Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy List, Week 44

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Happy List, Week 44

1. Art Openings. They're a lot more fun when they're not mine (less pressure)! I managed to make it to two in one night.

2. Wedding photography practice. Getting the chance to shoot a wedding without being THE photographer.

3. Pippin day. Spent most of Sunday with Pippin and it was a lot of fun.

4. Naps. Naps are for grown ups too... and puppies.

5. National Theatre's Frankenstein. What a hands-down brilliant production. I'm so glad it was rebroadcast for me to see it.

6. Benedict Cumberbatch. Riveting as the Creature. Riveting.

7. Jonny Lee Miller. Equally captivating as Victor Frankenstein. Would love to see him as Creature.

8. National Theatre. Their theatre is technologically amazing... I was drooling over the set, lighting and scene changes in the few moments that I wasn't captivated by the cast.

9. Fall. It's back and it's glorious.

10. Sales. Three more this week - hopefully more to come!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy List, Week 43

Macro Water Droplets

Happy List, Week 43

1. JG. I couldn't have done my exhibit without him - from his advice throughout the process to his installation help - all of it, priceless. Lucky to have him as a friend and colleague!

2. Installation day. That was the day that everything exhibit related became real. It was incredible.

3. Opening night. It was almost indescribable in its amazingness. It still seems so surreal. Seeing my art on the walls, seeing people's reactions to them (both people I knew and didn't), seeing my friends and family come out to support me... there really aren't words.

4. Cousin time. I don't see my cousin that often and we don't talk as much as we should. But her coming to my opening from MI and spending all day Saturday hanging out was wonderful.

5. Apple picking. Guess what, it's still fun as a grownup.

6. Learning about beer. I'm not as intimidated by beer anymore now that I understand what different things mean and what I do and do not like.

7. Exploring. Got a chance to wander around a neighborhood I haven't been in awhile.

8. Camera time. I'd been so wrapped up in the exhibit that I forgot to have photo time.

9. Beautiful weather. It's a touch chilly but I don't mind when the sun is shining brightly.

10. Puppy time. Any puppy time is awesome. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

42/52 - Photo Project 2014

This one is definitely sentimental and likely obvious - more on that later:

Solo Show!

Close runner's up:

Sunrise the morning of the show:

October 17 Sunrise

Sunrise the day before - I love how the sun is touching the fog:

Sunrise Oct 16

Pink brushstrokes - same as above:

Sunrise Oct 16

My how quickly the year has flown! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

41/52 - Photo Project 2014

Week 41 had several photo opportunities in it - a trip to a neighborhood that I spent part of my childhood in, a visit to way far out west in the metro area and an unexpectedly beautiful sunset.

But the obvious winner is this:

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

Getting up early for this Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse was totally worth it, yes?

Runners up:

DeBaliviere Place

Sunset October 11


I haven't yet taken any pictures this week... I must get on that!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy List, Week 42

Macro Water Droplets

Happy List, Week 42

1. Photo Floods. They're a lot of fun and I'm glad I can still make them, even if only for a half hour.

2. Seeing things differently. I like revisiting places I've been to before to see them in a new light.

3. Crossing things off. My to-list for the exhibit is complete. Very satisfying.

4. Pippin time. Pippin came for day camp at my house this weekend - we had a lot of fun. She's an adorable handful.

5. Weather. I love a good thunderstorm - however, we've been getting a lot of rain lately... usually I'm a fan but not quite in this quantity.

Short, but sweet.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy List, Week 41

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Happy List, Week 41

1. Sunrise. They're getting a little later and they are getting more beautiful!

2. Exhibit. I'm working on the finishing touches... it's getting real.

3. Purple. I really like it when I can find things in my shade of purple. I'm very particular.

4. New car. The more I get comfortable in it, the happier I am with the choice. Even if it scares me.

5. Girl's night. Got to see a friend I haven't seen in awhile. It was lovely hanging out.

6. Old friends. Some family friends that go way back were in town briefly and I had the chance to have brunch with them. Lovely!

7. Puppy time. Puppy time with all three pups... each have their own wonderful characteristics.

8. Fall. It's my favorite season. Pretty colors and cooler temperatures.

9. Thunderstorms. I do love a good thunderstorm.

10. Patience. Patience lead to the photography of the lunar eclipse...

Monday, October 6, 2014

40/52 - Photo Project 2014

After last week's embarrassment of riches, apparently, I didn't pick up the camera but once. Lucky for me, it was great!

October Sunrise

Hopefully week 41 will offer me more choices!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

39/52 - Photo Project 2014

I had two gorgeous  sunsets within week 39. Ridiculously gorgeous.

I have to pick this one... but it was TOUGH.

Friday Sunrise

REALLY close second:

Sunrise - Sept 24

And third and fourth:

Macro Water Droplets

Sunset & Fall Festival

What a great week for me photographically!  I love when I have a tough time choosing...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Happy List, Week 40

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Happy List, Week 40

1. Girl's night. aka Book Club. Fun times were had.

2. Half Day Off. Friday, I had a fabulous lunch, goodwill/resale shopping and an unexpected stop at a city carnival made for a fun half day off.

3. Finding an awesome dress. At a resale shop that makes one look amazing.

4. Gotcha day. I celebrated a day late with the family and it was tons of fun. An afternoon at the Art Museum and a delicious meal.

5. Puppy cuddles. They're the best.

6. Beautiful sunrises. I had three days of gorgeous sunrises in a row. I love sunrise season!

7. Printing. Photos for the exhibit have been printed - it's getting real, y'all!

8. Apple cider. It's apple cider season and I couldn't be happier!

Okay, over 5 but not quite 10... good enough for me!