In my efforts to simplify our lifestyle over the past several months, my guest room has become the 'catch-all' room for those items that I have decided I don't need anymore or I'm not sure what to do with. It looks more like a hazardous waste zone at the moment rather than a guest room!
We have company coming next weekend so I will be focusing on getting that room in order, pronto! I don't know about y'all, but, on projects that require some decision making, I usually need a motivating factor to get it done. Having company is my motivating factor and I am thankful for it! We can't wait to see and visit with my brother and sister-in-law!
What needs to be done? I need to continue sorting through recipes and deciding whether to keep or toss it. My decision factor? If it contains items that I don't normally keep stocked in my pantry or is difficult to obtain in my neck of the woods then it's tossed. Simple as that. It just takes time to go over the recipes.
What else needs to be done this week to get the guest room back in shape? Finding a place to store the items that are not currently in use but that I am not getting rid of such as a hand-carved end table we brought back from Honduras, a telescope, a one-of-a-kind, handmade, octagon kitchen table (that is my sewing table at the moment) and four chairs, stack of magazines I haven't read yet and paperwork that I don't know if I need to keep or can toss. Decisions, decisions... Get the idea? I will be ecstatic to get that room done though!
Now for some randomness...
I read on a photography blog somewhere that you should never delete any of your photos. I questioned that theory because there are some shots that would take quite an imagination to ever be useful in my opinion. I do delete the ones that are blurry or are extremely over or under exposed. But, since I was trying to figure out the best way to categorize and organize all my photos I had not deleted any others. Turns out she's right! As I was going through my 6,000+ photos while working on my Christmas project, I came across some photos that did not hit me the first time as being anything that I liked, yet later, I thought they had some potential.
Here are some of those photos...
A bit of Spring colors for ya' during this Fall season!
I'm a believer now... I'm not going to delete any photos that aren't blurry or extremely exposed. How 'bout you?
I think time helps too. When I originally shot these photos and began to view and edit them, I was looking for a particular look, lighting, composition, artistic impression, etc. Looking at them again at a later time, with nothing in particular in mind for these shots, I saw them in a whole new light so to speak. I realized that there was some artistry in the image and that it had potential that I missed earlier because of my preconceived ideas.
I encourage you to go back through some of your older photos and see if you find an image(s) that strikes you differently now... simply tossing aside preconceived photographic ideas! I hope to see some of them posted on your blogs!
Enough procrastinating... I must begin tackling that guest room now!
I hope y'all have a fantastic weekend!
Till next time,