to what is ahead rather than enjoy what is here. that is especially true this time of year. i am desperately looking forward to warmer weather and signs of spring. however i have to admit that cold afternoons can have their charm , especially when paired with the right things…. warm bread from my oven, homemade jam from last summers bounty, some spring purchased at the local grocer and a good magazine. every once in a while i manage to live in the moment!