Sometimes when I'm away from here for a long time I feel like I need to recap everything that has happened in the previous months. But I don't want to do that! Maybe the pressure I put on myself to do those things is what helps to keep me away for so long?
Well, a super quick recap of the past few weeks only: I suffered from a horrible case of Sciatica - I have NEVER experienced such excruciating pain! That kept me in bed, out of my studio, off of my feet, and away from work for 2 solid weeks. Yuck. But I started a new job yesterday, one I secured a couple months ago but wasn't set to begin until October. I was nervous that my back wouldn't allow me to do it. It's a new nanny job with tiny baby twins that I have to carry and pick up and put down, ect ect. Good news: first day was awesome and my body felt relatively normal! Yay! I'm just being really careful about the way I move and paying close attention to how things feel. I did wake up this morning with a super sore and stiff upper back... I must be using more of those muscles instead. That's ok I think. I could use a torso work out!
On another note, I got an iphone recently (thanks to the 5 coming out and making the super old iphone4 free! I'm saying that sarcastically of course - technology moves so fast!) and I started using instagram. Yup. Do you remember a little over a year ago when I posted a bit of a rant about how much I hate instagram, etc, because I shoot film and it's better and real, and instagram seemed to cheapen it? Well, now that I'm in the club I totally get it. Yes, it is a bit frustrating and embarrassing to admit. But I am very much enjoying having this great tiny camera with me at all times. ESPECIALLY because of my back and how I can't carry a lot of weight around with me everyday. Throwing my heavy old Canon AE1 in my tote bag when I'm going to be walking a lot is out of the question for the time being. (seriously, my husband won't allow it!)
Besides, I have been so incredibly broke for the past few months that I have been shooting all this film and never processing it. I'm not even sure how much I have to process now... probably around 20 rolls. That's been really frustrating. I am hoping with this new job I will have enough extra cash to afford me that favorite hobby. Maybe I'll try the 365 film photo project again this coming new year and actually be able to stick with it! Because really, this year I didn't stop shooting photos, I just couldn't afford to print and then got so far behind in rolls that it seemed I would never catch up.
One thing I really really love about having instagram is being able to shoot and post when I'm working in my studio. I can't tell you how many times in the past I have wanted to take a photo, or did take the time to stop and take a photo with my dslr, but then never posted it because it wasn't a quick 2 minute thing... it meant either stopping what I was doing for at least 10 minutes (interrupting the rythm of work) or taking the time later in the evening to upload the photo to my computer, edit it, post it to my blog and/or flickr, and write a caption or post. So many times I was just too lazy to do all of that just for a simple wip photo. I have been really enjoying seeing instagram studio photos of those who I follow/those who inspire me and I'm excited to have the ability finally to do the same.
But I'll still shoot film too... in the coming months I will get all those old rolls processed and scanned, then maybe I'll try the 365 film photo a day project again.
Alright, that's enough for today. There are other things going on, but I'll save those for another post... hopefully sooner than later!
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