Monday, March 9, 2009


Today I noticed that there are irises poking up out of the ground in front of our house. Because we moved in during December, the flowers and plants are a bit of a mystery to me, and it will be interesting to see what else is growing here.

I will miss the flowering trees at the apartment complex, though. This is a pic from a couple years ago, when I was home during the single week where they bloom. They're so beautiful! I hope I can plant something like this here at the new house.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The photography shed is up...

...and I'm hoping to take some pics this weekend. I found the stands for my lights, and now I just have to work out a cord situation that I won't trip over. Easier said than done, heh.

I have to also mention I'm pretty fascinated with the tracking Google Analytics does. I check every day to see the hits on my Etsy site, my website, and my blog. It's really interesting to see how the hits correspond to listing new items and posting new entries. I've been watching the new Etsy stats rather intently. So much fun!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Making time for photography

I haven't posted many pictures here recently, mostly because of the move. Tomorrow I'm hoping to fix that. I think I'm going to try setting up my mini photography "studio" and see what happens. I can't wait to experiment with the setup. Hopefully I'll put together a few good angles so I can take nice pictures each time without too much fuss.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

New thoughts, new inspiration

For years I've wished to do something a little more than beading. Something creative, something interesting, something that I could incorporate into my beading to make it a little more...mine.

For years I've not followed this. Mostly because other people have gone in this direction before, and I always wonder what I could offer that would be different enough to be exciting.

As some of you already know, I'm an English major, and I love words so very much. And I started thinking this morning about a different direction I could take. Something unusual, that I haven't seen before. Well, at least a variation I haven't seen before. I am intrigued by this.

Like a saucepot on the stove, I'm letting it bubble for awhile. I need to really think about this first.

It feels refreshing to ponder something creative.