Happy Sunday from Albany, New York! I spent the week in my hometown with Wanderland Vice President Tucker Baackes — who just so happens to be the cutest cocker spaniel in town — enjoying some down time between trips and taking care of all that pesky real life business that I spend most of the year outrunning, ie. going to the dentist and ophthalmologist; cleaning out my closet and sending a big clothes donation to a local charity, and making some much needed gear repairs and replacements.
My biggest move of the week was ordering a new DSLR, a new underwater camera setup, and new versions of a few other electronics that have recently failed me. They were huge expenditures and the simultaneous timing of their urgent purchase was unfortunate, but considering they are the tools of my trade I had little choice in matter. After much research and contemplation, I feel confident in my purchases and now can’t wait to start shooting with my new fleet. I’m looking forward to doing a post about my new family of Canons — looks like this page is going to need updating soon.
So, after a week filled with nothing but work, working out, and wiping out my meager life savings, I was thrilled to have a dear friend’s wedding shower on the docket for the weekend. After a beautiful shower in Saratoga, the bachelorette kickoff activity was a private party at a Paint n’ Sip studio. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to join in — I’ve been dying to check out one of these places since they started popping up all over the US a few years ago. It was such a fun group activity and felt so good to have a paintbrush in hand again.
For a quiet week, I had a quiet post — just one photo. But it’s a good one, because it inspires me to finally make good on that promise I always make to myself. A promise to start creating art again.
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Well, I guess I can’t ask which photo is your favorite this week! So I’ll ask a few other things instead — are you interested in camera review posts? Any artists out there that travel with their tools? Does anyone else find cleaning out their closet infinitely more satisfying than filling it? Inquiring bloggers want to know! See you in the comments!