Tuesday, December 27, 2011

my new toy

First of all, I hope you and yours had a very merry Christmas! I sure did. I am blessed to be spending time with my loving family, celebrating the greatest gift of all, Jesus. That's the important stuff, but this year (more than any other in my memory), I am really excited about one of the material gifts that was under the tree for me this year. I felt like Ralphie with his Red Ryder BB Gun when I opened up my brand new Canon Rebel t3i/600D. It's my first DSLR camera, and it is beautiful and wonderful. I have  a lot of learning to do, so I've only just begun to explore the possibilities of what I can do with it. At the moment, though, I'm having fun playing with bokeh--that dreamy effect that happens when points of light are out of focus. 

I'm looking forward to learning, practicing, and improving my skills, so stay tuned to watch my progress. :)

Friday, December 23, 2011


I finally reached the milestone of having 100 sales in my etsy shop! I must admit I'm not great at setting measurable goals, but I had really hoped to reach this point in 2011, and I just made it! Here's a look at what was sold this year:

I am so grateful to all my fabulous customers who made this my best etsy year yet. Thank you so much! What shall I do to celebrate?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Spirit

It may have been 75 degrees here in Mississippi today, but I'm getting in the Christmas spirit. The tree is lit, carols are playing, the stockings are hung. I have four more days of work before we head to Kentucky to be with my family (not that I'm counting or anything.) I have enough Christmas cheer to not even be bothered by the lack of sales in my etsy shop this holiday season despite a "cyber Monday" sale. I'm content with having just put 100+ of my photographs in the mail in the form of Christmas cards for our friends and family. 

It really is better to give than to receive. :)