When I worked in an office and was in front of the computer 24/7, I feel that I was a lot more tech savvy than I am these days. I was definitely quicker to jump on the band wagon with new programs, gadgets and social media.
I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of Facebook. I have a page for my jewelry and shop, but I don’t have a personal page at all. I can see all the benefits of staying in touch with people and getting a bird’s eye view of what they’re up to, but I have gripes with FB as a company. But, over the years what I’ve quickly learned is that if you’re not using FB to keep up with everyone, you may as well be invisible. Since moving to Costa Rica 6+ years ago, I’ve lost touch with many a person. Booo-hoo.
After some urging from a few friends, I decided to start using Instagram. I’m happy to report, that I really like it! I know, I know, I’m like crawling out of a cave in the dark ages!! ((Shrugging)) — what can I say?
It’s really nudged me to document the creation process of what I make, something I haven’t really done. Until lately, I’ve only photographed the finished product. It’s fun for me see in photos the progression of a piece – and even more fun to share that process.
|A sheet metal earring production in process.|
It’s inspired me to open up the doors of my studio space.
|Painting the spiral background on my shop wall.|
|Manchita, the best shop assistant ever.|
It’s also been fun to give a glimpse at what life is like living here in Costa Rica.
|Bull Ring at a local fiesta|
Anyhow, I’m slowly catchin’ up to everyone else. Better late than never!