Dave, so much resonates with me too! Artist statements are the bane of my existence, and I tend to blame my own lack of skill with verbalizing, which I don’t think is your problem. I like what you wrote!

I used to use an SLR film camera for I love to manipulate the focus by eye through the viewfinder. Until we got our digital SLR, I really did not enjoy digital photography. I also want a macro lens but like you, have found the closest setting fairly good too. And I have been taking far more photographs around my yard and locally than I ever used to for we don’t travel as much as I like. Having a blog to post them to has been quite an incentive for me, as has the inspiration I get from others. Then there are the photos that I take to use in my artwork…

I’d like to see those photos too, Jean!