WIP Wednesday: The Landmark Project Blog Makeover

For this WIP Wednesday post I have an announcement.  My WIP I am working on is actually the structure of this blog.  You’ll notice some dust as I update some menus and add additional content over the next several days.

One of the things I am passionate about is photography.  I am by no means a professional photographer, but I do make an effort to improve my skills on a regular basis.  One of the ways I do this is to create excuses to take pictures as often as possible.  Sometimes this results in projects that I work on over time, and one of those projects is a collection of photographs that I am calling The Landmark Project.

California has over 1000 historical landmarks.  A couple of years ago, I embarked on a quest to take a picture of each and every one.  Not only do I get an opportunity to improve my skills behind the camera, but I also get to learn about local history.  And who doesn’t like road trips?!  California is a big state, so it gives me an excuse to take weekend road trips, too.  I’m not sure if I was sleeping during my elementary school years where we focused on California or what, but since starting this project I have learned a lot about my home state.  My goal is merely to document the history in a fun and educational way.  Our official California government website that lists the landmarks contains no pictures, only descriptions and locations.  Maybe someone will come across the blog, see the photos, and it will spark their own desire to learn more.  Or maybe they will see how many landmarks we’ve lost as they see pictures of only a rock with a plaque on it marking a location and be inspired to preserve history in their own way.  Either way, I hope they will enjoy the pictures.

I’ll be importing photos from another platform, and it will take me a few days to get everything categorized so that it shows up under the appropriate headings in the menu bar.  You’ll be able to view all of the posts in one feed, or you’ll be able to go straight to specific categories – fiber arts related posts, The Landmark Project photographs, or studio space related posts for those that just want to organize their craft stash better.  I hope you’ll enjoy the enhanced content once finished.  In the meantime, please pardon the dust.

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