Great News!

I have really been enjoying my time off but it is all coming to an end.  Yesterday Tom, the owner of The Studio, called to say he needed me to get started as soon as possible because he had been sick.  I am not sure what is wrong with him but I think he will be out most of this week.  I am really excited about getting to start so soon.  I really thought it would be another week or more before he would call.  My house could use me having a little more time off but that is alright.  I don’t have to be at work until 10:30 so I will have plenty of time to get things done around the house in the mornings.  Also that will give me time to take the dogs for a walk so I can get my exercise in!  God has blessed me and Blake so much lately. 

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  Mathew 6:33    

Just call me Tired!!!

Wow my body is aching today and I would love to be back in my pj’s in bed!  This weekend went great but I am tired!  I worked at The Studio for 8 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday.  I wiped noses, acted silly, played with puppets, cleaned up baby spit-up, calmed crying children, moved lights around, tickled kids, and so on and so on.  I spent most of the weekend getting up and down off the floor.  My legs are not use to that at all.  I have bruises from standing on my knees to be at the children’s level.  Oh but it was really fun!  The weekend just flew by.  I never ended up taking any pictures just because I didn’t know the camera they were using very well.  But I was able to prove myself by assisting Tom (the owner/photographer).  Most of the girls that work there act like they could care less if they are there and so I jumped in as his assistant and did really good.  I had so much fun.   

As far as getting a full time job there….I will have a job they just have to work some things out first.  I think there is a girl who would rather not be there and she has been ill for about a week now.  I guess they think she may quit or something so they just need some time to see what happens there.  I am really excited!  I love how close it was to the house and the work environment.  I felt like myself again this weekend and I think Blake could vouch for me being happier after a hard day at work!  Now I just have to wait.  I really hope that I hear something soon!   

For those who wondered

Some of you actually tried to find the deer in my picture.  I guess I really didn’t expect anyone to but I thought I would point it out to those who wondered.  (I didn’t want to make the picture larger for copy right reasons.)

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How it Went

So last night when I got off work I went straight over to The Studio to talk to the owner.  (For those of you who don’t know I was meeting with a local photographer hoping to get a job in the future.)  He was a really nice guy.  The studio is really big with lots of cool backdrops and props.  He really has a very well thought out place.  We talked for just over an hour.  I gave him my resume and talked about my experience.  He showed me all around the place and introduced me to everyone there.  There are about 4 or so girls that work there full and part time.  I took my lap top so that I could show him my portfolio but we never got around to looking at it.  I started to get frustrated at that but then he offered me a job.  Not a permanent one but still a job!  They are having a special weekend coming up for Easter pictures and he said I could work the whole weekend.  I will be getting a good feel for things and they will see how I do under pressure.  I know I can do great because I catch on fast!  Plus I am ready to burst at the seams where I have been suppressing all that sort of energy. 

So maybe it will be crazy that I work all weekend like that but it will be fun.  And who knows maybe it will lead to a good job close to home!  I would be 10 minuets away rather than 30!  Oh and better than that they are open 10:30-6:30.  No more getting up and running out the door looking like crap!  All in all he said that he liked the energy I put off and the conversation we had and he can tell I would fit right in there.  He said there are no openings now but we will see.  I think basically if I do good enough he will make room for me on his team.  He had said that none of the girls hardly pick up the camera that work there.  They each had a place they worked and didn’t do much more than that one thing.  He talked like they were trying to learn other things and that it was coming along slowly.  I have had experience doing every bit of what they do there (sales, dealing with the lab, working on the computer, photographing, printing proofs…).  He said he has yet to have anyone who could do everything.  I might just be that person I think! 

I am really excited and can’t wait to see how it all turns out!  

*It is actually really soon-March 8 and 9 is the weekend I will be working! 

Photography

So I have decided to try to get back into my photography.  I don’t want to get into doing portraits again because I just don’t enjoy them as much.  I thought I would start by just trying to sell some of the hundreds of pictures that I already have taken.  So I started an Etsy store

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These are just a couple of the items I have featured in my store so far.  Everyone please go and check it out!  I could use some feedback!

I guess that many people have been using Etsy for some time now but it is new to me.  I thought I would use this for Works for me Wednesday as well as some shameless self promotion!  Etsy is a great site that anyone can set up and sell their handmade creations.  There are only some small fees but it is cheaper than buying your own site!