I've been lucky enough to attend a sewing conference about once a years for the past few years. It's a great experience and so much fun to mingle with like-minded people as crazy about buying fabric as I am. Although, this year I've decided to invest myself in different direction. I'm attending the Click Away Conference in San Antonio in just six weeks! I am so excited for this! It's something I've never done before. I've taken one short photography class and am basically self-taught on my DSLR. As I've considered where I want to head with my creative self, I keep coming back to photography. I'm taking the next year or so to re-devote myself to this hobby.
I started getting excited about photography again when my sister introduced me to Clickin Moms about six months ago. I have been so focused on the world of quilting that I haven't researched and discovered much beyond my social network of quilt blogs and instagram accounts. I love this site! It is fueled by amazing content from fabulous female photographers. Many of them are just like me--women who bought a DSLR to take pictures of their children, but they have moved far beyond my skill level and many are now professional photographers. These are women I've come to admire greatly. They have amazing skill and knowledge and share it.
I've recently subscribed to Click Magazine which is published by Clickin Moms. I look forward to each new issue. A subscription also allows readers to access all past issues digitally which is fantastic. I also purchased their beautiful book, Capture the Moment, which is filled with amazing photo inspiration and tips.
This is not a sponsored post. I'm simply sharing info about Clickin Moms because this site gave me the boost I needed to begin recognizing my potential as a photographer. Their content (between the blog, magazine and book) got me excited about being creative again. I'm once again motivated to make something. My mojo is returning, but it looks completely different. All of the pictures in this post are ones I've taken over the years. I look forward to many more chances to create images I love.
I have a long way to go and so much to learn, but I'm so thrilled to dive in. Just a heads up, the content on my blog may be shifting a bit. I'll still share some sewing projects here and there, but I do intend to begin sharing my photography journey as well. That may or may not appeal (which is totally fine). You'll likely be seeing less sewing and more photography as different projects come from the blue chair. I do hope you stick around as I shift gears just a bit!
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