Well it has been a very busy past month and more so with finally taking the time to be creative with my many photos in so many different ways. I have been up many a late night trying to squeeze all this extra work into my already busy days. So just a little view of all my creativity I have been up to the last month and more.
Also ending this blog with a very special merry Christmas video I created from many of my winter photos and Christmas scenes.
But first lets get in the winter spirit. We are late getting snow this year but it is coming now. I finally look out my window at a winter wonderland which has help to put me in the Christmas spirit.
My New Website
click on link below
Creations by Here I Am/Carrie
You can keep updated with all my new creations with Greeting Cards, Books, Videos, Blogs and more. I am using this free website for sharing all my creations in one place which has wonderful templates for almost whatever you may want to share. This site is through the company Shutterfly where I also have my photos printed. Unfortunately they are not set up for selling what you create without paying for a professional fee. So right now what ever I make through their company such as my book Expressions of Nature or Calendar, I make no profit from it. But I love the use of their share site to create my website for sharing everything from my many other websites all for free. You can always find this link on all my blog sites.
Below is just a photo I took of my new home page.
I am finally making greeting cards with my photos instead of just sending them by e-mail. For Christmas I made homemade ones as well as use some recycled Christmas cards and added my photos, but hope to have a site in the future where I can order ones I create and later sell from the internet. I am taking baby steps on this whole process, so I will first feel the market out in local craft sales and flea markets. Also am doing a lot of research regarding suppliers of material for doing my own cards or having them printed with my photos ready for sale. Just weighing the costs of everything to find the best way to sell my cards and make them affordable yet profitable either on personal sales or on the internet. Any suggestions on this process would greatly be appreciated.
My Christmas Greeting Cards
I also created book marks with a quote I made up and on the back my website location. These I included with my greeting cards I sent for Christmas.
I have also been busy creating books. I am mostly doing the books for gifts and possible sales locally or at craft or flea markets. The costs of shipping and purchasing only one books is so expensive for an individual to purchase through the internet. But feel free to have a look if you haven’t already. Anyone thinking of doing a book checkout Blub they have a great free downloadable program for creating your book on your computer that you upload when complete and can then purchase a copy and sell with profit if you want to, otherwise a great way to preserve something special to you. In the program you can slurp your blogs here from many blog sites right into the book, however I found I had to do a great deal of formatting to get the look I wanted. My book at Shutterfly (Expressions of Nature) I make no profit from I only made the book through them as I had a coupon special for a free book. Here the book is done on the internet using their templates which can also be changed a great deal.
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My photo book Expressions of Nature
Below is just a photo of the cover of the book. I apologize for the poor picture I was in a hurry and ended up with glare on the right side.
Below is a link to my book from my blogs God’s Garden of Nature a way to preserve my blog in book form. I hope in the future to have it available in E-book.
Here are photos of my pages on my
Calendar I created for myself. Again I so apologize for the poor qualities photos I took of my calendar. Trying to get so much done to fast.
Below is the last month December
With all this extra creativity going on I realize I do need to take a step up with my little point and shoot camera and go to something I can do more with. After much thought I have however decided against a DSLR camera as I just can’t justify the cost of all the lenses I would need. I have always wanted a camera with a longer zoom and have manual setting as well. So I am looking into the new generations of power zoom cameras that will enable me to at least get better shots of the wildlife here without packing so much extra gear. My choices are The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 with a 24X zoom or one of the Canon Powershots SX40HS with a with a 35x zoom or the SX50 with a 50x zoom. Please if anyone has any comments on the subject let me know. I know nothing about cameras except the bit of research I have done. I have always been happy with my little Olympus point and shoot I have had for 4 years and probably taken over 10,000 photos with it and it still gives me some really great photos.
These whiskey jacks were taken
from inside my house through my window.
My poor old 1978 Datsun truck has been getting a real workout with loads of firewood. We almost have 2 shed filled now. We have 3 different stoves in different building so even if we aren’t here all winter we need lots of firewood.
My Merry Christmas Video to all of you.
Heaven on Earth
I end this very long blog now with my latest video created to wish everyone here a Merry Christmas with winter scenes of our place. Starting up our driveway with surrounding scenes. As evening approaches and the lights come on in our home you will be taken inside for a glimpse of a country Christmas inside then the next day continue your journey back down and out the driveway. Be sure to have your Audio on.
So wishing everyone a very
Happy New Year
filled with Hope, Health and most of all Love.
Any may you always have a
Good Morning… Good Afternoon… Good Night…
What ever it is to you.
Photo & Words
Here I Am/Carrie