Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Photo Tuesday

I haven't shared much photography lately (because I haven't shot much photography lately!), but I'm getting back into the swing of things, so I thought I'd share one that I took on Sunday. This was for a photo challenge that is going on this week.

I'm particularly happy with this photo because it's 100% exactly like I imagined it in my head before I shot it. Sometimes I can exactly replicate the idea in my head and sometimes my idea ends up turning into something else completely. It's always extra satisfying when I can invision something and then create it exactly. That doesn't happen as often as you might think! It probably won't win the photo challenge, but I'm happy with it anyway.

Hopefully I'll have more photos to share soon. I feel like I've been in a creative rut for the past couple of months, but I'm ready to pull myself out of it now and come up with some new ideas!

Oh! I had a new question in my comment section the other day. Someone asked me where I got my blog layout. I design my own, actually. One day a while back I decided I was bored with my blog decor and I couldn't find anything on the internet that I loved, so figured out how to create my own. I download digital scrapbook papers and accessories and then assemble the page in Photoshop and upload it to my blog. It's a little tricky at first and can be time consuming, but I've had a really good time playing around with it and designing different layouts. I get bored of them every few months and switch them around, so I'm sure I'll have something new eventually.

There's not much new going on around here these days. My mom and stepdad were here Friday night to celebrate my moms birthday and we all went out for Thai food, which was SO good! Then Saturday I took my mom to the bird store that I love here and I bought her a bird feeder for her birthday. We had a fun time shopping for bird feeders!

This week the kids have Valentines parties at school that I need to get them ready for and then they're out of school Friday and Monday. I really want to take advantage of the long weekend and do something fun together as a family, but I haven't figured out what yet. I'm dying to go on a little trip, but our vacation budget is all being saved up our Korea trip right now, so I have a feeling that it's just going to be a stay at home weekend. I'm going to find something exciting for us to do though! Maybe it's time for another vacation in the basement...

So that's pretty much all I have to blog about today! Nothing new, no news from the adoption agency, nothing exciting going on. It's looking springy outside today though, and a little sunshine always puts me in the mood to get out and do something, so maybe I'll come up with a fun adventure and then I can come back and report on it. I'll keep you posted. :)

3 comments:

Jen said...

Hi..just wanted say that I love your blog. Love the design. I'm not sure if you know this or not, but it is very off center in Firefox. It hasn't stopped me from reading it though for the past several months...lol!

Dan, Jill, Luke and Evan said...

Thanks for the information about your layout! I've got all kinds of stuff to make my own, but the coding is where I get messed up!

Cristi said...

Love the picture, but lets not mention spring in the blog again okay? Because well someone decided we were not done being a frozen tundra here and brought the snow in today!

About firefox, I think that could be easily fixxed if you modified your background image a touch, http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/EQ_cleric/wendy.jpg thats what I get when I go to your blog in FF. However, its still very readable.