Monday, March 7, 2011

Working Woman

I've been back to work at the furniture consignment shop. My friend had a long bout with the flu. Still cold there but I wore my long johns and knee socks and boots. Big difference! In between customers I took some photos.

Visit Mary at The Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

Even if you don't need anything, it is such fun to browse in antique and consignment shops. You never know what treasure awaits! And it is a good chance to shop for friends and relatives who collect things.

I have joined a photography club to learn more, but mostly I'm learning that everyone's photos are better than mine! But on the upbeat, I did have one photo chosen to be in a juried show at Eastern Connecticut University. A real boost to my ego!

My son-in-law recently gave me the gift of Adobe's Lightroom. I'm struggling with it. I downloaded a guide but I'm thinking I need one of those Dummy books. The instructions say click on a certain button and then I can't find it!

What I'm really doing is fighting off Alzheimer's. Mr. B tells me that speaking two languages can delay the onset of Alzheimer's. He speaks Spanish. Since I will never learn a second language, I'm keeping my brain active by studying photography books and software!


eileeninmd said...

Wonderful items from the shop. I really love the roosters. It is always great to read, helps to keep the mind busy.

By the Bluegrass said...

What a fun place to work, you lucky girl! And, congrats on your selected photo!

Dar said...

Love to stroll thru shops such as yours, always dreaming. Love to read too, but also don't know a second language. Will have to live with that one.
I love the rooster and that charming lamp...I already have a place picked out for it, now all I have to do, is travel cross-country for it. Ha!

Pondside said...

Good for you for pursuing more skills in photography - although I've always thought that your photos were great.
The thought of working in a consignment shop is a little like the thought of working in a candy store - dangerous!

Sheila said...

You're right. I think this world of blogging is great for the mind. The process of learning how to do mosaics and making collages, writing posts and learning from others is very stimulating and must be helping us keep those brain cells alive. I think it's much more fun than doing crossword puzzles. Good luck with your new computer program!

LindyLouMac said...

I like the comment about a second language keeping Alzheimer's at bay, I must get back to my Italian studies, although I know I will never be fluent.
I also love photgraphy but I do not edit them apart from making collages! Working in that shop must be fun.

Storybook Woods said...

Well, the more photos you take, the better you will get!! Clarice