Oh how I wished I had kept a journal through all the years. But I didn’t. Now, I sort of do; here. Part of my challenge for as long as I can remember is there just isn’t enough time in the day. But when I do it and see how little time its’ part takes… I wish I had.
Instead, if you recall, last year I tried to promote a photo calendar on Kickstarter. It fell short by just a half a dozen sales or so. Which led me to believe that I could sell photo art calendars online here. In fact, I used to create a calendar for my SailTime sailing club for a number of years. So, I already had the source for getting the manufacturing part done. I set about creating an initial collection of four calendar themes. Each theme has 13 photos in it. That means, all together, I had to choose 52 photos to represent. This season, you can choose from Cuba, San Diego, Coastal Landscapes and Nautical. It’s a great way to enjoy original art, in a subject you are attracted to, casually! You can customize the calendars to even have your local tide-chart which makes them a nice go-to in the kitchen. All calendars come with phases of the moon and major holidays. Did I mention they make a great gift! Just imagine if you bought all your gifts from small, familiar artisans instead of giant corporations. It would change the world! Click here-> to be a part of it all by browsing through my 2016 Photography Wall Calendars.
Anyway, I’m leaving two major projects on the table to jet off to the United Kingdom now. The Cuba documentary has been delayed as I have tried, in vain, to negotiate the rights for some music I dream of being the background for my visuals. Over the past week, I’ve reluctantly begun to review other possible pieces of music and am coming around to the fact that may be the way it goes. My New England sailing adventure on Arabella with the American Sailing Association is also waiting to be edited. But now, it’s time for many days of endless shooting still, video and time-lapse in the UK. I’m taking the train from London to York. Then, on to Edinburgh, followed by Glasgow. In each of those locales I will be able to fit in a morning and evening shoot. Once I reach Glasgow, I am meeting up with another Muench Workshop group to continue on and spend time at the Isle of Sky, Cairngorns and Glen Coe. I really have no idea what’s in store. But I’ve got warm clothes and tons of memory cards! One thing I do notice with my new travel kit is that even though I have 4 lenses for my Olympus OMD EM5mii (14mm-600mm) and just two for my Canon 5dm3 (24-70 & 100 prime) but the bag seems lighter and less stuffed. I also have a new GoPro Hero4.
When I return, I’ve got several boats to shoot for California Yacht Sales. In between all this I do hold down a day job too! Eeeeps, it will be time to lock in a Spring sailing charter in the BVI, I think. Due for another one of those!
I’m also about 1/2 way through building my art studio. The garage is cleaned out. Ive set up a nice drafting/art table and need to put together the heavy duty 4×8 foot art project table. Really happy with it – has a 1.5 inch maple top! Next piece of equipment is a paper drawer system and I should be printing out photos and doing whatever Im going to do with them after that by January!
Check back and see how I did and thanks for taking the time to stop by and read about my crazy life!