the wave of the present
flickr photos by au fille de…’s
happy spring everyone! life seems to be moving at the speed of light right now. thank god spring has sprung but that means 3 months into this new year already! i realize that my days here are not unlimited so i’m changing my life today, finally ready to cut out the bad and leave the lean, good stuff. that should free up a lot of time ;)
i plan to spend this new found time learning a skill online like photoshop, exploring new technologies on the web and getting my real estate license. i’m taking a cue from obama when he said we could all beef up our skills. i’ve been watching cnn and they constantly say the economy will come back if we invest in small business and entrepreneurs. lots of us bloggers are business people and need ways to boost our streams of revenue and showcase talent.
so yesterday i spent a lot of time catching up on the technology curve that i’ve been missing (read:avoiding). i think i get twitter now, it’s a giant conversation with everyone talking at once! it’s a great way to get quick sound bytes and as they say, ‘it’s what’s happening between blog posts and emails’. the theory is that it’s less formal and just a quick link to something or someone of interest. some seem to take to it like water…i’m not sure i’ll be able to keep up but will give it a shot.
technology seems to be on my radar lately and i came across a couple new sites that are a lot of fun and let you be uber creative. they range from the one twitter liners to publishing your own magazine and everything in between. par example,
my friend bonnie just started a blog called ‘love your place’ and is already cruising at light speed with it.
she entered a challenge on maison21 to design a dining room.
she didn’t have photoshop, so she worked it out with www.polyvore.com. i thought it was just for fashion but turns out you can upload photos to design amazing presentations. it’s a great way to showcase your stuff if you’re an interior designer, pro or novice!
i also stumbled onto this great new service, issu. it lets you create a magazine using all sorts of printed publications and your own stories and pics.
you know how it is when you’re surfing that wave, how you get carried off to far away lands and everything you need is right in front of you. it was one of those days. i wrapped it up by reconnecting with an old friend who left a comment on the post about twitter.
turns out she has a fantastic community blog and site for photogs of all levels. i forgot to put a photography class on the list early in the post but that’s ok cause i’ll cross it right off today! she’s giving tutorials on ‘meeting your camera’ and photoshop techniques. go figure.
i tried to use some of their techniques but still need tons of practice. then again it could be my subject matter. or lack thereof.
anyway i left inspired and spent a long time goofing around. now i’m gonna take this knowledge and see if i can do anything productive with it!
well, hope you’re not on overload. i need to get some fresh air myself before i tackle one more tap on this keyboard!
here’s one more spring beauty from au fille de…’s flickr page.