I’d rather be making something new than sitting here blogging, but it’s “photo Friday.” every Friday Eric grabs the camera, takes over the work table and sets it up to photograph whatever it is that I’ve made during the week. It’s easier for him to do them all in one day than to do it every time I make something, but it means that I lose access to the crafting table for the better part of the day.
Of course, blogging about what I’m doing is important too. I really wish that I had a link between my brain and the computer, because I could totally snap WIP shots with my eyes and write up the articles in my head as I go along. Half the time, by the time I get around to blogging about the project, I’ve forgotten some of the key points that I wanted to talk about. I do my best though. I’m really trying to get into this craft blogging thing. It’s vastly different from writing about the world and issues and all that, but I really want my crafting to go places, so this is part of the process.
Part of me thinks that I should take more time to turn my project posts into tutorials, but that would be such a pain for me. It’s not that I wouldn’t want to share and teach, I’m really cool with that, but I’d have to stop so many times to get good photos. It’s also really hard, and sometimes impossible, to take photos while I have the project in my hands. Sometimes you just can’t let go in the middle of something so that you can grab the camera and take a snapshot. I wish I had a video camera, but I don’t. If I did I’d just point it where my hands go, let it record, and pull stills out of it later. Hell, I could even share the videos if someone wanted to sit there for an hour or two to watch them.
Speaking of tutorials, I really need to get that beaded tree done so that I can write about it. It won’t be the best tutorial ever, but since there are no really good ones out there, I still want to do that for people. I just haven’t been working on it because I wanted to make things that I could put into the shop. I get so easily distracted. Of course, I can’t work on the tree right now because I’d want to use the camera to take photos of the progress and Eric’s busy using it. I guess I can work on finishing the charity rug though. That doesn’t need a lot of photos. Crocheting isn’t something you can really get a lot of in-progress shots of. It’s pretty boring. [grins]
Oh man, my mind is all over the place right now. I’m actually wishing that I could come up with enough content to just keep my blog queue filled. The blog will put out one post every three hours, or eight a day, if I have them in there for it to post. It’s been a long time since I had that much to write about, or the time to write it for that matter. Between feeling like crap, dealing with life and crafting, writing isn’t one of the top things on my mind anymore. Except on days like today when I can’t really do much of anything, then I want to write. I guess we’ll see what happens.