Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Time for an Update...

First, I want to say a big "Thank You!" to everyone that posted a comment or sent me an email since my last post. That post was very difficult to write, but I felt you deserved an explanation. (And it was therapy for me to write it.) {grin}

And now, for an update....


I've been doing so much better. I just read over that last post and I could feel the pain I had when I wrote it. I'm in a wonderful place in my life right now. I am stress free. I've been amazed at how once the shock and pain wore off, how the stress literally left my body. That's a good thing.


So, what's been keeping me busy? (Besides life of kids/family/hubby?)




The thing I've had to keep me busy is my photography. I'm sure many of you don't know this, but before I started inque boutique, I was "thisclose" to making my photography business official. I had a portfolio ready and even a few clients that wanted sessions. I even had Simple Scrapbooks request two of my photos for photography articles....it was the direction I was going in before IB/Sugarloaf......but when someone offers to pay you to design stamps and offers you a dream job meeting all your requirements...you jump. :) It was the right choice at the time, and I stand by that decision. But now, it's photography's turn.




I'm updating my portfolio, (doesn't seem right to use photos I took two years ago....), I purchased a website (it's not up yet....), and I even updated my camera with some of my severance pay.....Ahhh....don't you just love getting a new camera?!?


I'll start posting portfolio photos soon. In the meantime, here's a favorite I took last month at the beach of my oldest daughter and her best friend.....



I love the 'grunge' look when it comes to teenagers, so I got to play with this photo in photoshop!

Here's a more 'traditional' photo, of Katie.....


I'll be at CHA demonstrating and walking the show. (More info later....).

Again, thank you so much for your kind thoughts, well wishes and prayers. I always put my trust in God and I know HE knows what's best for me. ;)

Big hugs!

Stephanie

7 comments:

Scrapbookjoe said...

im so happy to have some news from you. Im sad that you will ot start a new stamps company but im very happy for you for your new project.

i will wait for know more about that.

Wendy Reed said...

Oh I'm so glad to see you post and that you are doing well!!! :) Big hugs cutie and lot's of great huge prayers coming your way for your new venture. I'm sure it will be a huge success.

Smiles,
Wendy

Ps... How are the headaches? Shon is having an MRI done on the 22nd.

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Great photos..you will do great in this new plan God has instore for you{{Hugs}}..I missed reading your last post until now and I can tell you it seems you've moved on for sure..Good Luck on your new adventure..You can do it{{giggles}}
Your the best and you ROCK!!!

Beth M said...

Glad to hear you're doing well! Excited to hear more details about your new adventures.

Jen Gallacher said...

I'm so happy to hear you're designing and back into photography. I knew that you'd bring your creativity to something grand. So happy for you!! Merry Christmas!

artycrafty said...

Glad that things are on the up and up in your life. Looking forward to what you come up with.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. ;)

Trena in Naperville said...

Hi Stephanie! Sounds like you are very busy with your new adventure. I wish you the best!! I'm sure you will do very well.

I hope you still find time to do some coloring with your Copics. :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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