Welcome to my Thursday-rambling-post. Consider yourself warned.

Ever since participating in an online course, going on vacation with my windsurfing accident happening, it has been a bit harder to do all the things I want to. But you know that already. What you don’t know yet, is that I finally feel like I am slowly getting back to ‘normal’. Getting into some sort of a routine. Still hobbling along, but at least I am feeling improvement. Of course, it helps humongously that spring is definitely in the air.

So, what else is new. Not much really. I have been working/working from home all week, which works amazingly well with the new technologies – laptop + internet + VPN and I’m good to go. Aside from that and (still not much) creating new images I have been thinking a lot about my website, getting my portfolio and proper homepage back, and – this blog here.

And just because I feel like it I am joining once again Six Word Friday.

Sharing a collection of fine art,

by fellow visual artists, like me,

made me think about my blog

and why I write here regularly.

Collecting thoughts, sharing them with you,

I have found no simple answer,

but hope that you can help.

Why am I writingWhy am I writing this blog, is there a purpose? Does there have to be a purpose? Should I just keep on doing, writing what I am doing, writing? Without much purpose? It really does not seem to be very purposeful. Except for sharing some of my images, of course. Yet, I like purpose a lot. Hey, I am German after all.

I would love to somehow share more with you.

Throughout my professional career one of the things I enjoyed most, and still do, is passing on my knowledge and experience to colleagues. I feel like over the years I have gone through so much trial and error on, well, really, a lot of things, learnt a lot about: wordpress, website design, CSS, photos, photo editing, gifs, video/editing, social media/sharing – quite the list, huh? I would not know where to start. Would you?

I have done a few tutorials and articles with tips before on this site (just search for tutorials). And I feel like there are so many great resources already out there, both for free and paid services. Should I even bother?

Would anyone, any of you, actually be interested in what I have to say?

I would really, really love to hear what you think. Am I on the right track? Am I totally loosing it? Maybe you are actually feeling the same way or are in a similar dilemma. Then share it, too, and maybe a light bulb will go off for one or both of us.

But for now, have a look at this. Do you know ISSUU? No? It is a free electronic publishing platform for magazines, catalogs, newspapers and more. Once you click on the picture below it will open in full screen reading mode and you can flick through the pages. It looks pretty nifty and you can also get an iPad app.

There are over a hundred pages filled with beautiful images. And on page 72 you will find one of mine. It is fairly small, but I am very proud to be in the midst of so much fantastic art. This is all part of the online course that I was referring to at the very beginning of my ramblings. All participants get to publish some of their best images in this online magazine. Please go ahead and have a look and don’t hesitate to also share the magazine.

p.s. and don’t forget to have a look at my image’s title – hahaha – not very fitting, huh?


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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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