It IS a new year, after all, and it’s really amusing me how my fingers didn’t even stumble when typing 2012.
but, it’s time to Begin the Beguine…
Heh. Early A.M. here in the Windy and I’m getting ready to go on the road.
I need that, the snow that is.
Later this morning, I’ll be driving to Michigan to scout some locations for some new pictures of some new styles and nothing is more ticklesome to me than to actually have snow for an actual winter shoot!
Although lots of stuff you see in the cloud is shot months (even a year) in advance, this is more of a real-time excursion. I’m done with the knitting and in a few hours, I’ll be on my way to snag some images to go hand-in-hand with a new design.
This morning has been spent harvesting the elements from around the house to go on the road with me.
This proved to be harder than I thought, because a few weeks ago, the whole place was packed up for some re-mod work and, maybe this has happened to you: I could NOT remember where I put some Really Important Things.
Missing: camera battery chargers (2); camera flash unit; cool new blush makeup; memory card reader; and last, but not least, size 7 – 16″ circular needles (for hat WIP).
But what was the most important ingredient for this whole fou-fourh-Rah?
Yes! C.O.F.F.E.E. coffee and more coffee.
In this lovely beginning week of January, not only is it colder, but those pesky days are still not very long, and it’s dark, and the Brain, it doesn’t really want to fire on all synapses in any particular speedy order.
SO, faced with the possibility of being stuck out-in-the-woods without, let’s say, my Lip Gloss, I will go to the greatest lengths to jump start the process.
I’m raising a Cuppa right at you right now!
And yes, I know it’s a little pathetic to be wearing make up in the woods but as any Uptown Girl will tell you: (we) Don’t Leave Home Without IT!