April 21, 2011

In need of therapy? Or a bigger hard drive?

So ... I was watching "Hoarding: Buried Alive!" It's a fairly disturbing show. Clutter makes me crazy. "Hoarding" is clutter MAGNIFIED to the max. I can't watch an episode without feeling the extreme need to start cleaning. things. out. And then I start thinking about the total mess that my computer hard drive is. It's cluttered. It needs cleaning out, for sure. And my picture files. Oh my. Talk about over-crowded. And in need of thinning out. And then I think, "gosh, I've been taking a gazillion pictures of ranunculus. How many do I really need?!? I probably have some snap-happy addiction. I should stop..."

And then I got over myself. And took a few more pics (after all, I just got the purple ones this week!) And sent about a hundred images off to the printer. And made cards.

ranunculus squares

Guess what everyone's getting for presents this year?!? ;-)

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23 comments:

Jessaca said...

Beautiful shots!!! What kind of printer do you have?

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

LOVE these! And it's a beautiful idea!

Tracy P. said...

Your title totally cracked me up. Yeah, a bigger hard drive would be good. And a little therapy might not hurt. Way to put those gigs to good use!!

Aunt Tea said...

i keep tellin' my self this....beautiful job! and where...did you have the cards printed?

Skeller said...

Thanks, All!
More info: I didn't print at home (too expensive); I used a local printer. These are all 4x6 prints mounted with photo splits (double-sided-square-shaped-tape) on generic white/cream cards that I bought at Michael's craft store.

Aunt Tea - YOU should totally do this. Your friends would be soooo blessed with your gorgeous florals!

Fairlightday said...

Love this! I'm terrified to touch my photo files. So.many.pictures. And editing??? Oh my.
But you are great inspiration! I need to do something similar with all of mine.

Tami K said...

Beautiful shots Susan! I normally am not much into flower photography, but I must say I love these, and loved that you made them into cards. Gonna file that idea away in my brain.

Totally with you with clutter. And just this morning I was wondering how I could clear out a good percentage of my 'bookmarks' on my mac....I seem to want to bookmark everything I find and then can't find what I'm looking for later because there's too much to scroll through! Pfft.

Happy Easter weekend to you and your family :)

Jennifer Bowen said...

I feel like a photo hoarder, too, sometimes. I despise clutter in my house. My main problem is books... I have too much of them. Thank goodness I have a Kindle now. Minimizes on stuff we have to pack every time we move.

Love the collage of flowers, Susan. Beautiful images on those cards. I'm sure everyone who gets one will love it!

Merianne said...

I loathe clutter as well, but it seems inevitable with a house full of children. (of course, if I did watch Hoarders regularly maybe my house would be clean, based on the need I felt to purge after seeing one episode!!)

Our hard drive crashed a couple years ago and since then I've been much more meticulous about how our files are organized. LOVE Lightroom for that reason. I'm still not so good at deleting the bad ones though....

Love the color in your florals. Reminds me of prints my Grandma used to have. :)

kbreints said...

Watching that show give me hives. Serious. Love all these bright beautiful images! It is still dreary here, we had 2" of snow this week!

Cathy said...

Those are just gorgeous flowers, though...a worthy obsession.

Anita Johnson said...

I knew I liked you. I feel the same way about clutter, hoarders and my computer. The other day my husband asked me what I was doing and I said I was going through photos on my computer and deleting some. He asked, "Why?...there is so much room on the hard drive". Hmmmm...mentally I felt overwhelmed by them. So, I ended the project and went outside with my camera. Oh boy... I'll probably be on Hoarders, or maybe Dr. Phil! LOL!

Kim @ Starry Sky Ranch said...

LOL I am the same. More drive storage please I will clean the closets but I want my pictures.
Gorgeous florals! Good work!

Susan said...

You totally inspired me. I went this week and bought some at Tjoes. I love these flowers. I don't know how they missed my radar. I like making cards for friends, but usually have them printed on cards, instead of making prints and sticking them to cards. That would be cheaper I think.

mulberrytreehouse said...

Oh, this is a very good gift idea! Thank you! Gorgeous, wonderful photos!

Tonya said...

BIRTHDAY presents?? ;)

Carleen said...

Gorgeous!!

Breanna said...

beautiful Susan! thanks again for the giveaway of Kellie's presets!! I processed my flower image with them (as well as tons more) & absolutely LOVE them!!

Tamar SB said...

Awesome! These are all gorgeous and a great way to present them!

Tamar

Lisa Anderson said...

Wow! Each picture is gorgeous! Great presents :)

Nikki said...

this is FABULOUS!!! i love it loveit loveit!!!

Team Lando said...

oh my! i am in love with these!

Kim said...

Those are gorgeous shots! I really like the macros. I bet everyone that gets them will love them!