Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dreaming of warmer weather

I've been day dreaming lately of warm summer days... watching the barn swallows swoop low over the yard... taking photos of the chickens and pigs... trying to figure out what to do with too much zucchini... etc.  

I've seen a "challenge" on other blogs lately to open up your 4th folder of photos and show the 4th photo in the folder.  Mine just happens to be from August and coincidently it was the cover shot of a book I made recently for Aunt Mary and Uncle Dave (our landlords).  It has photos from the farm and this blog in it.  

It was a Christmas gift for them and they seem to like it.  I guess their daughters want a copy as well.  It was pretty easy to make.  I used to create and print the book.  I wasn't happy with the first book they sent (the cover had a magenta hue) but the customer service was good and they printed another and sent a better copy free of charge.  

Someday I hope to put together a hardcover book of my favorite images.  I have some amazing stuff (if it is OK to brag a bit) from my time in Mali... Maine... England... Michigan... etc.  I did a lot of black and white editorial fashion style images in college as well.  I've had a couple of gallery shows but it has been years since the last one.  Someday I would love to make prints of my favorite work and pursue a career in photography again.  I guess I am not sure where to start though.  

Anywho, it was nice pulling out the photo of the rainbow.  I'm really looking forward to this Spring.  I'm actually just looking forward to some 40 degree weather -- anything is better than the bitter cold we've had lately.


Chantel said...

Hi Shari,
Came to your blog from Rhonda's after a comment you left - love your photos! I like taking photos too and was thinking of making a book for my dad for Christmas this year but I didn’t. What a gorgeous cat you have. I have two back on my mum’s farm - she looks after them for me as they are farm cats used to the land while I moved to the city. I like your writing and think you have a lovely blog :)

Shari said...

Thank you!
I really appreciate your comments! Feel free to swing by here anytime. I'm off to make a visit to your blog now...