Follow Me on Instagram… I have five years of making up to do!

Instagram launched in 2010. I opened my account in 2012 and posted this in July of that year:

And I remember that drink – was out to dinner with my mom-and-dad-in-law and contemplated having a 2nd in front of them… that Pom-Tini was a strong drink! lol!

Despite being a fabulous cocktail, it sat there all alone for over 5 years. Until about 6 weeks ago I’ve been posting a pic just about every day. I feel like I’m starting all over again! As you can see in the snapshot below, I have just over 100 followers. If only I kept up with it for these last five years… ugh.

Anyway, if you are on Instagram, please follow me @theBasketMakersWife  I promise to follow back.

If you are not familiar with Instagram take a look. No stories… just Photos with a short description. It’s actually quite fun. I post pics of Eric in the workshop, his baskets, my paintings, and of course photos of Jaxson, Chance and CoCo Kitty sprinkled in between. Check it out here.

See you on Instagram!!

Happy Halloween

While cleaning up my desk, I came across this invitation my sister created for her son’s Halloween Party last year…

She cast a mold from her own finger to create these. Then wrapped a black ribbon around the finger, placed it in a jewelry box filled with moss and the invite pasted on the inside lid.

So cool! I would have loved to get this delivered to my door as a kid!



This is why I get so behind…

I have tons to do. In the middle of all this stuff I need to do, my dear cousin Kerryn texts me some pics from her trip to Pennsylvania with her dad .

What do I do? I open up one of the photos and start photoshopping it. And not for a few minutes… I’m talking about spending a couple hours… for really no reason at all except I love photoshop and I love goofing off when I have work to do!

So here’s the original image, the house where they stayed…

And here’s my version after wasting valuable time of removing the wires, meter, brightening, enhancing and a bunch of other mindless stuff…

Disclaimer: I did not need to photoshop my uncle there on the porch. He was already perfect.

Now you would think I’d get back to work after wasting so much time. Nope. I decided to work on yet another one of her photos…

But this one I decided to limit myself to an hour…

I share this for all the others who are like me and goof off when they have much more important things to do!

If anyone needs any photos re-worked, send me an email! LOL. I wish all my freelance work was retouching images.

Thank you Kerryn for sharing your pics. BTW, she knew I was doing this. She takes wonderful photos and the ones she sent me were RAW. She would’ve worked her magic on these after (she’s not one to goof off at work) and would probably look better than mine!