This blog thing sure does eat the time away. Not in a bad way, but it does give me extra pressure to post something on a regular basis so the traffic doesn't die away. Some days, it is the last thing I have time for nor should I be doing. On the other hand, the blog has made me accomplish some things I never would have gotten to while giving me something to write about.
Having a blog has also made me think about doing creative things that I normally wouldn't make time to get done. Since most of the crafty stuff I do comes out at a later date and is not discussable until it is in print, I've had to find other ways to entertain my readers. This summer's garden shed project is one of them. Thank you blogland for making me actually start and finish something!
The colors of our shed were inspired by our sunflower field including the orange door and the printed fabric I talked about here. In July, when I began work on the shed project, I planted a mixed batch of sunflower seeds on the sunny side of the shed. I was just hoping that they would bloom before frost. Well, they did and here they are.
The other thing about the blog is that I've had to learn to be a better photographer. Photography is not something that comes easy to me. I'm still trying to figure out how to work with the light and the subject matter to get a respectable photo. Sometimes I take a whole mess of images and think I have something beautiful. I upload it to my computer and there is nothing but a mess. Then other days, I get lucky and there is a whole batch of bloggable photos.
I've also had to better my eye for styling and framing objects. The really funny thing about the photos on this blog is that in taking the photos, I zero in on a lovely scene and all around me is mass confusion and disarray. But the camera doesn't show you that. You probably think that we live in beautiful scenes all day long. I'm so sorry to let you down but around here it is mass chaos and disaster. That wouldn't be any fun to show on my blog.
So I'll continue with my smoke and mirrors and hopefully keep being able to find time to squeeze this thing in. Having our little animal menagerie around surely does help with the photos too. Thank you Mr. Zoe Sophia for popping into the picture.