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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

random thoughts

Wow has this school year been busy. and flown by! i can't believe it is already thanksgiving break. i'm in my first block right now, we don't have anything to today. or typically everyday. i normally work on the senior slide show or class calender but i don't have any of that to do today so i felt it would be a good idea to post on my very much neglected blog. this post will have no order and so i will write down whatever pops into my mind. not to terribly much has happened this year. yearbook has been crazy busy, we turned in our first deadline yesterday so we're having a party today. i got a job! i work everyday, or everyday i'm able to. i get paid well and work about an hour a day. (they close at 5 and i can't get there till after 4.) i do filing and odd jobs. i am becoming a vegetarian. i watched Food Inc. and am now kinnda grossed out by meat. i plan to stick with it but considering i typically don't with these types of things, we'll see if it lasts. i'm also doing it for health reasons so i'm going to try. i don't really have any pictures to post, i haven't had much time to take any. i did while we were camping and i finished all of my polaroids, but that's it. I got my senior pictures done and they are AMAZING. Michelle Meisner did a fantastic job. i'm sure there are tons of other things that i can't think of, so for now adios.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

and so it begins.

so do ya remember way back when? when i made a list of things i was going to do this summer? well since one thing i said i'd do (blog more) didn't happen, i will now be telling you the things i accomplished on said list, and did not.
first, i said have a garage sale, that was done and successful.
second, put up pictures in my room. that didn't happen. i ended up redoing my room and am in the process of finishing. my hopes were to get it done before school started but that didn't happen.
third, take more pictures. i'd like to think i took more pictures. i tried to remember to bring my camera with me everywhere and make sure i took a few shots of what i was doing.
fourth, get a tan. well that didn't happen as well as i'd hoped. i got a slight tan but it's not that noticeable.
fifth, read lots. that really didn't happen. i read a couple of books but not nearly as much as i usually do in the summer.
sixth, get healthy. well i started. and i'm restarting tomorrow. seeing as in the summer it's hard to get in the routine of things since we travel so much, but now that school is starting it will be easier.
seventh, learn new song, nope.
eighth, spontaneous trip. i took a spur of the moment trip to lousisiana for a day and a half.
ninth, scrapbook, still didn't happen.
tenth, made a stop motion video.
eleventh, bought the polaroid film!!! one of the best things ever.
twelfth, i learned all there is to know about my diana.
thirteenth, i did not make a purse but i did buy the things for it so i'm half way there.
fourteenth and fifteenth also did not happen. read all the HP books and blog more.
in the very near future i hope to do lots of blogging about our trips and other things.
so tomorrow is the first day of school and i have a weird feeling about it as always. i have an anxious, nervous, excited, annoyed, happy feeling. i mean, it is my senior year. what do ya expect? but i know how tonight will go, the same as it does every year. it will take me forever to go to sleep and then when i finally do, i'll wake up every hour and a half. i hate it but it always happens to me when something is happening the next day. so now i shall go forth and prepare for tomorrow. there isn't really anything i have to do. so i'll probably watch Glee. tomorrow begins my senior year. my last year of high school. weird.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Girl Behind the Camera

I may or may not have slacked off a lot and not blogged pretty much at all this summer. More like may. We are now nearing the last threeish weeks remaining of summer. It's depressing but very exciting at the same time. This is the first year I am actually excited for school to begin. I'm ready to begin my senior year, I'm taking classes that interest me, and it's the beginning of the end. Which I guess the last part is redundant but I'm just really excited. I don't have my schedule yet but when we get back in town I'll find out for sure what I'm taking.
So the things that have happened this summer, I spent the first two weeks doing nothing. I hung out with friends a bit, then at the end of the two weeks we had a garage sale, I then went to Louisiana for two days, and continued on to Galveston for our family trip at the beach. After that I did nothing for a week and then the four of us went to Denver. We went for dad's ISTE technology conference. JC and I helped to present at the Think(ED), formerly known as SchoolCenter, booth, that was an interesting experience. I was super nervous to speak in front of people, it's not a favorite thing of mine. After the conference we went to the mountains and such then we returned home. And so I've spent the last three weeks busy hanging out with friends. I also did a shoot for a friend of mine. I have A LOT of photos to post from both trips and the shoot. We leave for Louisiana tomorrow so when I get back I shall do so! I'm looking forward to seeing family I haven't seen in a couple of years and other family I see often. I always enjoy spending time with my family, they are a huge part of my life.
I got two new cameras! I bought a Kodak Instamatic and a Kodak No 2A Brownie, neither one are really worth anything but I like them anyways. The Brownie is from the early 1900s which is really cool to me. Sometime in the beginning of June I bought Polaroid film which made be so unbelievably happy. Each photo is a little piece of me. There are only two so far. And one disappeared in Denver which is really depressing. I am trying to take pictures sparingly considering how expensive film is.
To explain the title I have been watching Bones on Netflix, the names of the title for each show always describes where the victim is found and similar to above. Anyways I know I'm not dead but I can pretty much be found behind my camera all the time this summer. Or pretty much just all the time. I was hanging out with my friend Andrew the other day, we went to get cupcakes, I pulled out my camera and took a picture, he then asked "Do you ever leave your house without your camera? I can't imagine that you do." It made me laugh, but I liked it.
I still have to pack and do lots of cleaning in my room, plus a little laundry to attend to. So I'll probably continue to put that off for another couple of hours and spend more time watching Bones and doing nothing on Facebook.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

day two

Well it is the second day of summer. I started day one off by watching Heroes all morning, getting a haircut, and spending the evening with friends. Day two included extravaganza all morning, more Heroes, and then I spent the last thirty minutes drowning out the world with my ipod and took some time to myself. I took pictures in the backyard. There is not much back there to photograph but I got some stuff. It had been awhile since I picked up my camera. I have been discouraged lately because all of my plans I had hoped for this summer photography wise fell through. With all of that and added stress and sadness of other things it resulted in me becoming lazy and neglecting my camera. But I decided it was just stupid to stop taking pictures, I won't get any better by doing that. You only get better by taking more, I read a great blog post awhile back about that. Plus it is only the beginning of the summer so who knows what will happen and if nothing does then there is always next year. Anyways, here are some of the photos I took tonight.













Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Junior year is gone,

And summer is here! This school year went by the fastest of them all. My junior year has been like no other. I was busy with clubs, activities, and homework. I grew to love photography even more than I could imagine. I lost friends and gained new ones. This has probably been the most tear filled year but that doesn’t matter, I survived and life goes on. Senior year is soon to come and I'm ready to leave high school with a bang. More importantly I have an exciting summer ahead. Mostly my plans consist of trips with family, which are my favorite kind. Other than that I have a lot of free time and to any photographers in OKC looking for an intern, I’d be more than happy to help!
On another note, I always have goals each summer but maybe if I post them I'll actually get them done! Here are just a few, I’ll probably add more as I go.

1. Garage sale
2. Put up pictures in my room
3. TAKE MORE PICTURES
4. Get a tan
5. Read lots of books
6. Get healthy
7. Learn a new song on the violin or piano
8. Take a spontaneous trip
9. Scrapbook about something
10. Make a movie, stop motion style
11. Buy Polaroid film
12. Figure out my Diana
13. Make a purse
12. Read all of the Harry Potter books again
13. Blog more

Saturday, May 1, 2010

stop motion

i got really bored today, so i made this stop motion video.
it didn't take me long and it's only around 80 pictures.
it's random and my first one, so don't make fun of me :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010




O no, I see,
A spider web, it's tangled up with me,
And I lost my head,
And thought of all the stupid things I said,
O no what's this?
A spider web, and I'm caught in the middle,
So I turned to run,
The thought of all the stupid things I've done,

I never meant to cause you trouble,
And I never meant to do you wrong,
And I, well if I ever caused you trouble,
O no, I never meant to do you harm.
O no I see,

A spider web and it's me in the middle,
So I twist and turn,
Here am I in my little bubble,

Singing, I never meant to cause you trouble,
I never meant to do you wrong,
And I, well if I ever caused you trouble,
Although I never meant to do you harm.

They spun a web for me,
They spun a web for me,
They spun a web for me.


-Coldplay, Trouble

Thursday, March 4, 2010

i am in love with these camera bags. if i had $164 i would sooo buy one right this second. :)

Epiphanie

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another one?

As usual, more sunsets. This was from Christmas Break though.
This was all one sunset. 193 pictures in 47 minutes. In the car.
Thank you JC for dealing with me taking all of these photos and bending over so I could take them out the window on the other side of you.




















Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ms Marcia

Here are the photos I'm trying to decide on sending in for the Oklahoma Arts Institute Quartz Mountain.
Here are the "guidelines"

Submit work that reflects your personal style.
Don't Submit clich├ęs - we are sure your family pet is darling cute, and your little brother, sister, nephew, etc, is as well, but most photographs of such subject matter are more snapshots than art.
Imagination and creativity are very important - Do not be afraid to submit unconventional work.
Submit work of consistent quality - if you think one or two images in your portfolio do not quite measure up, you are probably right. Take the time to redo them.

They're judging on:
Composition
Subject
Technique
Creativity

I need 6 to 8 photos.
Here we go.




































I had about 20. Then I got rid of some. Then I got rid of more. So, there aren't a whole lot to choose from. They put a time limit on it, so that narrowed down my search too. Thank you so very much ma'am!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

my holiday season

i fully enjoyed spending time with my family,
but i always do.
but the main point of this post is that i got the amazing lens i wanted:)
lensbaby
here are some of the shots i got while in louisiana.
i'm excited to see what will come from this thing:)



















it has a creative aperture thingy, so basically if the light is out of focus and i have the star in, it makes the out of focus light in to a star. see above. haha