So, after much careful thought, I’m going to shift my photography a bit more in style and intention. I’ve learned that, for me anyway, I have to feel like things have a purpose to be of value to my life. I want to photograph the little stuff, or the “oh that’s really cool” stuff because I’ll remember it. One of the most socially debilitating things about fibromyalgia isn’t the pain, the constant explanations about how I feel and what fibromyalgia is, but it’s the “fibro fog” that comes with it.
“Fibro Fog” as it is not-so-affectionately called, is simply the memory issues and lack of memory function. I can be in the middle of a conversation, and suddenly, I have no idea what it was that we were discussing. This post took me about 3 hours to complete because of the memory issues I have .
I quilt because I can work with fabric and touch the fabric, thread, needle, machine, scissors, iron, rotary cutter, rulers, and other things native to quilters and form memories from them. I can look at items I’ve sewn or quilted and remember what I was thinking, touching, doing, living, etc. from these items. I want to capture that in my blog. The feeling of fabric. The texture of fabric. The beauty of perfect or imperfect seams. All of that gorgeous stuff that helps me. Maybe it will help others to see through my eyes, and not just see through a generic camera lens pointed at what the popular photographers shoot.
Take a look at a quilt that I was inspired to create for a friend who was just entering back into the harsh working world after the blessing of being able to stay at home to raise her children. I knew it would be a huge change for her, and I wanted her to have something that would make her smile at work, no matter what.
Today’s post has the largest group and the last of the car show photos I will be posting. I may post a few other random shots I got while at the show, but this will be the last group posting of the Below the Radar car show from April 16 (appropriately, I got them all done within a month!).
In this group, you’ll find a random array of unique cars from “no model” roadsters to BMW, Porsche, GMC, Mini, and so on. Although this group is the least flashy of the postings of cars, it is nonetheless beautiful. Thank you to all the owners who brought cars out to Huntsville for this shoot!
Next photos will be either nature or fabric-related most likely. I think I need a little break from all the pretty shiny things before I can start on any more of them! 😉
At least that’s OFTEN my motto. Doesn’t quite always work best, but I am seriously trying. For the first time in over 5 days, I got to bed before 3 a.m. this morning! Such an accomplishment!
With all the exhaustion, working on anything photographic or websitey wasn’t really in anyone’s best interests… I finally got some “awake and aware” time tonight to get to my Monday evening post. I’ve got 21 of the remaining shots posted here, and I’ll be working on more and prepping the next couple of week’s blog posts so I’m not behind again. These are some really phenomenal cars! Enjoy!
(As always, if you see a pic of your car…or any car…and want prints, drop me a line! I will sell photo rights to a car’s owner for a price and will untag those photos. All others will come with my tagline. Thanks!)
Due to a fibromyalgia flare that I am currently fighting, this week’s post will be delayed by a day or two. I promise to get working on it, but I have not been able to get to editing and resizing so that I can post the next set of car shots on my normal Monday postings. I will get them, and I’m excited about them, but just couldn’t do it right now. So, file this under “coming soon” and “fibromyalgia sucks” if you like… Thanks!