"Every planet has its own weird customs. About a year before we met, I spent six weeks on a moon where the principal form of recreation was juggling geese. My hand to God. Baby geese - goslings! They were juggled."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What to do while I wait

I've become a post officer stalker. I've been waiting on the couch around noon when the mail comes, eagerly listening for that characteristic drone of the mail truck. Today, because it was so nice out despite the insanely high winds, I sat on the driveway knitting my very first sock (it looks ok, but I'm stuck on the heel now). It was so windy, that at one point I got up to get something inside, and came back to see my skein bouncing down the driveway heading for the road. I had to stop and laugh.

But no luck today, maybe tomorrow.

A week ago, I very suddenly decided to open up shop on Etsy to see if I could sell some prints. There was the dilemma of where to get my prints printed - I'd already been down the road of having my own printer, and I wasn't about to do it again. I tried a local camera shop but their product was washed out and blurry. Finally, a local art shop recommended Diversified Lab, and so I jumped right in. Incredible prices and free shipping, excellent! My test batch arrived in two days, and I loved the results. Problem solved!

So now I have about 40 prints listed on Etsy, most 8x10 but I can now entertain the idea of printing pretty much any size my resolution will allow. I sold one print my first three days of being an open shop to a nearly random visitor, and just sold another two to a very nice person I'd recently met on another site. I'm hoping for more, anything to help pay off the loan I took from my relative to pay for my dental bill. If you'd like to take a look at my shop out of boredom, or if you might even entertain the idea of buying a print, check out Go Volcano Photography here.

It's also just nice seeing my work out there, and I've received nothing but compliments. Feels good :)


  1. Awesome pictures! I'm so jealous of your travels :) I am trying to figure out HDR, I had never even heard of it until about a month ago, but I don't think I have the right software to pull it all together.

  2. Thanks! HDR is ridiculously fun. You can do if with photoshop if you have it, but I don't so I use PhotoMatix. I think the license was $20-30, and worth it in my opinion.

  3. Yea all i have is iPhoto, i don't want to invest in anything expensive before leaving in case something happens to my computer. Have you ever used/heard of Gimp? I'm just now starting to shoot in RAW, i just used film and a point and shoot before i got my beast of a camera i have now, it's still a little intimidating :)

  4. I actually haven't shot in RAW but I've thought about it. Especially for HDR! I don't use Gimp, but I'm pretty obsessed with Picasa :)