Wednesday, January 09, 2008


You know how it goes - when you've got time to blog, there's nothing to blog about, then when it's Christmas and there are parties and wine and food and people and laughter and sleepovers and holiday, well, who has the time or energy to blog?! So, it was a lovely christmas and new years. We did all that up in the first sentence there, which was lovely thank you.

So we've started a new year, and the resolutions are still fresh... Art-wise, I'd like to focus more on, well, everything actually. I've been slowly working away on two photo series over a year or so, and I want to get them both up to a point where I can start to exhibit them. The first is a collection of portraits, using multiple, overlaid exposures. The second is a series of abstract studies done by throwing the focus way out and creating form by letting an object cast shadows through the lens elements of the camera.

Work, money style.... It's still a long way before I'll have enough child-free time to start really working - they're not both in school until 2011, and I don't want to use child care. I have nothing against it, but I made the choice to be home with the girls for the first 5 years of their lives and by gads I'm gonna stick with it. So, what time I get now is snatched - five minutes here, and ten there. It's how I use those few minutes that counts now. Time to start laying out the groundwork for a rejuvenated business; rebuild the website, start advertising, and train myself up a bit more for the design side of the business.

And the kids? I need to be more adventurous. Start doing more of the things I imagined I would when I had kids, all the stuff I loved. Build more box castles, get our hands dirty, blow stuff up with bi-carb & vinegar, make books together, go fruit picking, exploring... all the fun stuff. You, know we do all that already, but enjoy it more. Play. Laugh.

And the usual; make house beautiful, eat less cheese, be generally perfect, blah, blah, blah.

What about you? Any resolutions?

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