Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rediscovering Instagram, 12.30.14

You have no idea how great having this little break from work has been. Sleeping past 4:45am every day, staying up till almost midnight every night re-watching seasons of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, pouring over new books and my British Edition of Country Living magazine (SO much better than the American version), going to the movies, watching movies at home, drinking tea, starting a scarf (for MYSELF!) etc. has been such a nice break from the routine of the school year. Insert a huge sigh of relief here :)  Not that my school year has been bad in any way, it is just nice to have a break from it. I'm sure anybody reading this knows exactly what I mean :)

Anyway, having time to just chill out has given my brain time to come up with a few new ideas for the blog. And one of them is to start using Instagram again. Jane Brocket, author of The Gentle Art of Domesticity (one of my favorite books and one which I've mentioned here several times before) wrote a pretty enlightening blog post here. In it, she states that she has disregarded many social media sites, but uses Instagram to " ... simply take photos of things I like, do, make, notice, and of places I visit." I like her simple explanation. I have used Instagram off and on for a few years, but honestly don't know all of the ins and outs of using it. I just liked editing my IPhone photos with cool filters. So I'm going to try learn more about it.  I know for many blog readers, it's all about the photos. Well, I've never had a decent camera, and don't see myself getting one in the near future, so I'm going to try my best to get better with what I do have- my phone.  Each month, I'll re-cap with a collage of photos from that  month. It should be fun! Here is a preview, from the past week:
Please don't judge- I'm learning! haha

Stay tuned later this week, as I'll be starting another painting on my brand new easel!!

Thanks for reading!  Juli

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