( Little note about the Polaroid here – as you can see from the cup, I took this photo in Bewley’s Cafe, in the Grafton Street branch. I made a couple of trips to Dublin quite some time ago, to shoot of a series of Polaroid images. A little later all the Bewley cafes were threatened with closure , but I am so pleased to see that they were saved from that, and are still in business. )
Well, it just goes to show. Routine is everything. And once you let the routine slip and slide , it is so very difficult to pick things up again. Or maybe I just needed this period to be free from blogging about it. Some people manage to navigate great shifts in circumstance while blogging throughout , but for me, I think I need some calm and quiet times when there is a lot going on “behind the scenes”.
Anyway, things are calming down a bit now , and finding their own order again. And I feel ready to pick up my blogging habit too. I have missed it, for the exchanges of opinion and for the way that it encourages a certain reflection on what is going on. I am planning some changes though, and as I’m coming up for my fourth “Blogaversary” that doesn’t seem a bad thing !
Anyway ( again ) I thought I would do a few little giveaways of various sorts, as I get back into the groove of things. And the first one concerns Stephanie Levy’s Creative Courage course. I participated in the first one last autumn and really enjoyed both the content and the courageous bunch of women who participated. She has now just launched the next round and there is an earlybird price until this Sunday ( 26th ). I am going to join in again with this round – she has got a really great line up of contributors . In fact, I’d say she has excelled herself ! I have done quite a few online courses over the years. Working by myself, from my little studio, I enjoy the input of new ideas and techniques. And the discussions with other “arty” types. And honestly, I think Stephanie’s course is one of the best I’ve done. ( And I’m not an affiliate or anything like that – I just really enjoyed the experience.)
So, if that gets your curiosity going, pop over to her site and have a read of what she has cooked up. And if you decide to join in , pop back here and let me know. I will be pulling a few names from the hat and giving away a few of my postcard sets to people who have signed up.