<EDIT: I've just started clearing out my gallery. I've decided that it is completely time to move on. I've saved everything I deem worth saving to my computer and I will transfer them all to a disc in the future so that I have them safely stored away, and in one month from now, on the 1st of August, I will be deactivating this account, and my original photography account along with it.
Looking through all the photographs, however, I am feeling a little inspired. In the future, if I ever do pick up the hobby again, I may open a new account and post some new things. Of course, this means that I'll have to relearn the basics all over again, since I seem to have lost how to do anything.
Perhaps you'll see me and my camera again, or perhaps not. But, as it states below in the original journal, I have moved on to PeachesandPebbles where I post my handmade jewellery, and sell them on Etsy.
But otherwise, farewell, and thank you all!
PS it was especially painful deleting the DD, but nevermind. I won't linger on the past.
You probably won't see me around here for much longer - not that you do anyway - so I'm saying farewell.
My camera has not been used for artistic means for quite some time, and any time that it had, nothing seemed to work out. I took it out a few months ago to take pictures for a project, and they almost worked, but my camera let me down a little.
It's not that I'm getting stroppy and giving up, it's simply that I've grown away from it. I had a dry spell with photography, and when I got over it and decided to get back on the horse, it had been replaced with a donkey instead (though donkeys are still cute...you get what I mean). I haven't thought about photography for some time, and whenever it's been used lately it's been simply to photograph my jewellery.
Which leads me to my current life. I've taken much more to making jewellery. I have very limited ideas, so whenever I had one for photography, I found that the idea had lasted a few hours, maybe a few weeks depending on the scale, then it was over. With jewellery, at least the idea lasts longer as I plan it out and test methods. This is probably why I am still striving to become a writer - one idea can last me a year
plenty of time to come up with new ones and avoid dry spells. I've finished the first book of my trilogy, and already I have 2 very strong ideas for both a single book, and a duology to come after it.
You can still find me lurking around dA under other names, but I am mostly over at PeachesandPebbles
now. There, I post all my jewellery - projects, gifts, commissions, and products - and any that are currently available for sale have a link to the Etsy listing in the description.
I know, I've said about jewellery before, and yes I have made a new dA with the same items, but that's because I'm taking this more seriously. I've been asked to sponsor giveaways on some blogs, which I have accepted, and I'm making more and more new items by the week. I'm getting lots of ideas, and I'm enjoying making these pieces a lot more than I enjoyed taking photographs. Photography is fun, but I have just outgrown it. I never wanted to make a career out of it, and I don't with jewellery either, but atleast it'll be easier to make some money on the side with jewellery while I care for my mum.
So feel free to come and say hi over at PeachesandPebbles
, and also to snoop about my shop.
I have a blog
as well where I post updates on my work, my own giveaways, and larger giveaway collaborations with other blogs that anyone can enter.
All links are available on my new dA, but you probably won't see me around here much. I will respond to messages at another point, and I thank you now for favourites and for being supportive through my photography years. I may return, I'm not closing this page, nor am I deleting anything, but please remember that just because I'm not active, doesn't mean I've given up the rights to my photos. They still belong to me and are not to be distributed, edited or otherwise used with claims that they are your own.
Thanks guys, have a good one ^^