one year ago I decided I was going to start a blog.
i wanted the blog to be a space where I could post anything "creative".
this blog would keep me honest and give me a place to turn in my creative work each week.
What a difference a year makes.
In the last year I have taken up photography wholeheartedly. I'm technically challenged at times however I'm improving everyday.
During the course of the year I discovered the subject I loved to photograph most is...wait for it....Plants!? What?!
Still seems funny to me that I would enjoy taking pictures of plants (who am I?).
but I do. and the pictures I take aren't half bad.
A year ago
I had no name, no logo, smallroots was just an idea.
Now smallroots is a website, a blog, a flickr account and is a seller on Etsy! (sorry no tweets)
I published my first calendar and had 20 orders in one month (not bad for a little idea I had last year).
I'm happy with the progress I have made over the last year. Most happy about the work I have put into my "creative" space and of all the images I have to show for it (many you haven't seen!)
Last year I made a promise to start this blog - this blog which symbolized so much more.
And the only one holding me accountable was me.
AND I DID IT.
Happy Anniversary to me.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
So I am always out and about looking at the plants around me and am always surprised at what I find. This one however caught me off guard. These large plants were covered with carvings of people's names. I came across them while at a robust ranch in Texas, they were on a hill overlooking a lake and the dessert and mountains beyond. Beautiful scene. I kept thinking didn't these people have something better to do?
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Winner of the smallroots calendar is comment number 24!
Thank you to everyone who participated! My first giveaway was a success and for me was a great way to start the new year. Thank you for posting your resolutions, I enjoyed reading them all. Special thanks to Audrey from Audrey's Giveaway Blog, who offered to post a link to this giveaway on her blog. (Who knew giveaway blogs existed?! I'm a newbie to this giveaway game!)
Great new things are in the works for smallroots in 2010 - I'm working on note cards, prints and other goodies. Please check back to see what's new. Happy New Year!