Kanapaha Botanical Gardens–April 2016

Standard


Groupon was offering an excellent deal on annual passes, so I picked one up for me and the husband. Besides being able to enjoy a nice afternoon in a quiet, serene setting, it gave me yet another opportunity to become more comfortable with my recently acquired Pentax KS-1 camera. Wanting a minimalist approach to my camera gear, I paired it with the film-era Pentax F 35-70/3.5-4,5 macro lens. This lens about the size of a typical 50mm prime, making this camera/lens combination easy to carry. While not a true 1:1 macro, the 35-70 allowed me to get close enough to get some good details in the flower shots.

Click here to see the rest of the pics.

Notice something different?

Standard

This blog finally has, for a lack of a better description, a subtitle!

“So many avenues. So little time. The struggle is real.”

Like most of us creative types, I haven’t figured out a good way to financially support myself with my creative endeavors, so I have to work a 40-hour-a-week regular job.

I knit, I spin, I shoot things (with my camera), yet there is more that I want to do that I struggle to find time for. I want to get back into music–piano and perhaps guitar. I’d love to get into painting and drawing, maybe do some quilting. The problem is that I need to sleep too. I also need to go to work so I can pay my bills. I just don’t have time for everything I want to do and it can be really frustrating!

Yes, the struggle is very real.

Time to dust this blog off…

Standard

A lot has happened in the 2 1/2 years since I’ve written anything of any consequence to this blog. In that time, I…

  • left a marriage that was sucking my soul dry
  • moved into my own apartment
  • got a whole new life–church, interests, friends
  • worked (at the same job–one of the few things that did stay the same)
  • travelled a bit
  • met a wonderful man (in the course of my travels)
  • married Mr. Wonderful❤

Among all the above, I still managed to find time to pursue my creative interests. I did a lot of knitting and spinning and not so much photography.

One of qualities on my wish list for Mr. Right was that he have a creative side. Mr. Wonderful does not disappoint! He enjoys writing, music (piano and guitar), and videography. With my encouragement, he’s also starting to dabble in still photography. Being around another creative soul encourages me to make more time for my own creative pursuits. Being a creative himself, he gets that need and desire to create. Sometimes we’re creating together–other times, separately. Creating makes us happy, so we make it a priority.🙂

As you can tell from my last post, I’ve once again picked up my camera and have taken it with me on our weekend outings. My goal is not to shoot as much as I can, but just to shoot at this point. I’ll be posting more pics from those outings, so stay on the lookout for them. I also plan on sharing more about what I’ve been up to in my knitting and spinning pursuits. Other times, I’ll just be waxing philosophical about my creative process.

Looking forward to what’s ahead…🙂