But I do and I want them. Rules improve my art.
My mother came to visit me in my new home in late August 2017. And what do you do with visitors when they come to visit you in Arizona and you live only 2.5 hours away? You visit the Grand Canyon—one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World! So, she and I went—twice. We ditched my husband the second time who believes if you’ve seen an amazing crack in the ground once, you’ve seen it enough. Though, he does want to take the two-week rafting tour down the Colorado River. I think it sounds wet, maybe even cold, but fun.
Now, my mom has been using her mobile phone camera to advantage since she and a longtime family friend took a month-long southwest United States driving tour together a few years earlier. She had purchased gizmos (that we will discuss in another post) to make her mobile phone an amazing tool for great photography. And she learned something spectacular on that trip that she imparted to me at the Grand Canyon...
Darcien Balog (that's me) started as an amateur-amateur at everything in life. She started making renaissance clothing 20+ years ago and by 2013 had reached a skilled professional status. And so it has been with almost everything in her life, from schooling her children at home to crafting for resale to writing novels.