MY NEW CAMERA!!!! A Nikon D5100. She is beautiful, intimidating, lovely, confusing, filled with adventure and I love her! Her name is yet to be determined. We haven't known each other long enough yet. (but I am leaning toward Rosa Lee) I have found a wonderful photography blog to follow all about cameras, how to use them, what's what and etc. In conjunction with the class I took this summer, it has certainly sorted out a few things for me. The site is right here.
If you are even remotely interested in photography, visit the site! Darcy is an amazing photographer and seems to specialize in photos of newborns. Who doesn't like to look at little bitty cuddly babies!?! Her creativity, style and exuberance is so very refreshing! And she doesn't only photograph newborns. She has a tab on her menu that reads "31 days to a better photo" and it is very well done! Even I can understand it!
It's a beautiful day here in the mountains and I'm off to test out some of the new information I read on photography, eventually. I sincerely hope you all have a glorious day and enjoy every minute of it!
A couple of recommendations I'd love to share with you all, hence more introductions in case you don't know about them. First of all, if you are struggling for some positive, creative type ways to help yourself out, visit Louise Gale's site. She is awesome and wonderful and a real treat to study along with! I have been using her creative "Big Dreams Small Wonders" planners and workbooks for quite some time now. Look her up here. She has some of the absolutely BEST ideas I've run into ... ever! AND she is an artist herself, so that is helpful with her really "getting it" with some of our challenges and so forth.
Also, I had the opportunity to participate in a webinar hosted by Quinn McDonald, ("So you say you can't draw") who has recently written a wonderful book entitled "Raw Art Journaling". She has also provided some amazing techniques to keep the creativity rolling, rather GUSHING in. Her ideas are fresh and fun and her webinar was a presentation well worth the invested time, and it was FREE! Perfect! I learned about this through a website call CreateMixedMedia.com, which is a treasure trove FOR SURE for those of you interested in all types of media. Go here to check it out. You won't be sorry! The site is hoping to be able to post a video of the webinar in the near future.
Well, this day holds a lot in store for me so I must get on to it. I am going to get to plant a boat load of garlic today. And since we are expecting temps in the 20s by week's end, I really MUST get to it! Then, I have a couple of commissions (whoo hoo!) to finish up and get delivered. Busy, busy, busy!
Enjoy the glorious day you have been given today. And create something! Yay!