Friday, May 22, 2009

My travel into geek-dom through Etsy

Getting a shop started on ETSY was and is basically to begin to dissiminate all the fiber I had accumulated and continue to acquire in a viable way.   Well, that is beginning to happen, and I love it.  But, what I love even more is I am totally consumed with learning more about the geek world of widgets, HTML, site-meters and on and on.  I sit at my laptop with all the accoutrements  you see in the photo and crawl through this new world AND I love it!  I had settled into a slow moving (for me) world of morning walks, a little gardening or spinning, lunch, then more spinning or knitting, with maybe a nap in there and it was all good.  Now I find myself energized and my mind on fire. 
Another big perk is finally getting off of "auto" on my Rebel SLR camera and amping up my photography.  A dear friend and my daughter-in-law feed me tips and instructions.  The next big step is trying "RAW" images.  Have to get the manual out to get to that on the camera menu.  Sometimes, I do resort to my Iphone camera for a quicky as I did in this photo.

For me, this just illustrates how we have to keep on learning and being inquisitive.  My dad was a great example of this.  His quick mind was on fire to acquire new info.  His eyes were terrible and he had to use a huge, awkward tabletop magnifying reader but he read the Wall Street Journal every day as well as the daily local paper.  He devoured books on tape from a source for the visually impaired.  He is my hero.


  1. Why do you need to use RAW files? Curious...

  2. E says we can edit color better when shooting objects. She recommends not using RAW for shooting people. Files are huge though, FYI

  3. Yay, glad you got the widgets working! :D

  4. Amen, sister. Thanks so much for your help.

  5. Your post regarding learning is inspiring. If you're not growing, you're dying.


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