New Year, New Blog, New Project

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Happy New Year and welcome to the new blog!  First off, let me introduce myself.  My name is Jenn and I love making things.  I've always loved anything art/craft/DIY-related ever since I was a small child.  I grew up with two very talented parents-- my mom, a gifted watercolor artist who, for a number of years also ran a wedding cake business on the side, and my dad, a Jack-Of-All-Trades with the mind of an engineer.  Needless to say, I learned many amazing things from my parents, from how to decorate cakes, to how to rewire an electrical box and use a bandsaw.  

I took my love of art and history and these days work as an architectural historian and historic preservationist specializing in Early Tidewater buildings.  Over the years I've learned how to document historic buildings, an approach which includes measured drawings, and photography.  Photography was always on my radar but I never had a "real" camera growing up.  When I started studying historic preservation I learned how to use a film SLR, and I was hooked.  

And that's where this blog comes in.  I love making things and haven't had a place to discuss my various projects and interests.  So while my main website will focus mainly on my photography, the blog will be a mix of all kinds of topics.  Crafts, house stuff, baking, cooking, history, architecture, and of course, photography.  Basically, I'll blog about whatever topic has currently captured my attention.  

This year I'm also planning on showcasing some new photography.  I have lots of photo ideas and tutorials I want to try, plus a backlog of photos from the past year that need editing.  As you can see there are big things in the works, and I hope you'll join me for them!