Spinning in Time

“Dithery Me” (@Robin King)

Goodbye to Instagram – again. I hoped that this time would be different but it wasn’t. Instagram’s too enticing, too yummy, and too hungry. It devours content. If being there weren’t so much fun it’d be terrifying. Because of my ridiculous relationship with Instagram I neglected this site, Twitter, Redbubble, and nearly everything else.

To make things worse, the timing is bad. There are non-art events ahead that I need to prepare for. Their dates are non-negotiable and I’m woefully behind.

However, I did spend a little time with Affinity Photo last week. Results were mixed but I learned enough to have hope for the future. And I took a few shots with the new camera. One was bad; the others weren’t good but adequate. I don’t know when I’ll get back to the camera. November, probably, and they’ll be sunshine setup shots. Maybe macro – yay!

The only creative joy I’ve experienced for the past month or so is making tiny digital images (like the one above) just to post on Instagram. They’re enjoyable to do but I can’t post them for sale on Redbubble.

So: back to reality! Assuming my physical state isn’t adversely affected by the work-work I have to do in the next couple of weeks (and that no other calamities occur), I ought to be back to creating again by the end of October.

Until then I plan to spend at least an hour a day here, and on Twitter and Redbubble, trying to make up for time lost. See you soon!

4 thoughts on “Spinning in Time”

  1. Nice to see you back, my friend! With your photographs imported on to your computer, remember to use/explore the “Develop Persona” as an initial first step to fine tune your images. Start by making a copy (control/command+ J) of your photo. That way, you can evaluate the changes made afterwards. Have a nice day, Robin 🤗

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  2. Phil!! Thank you!! I’ll use Develop more, so I can learn and get used to it! Also, didn’t know about that keyboard shortcut. Super! I’ve been duplicating images before even opening Affinity – just in case. Your way sounds faster! Thank you!!! 🥰👋

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