Archives for the month of: January, 2012

yes.  i can fly.  you didn’t know that about me, did you?

actually, i found a solution to the winter blahs.  jump on your bed in your wedding dress.  it’s a sure fix.

taken for the “me again monday” flickr group – theme “ethereal”.  on flickr here.

“leading lines” was the prompt for focus52 this week. i wasn’t sure what i wanted to do. i took the below photo on friday, but just wasn’t happy with it because it wasn’t personal in any way, shape, or form.

this is.

this teacup was a birthday gift from my mom years ago. i never drink out of it for some reason. but it’s so beautiful and special to me that i could never imagine parting with it. and the timing of this seems even more appropriate, as this week is leading up to my birthday, which is just around the corner.

also on flickr.

have a lovely week, everyone!

also on fickr here.

“black and white” was the prompt this week. i had several ideas that didn’t quite pan out and others that i just didn’t have the energy to execute at 3 p.m. on saturday. this was one of a few last-ditch efforts to have something for the week.

it’s funny. i thought this was going to be an easy assignment. take a good picture, turn it to black and white in photoshop, and voila!….not so. i took lots of pictures, but i couldn’t decide which one was THE one. this is where my type-a personality gets the best of me: too dark; too light; not enough contrast; too much contrast; not interesting enough, etc. arg! i’m still not sure if this is it. but, a decision had to be made and here it is. i will share some of the other contenders later this week.

as you can tell, i’ve taken all self portraits for this 52 week project so far. it’s not my plan to do that every week. that’s just the way it’s been turning out so far. i promise i won’t make you look at me every week of the year. i’m a little too self-conscious for that.

p.s. in case you were wondering. yes, i’m wearing my wedding dress. part of another idea that didn’t work out as planned. it was strange putting it on again. it’s been a while. while it is still so lovely, it didn’t have quite the same magical feel as my wedding day.  but, really, how could it?