Thursday, March 26, 2015

In Which I Reveal That I Suck At Blogging

I want to be better...I want to be better at taking pictures, at keeping my blog current, at doing my job, at following through (for the love of god) with something, anything.

I found this cool product called Inkodye, and I want to use it to put some of my photos on t-shirts.  You can check out their products here  Basically, you use their UV activated ink to decorate fabrics, and one of the ways to do this is with photo negatives.  They have a library that you can choose from, or you can submit your own and they will create the negative.  I'm excited about this.  I want to be able to accomplish this.  It's important to have high contrast photos to use.  This is not about detail but overall impression.

T-bone gave me a calligraphy set for Christmas, too, that I have not even opened.  So that's also something that I want to tackle.  It may be a bit on the artistic side for me, but I'd like to try.

Spring has, thankfully, sprung, so my garden is top priority at the moment, as well.  I managed to get the irrigation system reconfigured, but it has some leaks that need tending.  This is my long weekend, so I'm hoping to accomplish a number of these things, and get up to the country.  I will regret it if I miss the wildflowers.  They are part of what makes life worth living.

I am removing the part of my masthead that calls this blog the story of my photography, because clearly...not.  For now, I will use it as a general "me" forum, and if it evolves, that's great.  If not, so be it.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Famous Last Words

No.  I have not been taking pictures.  I have been uninspired, and for some time now, it would appear.  But today I got out the camera and started charging the battery.  I got out my gear bag and cleaned out the junk.  I did a little reading up on photography basics.  I'm going to give it another go.

You see, things are kind of crappy right now in the general life category, and I find that having something to focus on outside of all of that makes it seem not so bad.  So, having said that, look for some new things from coming soon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

...In Which I Bellyache and Feel Sorry For Myself, Rather Than Post Something With Actual Merit and/or, ya know, Photographs

Yeah, so I'm going through one of those deals where I've lost touch with my art, work is  not so much with the inspiring me, my family is driving me nuts, and  my friends are less than supportive.  So there's that.  And now I have exactly nothing else to say as I do not desire to go into detail about any of the above mentioned bitch items.  Could there be anything more pathetic than a photographer with no photos or a writer with nothing to say?  And yet, look at me, I've got them both.  I guess I'm feeling that I'm not particularly important to anyone, and everyone always has such a good reason for not making me important in their lives.  After all, we are all so busy and always have so many things going on...and really, I'm fine.  I am.  I'm fine.  Nothing fazes me.  It is not necessary to make me a priority.  I've got it covered.  So.  Ya know.  It's all good.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh My Me, I Got My Hard Drive Fixed

That is correct.  I just this very day got my computer back, all repaired and ready to go.  And with all of my files intact, as well.  I got Photoshop reinstalled, and I am good to go.  So.  If I can remember how to take pictures, hopefully I will have some new material up soon.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Um...remember me?

Yes, it is true.  It is I, the author of this blog.  Ahem, the mostly absent author of this blog.  No excuses, I just didn't make it with Project 52.  Evidently, once a week is a bit much for me.  Thankfully, the lovelies over at MCP Actions are making it a bit easier on me this year.  Yippee for Project 12!  That's right, folks, I need only get one photo posted each month, following the themes.  This month's theme is "Resolution."  Unfortunately, my hard drive fizzled, and I'll need to get that replaced before I can make a real go at this project.  I am hoping I can swing it by February.  So don't get too excited.  There won't be new photos for a month or so.  But I hope that I can motivate myself a bit.  Thanks, and good night.