Thursday, January 29, 2009

All Set Up and Ready to Go!!!

Dragonfly Photography has, hopefully, established a presence on 1000markets. Last night I added some lovely photographs to shop (a fairly painless process). Created my banner. Sent my request to join the Trunkt Market (they accepted me). Now I'm just sitting here watiting for 1000markets to approve me.

I'm not very good at waiting but I have improved since I've started selling on-line. Matter of fact, it's becoming a skill that has served me well in other aspects of my life.

Still...I'd rather be doing something else other than wait. Like selling.

PS: As of 12:35pm my shop was approved

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pretty Pictures - Moments in Time Caught in a Photograph

Slide Show of the Week - January 28, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

My Father's Hands...

People's hands tell a story about what kind of lives they've lived. Are they smooth and unblemished like the hands of a banker? Or are the calloused and ragged looking like the hands of laborer?

For me, when I look at my father's hands, the story they tell me is that he's a tinkerer, a craftsman, builder of boats and go-karts for his children.

I can tell when he is in deep thought when he twiddles his thumbs - it helps with the thinking process. I also know when he's fully relaxed and content - he sits with his hands clasp and out front. I know he's fully present in the moment and ready to have one of those long meandering conversations that we like to have.

It drives me crazy when he picks and scratches at the skin graft that was the result of skin cancer. I'm always yelling at him "Quit Picking!!" It stops him for a nano second and then he's back to picking and scratching. I'll wait a few minutes before I tell him to "Stop Picking". Yes, I'm bossy but he's stubborn.

We both have the same sausage shaped fingers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Friday, January 9, 2009

The Face Behind the Photographs...

This is me - it's a self portrait and I quite like it (despite the "Bad Hair Day"). My usual complaint is that I look very dour and without humor in any of my photographs. It might have something to do with the fact that I don't like having my photograph taken. So, now you have a face to put with the photographs.

The story behind the photograph:

My husband got me a new camera for Christmas - a Nikon D40 - my first digital SLR. Before I had been using a wonderful point and shoot camera - FujiFilm A900. Having had not so many opportunities to use my camera and because I'm a world class slacker, instead of cleaning the kitchen, cooking dinner, or doing some paperwork one night I decided to have some fun with the new camera. So, my priorities were not exactly in order - but I had fun.