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I'm making progress but let's just say I'm not ready to post any after pictures yet of my room. I'm taking some days off from work to get my life in order and do some things that I let slide in the craziness of the summer at work. You can now see most of the floor in my craft room which is major step in the right direction. I have 5 bags of crap in my car to take to Goodwill tomorrow, some of it is just being returned from whence it came. I also have 4 boxes of craft supplies set aside for the Upcycle Exchange at Strange Folk in a few weeks.
On a different subject my very special nephew Kai is in search of a hobby. Like many adopted kids he has some attachment issues and right now he is interested in just about anything that Mike and I are into. He wants Mike to teach him the guitar, play Dungeons and Dragons with the guys, and for Mike to take him golfing. This weekend he and I really bonded over taking pictures on the farm and I discovered he has a good eye for composition. I think that photography is something that he could be relatively good at pretty quickly and would combine his creative side with his technical side. He's very good with technology and was actually showing me a few things about how my camera worked after playing with it for a few hours.
I've included some pictures he took around the farm. He likes old and rusty things just like I do but he also captured his sister with the farm cat and the new baby cow feeding quite nicely. He's turning 14 in a few weeks and my Mom and I are going to go in together to get him a decent camera. I don't want to spend any more than $200 and I want it to be something with all the standard features. I'm most familiar with Canon Powershot myself and I'm thinking the PowerShot SD1200 IS might be a good choice. It's got good reviews and looks pretty compact. His Dad is a Nikon guy so when I talked to Kai about it he wanted to look into those also. Any thoughts or suggestions for a beginner camera with features for a budding photographer to grow with would be appreciated.