Saturday, January 15, 2011

So, Its Been Awhile...

This poor little blog has been put on my back burner for a long time.  I'm hoping to start writing on a more regular basis.  As one of my dear friends has said to me before, "If you don't feed your blog, it will die."  I don't want that to happen!

In the time from my last post, I have been a very busy lady.  I started a photography company: Monarch Digital Photography.  I have put a lot of my time in getting the website set up, and it still needs even more attention since I have more photos to add to its collections.  Time, time, and more time is all I need!

I'm really excited about this new endeavor.  I am a person who thrives on creativity.  For a long time, I've felt like I haven't had an outlet for that to shine.  And when my creativity doesn't shine, I don't shine!  I felt like I had exhausted my floral design ideas, and nothing I created was fun for me anymore.  I felt like I had seen it all, done it all, and was SO over it!  Don't get me wrong, I'll still design for my friends and families weddings and events, but it's not a creative high for me anymore.

Then, with my job, I get to design landscapes.  A ton of fun, even now.  But, with the economy and time of year, we are slow right now.  So, that creative release I need has to just stay couped up inside me...pouting.

All that creative need led me to my love of photography.  It just seemed like a natural next step for me to master.  By no means do I think I know it all, but I know enough to get me started.  I'm sure I'll make mistakes, but I will learn from them and never make them again.  And when I do, I have an amazing mentor/friend that I can go to with questions when I need answers.  I've shot back-up for her at several weddings and even tagged along for a couple of portrait sessions.  I felt confident that I could charge for my services and also get that creativeness flowing again! So, I saved up my money for 5 months and bought a new Canon 7D! (I am REALLY excited about that!)  My hope is to start out in the lower price range for wedding photography, and then gradually work my way up from there.

So, now that I got my creative muse satisfied, I feel like I need to carry on with a few of the things I originally started this blog for.  The first being my love of gardening.  Since it's January, there isn't too much excitement going on there.  Plenty I could write about, but not too much excitement.

The second thing is my 101 in 1001 list.  I also put this on my back burner.  I had a friend of mine (who also has her own 101 in 1001 list) ask me this week how that was going, and I was kinda bummed that I hadn't crossed anything off on it in awhile.  I thanked her for "kicking me in the butt" to get me going again.  I decided I'd try and cross something off this weekend to jump start  me again.  Not too sure what that'll be yet, but I'm going to do something and post about it!

Anywho, I'm excited to get back in the saddle again!  I've missed it! :o)


  1. Yay! I love that you have started your own photography business! Go 7D! Go Monarch Photography!

  2. Welcome back to the blogosphere, and congratulations on your new creative endeavor. I stopped by, and your photographs are beautiful!

  3. a photography company, how AWESOME! i've been thinking about doing photography professionally but have no idea how to build up / start a portfolio. tips and suggestions?


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