I met with Julie on Thursday, February 27, 2014, for lunch. Julie had invited another friend, Youngmi, to have lunch with us. Julie and I had been meeting about once a month to learn photography together. During our conversation, I casually mentioned my hope of someday starting a small group, in which like-minded women who … [Read more…]
so… I just ordered this book. Two of them, in fact. One for me and one as a gift for a friend who I will convince to learn with me. 😉 I’ve had the monthly subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud ever since they launched it, but I have not gotten much use out of it … [Read more…]
I have finally reached the big 5-0. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been preparing myself for the last 2 years for this; but somehow, I feel fine. Better than ever, actually. 🙂 50 years: here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you and … [Read more…]
I did it!!!!! I created my very first webpage from scratch!!!!! My own photos and my own design with my own words using my own codes on my own domain — mine mine mine!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been learning HTML and CSS on Codecademy.com and wanted to try out the skills I’ve learned. I started with this … [Read more…]
I came upon this article that explains common photographic mistakes. I’ll have to keep these in mind. When will my photos start looking professional? It’s an ongoing and frustrating endeavor for me. Sigh…
It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be feared but welcomed and discussed; and to demand this freedom as … [Read more…]
This video made me think about how I would finish the sentence: “Before I die…” Hmmm… What do I want to do? There are too many things… I need to think about this more. …After having thought about it, the question seems a bit off track for me. Because all those things that come to … [Read more…]
This is the workout I did today. Holy moly stromboli!!!! IT. WAS. TOUGH. It took me 20 min. to complete 2 rounds. Whew! Get the break-down HERE. Zuzanna continues to inspire me. 🙂
Originally when I started this blog, I thought I wanted to disable all comments on this site. Because comments, good or bad, has an effect on my freedom and creative flow. As much as I try not to care about what other people say or think about me and what I write/create, if I’m … [Read more…]
I’ve been playing Draw Something 2 which was released several weeks ago, and here are some of my favorites from my gallery. Yes, the drawings look a bit juvenile, but there’s only so much I can do with a fat finger on an iPhone screen… haha.
A recent conversation I had with my daughter: Me: “I envy you. I wish I were you.” Daughter: “No, you don’t. Being me is hard…” Me: “Being me is hard too. But it’s getting easier with lots of practice.” Daughter: “I can never live up to my own expectations…” Me: “Just remember…it’s not just you … [Read more…]
I just watched this on TED.com and, knowing a little bit about psychology myself, I do believe it could make a significant difference in the outcome of your endeavors. Definitely worth trying.