Getting a shop started on ETSY was and is basically to begin to dissiminate all the fiber I had accumulated and continue to acquire in a viable way. Well, that is beginning to happen, and I love it. But, what I love even more is I am totally consumed with learning more about the geek world of widgets, HTML, site-meters and on and on. I sit at my laptop with all the accoutrements you see in the photo and crawl through this new world AND I love it! I had settled into a slow moving (for me) world of morning walks, a little gardening or spinning, lunch, then more spinning or knitting, with maybe a nap in there and it was all good. Now I find myself energized and my mind on fire.
Another big perk is finally getting off of "auto" on my Rebel SLR camera and amping up my photography. A dear friend and my daughter-in-law feed me tips and instructions. The next big step is trying "RAW" images. Have to get the manual out to get to that on the camera menu. Sometimes, I do resort to my Iphone camera for a quicky as I did in this photo.
For me, this just illustrates how we have to keep on learning and being inquisitive. My dad was a great example of this. His quick mind was on fire to acquire new info. His eyes were terrible and he had to use a huge, awkward tabletop magnifying reader but he read the Wall Street Journal every day as well as the daily local paper. He devoured books on tape from a source for the visually impaired. He is my hero.