I’m starting to think it’s the worst idea in the world to organize my pictures by which iPhone I took them on. I guess that, when I set up the system, I was mentally organizing the phases of my life by which iPhone I had. That was stupid. I should be doing them by year.
I wanted to find an amateur photo shoot I did while at Treat Design Group of Cheryl’s diamonds stacked with tile samples for the guest-house bathroom. All I could remember was that I’d taken the pictures in late 2012, so I decided it was just time to sort through iPhone pictures from late 2012. What I found was a section of pictures completely devoid of Carmen, and suddenly I saw a part of my life completely devoid of Carmen. It made me think about what defined my life in that odd period between when my life in Houston changed and when I moved my life to Austin.
1) Different people, different places…Let me be clear: A lot of the people in these pictures were friends with whom I already hung out. But I found that the nature of my relationships changed. I mended old wounds and pursued people more deeply. I made my home in different houses. And I spent a lot of time with my bosses, whom I adored (and still do). I knew that I was on the verge of leaving, but I also craved social relationships, some of which I knew I would not maintain. I branched out while disentangling my roots.
2) Christmas, Christmas, Christmas…I threw myself into making homemade coasters for everyone. It was one of the most fun, most exhausting, most satisfying projects I have ever done. Here is some of my work, which I want to one day sell on Etsy (yeah, that’s its own thing.
3) Those two actually pretty much cover it. Sorry, but I have to get back to work. :P …Oh, wait! Here’s a link to my diamonds photo shoot, among other things.