Living a life of gratitude & simplicity. Seeking beauty in the world around me. Discovering gifts of God's handiwork by opening my eyes to really see, my heart to really feel & my mind to really drink in the beauty of creation. Learning to breathe deeply & just "Be" in the presence of God, in my attempts to capture grace, frame by frame...
DAY ONE OF MY ARTIST'S JOURNEY...IT WAS SO UNBELIEVABLE...BUT FOUR & A HALF DAYS WITHOUT SLEEP AND I'M TOO WEARY TO EVEN DOWNLOAD THE PICTURES, NEVER MIND TRYIN TO COMPLETE ANY EDITING IF NECESSARY OR TELL THE STORY...MUST LAY DOWN AND TRY HARD TO CATCH SOME MUCH NEEDED ZZZZZ'S ~ I HOPE I DREAM ABOUT YESTERDAY...THAT WOULD BE A VERY GOOD DREAM... AND THE PINKEST OF PINK DREAMS! THIS WAS OUR SECRET CODE FOR MY DAUGHTER AT BEDTIME TO MAKE SHE HER DREAMS WERE FUN AND GOOD WITH NO NIGHTMARES, AND WELL...IT'S STILL A HAPPY HABIT WITH US TODAY (Insert PINK smiley face here :)
THIS PHOTO' S TITLE IS "POSITIVELY PINK!" HOW FITTING FOR MY HOPES FROM YESTERDAY'S JOURNEY TO THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE ARTIST IN ME...
MORE TO COME WITH PHOTOS FROM THE ARTIST'S WAY WEEK ONE...CHECK IT OUT TOMORROW OR MAYBE A MONTH FROM NOW, IF I'M ABLE TO GET SOME SLEEP.
I ALSO MUST FIGURE OUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH BEING UNABLE TO DOWN THE NEW PHOTOS FROM THE LAST FEW SHOOTS IN LIGHTROOM 2 - WHEN I DO, I CANNOT OPEN THEM IN CS4 TO EDIT - SO HOPEFULLY THE STORY OF MY JOURNEY WILL BE POSTED BY TOMORROW...IF NOT...THEN AS SOON AS I GET THE PHOTO DOWNLOAD TO WORK CORRECTLY - LIGHTROOM AUTO-POPULATES TO DOWNLOAD ALL PHOTOS INSTEAD OF THE BOX POPPING UP TO ASK WHERE I'D LIKE TO UPLOAD THEM TO LIKE IT USUALLY DOES...THEN WHEN I TRY TO OPEN ONE TO EDIT IT, LIGHTROOM 2 GIVES ME THE ERROR THAT THE FILE IS MISSING OR CANNOT BE FOUND AND DANG IT I JUST KNOW I UPLOADED THEM ALL...AND THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE!
COMPUTER GURU...HELP!!! ANYONE WITH AN ANSWER ON HOW TO MAKE WINDOWS OR ADOBE BRIDGE MY AUTOMATIC UPLOAD SELECTION - TRIED TO LOOK IT UP IN "WINDOWS 7: THE MISSING MANUAL, BUT TOO TIRED AND IT ALL LOOKS LIKE GREEK TO ME...SEE I DO RAMBLE WHEN I'M THIS TIRED!
HUGS TO ALL MY FAITHFUL READERS....I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY DAYS TO BROWSE THROUGH MY FEW PHOTOS, WRITINGS AND SOMETIMES RAMBLINGS...BUT IT KEEPS ME GOING AND MAKES MY HEART SMILE WHEN YOU LEAVE COMMENTS!!! OFF TO THE LAND OF PINK DREAMS HOPEFULLY!
IF YOU'D BE SO KIND, YOU CAN SUGGEST MY BLOG TO YOUR FRIENDS OR FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS....I'VE MET SOME OF THE ORIGINAL 2009 SOAR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS AND FOLLOW THEIR BLOGS TOO...GOOGLE READER MAKE IT EASY TO SEE ALL THE NEW POSTS FROM ALL THE BLOGS YOU'RE FOLLOWING - SAVES A LOT OF TIME (WHICH WE ALL NEED MORE OF!) FOR GOODNESS SAKE...I MUST STOP RAMBLING AND LAY DOWN...I'M STARTING TO HEAR MUSIC THAT ISN'T PLAYING AND SEE WEBBING WHEN I SEE THINGS MOVE...BED HERE I COME...THIS IS SCARY!!!
TOP O' THE AFTERNOON TO YOU...WHILE I MAKE A MAJOR ATTEMPT TO SLEEP..SLEEP....SLEEP....SLEEP.
I am starting The Artist's Way Program today.
So, I'm off for a secret rendezvous with my
inner artist and hope to gain some insightful
wisdom and discover new ways of writing.
Delve into the particular style of
photographic art by trying new things.
In the meantime, take the time to
stop and not just smell the flowers,
but really look at them in all their
It will open not just your eyes to their
beauty, but their color and scent will
open a well of peaceful tranquility
within your soul.