Thursday, September 27, 2012

I have a new computer.  My old laptop was giving me fits.  I'm certain most of the problem is the ridiculous amount of photos saved on it.  My computer lady said she was surprised I hadn't already lost everything stored on there, so it was past time to update.  I've now entered the Mac world, mostly because photographers and graphic artists seem to go that route.  And because I'm just an Apple girl.  So I've been playing around on my Mac, figuring out what happens when I push this key or that.

Next on my technical agenda is deciding on a photo editing program.  I really enjoy using apps on my iPad to edit photos, so I'm hoping there's a program out there for regular computers that will achieve the same effects.  Wish I was more of a techie in times like these.  

I'd rather spend my time watching wild birds peck at these seed wreaths my nephew and I made this summer...

...or chase rainbows like this one.  
(I snapped this picture from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle,
somewhere between Illinois and Wisconsin!)

...or do some sweet talking to mama deer in order to get shots like this...

I've really been enjoying the Fall season this year.
All summer long I'd been watching the corn grow outside my studio window, and was looking forward to seeing it being harvested.  But it was done on a weekend when we weren't home.
It really takes some getting used to when the corn is gone and the view opens up.

This summer I made a goal to have at least one fresh garden bouquet in the house at all times.
I'll do that every year from now on because I loved everything about it!
Not much makes me happier than being outside messing around with my flowers,
smelling them, picking them, arranging them, taking pictures of them...
This is probably the last fresh flower bouquet of the growing season.

I've been doing quite a few custom jewelry pieces lately, which I love love love.
It's really fun to meet with a client, get to know their style, and then create a sentimental one-of-a-kind jewelry piece.
If my client is local, I have them come to my home studio and look through my beads and baubles.
I recently finished these two custom necklaces, made as a memorial to my client's mother.
She picked out angel wing charms and garnet crystals, her mother's birthstone.
I printed her mother's image on translucent paper for the pendants.
It just warms my heart to make pieces like these, and refuels my energy when I start wondering if what I do 'makes a difference'.

It's time to get busy in the studio again, as I've got a couple events coming up before the holidays.
It's almost that time of year again!
Where does the time go?

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