You’d think that knowing I have a couple of months off every year that I’d be able to make a few plans. Maybe go on a trip somewhere. Maybe bang out a couple more chapters on that never ending novel. Maybe go out and take a few pictures of this or that and tweak them in Photoshop and Lightroom. Maybe do a bit of marketing and see about getting some Clients so I won’t have to bother going back to work.
But no. Like out of work guys throughout the ages I have done nothing productive, well, pretty close to nothing.
My brother the antiques dealer bought an antiques mall, which has always been where the real money in the antiques field has been. But then came eBay and it was not so great a business anymore. The people he bought the mall from were a bit on the clueless side and my brother got the business for a song. He has a few empty spaces and he is letting me fill one of one them with Hawaiian Shirts and Fine Art Prints. Ok, so these are not exactly antiques, but them, few antiques mall deal purely in antiques. I will be doing a bit of photography work for him as well. He wants to sell postcards and calendars and the like-I’ve offered to do product shots, but the people at the mall don’t seem that interested paying for eBay photos.
The Mall has pretty good foot traffic and there is a slight possibility that someone might pick up one of my brochures and hire me to do some paid work. It would be nice to sell a few prints and it’s not too bad for my ego to see them in real photographic form. It would be nice to sell a bunch of Hawaiian Shirts as well, one of my many back burner projects is to open a Hawaiian Shirt Shop on a nice beach somewhere. I also have a few odds and ends from years of buying the occasional item that I planned to sell on eBay one of these days.
As always, once I do get a few things rolling I start to hear from The Company that we will be going back to work soon. It’s not ALL bad on the Assembly Line Portrait front, but it’s not all that good either.
I’ve caught up on a lot of TV and reading. I’ve also watched too many news shows-I think I’ve heard just about enough about Lance Armstrong and Gun Control now.