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RE: problem

I've had a stressful 6 months including a major life change and a move. I'm
almost settled in rainy Manchester, it just doesn't let up. It's just this
last few days I've found my muse and have been frantically stretching and
sizing Fabriano for some gum. Just waiting on a supply of film from the US.
I hope to have a crack at tri-colour gum with digi negs soon too.

John. (And I am bi-polar!)


-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy King [mailto:sanking@clemson.edu] 
Sent: 04 February 2008 17:27
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: problem

At 10:15 AM -0500 2/4/08, Diana Bloomfield wrote:
>Maybe the reason a lot of us don't post is that we're busy making 
>photographs and/or printing and/or griping about/intrigued 
>by/volunteering for this presidential election cycle, still getting 
>over our sadness that one of our favorites (ie, John Edwards) has 
>opted out, and-- you know-- just generally living our lives.  I 
>could be wrong, of course.
>Just speaking for me, sometimes a topic comes up that either holds 
>very little interest, or I know nothing about it (more likely), so I 
>don't bother to post. Sometimes I notice people post, and no one 
>ever responds, so we go back to living our lives and try to detach 
>ourselves from the computer.


Not sure why others are not posting but in my case it is not because 
of happy printing. I am in something of a major funk regarding the 
dismal lack of organization in my system of negative storage. I have 
been going through hundreds of negatives that were not well organized 
and filed over a period of many years and trying to put them into 
some kind of category or date system. The task is quite overwhelming 
and makes me realize that even I never make another negative I 
already have so many that I would be lucky to print even 1/10 of 
them.  And after several days of doing this I still have not located 
the lost or misplaced negatives that set all of this off.

The whole experience has made me quite depressed and I am starting to 
wonder if it would not be best to simply burn all of them and start 
from scratch. Is anyone else having similar problems, or is this just 
a side effect of my bi-polar tendencies?


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