Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What I’m Doing!
This is the time of the year when I experiment with new activities…things I generally don’t have the time to work on during the rest of the year.  

I’ve tried my hand at painting and drawing, I’m impatient…I want to be descent right away…obviously  that isn’t going to happen…it was too frustrating for me as I saw the finished product in my head but I couldn’t translate it to paper so to speak.   As for drawing I took a great online class on drawing a face and surprisingly enough I was able to draw the individual facial features  to my liking, but couldn’t for the life of me put them all together to make a respectable face…just isn’t my forte I guess?   Either that or I need more patience to practice, practice, practice!
I think I mentioned before, I take photos of my jewelry for my website and blog, have for 7 years, always disliked the job.  I always thought of it as a huge chore, which I tended to put off.   This often meant I didn’t get a photo of a piece of jewelry as it sold before I took the time!   Part of the reason I disliked taking jewelry photos is I couldn’t seem to get the photos the way I thought they should be…they were too blue, too yellow, too dull, too whatever, you get the picture.   Definitely a pun intended… there is that patience thing again!
Having said all that I found I enjoyed taking photos of other things, in particular water, sunsets, trees, nature shots…I don’t find practising frustrating or annoying…I enjoy it!  Since October, I’ve been taking photos when I go for my daily walks…well missed a couple of days last week as it was just too darn cold…

As a result most of my shots right now are around the area where I live…snowy & cold, if I can say that about a photo, but some great blue skies, if you like blue skies…check out my photography website…

If you would like to see larger photos, take a peek at my website...I put them on there a bit larger as I think it shows the detail more...

I’ve also added shots from Key West…to change it up from a continuous stream of snowy shots…
Thanks for reading…
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Have a great week…


  1. Paint with your camera Heather...:) I visited your photography website and you have lovely photos there. Thanks for sharing. At least i have some ideas of what's the landscape like where you live.

  2. I absolutely LOVE the third picture, where the sun is peeking through the trees and creates a glisten across the frozen water. Can't wait to see your new jewelry designs, too :)

    Marissa Foss,

  3. wow! I love your pictures! I'll have to hop over to your website see what else you've been taking pictures of. have a great day!

  4. Hey Mei...thanks you...yes I will paint with my camera...that is true I guess you wouldn't have any idea of what it looks like here!

    Thanks Marissa, that is a favourite of mine as well...won't be posting any thing new until the end of March...I've learned it doesn't work well to force the I don't any more...

    Thanks what you are doing with your painting!!!

    Thanks is enjoyable for me, which makes it easy to do.

  5. Thanks for this post. I stumbled upon your site while browsing blogs.
    This is the type of thing I'm trying to do more with my own photosite (please take a look if you have time!) I like using imagery to tell a story.


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