Oh boy, I am so out of practice...
When did I last write? It's been a few weeks, I know. I guess after such a long blogging hiatus, I barely remember that this is something I love... writing, musing, spewing forth, whatever. Part of the issue is I read so few blogs now and don't feel part of any specific blogging community. This used to be a mama-blog and I read the other mamas, they read me, we had a dialogue. It then morphed into a knitting & family life blog; again, I was conversing back and forth via blogging. Now, what's it about? Hmmm... still family life, some photography, very occasional knitting (though I'm trying to remedy that.)
I'm re-defining myself, I guess... again. Problem is, it's not a complete definition. One strong motivator right now, though, is moving in the direction my creativity dictates. I can't keep ignoring it, it causes way to much existential angst, and in a life where I barely have time to breathe, I find myself actually holding my breath for lengthy periods (and yes, that does cause a person to pass out, or very close) which I'm taking as a life metaphor. It's a piece of me I must nourish. I'm immersing myself in learning as much as I can and allowing myself the time to really push myself creatively. To that end, I will be launching a business in the next couple weeks, focusing mainly on custom annnouncements and invitations, but also marketing materials. I expect, for the moment, for it to be a trickly business-- a little here and there, with friends as my main customers (which is already the case) while I stick with the day job. But that is okay with me, as long as I'm doing something that really feeds this truly ravenous side of me, this part of who I have always been yet chosen to ignore for logistical reasons, mostly. Any maybe because of tiny bit of doubt.
“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
So, yes. I will be doing new things, and I am really excited to dive in and go for it. The name, the site, and the fun will be revealed within... one week! I'm committing.
In the meantime, I have been doing the Year in Pictures project on Flickr. I flailed through January and February, posting just a few shots I truly loved. The rest were done under pressure, and half-assed to be perfectly blunt, and so I almost quit. But then I decided a theme would help, and so this month I am shooting hands & feet. Hands, mostly, because they tell so many stories. Here are a few, so far.