You know, when you do a bunch of swaps, like I did this fall, you not only get to stretch your creative boundaries and make fun things, but you receive fun things as well. It is so much fun to receive those squishy fun mail packages! Even my husband has taken to yelling, as he comes in from the mailbox, "You have fun mail!" I think he's as excited as I am.
But as awesome as receiving the fun mail is, I don't feel the same way about taking the photos. I wish I was one of those people who could resist tearing into the package until I had taken pictures of the whole outside - and then photograph the process step by step as the wonderfulness inside is revealed.
But that's not me.
I wish that I was uber confident about taking the photos, and that I could be sure I would get a shot of the essence of the item, whatever it is. I wish that I had a photographic "style" and I could take pictures people would love to see, that would really do the items justice.
But that's not me either.
So I tend to procrastinate taking the pictures. The weather's gloomy. I have too much to do. Blah. Blah. Blah. I've even taken some photography lessons - and my photos are better. But I'm still not confident. But maybe... just maybe... they're improving. I hope so.
There are actually a couple more swappy things waiting to have their pictures taken, but they didn't make it into the photo gallery today, and this post is already long enough so they will have to wait for another day.
What crafty things have you been working on?