Wednesday, November 30, 2011

So many things to learn

I am feeling really overwhelmed with all the technology stuff. I can't figure out if I'm doing this blog right. I'd like to change some things but get lost in all the links. I will keep reading and learning. It really takes a lot of time!  I also "think" I just created a facebook page, but that too seems so foreign I am not sure if I really did. And ALL the "friends" they list!!! If I click send friend request does it do it automatically?  Maybe I am trying to do too much all at once. Someday I will look back on all this and think "it was really all so easy"- I hope.  I don't even know how to really share this sight with anyone. Step by step-

Monday, November 28, 2011

DAD

My dad owned a camera store for 43 years. It was the love of his life. He died at an all too young age of 63 in 2006.  My dad sold cameras, taught his customers how to use their cameras and then printed their pictures right in his store. He had a passion for his work, he loved to chat with his repeat customers and always felt like he had been on their many vacations and saw more places than he could possibly see without leaving his store.  I have spent most of my life taking more pictures than most people, worked with my dad at his camera store, along with my older brother, scrapbooked many memories and have told people "I was born with a camera in my hand".  I miss my dad and I can't stop feeling I want to continue his legacy in some small way. Now with the advanced technologies of digital photography I have been doing my own printing from home and always feel his presence when I am at my computer. It's only recently that I have been encouraged to share my story and begin to explore my options. Dad, I wish you were here (though I know you are spiritually) to watch the possibilities unfold. I long for your love of photography to live through me. I love you dad!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day One

I did it! I just created a domain and blog. I really am not quite sure exactly what I am doing yet but I have to start somewhere.  While in Sedona on a 30th anniversary vacation with Mark I met an amazing person who has encouraged me to move out of my fear of trying to do something new; something I "want" to do.  I took over 1500 pictures in Sedona which also inspired me to try something new. I am passionate about photography, scrapbooking, card making and crafty things in general, beading, stamping, etc.  I want to try to do something with this passion.  The excitement and energy I feel when sharing my new dream, showing my work, talking about my dad and his love of photography keeps telling me I have to try something.  I feel this is a good start- telling my story and searching for the strength to follow my dreams.