Friday, September 11, 2009

Favorite {Photo} Friday--Remembering

September 11th. What photo could possibly be my Favorite {Photo} Friday on such a day as this? I headed into our photo files with one thing in mind, but ended up choosing this one:

I took it in Notre Dame (yes, the one in Paris) back in October 2005. The original includes people on both sides and I never really liked it... but I know more about and own better photo editing software now, so I cropped it and played with it and I really like the way it came out! I also think it's appropriate for this day of remembering.


I haven't been blogging much not because I don't have anything to say or show, but because I committed to myself and to Jason that I would upload a new item to Etsy every single day during September. And it's A LOT of work! It's also making it crystal-clear to me that I need a new camera, because I've been spending faaaaar too much time taking photos, uploading them to the computer, realizing most of them suck, swearing, uploading them to the computer, wanting to throw my camera through the window, taking more photos, and then fiddling with each of them in Photoshop because NONE of them are good enough as-is. I like my camera (a Pentax istDL) for a lot of things, but not for photographing jewelry. I know everyone says it's not the camera, it's the lens... and I have several pretty good lenses, and none of them are working for me. So I'm mulling over my options there. Let me know if you have any recommendations.

Jason is being sent to Denver later this month for work, and since we know people in Denver I'm going to fly out to join him for a long weekend. I've never been to Denver! So if you have any recommendations for me of must-see, must-do places and things, please let me know! With the way this month is going I won't have time to research the city like I usually do before traveling.

This weekend I'm going to work on jewelry and photography and hopefully get a jump-start since now I'll be gone for four days and want to keep adding things to Etsy every day anyway!

Here are some of the things I've added so far this month (click on the link in the name to go to each item in Etsy):

Whew, when I look at it like this it makes me feel like I've really done a lot in the past 11 days! :) I've had a few people tell me that they want to order but also want to see what else is coming the rest of this month, so I added a note in my Shop Announcement--if you'd like an item I'd recommend purchasing it now, as many of them are one-time items that I won't be making the same way again. However, if you prefer, I can hold onto your purchase until the end of the month in case you find anything else you'd like to order; then I'll ship everything to you at once and refund your excess shipping charges! If you'd like this option please let me know, otherwise I will just ship your order within a couple days of your purchase.

If you're still here, thanks for sticking with me, lol! :) Have a great weekend, everyone!


Erin said...

I am loving all of your new jewelry! I am pretty much on a spending freeze right now since I am on maternity leave, but if I wasn't... wow, I'd be going broke in your shop.

summerdavid said...

I've been checking your Etsy shop every day and I can't wait for payday on the 20th so I can finally buy something!

You know what's cool in Denver? Nicole.

Wisconsin Girl said...

Ed's sister lives in Denver and is always doing something fun. Hiking, music festivals, etc. But if you have friends there, I'm sure they'll be able to show you there favorite spots! One thing I did want to mention was that I heard there is a Friulian restaurant in Boulder (just outside of Denver). I wanted to go there SO bad when we were there for Ed's brother's wedding a couple years back, but it just didn't fit in the schedule. It's a very nice restaurant from what I remember reading about it, so it would be a treat, but might be fun if you have the time. I don't remember the name off hand, but can put my thinking cap on and do some research to see if it's still there! Sounds like a fun weekend!

cynthia said...

So loving this picture and not because it is in Paris:) What a beautiful tribute to 9/11 victims and there families.

Cameras. Oh my I need one too so bad, but I don't know a thing about them. I hear the canon rebel is easy to use and takes fab shots. But you would know more than me my dear awesome photo taking friend.

OH MY you are rockin the etsy listing items. So much beauty there:) Seriously beautiful.

paula :: plays with mud said...

Loving this picture and the remembering that we all did on Friday. And on a happier note, I love that you're posting an item every day in September - you're a true rock star!!