A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi




Thursday, February 25, 2010

Drive home

Nothing ruins a nice quiet drive home then when your stopped at a red light and you look in your rear view mirror and you see carlos
LOLOL

He was in the other lane two cars back

Be gone Carlos be gone.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I got sick :-(

And my mean evil mommy made me go to the doctors and my insurance is crappy and probably will not cover it and i ate pudding and them darn girl scout cookies came in.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

FRAMING

Framing, as it sounds, is a way of drawing attention to the subject in the picture by blocking off or framing parts of the scene using natural or artificial barriers, and however accomplished can add prominence to the subject, and will help add a sense of depth to the photo. Using this concept literally, you can try taking an outdoor scene from the inside through an open window to create interest, or capture a newly married couple kissing in a doorway or hallway to draw the eye to them. Other more natural ways of framing a shot are using trees (shooting through gaps in the branches and leaves), or viewing a beach from between craggy rocks.

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BALANCE

When considering what you're capturing, look through the lens and pick out the dominant subjects, like people, buildings, trees or mountains and arrange them so that they compliment each other. This can mean either symmetrical balancing, where objects of equal size are positioned on either side of the picture's center, like a manicured garden with bushes on either side, or asymmetrical balancing, where objects of different sizes are used on either side of the picture's center, like a scene of a person standing between a house and a tree. Asymmetrical pictures are often more interesting and visually stimulating as the viewer's eye moves from object to object.

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VANTAGE POINT

Most images taken by amateur photographers are taken at eye level - this means most of these pictures are taken from the narrow range of 5 to 6 feet in height. Taking a picture from a lower vantage point (for example crouching or even lying on the ground) can add grandeur and significance to the subject, while getting more height (from climbing up a tree, fence or steps) will reduce the significance of the subject in your scene. Examples of using this could be taking a picture of your children playing looking from the ground, or capturing a busy marketplace scene where no one person would stand out over another.

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LINES AND SHAPES

We all remember our geometry classes, dominated by circles, triangles, and snake-like curves. Applying these simple shapes to your subject matter can help to simplify complex scenes and add visual interest. Consider trying to capture an image of a person walking down a long, straight street. Instead of shooting straight down the line, move yourself five or ten feet to the side and shoot that road at an angle - having that line crossing through the intersecting lines of the imaginary tic tac toe board from the rule of thirds can create the illusion of movement as they lead the eye through the picture. S-curves are even more dynamic, while repetitive lines can also create movement of the eye through the picture, like repeating waves of sand on a beach or parallel row houses along the side of a road.

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RULE OF THIRDS

Picture a tic tac toe board: two horizontal lines intersected by two vertical lines. This creates an easy formula - line up the horizon of the shot with either of the two horizontal lines, and line up the subject (either a person, building or the focus of your picture) with either of the vertical lines, ideally where the lines intersect. When viewing a scene, try to overlay this map into the viewfinder - with only a little adjustment, you can quickly create more visually interesting images by simply adjusting (or cropping after the fact) what you see to line up with these invisible markers. When dealing with a moving subject or a person, it's often preferable to have them looking or moving 'into' the picture from one of the two sides.

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KEEP IT SIMPLE

Think to yourself, "What am I taking a picture of?" and keep that in mind. Identifying the subject of interest and avoiding distracting backgrounds will help to keep the picture clear. Zoom in to clear out irrelevant parts of the scene and capture just what you're looking for, avoiding objects like signs, buildings or people that take the viewer's eye away from the point of focus. An example of this is taking a picture of crowd of protestors - a busy image where the eye has trouble figuring out what should take its focus. Zooming in on one protestor in particular, though, makes it very clear what should command the viewer's attention.


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COMPOSITION

Many people comment on certain photographers having an eye for taking good pictures. In part, that is skill and experience you are seeing. Another part is the expression of art with an understanding of some basic rules. Of course, like any artist, you can take some great shots that 'break' all the rules, however, it is safe to say that taking into consideration the following six items will help improve the quality of your pictures and create more interesting images.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Is this my Logo???

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Granny square part 2

The videos are not helping me which is odd because I crochet a pretty big square before. I do not remember which video it was though. I will keep looking but lets try this www site.
Granny Square

SILLY ME

For the longest time I couldnt figure out how to get back to the dashboard except to create a new post and then click on Dashboard.

I was moving my mouse around the screen and the pointy arrow turned into the hand with the finger over the B.

I said to myself... could it be that simple????

Yes it was!

Conner wearing his scarf

I made this scarf for Conner and he was sporting it at Grandmas house.

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solid granny square

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oooops

I moved the yarn photos and broke the link. I will fix it one day LOL.

Lucas in the hospital

Our Lucas had to have have an operation today. He had a cyst that the docs said it had to come out. Conner spent two nights at our house. He has every Mario PJ's out there and every Tshirt too.

Lucas did great.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

valentines day cards

Conner's
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Lucas
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Valentines

I sent Valentines To Conner and Lucas.

I got my mum all decked out with a new used Camera and all the nifty things she will be needing.

I got three gift cards for i tunes. I downloaded a half cd by Michele Buble and I downloaded we are the world for Haiti and I downloaded Dirty Dancing and The breakfast club on my Netbook (still mad as a hornet about the porn and carlos)

I love the Breakfast club movie. One of my favorites. Odd thing about the breakfast club. I cant not recall actually watching the whole movie from start to finish in one sitting.

I have seen bits and pieces of it a thousand times. I got the movie on dvd and now a digital copy but I have not seen it all the way thru in one sitting.

Dirty dancing .. thats a different story. The digital copy came with two movies. Score me. Though i would of still bought it if it was just the original. But how sweet is two movies for the price of one!

Other movies I would like to digitally own

Grease
Great balls of fire
Wizard of Oz
Princess Bride.

Other movies I do own digitally and thats only because when I bought the dvd it came with a free download

Twilight. Love this movie and LOVE LOVE LOVE the book
Harry potter, Half blood prince.

I know Kathryn had a digital copy of Breakfast at Tiffany's which I have never seen but I wish I knew where it was. :-) It has George Peppard (sp) you know Hannible Smith from the ATeam. Which they are going to make into a movie too.

Friday, February 5, 2010

DSLR CAMERA

I FINALLY got the DSLR Camera. It came today and I had a major headache. It was a funny story and I would of appreciated it more if my head did not hurt so much.
Thursday the SD card came in and I told the fed ex guy I would see him tomorrow because he has the camera.
So he comes in and says does Jeff Williams work here. He was hold a DSLR camera sized box. I said no. Then he asked if this was 1632 Bluff Road and I wanted to cry. He laughed and said just kidding. He had my camera. OOOOH that was mean. Funny but mean. If my head didnt ache so much!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I FINALLY GOT MY CAMERA

I FINALLY got the DSLR Camera. It came today and I had a major headache. It was a funny story and I would of appreciated it more if my head did not hurt so much.
Thursday the SD card came in and I told the fed ex guy I would see him tomorrow because he has the camera.
So he comes in and says does Jeff Williams work here. He was hold a DSLR camera sized box. I said no. Then he asked if this was 1632 Bluff Road and I wanted to cry. He laughed and said just kidding. He had my camera. OOOOH that was mean. Funny but mean. If my head didnt ache so much!

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OH POOH!

That mean Wachovia put a hold on my credit card when I bought the camera and its a day behind. I will get the Card on Thursday but the Camera will not come till Tuesday.