My tax refund was paltry, once again (I think something was jacked up on my W4 and I never realized it…hoping for a bit more of a payday next year). But since it was so small, I felt 100% justified blowing the entire $85 I got back from the State of Montana.
And what did I buy?
Photoshop! InDesign! Illustrator! Acrobat Pro!
Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
Turns out I had a fair amount of gift card credit, plus a University staff discount, which meant that the balance was $84.90. Seemed fated.
I’ve spent the majority of the day playing around in Photoshop, using some of the Pugly Pixel templates I bought forever ago, and generally setting up preferences and nesting. Exciting!
The timing was just about right, since I’ve finally gotten past some big deadlines and have spent the last few months thinking about photography, why I’m feeling less creative, why my Flickr is 5 months behind and I’m rarely posting images here anymore. I think I have a few answers.
In the meantime, my first little project: the many faces of Lucas. Remember that baby shower I threw a little over a year ago? Well, meet Lucas:
I was greeted by this cutie on the morning I landed in Madrid. (oh yeah, remember how I went to Spain and then never really talked about it? that’s upcoming too, I think.)
Having been there for the baby shower and on the day he was born, both of these things back here in Montana, it was so hard saying goodbye to him (and his parents, who had become dear friends) just four months after he was born so they could start anew in Portugal. But it did make the reunion a few months later pretty sweet.
So now it’s time to pull myself away from my new toy for a little while and re-enter the Land of the Living. But expect the occasional pimped out blog post, now that I’ve got a few more tools. Hooray!
(Any favorite Photoshop references or sources to share?)