Jul 13 2009

Night Out!

Tonight Dave and I decided to go all out–and what that means when you have no money is: going out and ordering one drink! Woohoo! I decided to take the opportunity of my getting ready to practice cataloging details of an event.
Side note: It was also a good excuse for me to finally wear the dress that I bought in Paris. I was so stoked.
And what, you may ask, was the drink of choice for tonight? I ordered a Lemon Meringue cocktail from Earls. Was not my favorite. Lacked flavor. Oh well.
It was still nice to got out!

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Jul 11 2009

Early Morning Cruise in the Valley

This morning I managed to drag myself (and my husband!) out of the house at 6:00AM to do some early morning landscape shots.
During our travels in Europe, I rarely ever made it up early enough to do photographs in the morning light, and I’ve been kicking myself for it since. So I’m hoping to do this every so often, just to take advantage of the lovely light that occurs first thing in the morning.
Landscape shots are something that have been a mystery to me, as I can never get them to look how I want, so I’ve been focusing on them for the past few months.

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Jul 7 2009

Comforts of Home…?

Last Friday marked our two weeks home in Canada. I have been completely euphoric to see mountains, sleep in my own bed, and do my own laundry. Home is nice.
Although, coming home after a trip such as ours poses a few issues. Right now it’s 1:00am, and I haven’t been able to sleep since all these things are rattling through my brain. I feel as though I need to catalog them.
Issue #1:
Job-Hunting
It’s obvious. When you come back after a 10 month trip, you are generally not going to have a job to come to. Dave hasn’t had too much of a problem with this–although his particular work is just taking time to process. Me on the other hand…well, maybe I’m just being too picky.
Issue #2:
House-Hunting
Right now we are living in my parents abode. While that is all fine and dandy for us for the mean time, I’m pretty sure our cat Bigsby has worn out his welcome. We are also planning out moving from Abbotsford to Vancouver since that is where Dave’s work is taking him. This also changes how I am job hunting.
Issue #3:
Portfolio
I plan on applying to go to Emily Carr Art University for next fall to study photography. I so desire to go to school, and I’ve finally picked something I feel worthy of studying! But I’m also paranoid that my application will be rejected. This has kept me from applying at any school in the last 6 years that I have been out of high school. The application process just looks scarier and scarier. It involves a portfolio of personal art studies.
Issue #4:
Advertising
Starting immediately, I will be harassing family members and friends to do free portraits/family shots so I can start advertising my photography and get paid for something.
Issue #5:
A million side projects that I’ve been planning on doing but haven’t gotten to, but have promised people…
Ummm…yeah, so I tend to get these ideas, and then get all excited about them and how cool they are, and then…and then…
….And then I get another idea that takes over…on goes the cycle.
Some of these include:
- A book of photos for the DTS class
- A children’s book I am writing that is half finished…
- A knitted blanked
- A special movie for Taryn (since we left TKL early and didn’t see her)
- And on…and on…
So as you can see…we are pretty busy! Not to mention all the catching up with social groups that we have to do. If I seem distracted–I probably am thinking of one of the above. :)
Or I’m just coming up with a new idea for a project.
;)

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Jul 1 2009

Canada!

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