Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Moving Forward

How cute is this guy? He sat so nicely so I could take pictures. I fell in love. This was taken in Newport, Oregon on Sunday.

The holidays have a way of making a crafter slow down after a time and re-evaluate. You have a big rush, with craft shows and such (if you are doing that), then a rush to get all packages mailed. Then it stops. And the next two months are slow, giving you time to breathe and possibly make plans for next year.

That's where I am. Trying to figure out where I want this to go. And what products I want to market. And always taking more pictures...

I didn't tell you guys this, but I entered some photos into contests the other day. National Geographic and Smithsonian. I'm hoping for the best, and I will check the emails today to see when I may get some results (or feedback). I take pictures just about every day. And I want to market them. But I need to figure out how.

I hope that everyone's re-evaluations are totally rewarding. Honestly, I think that even if you're not a crafter that the "downtime" around the first of the year always leads to introspection. It always has for me.

I will be turning 37 soon. In 21 days. I absolutely love my birthday... maybe I will have a giveaway. And I am a big New Year's Resolutions writer... I usually have at least a dozen. Perhaps it's time to start thinking about that... they all tie together, afterall.


Melissa said...

Oh he's Aaaaaadorable! I love it when animals hold still for a piccy.

Best of luck with the photo contests! Crossing my fingers for you. It's great just that you're putting you and your work out there!


Geoff Schutt said...

"Breathing" is a good thing, indeed.

And Eleanor wants to wish you a very early but no less spectacular birthday ("Happy Birthday, Robyn!).

Eleanor doesn't have the patience to wait.

That said, why wait when you can begin celebrating now?

Geoff (& Eleanor)

umlauf said...

I love the idea of putting your photographs on your journals as covers! Here's hoping you get a stellar sunrise pic next time!

You're right.. now's a good time of year for reflection and for making plans for the future. My husband and I have been doing the same in regards to our Etsy shops in particular. It's almost like having a blank slate.

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