Monday, 21 January 2013

Tomorrow I Fight Again!

I posted a while ago now about a fight I had - I didn't exactly win.  My adversary was the 'pop up' light tent, which I bought to improve my photos.  Since the brawl to get it back into its ridiculously small bag it has sat wedged behind a wardrobe - not I hasten to add, in the said small bag!

Since that time some months ago I have practiced patience and waited (sometimes for a number of weeks) for sunny days on which to get outside and take my photos.  However, after yet another bleak weather forecast with no mention of sunshine, I have decided to be proactive and have set myself the challenge of setting up the light tent and capturing some images using daylight bulbs!  Still scared emotionally from my previous bout I am already finding little house hold chores and distractions that may yet take priority!

 Yet fight I must, I owe it to the beads - this poor little chap was snapped on a rather grey day - wish me luck?

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Tomorrow - The First Day of the Rest of My Life?

Ok, so I made a huge decision to quit my day job!  Tired of the stress and workload I resigned. I finished at Christmas.  On the 28th of December we flew out to Tenerife for a fortnight.  On returning to the UK my youngest fell ill with a fever and was off school, for three days.  The fourth and fifth day of that week would have ordinarily been my days off!  So (drum roll please) tomorrow Monday 21st January will be the first day of the rest of my life!

So what to do? Well I do have some rather exciting news, not only am I delivering a one day wire workshop at the local uni campus in February but I've also been asked to run a two day course at Tuffnells Glass.  The first day will be making up lampwork beads and the second day will be transforming the beads into bracelets.  To say I'm excited is an understatement.  Wish me luck?

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