21 May 2009

19 May 2009

let's take the moon and make it shine for everyone

so it's official. i spent seriously like 95.9% of my day on the computer. no lie. thank god i did sub...and subbed at the high school at that. i won't say that it was a complete waste though. i did have the opportunity to catch up on some reading.

learning the "correct" photography techniques on your own, is a lot of hard work. it is an every going process...and i'll admit, i am far from knowing anything. it would be nice to have a complete day where i can experiment with lighting and things like that. i get sick of taking pictures of the same old mug all the time (cough....mine....cough)...so i need to start recruiting some models! (i already have a few fresh faces that have volunteered)...

speaking of the same old mug, im thinking about doing a 365 (flickr has a ton of examples)...one picture, each day...not bad i'll say. hopefully i can see a progression and growth as the days pass...

one last thing....i think it's finally time for me to upgrade! upgrade! thats right folks...i'm planning on buying the nikon d90. it's only a matter of time.

NOW, back to my day....i think i will retract a few percentage points because i did have another fantastical {musing} with ZOLA! i am not going to add the picture today because i am not completely finished. i will tell you this much though, i think this one is my favorite thus far. i promise i won't let you down.

well...i think i am done updating for tonight. so far, no job for tomorrow. it would be nice to have a break...but its hard to turn down $85!



18 May 2009

{returning to my first...er...second love}

today i got to thinking about how many times i have betrayed you, my dearest blogger. oh how you've been there for me over time...okay, so maybe not as much as xanga...but needless to say, (and the starting line said it best)..but i lost my way with words.

may is quickly coming to a close and i am determined to make this summer, the summer of ENJOYING LIFE. yes. i have let too much get me down and in the process, i have lost track of time and happiness. there are so many things that bring me joy and i am ready to partake in them once again.

can i get a whoop!? whoop!?


anyway, part of my summer of enjoyment is taking more time in "the word"...i mean, it does say that the joy of the Lord is our strength...doesn't it? another thing that i am doing is creating a summer reading list. so if anyone has any suggestions....throw them my way! (although i may just reread the twilight books a gazillion more times) i have already started my learning endeavor concerning all things relating to my camera....but i plan to further that education as well....speaking of progressing things that i already am doing, i have been playing music almost everyday again. i am starting to finally callous on my fingers from the guitar again...i can feel it as i type (and while i tickle the ivories)...last but not least, i would like to dive more into my creative side. i used to allow myself all the time in the world to "C-R-E-A-T-E" (paint, draw, sew, fill in the blank)...but once again, i allowed time to consume me.

but alas, blogger. i plan to utilize you more....starting NOW. be my tool of release. hahaha.

anyway, i subbed for the high school again today and...GASP!...it was art class. after being bored through first hour, i took out my well-worn but hardly used drawing pad and decided that i would doodle a bit....in the process...i had a doodle-revelation...meet my {muse}...her name is ZOLA. i have a feeling that you will definately see more of her....

{zola1: this is what i have to tell myself sometimes; zola2: this i how i feel about students who arent careful about the conversations they keep}