New hobby blog

Dream

Just recently, I took up card making “again.”

I used to make cards years 10+ ago but never thought I would return to this particular hobby! Ha ha, “never say never!” I was suffering from creator’s block and rather than try and force myself to take photos when I didn’t really want to, I decided to try something different for a while.

I needed a break away from straight photography and card making has given me this welcome distraction. I haven’t given up photography–far from it! I’m currently booked on a food photography class with one of my friends from the Serenity Circle, Amy. You can check out Amy’s online photography class here: A Beautiful Bite.

The only way you improve is to try new things.

–Charles Koch

My new blog allows me to incorporate three of my favourite hobbies, i.e. card making, digital art and photography all in one place (photography just had to come into it, lol). Perhaps you would like to check out my new site here: Pretty Little Cards.

Being able to incorporate all my hobbies into one blog is a whole lot of fun. I’m so totally enjoying creating lots of new paper crafting flat lays like the one above.

What do you do to overcome creator’s block? Or what do you do to pass the time during the long, dark winter nights? I’d love to hear from you.

Disconnecting from the news and the phone

….perhaps not!

“Being able to smell the fresh air and disconnect from the news and your phone–there’s nothing like it.

–Jason Ward

Hubby and myself went out for a drive this afternoon. We didn’t go too far, but it was great being up in the hills enjoying the fresh country air–even though it was only for a short while today.

Hubby sometimes stops to let me photograph things that catch my eye. I’m always scouring for photo opportunities. I capture many more photos in my mind when I’m outdoors or traveling than I ever actually record with my camera! Any photographers (pro or hobbyist) reading this, will know exactly what I mean. Photographers never ‘switch off’ to photographic possibilities.

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Pleasure in simplicity

As I have practised it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it, and then it is theirs.

–Sam Abell
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