A big, huge thanks is in order to Rena for pushing me to get my photography somewhere to be purchased. Last weekend I opened a store on Etsy. I have only a few pieces up right now, but plan on putting up much, much more in the coming weeks. I’m curious to know what you think of the store. Leave a comment in this post or email me if you have an opinion on how to make it better.
Now, go buy a print. Chop, chop.
Here are a few notable things I’m looking forward to in 2008:
My first kid (a.k.a. Dot, for the spec on our first ultrasound picture just a few weeks into the pregnancy) is due April 21. If that’s not something to look forward to , then nothing is. The change that I need to prepare for right now is the change from being a two-income family to a one-income family. I honestly don’t think that there is any amount of preparation that can be done on my part to get ready for my first child, so I’m just going to do the best I can until then.
I’ve blogged about this project (http://www.mikemunhall.com/cameraphone365/) a few times. It’s in full swing now, and I’m already finding it challenging to remember to take and post a photo every day. Surely it will become more of a habit as I get used to it.
I am no longer going to write about every single book I read. I’m just not into doing reviews, and I struggle trying to find things to say about the books I read. Instead of blogging about each book, I’m keeping a spreadsheet with notes about each one. If I feel like it, I’ll post notes on the items in the spreadsheet occasionally. I want to keep my regular blog reserved for more quality posts, rather than dilute it with dumbed-down entries such as “I liked this book”.
I immersed myself into the Adobe AIR APIs several weeks ago. I’ve got a good running start with the technology, and AIR is still in beta. Jumping on the AIR bandwagon before the first official release is a good move on my part, I think. I like the technology, find it useful, and think it will find good adoption. It’s an opportunity to become an expert in the technology from the very beginning and will be a valuable topic on my resume. And it’s fun.
With the completion of my last photography course, I think I have some ideas on where I want to take my craft. I need to firm up my plans, but I think I can have a fair-sized body of work that I can print, mount, and frame and then sell at some art fairs or online. The first step, though, and one I am taking right now, is to build a consistently-themed body of work.