I am a photo freak. I LOVE taking family photos. And landscape photos. And just crazy, no-one-ever-photgraphed-that photos.
And, I am a frame freak.
I LOVE finding new, exciting frames. And I love buying them, OWNING them. You would think it was a marriage made in Heaven.
But what I don’t love so much is finding just the perfect photo for the frames. So I often don’t. The frame just sits there. Empty. I hate to admit how long these empty frames have been on the wall.
Or worse yet, sitting there with the photo that it came with.
It’s become a family joke. The kids tease me mercilessly.
We’ve even taken to naming some of the people. The one above is Aunt Matilda.
I wish I could say I’ve gotten better, but I haven’t. I keep SAYING I’m going to. But I never do.
It hasn’t always been that way. When we first moved into this house, I set up a wall of immediate family photos – the kids, grandkids. And there wasn’t an empty frame on it. It’s actually a pretty cool wall. Of, course “wasn’t” is the key word. I’ve added a few since then, and there they are. Empty.
Another wall fared a little better, but there are still a few empty frames.
But somewhere along the way, the frames became the focus, more than the photos, and it’s been going downhill ever since. At least I used to get the frames on the wall. Now, even THEY are stacked.
I wish I could tell you this is the extent of it. It’s not. There are even more.
So now I have set aside a whole wall for travel photos. Why do I do this to myself?
I want it to be an easy visual for our travels – at a minimum, one photo per vacation, and one per large country. And I want to combine landscapes, selfies, and the occasional odd photo I love…Maybe even a few words. I don’t know.
At least I have a lot of frames to choose from (heeheehee!) And there are even a few I want to embellish. But the photos – they’re going to be an issue. I have WAAAAAAY too many choices.
A friend told me to look at my front lawn as a blank canvas and to just start working. I can probably use the same advice here. It’s just a canvas. Every nail hole is not set in concrete, nor is every photo choice. I can gesso over whatever I don’t like (figuratively speaking, of course) and either start over or make changes.
So. I need a plan. Or a deadline. Or something.
How do you make yourself do something you know you need to do, but for whatever reason, are hesitant to start?