Besotted with..Friday Faves

Gingko wave by tristan b.

Every week we write this I can not believe how fast the week flies by. Also, every week we write this I wonder when I am going to stop? Nobody else seems to be blogging anymore, but I can’t figure out a great way to get the info we want to share to you in a format that is as easy as this? We don’t Facebook, it just never resonated for us. We Instagram like lunatics (we actually have 5 Instagram accounts, 2 personal), but it doesn’t have that same ease. I personally feel like a last hold out of an archaic system, the information decimation equivalent of an individual still using cassette tapes while the rest of the world has moved on to streaming. So I ask, what blogs are you reading still?  If you are I’m going to take a guess that they are either home or food blogs, am I right?  Just curious, as I move forward with the times (and I do want to), I am trying to figure out what Besotted should be (if anything), just a little ponder…

I. This isn’t new eye candy, but it’s still incredibly creative and smile inducing!

II. I love a nude lip, and word on the street (love her or hate her) is that this is a really, really good one!

III. I am obsessed with this nature docuseries, OBSESSED. I can not believe all the perspectives they were able to capture from literally birds eye views to bees dancing, to snowflakes falling. I can’t even begin to understand how they did it or the time and skill it took to accomplish, just fabulous!

IV. What are your thoughts on this new Synograph process? Yay or nay?  I really liked the idea for these found art pieces…I am intrigued…

V. I am still going strong with the 100 day project (100 days of botanicals). I am almost on day 70 and can tell you it has been one of the best creative exercises I’ve done for myself in a long time. I now have a cohesive (ish) body of work that could potentially turn into a portfolio.  I can tell you it has been incredibly challenging with an already filled to the brim schedule, but I’ll share some things I think I did right, that have helped me stay on track. I chose a subject that I loved and that was readily available–botanicals. I didn’t limit it to just photographs, I included drawings and paintings (and whatever medium I desire to represent the botanicals). Both these two decisions have made it easier for me to continue to stay motivated and not feel like I am stuck in a creative rut. If you choose to do something like this you don’t need to share with anyone, but I would encourage it, because it has kept be accountable and I have been introduced to some new industries and faces from around the globe and that my friends is very exciting!

photo by tristan b. | shot with iphone | edited with foto rx co. fine art b+w photoshop actions

6 thoughts on “Besotted with..Friday Faves

  1. Hi!
    I love blogs. I personally don’t think that they are a thing of the past – I actually hate FB and dislike IG algorithms – it’s so much better with RSS – seeing what’s been posted that day and not what feed engineers think that I would like to see. Grrr. Well, I’m rambling.
    I subscribe to a lot of art related blogs, craft and planner blogs, creative type.
    I also like watching Youtube and read posts on Telegram (though the last one is much more popular with Russian-speaking bloggers)
    Maybe newsletter can be an option for you? It doesn’t need to “sell” anything necessary, but be more like a “newspaper” type – with updates, some thought, links. But I still prefer reading blogs – so please keep going :)

    1. Thank you Halina, I really can’t believe people are still reading blogs, thank you for your encouraging note!

  2. I think that when we say some form of technology is dead what we really mean is young people arn’t doing it. Young people are only a very small portion of the population. I don’t believe they get to decide what’s live or dead! I start every morning with cup of coffee reading my blogs. I have about 50 that I follow using Feedly. Cooking, home/style, Pedagogy, and simple living are the primary categories. And then there are a few that I just stumbled across and I like the Writers voice

    1. I appreciate that perspective, I hadn’t thought of it as perhaps an age issue, but maybe that’s true, maybe ab older demo isn’t busy running around so can take time with blogs, interesting, thank you!

  3. I’m still reading blogs but the list of those worthwhile to read is getting smaller. I used to read a lot more, but many bloggers stopped blogging, sadly. I still wish they were blogging. These days I read: Cup of Jo, Oh Happy Day, Becoming Minimalist regularly, occasionally Say Yes to Hoboken. Sometimes in my Bloglovin feed Sweet Paul Magazine, Be Crafty pop up. Used to read: Simple and Pretty (stopped blogging), How About Orange (stopped blogging), Camille Styles. You are one of the blogs that I could not get added to Bloglovin so I will come to your site occasionally to check for new material. It’s hard to find new blogs to replace the old ones that I used to read. Many blogs seem to be selling things or somewhat self-centered (look at me, I am so awesome!) or not enough life experience (written by people in their early 20s). I am not on FB and have no plans to be on it in the near future (contrary to what that might sound like, I am in my 30s) so once bloggers go that way, I can’t follow. Hope this helps!

    1. Thank you Suzie, that helps A LOT! You won’t see us on FB either although I know that it probably would have helped us. I will check out some of the blogs you mentioned! Thank you for taking the time to leave a note!

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