Monday, October 31, 2011

Finger stash

Halloween morning and though not my outfit for the night... "Stella's got to get her groove on"

Happy Halloween!

  I am such a sucker for holidays.  Tonight is no exception.  Though I'm past the acceptable age to go to fall festivals or trick or treating (at a certain point it becomes creepy), I refuse to do nothing and not dress up.  So this year when we asked around and no one was doing anything we set about making a party!  What are your Halloween plans?

1. Macro/Close-Up

2. Found Texture (not applied; Exploring with a Camera theme: click HERE)

3. Home (Mortal Muses current theme - Friday will kick off Mosaic sure to link up)


Tell:  To be honest, I wasn't sure how to combine cover and a self portrait together... then I remembered my favorite hat.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tis is the season, turn turn turn...

Everybody's got their thing.  You know, for some it is physical activity, reading, sailing... honestly you name it and I am sure it would work.   My husband's thing is media... all forms really.  And through all his experience he has valid and even clinical opinions and critiques of most media (generally they are very unbiased opinions, more analytical), save for The Wonder Years.  Don't get me wrong it is a fun show but my husband has grander ideas than truly exist.  In his mind it is a really good (Keep in mind this is not a matter of enjoyment but an analytical opinion) show... which let's face it, fun as it is, that's just not true.  

I'd be like me claiming that the Goonies should be critically acclaimed.  Now, this is not me trashing the Goonies (I love watching the Goonies), no, it is me simply facing the facts that in spite of my deep enjoyment... it doesn't deserve any awards.  Well, maybe a people's choice for, well I can't really think of a category but something. 

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shinny Objects

Do you wake up sometimes with a clear plan of the day and then find yourself... doing anything but the plan?  I feel like I must be part Raccoon because I get distracted... but not by shinny objects, so I'm not entirely sure about the Raccoon but you know what I mean. 



Black and white, pulled down the shadows to accent and pull out little "Olivia" 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rockin' it Old Testament style

 Do you ever have one of those weeks when you feel things piling up?  I try for the most part to be a positive person, not an idealic person but a realist looking on the "brighter side".  This week hasn't been the best for the "brighter side".  It isn't as if the world came crashing in... just small things.  You know the small things that happen in life, they just seemed to pile up this week.  Broken favorite and only sunglasses, broken nice plate, my favorite jeans got worn through, I can't seem to find things that I know I have... all the small things that don't make up much but start to weigh on top of each other in the effort to push you down.  Though the icing on the cake happened at the end of the week: my husband was waiting for me out side of a grocery store as I picked up some items on the way to dinner with friends and someone backed into him and took off.  Yes, we got hit and run.  I have to ask myself: what type of person.... I can't even finish it.  Gladly no one was hurt and our car's bumper was the only physical damage but it put me in a bad place.  Like a lot of people when things go bad and I am hurting I turn to and blame God.  I know it is silly, even in my anger I know it doesn't make sense, but it is the nature of believing He is in control that he would keep stuff from happening or help me understand what it is I am supposed to learn.  It is the analytical pompous in me that assumes I am due.  Do I in all my blessings stand in awe of God?  No, I mean don't get me wrong I thank him but not generally in a emotional filled awe (being the counter to my bitter anger).  I have the audacity to scoff at the Old Testament Israelites in all of their folly, yet is is the same as my own.

This is not a normal post for me... as the few of you know.  It is just one of those days you stop and take stock.  With a deep breath and scoff to myself it is on with the day.  I hope you enjoy my not so Wordless Wednesday.

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