I got to come home early today from work and it's a blustery day so I'm staying indoors. Not just blustery, downright, blow the trashcarts around and cold day! So the first thing I did is check my inbox and find Ruby Lane's newsletter (I love it more than ebay, though I don't really buy anything). And the first item, hold on to your bananas folks, was an ice cream scoop for $895. Yes, there is no typo here!
I am thinking I don't care if it has diamonds, it's a flipping scoop people and sorry, even if they said my grandma used it, I am not about to spend that kind of money on an ice cream scoop.
I don't care how 'rare' it is. And with today's recession?/depression, does anyone really think a scoop will sell for that amount? If YOU buy it, I want to know! Because I have a rare somethingornotherfillintheblanksballoon that I want to sell you....
Here's the link: http://www.rubylane.com:80/shops/oh/item/RL-599
Now, on to more fun things....found a photographer's site that I'm looking at a bit closer. I am not sure but I think she's a former Oklahoma girl that lives in Texas. I love her work and will probably add her to my blog roll to watch. That's for all you who live in Texas and need a great photographer. Her blog personality is spirited. In these times, it doesn't hurt to share with others your favorite photographer peers. Forget about being competitive.
There's going to be a lot of "newly-unemployed, I just got a camera and now I'm a photographer" types out there. And just as many will not make it six months much less years. If you are reading this and are one of those 'newly..xxx' people, spend the next year learning and building your portfolio. Don't automatically think you can pick up a camera and become a photographer overnight. It's hard work, tons of time and investment. It can become expensive really fast if you aren't careful.
Now, go get that camera and find something fun to shoot! Don't forget your family! They can be the best, most unwilling subjects and challenge that you will ever have. Hah...