Monday, August 27, 2012

My Official Photography Blog!!

I officially opened up for business!  I will no longer be blogging here, as I have a new photography blog over here.  I hope to see you over there some time.  Comments pretty much make me smile for a week, so if you do visit let me know.  :)  

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Software updates are pretty fun

I'm between camera's right now, so it's good fortune that while I don't have a fancy camera to take pictures with I do have a software update on my editing software to play with.  I took this photo of Jake  while fiddling with settings in the middle of the night.  It was never meant to be kept or seen, haha!  It's BAD.  And that's why it was so much fun to see what I could do to save it.  I could have spent 20 minutes getting it just right, but pretty gratifying for a quick fix.

 I love this guy.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


We went to Capitol Hill and the Avenues to eat Gelato and dream of maybe living here some day soon.  Jake has just graduated and it is pretty nerve racking waiting for everything to fall in place.  Who knows where we will be in 30 days from now.  But as much as I would love my own home or maybe a grand adventure far away, even if I stay right here in my tiny rental on the 3rd floor next to the train, freeway and refinery...I am happy.  

Jake offered to take the camera for a second so I will not disappear from all our family memories.  I am so grateful he did.  This is so special to me.  Thanks Hun.  (PS, isn't he getting darn good at photography?)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Living Planet Aquarium in B+W

I went on my first outing with the Photo Walking Utah group early this morning before opening hours at the aquarium.  I found that many of my subjects lent themselves well to black and white photography.  I love how when you view something in black and white it really makes you look at the picture completely different than when it's in color.  You really pay attention to emotion and story in people pictures and in ones like these to the form and texture.  I'm especially fond of the two abstract looking photos of the jellyfish close-up and the bubbles at the bottom.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer Time

Summer time hasn't officially arrived, but it always seems to feel very summer near the end of May to me.  We've been playing at the park a whole lot and its starting to feel a bit uncomfortable.    Ethan loves swinging fast and high just like his big sister.  He's growing up at lightning speed!  I really think he'll be walking any day now.  That hair!  It sticks straight up.  I really love it that way actually. :o)  I make zero attempt to keep it down. 
Zoe apparently owns only dresses or long sleeved shirts...we may have to cut some sleeves off in the next couple days.  Look at this face.  This is a young girl!  This is no toddler, people.  It just happened overnight.  She doesn't hold still for a second.  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Matching Easter Dresses

 I love making dolls and I've made a few lately.  My favorite part is sewing the faces and hair, but I never get around to making clothing for them!  Smaller size does not make it much easier than real people clothing like you'd think it would.  At least not to me.

Well, Zoe claimed this doll as her "Dolly" and takes it everywhere.  She sleeps with it and takes it to the store.  It was feeling funny that she was in her unders all the time.  For Easter I made her a matching dress to go with Zoe's Eater dress.  Zoe's the girliest little ballerina princess, so this pink tulle number was perfect for her.  Problem is she wants to wear it daily.....eeeek.  I hide it for 6 days out of the week. :)

I will be listing some of the dolls in my shop soon (just after mothers day).  'Bout time, right?

Quote of the week: "Look Up"

I love inspiring quotes, and this one isn't complete if you haven't read or heard the talk from which it came.  Check out Carl B. Cook's talk "It Is Better to Look Up"
Another line from this talk:  "We must look up and step up. And as we do, I know we will cheer up, for God wants us to be happy."  Lets go be happy today!