Thursday, January 13, 2011

Me and My Camera

I love my camera! I take pictures all of the time! In fact, I do believe that some of my friends and colleagues would probably say I take too many pictures. Although how can you take too many pictures, really? You can hang them on the wall, put them in scrapbooks, turn them into cards, and on vacay they are free souvenirs. I love pictures and I love my camera.

I bought a really cool camera a couple of years ago. I wanted to post a picture, but I couldn’t figure out how to get my camera to take a picture of itself. Lol. In fact there is a lot I can’t figure out how to get my camera to do. That’s why it’s time I get better acquainted with my beloved camera and it’s many features.

I really want to be able to take great pictures. I’ve been playing around with lighting, but some of my pictures come out dark, or blurred, or just plain awful.

So, I’ve pulled out the manuals. I do believe that they are the key to unlocking my camera’s hidden secrets.   

Notice that after two years the pages are still crisp. So wrong. Time to crack them open!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Wow! Snow is not a part of normal winter life in Alabama. When it does snow, it is usually a light dusting. Not last night, though. We had some real snow. Eight Inches!

I could not resist the urge to throw on my coat, grab my camera, and head outside.

Look at it coming down! Talk about sparkles! It was so beautiful.
I took this one from my patio.
This picture came out a little crooked, but I still like it.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Feeling Crafty

I used to love to make jewelery when I was younger. Over time I found other crafty pursuits  (scrapbooking being my most recent craft obsession), and I drifted away from the world of beads and findings. Recently, however, I've felt inspired to try my hand at jeweley making again. The necklace below is one of my first attempts in quite some time.  

I really wanted to make something girly. I came across a package of cloth flowers in the scrapbooking section, and thought that they would be perfect for what I wanted. I'm pretty pleased with the result.