Well, I think most anyone that knows or has followed me, already knows that I am into photography. I have always loved photography. I dabbled in in as a child. My little sis had me DO some shots for her in a park way back in the early 90s. (After we came back from Guam. Had 2 kids by then...) Later, my baby sis had me do engagement shots for her. My children have been tortured from the time they were born.
When I had my bridal shop in SoCal, I gained new hobbies and upgraded many skills. One of those was photography. Add Photoshop 7.0 to that and creating my own ads... When we sold the shop and moved to UT, Photography and design took over. I've taken numerous courses and am always upgrading the knowledge department. I look at shoots I did back in 2006 and can visually see huge improvement to the present. There will always be more to learn and new technology and techniques coming out... So this should keep me busy till I die. Especially since I AM kind of OCD when it comes to the processing. I'd love to pick the brains of some of these photographers that do 2 and 3 weddings a week... ??? They MUST be paying a lab to do the processing. Or they don't process them. I don't get it... ANYWAY, I post some of my photo fun and challenges at Pix Plus now.
It's been more difficult the last few months to do the processing and I know I have a few people that may be a bit frustrated with me. My computer has been on the fritz with Photoshop and I NEED a better computer/processor. Hubby is my HERO and ordered my new one yesterday!! I should have it in 7-10 days and then he won't have to worry that I may snap and smash my CPU... He's been around when I've spent a TON of time editing an image just to have it crash when I try to save it. GAH!! It's NOT pretty and getting WAY too frequent. It makes every task more overwhelming and gives me anxiety just thinking about all the work that has been done over and over.... *sigh* I LOVE HIM!! ;D <3
First, the GIVENS... DUH... LOL:
Designing on my computer
Now the DOMESTIC:
Blessing dress I made for granddaughter ;D
I used to be more musical, crafty and sew more... Reading is sporadic between other projects because when I get INTO a book, all else falls by the wayside. But I read a LOT of articles, news, and blogs... Does that count, too? I haven't been too good at the decorating lately. I get through the planning phase and fall short of actually ACTING on those plans... *sigh*
I think it's part of the bipolar that I'm either aimlessly bouncing from one thing to another... or totally consumed by one thing. Understanding this makes it so that I can consciously try to do what I MUST... (The meds help... not enough...) ;p Sometimes I REALLY WISH I could AIM the CONSUMED part... THEN I could accomplish what I NEED to and maybe even get my house all the way CLEAN... Yeah....... ;p
If I get the chance later (like tomorrow or Saturday...), I'll link up our kitchen adventure highlighting our adventure in the kitchen yesterday from my "Tasty... or NOT..." Blog. That's my Adventures in the KITCHEN Blog... I am definitely not Susie Homemaker, Betty Crocker, Julia Child, etc... I share great recipes I've found (and credit/link when possible) and sometimes post about the actual adventure we had. Frequently that poor blog is neglected and on the "back burner". I DID take pix of our lovely adventure yesterday. Hubby and I made a nice mess... Of course I zoomed into the food so you couldn't SEE all the mess! HEHE!! It was fun cooking together!! I did the casserole and assisted him in making the fresh peach pie! It was YUMMO!! (((HUGS)))