Tuesday, January 31, 2012

365+1 week 4

day 22- driving in the fog made for some wonderful photos.
day 23- Noah doing his daily dancing.
day 24- making photo cards. so relaxing to do.
day 25- little sock monkey that I find all over the house.
day 26- more rain...nothing new, it always rains here.
day 27- there was a huge amount of birds out back. I ran to get my cameras.
with the sky all grey it was hard to get a focus and only a few shots came out.
day 28- making the best of gray skies.

It was a great week.
I finally opened my Etsy store last week :)
So very exciting! Trying to learn my way around there.
It is exciting to check things off my goal list for the year.
Here is the link

Hope you had a happy Tuesday xo

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

daily exercise

round and round

Noah dancing in circles.
One of his favorite things to do.
I don't know how but he never gets one bit dizzy?!

Happy Tuesday xo

Sunday, January 22, 2012

365+1 week 3

day 15- We took a drive down town and I jumped out at a few places. They sky was really beautiful!
day 16- I took a photo walk in a little town near us. I love the old neighborhood and the big old homes.
day 17 - put some flowers in my Grandmothers vase to brighten the table.
day 18 - some reading and writing things I am thankful for each day.
day 19 - some snow falling on the back porch.
day 20 - found a little heart cloud in the sky!
day 21 - our church steeple. I never get tired photographing it.

Hope everyone had a great week!
Happy Sunday xo

Sunday, January 15, 2012

356+1 week 2

8. cleaning day.
9. bunting/flags/banners found in a car lot
10. dandelion in macro using lensbaby.
11. cypress bush with rain drops.
12. we got some snow. thought this guy looked neat riding by in the snow.
13. a found leaf in the snow
14. one of my iron pigs with wings and his shadow.

So far so good. I have remembered to take a photo each day.
day 14 I only took 2 photos but happy with the two I got.
I love this year started off on a Sunday and it makes it easy for me to keep in order for the week.
So each week is Sunday - Saturday.

This is my Second time to do a 365 and it feels a little different.
The first time I had no idea what I was getting myself into and had no expectations.
I learned a lot in that year. It was fun and so rewarding in the end.
This time around I feel like I want a "type" of photo but most days I am just home.
I guess everyday life is good to capture for my 365 :-)

Did I already tell you I'm doing a 365+1 with my iPhone too? I am and I"m crazy!

Have a great week everyone xo

Sunday, January 8, 2012

365+1 week 1

week 1 of my 365+1 with my camera
1. we made a New Year's Day banner. I wanted Noah to hold for a pose but he didn't want to lol
2. first snow fall. We didn't get a lot but it was fun.
3. I got Joel to stand still for a few shots for his birthday :)
4. my one little word shot.
5. lucky to still have wishers in the yard.
6. sunrise we saw after taking Joel to the airport.
7. Joel left us a message while he is away for a few days.

I hope to post my 365 each Sunday.
I just hope I can keep it up :)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Happy Sunday xo

Friday, January 6, 2012

my one little word


So, I picked Soar as my word the for the year.
I am pretty excited for this new year!
It has started out really great.

I had many creative goals met by the end of this last year.
I was happy to get the courage to start selling my photos on Society 6.
I had a photo licensed back in Aug for a greeting card company.
Just last week Getty Images invited 5 of my photos. Such a  dream!
I was asked last week to license another photo.
I am no expert on photography but it is a hobby and I love and think of it all the time.
I never thought these things would have happened for me and I feel so blessed and thankful.

So, I hope this year to soar!
Some of my creative goals are...
To push my self and get the courage to open my Etsy.
To have a showing of my photos locally.
To sell a lot of my work.
To license more photos.
To have more of my images invited to Getty.
Continue learning more about photography and photoshop and selling.

Just yesterday I got an offer on one of my images to use on a TV show on NBC.
I feel really blessed and I am very thankful for every encouraging word
and comment from everyone.
Thank you!

Happy Weekend xo

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

my year of self portraits 2011

2011 self portraits

I had planned to post a photo each month but it never happened.
Then I thought a collage of every 6 months and that didn't happen.
So here is my year in self portraits of 2011.
My first year to do this.
It is very hard for me to be in front of the camera and to see my self.

I plan on doing it again this year.
I will be playing along this year with this flickr group
If you would like to play along go to the group and ask for an invite.

* I picked two winners for the calendar from FB and they are on their way!

A very happy Wednesday to you xo