Website, doors, photos & Tate

This week I have re-designed my website, again. I actually got the idea from a flickr-friends twitter background. I saw her new background and immideately got me in the mood to change my design again. I took a look at my web and come to the conclution that it was boring and not as cool as I wanted.

It’s less than four months since I redesigned it.  Lets hope this design will stay up for a bit longer!

It didn’t take me long to figure out how I wanted it. Quite quickly I had a vision of how I wanted it. I wanted it to be clean, hip and cool. There is only so much I can make with the limited html skills I got, so I’m pretty satisfied with the way it turned out.

Of course it wasn’t a painless operation. Not only once did I almost pull my hair out. When I found out that the design looked differently in FF (firefox) and IE, I almost resigned. I was so close to quite and forget the whole thing. But I didn’t, because I wanted to badly to get this to work.

In the end I’m not 100% satisfied, but that’s not my fault. It’s IE/FF fault and I can’t do anything about it.

The door project is going on. I’ve had two days now where I’ve been a bit blah about the whole thing. Yesterday I had to drag myself out to find a door. Today my mood was better, but I didn’t find  the door. It’s an ok church-door, but not it! I guess when you’re gonna find 365 doors, not everyone can be it! But in my head every door must be top notch! I have to lower my expectation/ ambition maybe? Ugh, that doesn’t sound good. Not at all. No! NO! I can’t think like that. I have to work on getting the it-door every day, but I must remember to not be disappointed if I don’t find that door every day.

I put up all my doors on the website. That was quite a job. But it’s good to have them up. Now it will be much easier to add new photos. I think it’s a good idea to add new photos to my web once a week.

Now that I’m so focused on doors, I don’t shoot other things that much. I miss that. These the last week has been all about doors. I know this project is important, but I don’t want it to take over me completely. I want to focus on other pictures as well. I have to find a way to balance it all.

Today I bought some food to photograph again… It was only cheep things like an red apple, an onion and carrots. I did have carrots in the fridge, but they were not as photogenic as the ones I saw in the supermarket. haha. I have to eat lots of carrots to get rid of all these! I better go get one now.

I visited flickr a short while ago and I found this supercool link about Tate Liverpool who collaborates with Flickr and wants us to share colour monocrome pictures (pictures with one color). If they get accepted into the flickr color chart group, it will be displayed on Tate’s website (as you can see in the link).  In the end they are going to select 36 pictures and make a poster out of them. I have found two pictures that I’ve submitted.

white eggs

blue wall

You can upload max five pictures. These two are the only who I have found so far that fits the theme color monocrome. I like the white eggs the most. Hmm. when I come to think of it, I have one more that might fit into the description. Not sure… I’ll think about it and maybe upload this one:

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Maybe not 95% of one color as they requier…

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I’ll think about it. No use to debate withmyself in this blogpost. haha.

The four flowers

I don’t remember if I told you about mums colleague who wanted pictures from me. Flower pictures. I think I did.

She wanted four pictures and now they’re ready. I got them printed last week, on monday it was. And on wednesday Linda and I, we went to IKEA. Then I bought the frames. I framed them on thursday just to see how it turned out. I couldn’t wait.

I think they look great, if I can say it myself. What do you think? my favourite is the bottom left I think.

I talked to mum here the other day to let her know that I’m done and that she can come pick up the pictures. While we were talking I asked her if she needed some more pictures. First mum thought I meant at home and she said she had enough in the kitchen. When I said I meant the school, she said I could decorate the whole school. I agreed on that. Said that would be a great thing to do. I’m not sure she was serious though.

I think the lunchroom would be a great place to start if I should decorate something at the school. I’m not sure what they would’ve wanted, but I’m sure I could’ve come up with something suitable for the room.

What I said to mum, was that if I should do it, I had to charge them. This thing for her colleague was for free, I only charge for the actual costs. If I’m gonna do some for the school I have to charge them. I’m not gonna do this for free.

And now I’m thining… if I’m gonna charge, i would have to make some sort of bill. And then I think I would need a establish a company – a one-man firm.  That leads to some questions…

  1. How do I establish a one-man firm?
  2. Does it cost anything?
  3. Do I have to file taxes on this firm?
  4. What would the name of the one man firm be? I know it has to include my name.

And problably more questions, but i can’t think of any now.

The only question I halfly have an answer to is no. 4. The name would be something with Lucky Town in it I guess. And my name of course, since one-man firms need to have their name included in the company name. Maybe Lucky Town Photography or something? Or… maybe something norwegian…. Lucky Town Foto.  I have a feeling I would use just as long time to figure out the name, as I did with my domain luckytown.no *sigh*

Well… all this is just out in the blue. I’m just dreaming away now. Nothing is certain. Most of it is highly uncertain as a matter of fact. So there is no need to worry  / stress.

Talking about luckytown.no. I’ve made a new layout. It’s coming out quite nicely. Not finsished, but I’m on my way. I’ve added some new pictures and found a easy way to update quite easily. All I need is a bit discipline.  heh. Let’s see if I got that then….. ;)

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