I do a fair job of documenting my work; most of the photos in the galleries are my own. I have no real desire to study lighting and angles, to set up a photo area at home--nah. I don't think I'd save any money, and I'm quite certain my frustration quotient would rise to an unacceptable level. Better to trust a pro than to throw expensive technology off the balcony.
Part of the reason for this is an effort to identify a "body of work" that expresses what I'm doing. This is a new one--nobody ever demands you identify a body of work in nursing (yes, yes, you do occasionally have to identify a body, But that's different.)
Here, I'm supposed to put together those works that have an innate cohesion in some way: materials, methods, subject, mood, that je ne sais quoi that makes it recognizably a Bobbe Nolan piece. So far, I've figured out that a lot of it is spiritually related, and that I like to have holes in the work. I don't know if that's enough to define a body of work. Maybe I can figure out other commonalities while I'm driving. And later this summer I'll have a week at Susan Shie's Turtle Moon Camp, which may be helpful. Certainly her work is instantly recognizable. Here's a link, if you're interested. www.turtlemoon.com.
Aside from that, I'm working on quilts for young family members. Setting the artsy stuff aside for a few days, then I'll start something new. It's time to rest the brain, do hand stitching, and watch Harry Potter movies.