25 October 2007

wasting time on being grouchy.

I got upset with myself today. I feel like I'm wasting away. Here I am, early 20's, starting my own businesses but left with lots of free time. I finally finished school, as did my close friends that all seemed to disappear at once to far away places to claim as their new homes. I'm BORED.

My mom told me to get a part-time job, but I'm quite sure I would be just as depressed working a $7/hour job at the mall at 24 as I was at 15. Also, I don't want to commit to anything now as the wedding work will be rolling in full force so soon. It's this lull of down-time waiting for all I have planned that is driving me crazy. Matt is working seemingly every single day, and loving every minute of it. I'm jealous. I want a life too damnit! So obviously I need to get out of the apartment and do other things; the problem is What?
I'm not sure. But I have a few ideas:

Join the eco-canoeists on one of their weekly waterline clean-ups
take a portrait painting workshop at Creadle school of art
start dropping into yoga classes
spend a day helping build with habitat for humanity
focus on creating/completeing a body of art work outside of photography

Speaking of photography, I should post some recent photos.

This is Diana, a high school senior this year that found me via MySpace to take her senior portrait

A Quinceanera portrait for a very sweet girl in a very pretty dress named Vanessa

An ex-room mate turned newbie mommy, Leila and her daughter Kali

That's it for now... I'm sure I'll figure things out. So long as I keep moving things will work themselves out. I'm just being grouchy. :/

15 October 2007


When I first saw Sarah Green's art (Sarah Green Art.com)I assumed it was some fantastical, fabulous filter in photoshop. After another look and chatting with her briefly via MySpace, I learned it was in fact digital painting. So when I found a Wacom pen tablet on clearance today I scooped it up and ventured out on my own personal computer painting journey.

I chose a photo I'd taken of a poet over the summer named Tara for my first experiment because it looked like it would be simple. What I've come to learn is nothing about this funky pop process is simple but, it is a lot of fun! After a considerable portion of my evening, I produced this as my 1st finished piece:

I sure appreciate Sarah Green's paintings on a new level, and it's interesting to see how different her style is. Tonight I'm working on a self-portrait painting from the photo where I'm in my fish bowl. Here's a screen shot of as far as I've gotten, I'm hoping to finish tomorrow:

I want to start offering these types of digital paintings an add-on service to my photography packages! Think anyone will be interested? :/

10 October 2007

felt animals and a wedding

Over the course of 77 delightful shuffle songs (for non-iPod users, this is approximately 5 hours) I managed to sew a small panda bear out of felt.
Yes, me : sewing.

This new development in skills might alter the nature my #9 of my 25 before 25 goals. So, after the creation of my very small panda I got carried away and set my sights on a larger ROBOTIC bear. He's called the mechani-panda:

All the B&W was taking it's toll on my psyche so a green lizard lifted my spirits and have since decided clothing my miniature critters a simple way to add more color. Here is a photo of the 3 little creations responsible for countless hours of my freetime over the past 3 days:

And, of course, I've also been shooting. :) Here are a couple shots from a british wedding yesterday. (I haven't even seen Matt's photos or updated my site, but I'm posting a blog!) I'm really enjoying wedding photography more and more, which is great as we've been booking more than ever! This group was really laid back and fun to spend the day with. :)

Thanks for reading my blog! :)

01 October 2007

Tip of the hat to Japan

I shot a baby over the weekend. With a camera of course. It was my first baby. I actually hadn't seen a baby up close IRL in quite a while. I realized I don't know much about them. I expected it to cry a lot, maybe be afraid of the flashing, but nope. She just bobbled her head around and was extremely cute.

Modern Japanese culture respects the importance of cuteness. Kawaii. Everyone can use a little extra cuteness, so with that in mind I present baby photos. (I especially liked her itty bitty feet)

Also, I've decided blogging every day is too lofty a goal for a gal like me. I haven't been clocking so many clicks on the computer this week. Forced blogging will only make for a bland blog. Instead, I'll blog at my own pace. :)