I LOVE CHRISTMAS!
I do. Although no one even in my direct family really knows how much because ever year December rolls around I seem to be flat broke. This Christmas is a month away and I'm still not fully recovered from last year, last year being the first Christmas with a new boyfriend and his VAST extended family. (They are from NJ, they are ALL very close).
At first I wasn't gong to do this. I was tired and internally moaning about my work is crap and other people do it better and I need a nap and it is just too much.
This is a clear indication that there are other areas in my life that are bothering me. Shooting and editing video are good things that I need to do more of, not less. One of the good things about National Blog/Vlog Posting Month is the constant re-statement, it doesn't have to be good, perfect or life transformative. You just gotta do it.
Happy Halloween to all the ghosts and goblins, witches and faeries! This is our favorite holiday; it’s the one day of the year when it’s okay to revert to childhood, or to take on a new persona.
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If you've been searching for a quick easy way to get your art in gallery format, look no further than Dripbook--an artist community site that declutters the viewing experience and puts the art first. Dripbook has the ease and functionality of Flickr--you can upload, drag and drop your images into sets or artist "books" grouped according to your preference. Artists can create a profile, message or connect with other members--unless, of course, you aren't completely engrossed in uploading your entire portfolio.
dear BlogHer women,
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we're about simplicity, faith, justice, and life-together. and we have a good sense of humor. : )
see you there!
"It's not important that I record every tragedy that goes on in the world. But I decided to try a couple of shots. And I did something despicable. I wound the car window down and took the photographs from inside. Then I hated myself for not having the decency and courage to at least get out and do something."
--Don McCullin, from the book "Camera Culture"
This weekend, wandering around my neighborhood bookstore, I couldn't help but notice that handwriting is all the rage in Art & Design these days. What once made SARK novel is now becoming a very hip way to communicate across the pages.
"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."
--Lewis Wickes Hine
Confession: I often struggle with this ironic assignment – writing about photography. The true magic of a visual image is that words become unnecessary, hence the well-worn cliché, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” (Though with inflation and everything, a picture is probably worth at least 5,280 words by now, give or take a few adverbs.)