ALL NEW: Fridays

So here’s to the beginning of what I’m calling Fridays. If you know me, you know that I come up with idea after idea, thought after thought, and let me tell you, working in an office all alone does not allow for the proper ventilation of ideas and thoughts that go through my head. This is where I will release the fury of ideas! 🙂

+ New Canvases and Literature:
With a couple expos coming up next month, I needed some literature to be able to pass out, as well as big display gallery wraps! While I did not go as big as I wanted, they are big enough. I had been thinking long and hard about what to do for the expo, how to have my display, and I finally concluded; Why build a display or buy a display that I can only use but maybe once or twice a year. Sure, it looks super cool, but honestly I think I’d rather put that money into equipment. 🙂 So my display is being made so that I can easily transition all of it into the studio… Which brings me to my next point

For the past year I’ve been looking for a place to call home for Steffen Harris Photography. Don’t get me wrong, working out of the home is great, and fairly cheap, but I miss out on SO much opportunity of doing fun indoor sessions. I’ve been doing a lot of research and a year ago, I would have told you there is NO WAY I will ever shoot anything indoor, simply because you don’t have that natural lighting, or really neat landscape. And you don’t, but there are so many fun ideas I have now for doing some indoor sessions, from families, to babies and kids, and even some seniors! But it will also allow me to present my work in a much better way than I can even come close to now. So be prepared world, because 2011 is going to be a year of change!

+ Christmas
As we approach Christmas I have that feeling that you get when you take off for vacation, and you are just sure you forgot something only to find out that you did not. I’m going through that right now, and I really feel like I’m forgetting some gifts. I am done with Christmas shopping. This was a great year, because I did 100% of my shopping online! I LOVE IT! 🙂 No lines, no waiting in the cold, no dealing with dumb drivers, or people who choose to walk down the center of a parking lot lane… you know who you are. 🙂 So it’s a relief, yet kind of hectic because I’m stilling waiting on the mail service to bring me about half the gifts that I purchased.

+ Gas Prices
I need to vent. One my way into town the other day, the radio news says that oil by the barrel is the cheapest it has been in like 25 months! I take a turn and see under the gas station’s sign: UNLEADED – $2.95. Call me crazy but if the cost of oil is down, shouldn’t the gas prices reflect that? And it’s funny, there’s something about that $3 mark that is just terrifying. I can deal with 2.95 all right, but 3.00, that’s crossing a line that I just don’t care to cross.

+ Final Thoughts
I know this blog is lacking pictures, I promise to include pictures from now on. But until then, have a great Friday… as well as a great weekend!! 🙂