So I mentioned lightly to a few people what I might like to be doing after a few years, when the kids go to school and I have to go back to 'work'. I mentioned the learning curve ahead of me, and the fact the next two years would be simply dedicated to self-improvement.
That was only in October, and it was like I opened a floodgate of interest .. I was overwhelmed... amazed .. and frantically, desperately trying to do my best work for people, all in the while comparing myself to others I admire, and being heavy on the self-critique.
I'm exhausted, satisifed, and learning on my feet. I'm doing courses, devouring books, and trying to be the me in 2yrs time NOW. I'm impatient, but i'm a stubborn little bull.
So, in October, a mere 4 weeks, I managed to squeeze in:
- 2 product shoots
- a maternity session
- a beach session for a lady and her baby
- 2 lots of acting headshots
- a baby session
- the Canon Comp ( bah! - some of the finalists - gah! )
- and 2 lots of retouching work on photos that weren't mine
and this weekend I have a newborn session.
and possibly designing an album cover ? Or a gig poster ?.. - not sure, and maybe not .. although i'm totally keen on that one if it eventuates.
All the while learning how to use a new camera ( different make, settings in different spots than i'm used to ), and trying to look Professional while scrabbling with dials and praying i'm not ballsing things up badly. Oh, and managing kids, who often have to come with.
Luckily, being upfront about my limitations, people have been very kind and generous with their feedback, which is nice.
I just appreciate the opportunity.
Oh, and i've been knitting.
And thinking about the Christmas tree
And starting things
And wanting to start other new things before finishing the previous new things
And the house is messy
Because the crawler clings to my ankles sobbing whenever I rev up the vacuum cleaner
But I did manage to clean, and even *mop* this week.
And the house was clean
For maybe a hour
And the Gods did smile
And it was good.