i am not really a tech-junkie...
i usually like whatever works... for as long as it works for me, then i have to be forced to learn something new. for example... my husband was trying to convince me to switch to a mac about 4 years ago...but i was reluctant. i liked my computer, and i had all my stuff stored on it etc... and i can't remember where i had to go, but i was gone for the whole day... i came home to a new MAC and no PC anywhere... it was a sink or swim situation! now of course, i can't imagine not having switched... but it took drastic measures. so usually, i am just happy with what i have... i make due... i don't like to have to learn stuff... heaven forbid me have to READ an instruction book. that really kills me. so what i am telling you is that it's a miracle i am as connected as i really am... all probaby thanks to my tech-junkie hubby.
well, why am i telling you all this?
because again, i had to be forced to make a change- or try something new, cause i didn't want to have to figure it out... but i got a big fancy photo printer about 4 years ago... and i guess it never worked right... so i have never been the slightest bit interested in getting a nice printer- as a result... i never use enlarged photos... cause that involves planning and a trip to wal-mart... which i try to avoid...
i have a little mini-photo printer that i have enjoyed, and use to print 4x6 photos and smaller... and it's fine. well, i THOUGHT it was fine until last week.
what happened last week?
i had been talking to Shirley at EPSON... if you have been to a CKU you know Shirley! and telling her that i can't get excited about a fancy printer etc... and well... i ended up with a R1800 to try out.
it arrived... in a really big box, and i was scared to death... and it sat there, in the corner of my studio unopened for like 2 weeks i bet.
then... one of those moments of desperation arrived! the night before mother's day and no time to get the family photo printed at the one hour deal. i went to target to get a frame, and eric busted the printer out. by the time i got home, he had it all figured out and who-knows-what....but i have a mac, so i am sure that it just automatically had the right drivers etc... cause mac's are good like that! and i came home to a serioulsy STUNNING print out of my familiy photo.
we were AMAZED.
i am sorry... but i can't believe how much i love the printer.
i keep playing with it... and i can't get over how beautiful the prints come out. WAAAAAAY better than anything i would get from wal-mart... i would venture to say... it's not even about convienance, which is certainly a factor... but it's more about quality. i am overjoyed.
overjoyed enough to dedicate the two-and-a-half feet that the printer requires of my work space.
so...here is my thought.
maybe your husbands need one for father's day?????
i guess you will start to see elargements on my projects.
and i think it's totally re-newing my enthusiasm in photography... i have needed a little motivation to work a little harder. i want to create a photo collage wall in my family room... anyway.. i wanted to pass the info on... so fabulous.
i am SO impressed. i totally sound like an infomercial.
sorry about that... but it's totally legit.
we did a mini-class and demo at Analis Scraptique in Chandler today. i spotted an R1800 there in her studio... she knows what's up! i had a great time visiting with everyone there today! Susie had given her customers little wooden letters that spelled "she" and everyone decorated them and they were all hanging from the ceiling. it was so cool! such a cute store... PACKED with stuff. thanks for having us! thanks jana and kristen... and susie, sara and gail... good times!
well, happy memorial day!
my son told me that he is remembering soliders all weekend.. i really appreciated that reminder. we are celebrating in tucson as eric will particpate in another tri.
have a happy and safe holiday!