As I mentioned before Feb/March are kinda slow months for me. Etsy is quiet and the stores have done a post-Xmas restock but aren’t putting in big orders.
So, I have vowed to use the down time wisely – or at least productively.
On a very practical front I’ve started a Use What You’ve Got project. The goal is to use up all the random bits of stuff I have lying around (like this embarrassing scrap wood pile)without incurring extra expense. Projects must be made using only what is here already. And there seems to be a lot that’s here already.
So far it has been a blast. My brain is in over-drive with project ideas – so much over-drive that I keep shorting out – too overwhelmed by all the things I COULD do to know which one I SHOULD do – you know what I mean?
So I made those and then –
I took a plunge!
Hopefully the beginning of a lot of plunge taking. Many things about Cheltenham Road need to move forward and first up – the quality of my photographs.
I struggle a lot with the photography side. Trust me, you’ve never seen someone go from zero to cranky as fast as I do the minute I pull out my camera. And I’ve been spending and insane amount of time Photoshopping my mediocre pictures to make them presentable.
So the first step on the make it better chart was to buy a better camera. I breathed deeply, got over my sticker shock and I am now the proud owner of a Nikon D7100.It’s intimidating. There is a ton to learn.
But, in truth, my pictures came out better just pointing it at something and knowing nothing.
It’s not a great picture or anything but imagine what I can do
if when I read the manual!
More to come!