Friday, April 15

Now and Then

The first time I saw pictures like these, I was floored. It combines photography and local history, which are two of my favorite things, so I couldn't resist trying some of my own! It was a little trickier than I expected, and sometimes you run into issues like something else being built where the picture was taken from, which makes it impossible to get the shot. These are the three I've done so far, and I'm sure there will be many more to come!
























Check out these links for a bunch more:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/75-captivating-looking-into-the-past-pictures
http://www.flickr.com/groups/lookingintothepast/pool/

Wednesday, April 13

the End and the Beginning

This is it. Today is my first day as a full time craftperson! I'm up early, so that's a great start so far. I wanted to give my blog a little love before I hit the parlor to start working. Lock me in, chain me to my chair, glue my glue gun to my hand because it's time to do WORK!

Shutting down Blockbuster felt so surreal, and I don't think it really sank in until yesterday when I was alone in the store, waiting for a truck to come pick up the few boxes of movies we had left. Everything was dark and empty and all signs of fun and life were long gone and I realized that we were finally at the end. I will miss my work family so much, but it feels incredible to be free.

The only dream I've ever had was to find a way to let my creativity be my job. Long before Etsy was born, before I ever got my first job, this was the only thing that made sense to me.  It seemed so impossible back then, but here we are.

Peace out, old life. You were good to me, but new life is going to be even better.