Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sneak a peek at some flea.o.logy fodder. . .

It's almost that time again. . . F  L  E  A    M  A  R  K  E  T  !

Yup, flea.o.logy is just around the corner and getting ready is oh-so-much-fun.  I've been digging around in my garage, finding estate sale finds I haven't seen in months (or years!).  And I'm bringing it all to Payson. 

You get to see it Friday morning, 8:00 a.m.  Or Saturday morning, 8:00 a.m.  Until 3:00 p.m. both days.  And yup, new stuff will be put out just for Saturday. 

Consider yourself officially invited. . . .

r  e  m  e  m  b  e  r

*  f  l  e  a  .  o  .  l  o  g  y  *

a n t i q u e s   &   c r a f t s   f l e a   m a r k e t

f r i d a y   &   s a t u r d a y

s e p t e m b e r   2 n d   &   3 r d

2 1 8   n .   m a i n

p a y s o n ,  u t a h

8 : 0 0   -   3 : 0 0

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Got pics?

I'm a visual person.  I love color, texture, shape.  I need to see in order to make sense of my world.  I hear and I forget. . . I see and I understand.   

When I was 15 I picked up my dad's Minolta and took a class.  I started to see the world in a brave new way, through a viewfinder and in black and white.  It changed my life. . . .  Gave me self-esteem.  Gave me something to do with all my waking hours.  Gave me a college major.  Gave me something I was good at. . . .

I let photography go for a while so I could teach school and start my family.  I took a lot of snapshots of the family - but they were good snapshots, mind you. . . .  Every now and then we'd go somewhere and I'd take some "real" photographs, which felt good.

And then, one day, I got a job at a consignment shop.  I started taking pictures here and there to put on the consignment shop's website.  And - all of a sudden - photography came back to me.  Everything I had learned in college about commercial photography was suddenly relevant.  Woo hoo!  What fun, to actually use what I learned in college in a real job. 

I love to take pictures!  I love to take pictures that transform an item into something more that what it is.  I love to take pictures that make the viewer fall in love with what they are looking at. 

Here are a few of my favorite pictures that I've taken over the past few years. . . .  I hope you like them.