365 Day Post: 85

I’m mentally exhausted and need to finish prepping my portfolio sample presentation for the job interview on Thursday. I’m wondering if I should pick up new spring semi-casual attire for the interview? I worry about that later but for today’s photo my son handed me his new socks and I had the idea to use this little lost kitty for the image. Happy Tuesday Y’all!

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365 Day Project: 83

After a beautifully anxious night, we decided to stop for breakfast and my husband pulled this little guy from his pocket. I almost wanted to give the project up for today and rest but he pushed me in the right direction. The lost kitty looks like he’s contemplating a great deal sitting on toast with grape jelly below.

#B155D9, #CE99F2, #322C59, #BF4904, #732407

Happy Sunday Y’all!

365 Day Project: 79

Tonight’s post is a bit late. I took my husband to the library to get his card. There I learned that they put puzzles together in their free time. I had a wonderful idea that would help me cope with my past but that will be for another post. Tonight’s photo is of a character figure that my son threw in my purse and I discovered it. Sitting there…begging for a photo-op.

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365 Day Project: 75

This morning was mine and my son’s ‘coffee date’. This is where he gets hot chocolate and I get coffee. He was a little disappointed that I told him, ‘no toys’ as I wanted to try my hand at a ‘moody’ coffee photo or as I just learned, ‘lifestyle’ photography. I need more practice. But the barista did awesome making this look yummy.

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365 Day Project: 73

I think my moods are definitely affecting my images. Or, it could be a few minutes of sunshine and warm weather. Either way, I’m feeling positive and REALLY hopeful I will land this job. It’s such a positive work environment and there’s actual teamwork! But let me get back on track, tonight’s image is of me taking advantage of the melting snow and HUGE puddles forming. Luckily, I had just the little toy figure to use. With the color palette, I was trying to capture happy or warm colors with a bright cooler hue. I was even able to capture falling water!

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365 Day Project: 70

Is anyone else thrown off by daylight savings time? Or do you even participate in daylight savings in your neck of the woods? I brought a figure to work with all intentions of taking my photo early but it never made it out my bag. Tonight’s photo is more or less a kitchen helper image. I do, however, feel I need to step up my game so I’ll be doing some research into photography tips and tricks to really make the images pop. I’ve been proud so far of the photos that I’ve been able to capture but feel I can do more.

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365 Day Project: 69

Today was a busy day for a Sunday but that’s for a different post. Today’s image is of a new art medium I’m wanting to get better at…Henna. I went the black and white route for this one because it seems to suit the image subject better. I’m running late posting this. Thanks, daylight savings time (that was pure sarcasm).

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365 Day Project: 68

I have been super lazy. Well, I did get on the treadmill so that counts for something. This weather maker moving in is making everything dark and gloomy out and I’ve opted for looking up lego sets. My wishlist item is Hogwarts Castle 71043. Love love LOVE this set and I need the challenge and the calming effect building these sets have.

Today with it being dark I thought I would play more with lighting and using candles. My son was kind enough to let me borrow his lost kitty wizard for today’s photo. I think I’m really going outside my comfort zone and learning more aspects of lighting and trying tricks photographers would try. Thinking outside the box has been a comfort and to tell you the truth I’m going to need another 365 Day project to complete when the year is up.

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365 Day Project: 67

I would like my local weatherman to stop using the words, ‘weather maker.’ I’m now fully annoyed with these words as there is another winter storm moving in. Yet again. Trying to get Saturday errands all done on a Friday when I’m already exhausted from work and trying to help my son feel better was just a lot to tackle. Sadly, my husband and I might have to cancel plans with the kindred tomorrow due to road conditions. But, here we are and I felt like doing some experimenting with light. I love the effect the candle gave the Roblox blacksmith. What do you think?

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365 Day Project: 65

I have been in a slump since lunch. Maybe it’s the week of stress so far catching up? Maybe I’m not challenged enough (I kind of call BS on that)? Or maybe, it’s my soul that’s tired. I have a phone interview to prepare for and making notes for both technical questions and obvious general questions. I would like to get my hopes up but I’m going to err on the side of caution and keep more realistic.

I’ve been refreshing my coding skills and WOW! If you don’t lose it you definitely lose it. Made dinner and cake to thank the hubby for working overtime so I am wearing down. This little lost kitty image helped brighten my day. I tried choosing a monochromatic palette but wondering now if it qualifies.

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365 Day Project: 62

Today, started early. I had planned on getting so much done but then kiddos woke up. Super glad that the hubby pushed to take me to a fundraising event that supports the local pagan community but also where the kindred had a booth. It was awesome sitting there talking with everyone and I learned so much in so little time about Norse beliefs and ways. I also walked away with two goals for myself. One is a little more difficult than the other but those are for a late post.

This morning I completed a small goal of building the lego set that my husband purchased. I zone all the stress and anxiety out. I put my earbuds in that played an audiobook in my ears and my hands and eyes went to work. I decided I need larger sets that have more bricks and larger scale but the Harry Potter Aragog’s Lair was exactly what the doctor ordered and helped me prepare for the socializing that I did today.

The picture I took is a perfect example of how I feel at times so it’s symbolic to me.

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365 Day Project: 61

Coffee shop date with my younger kiddo was fun. He brought his tablet and toys to take pictures of and I was able to show him how to use the natural light that was available. His pictures turned out pretty good with the camera app that’s available on the Kindle. I went towards the moody side of things and even tried choosing a color palette that isn’t what you would think of warm, ‘coffee shop’ tones. This little lost kitty sure looks happy to get his coffee.

#7E97AD, #5DB537, #405673, #1F2531, #06070C

365 Day Project: 60

I learned something new today about my employer but that’s for a different post. This little guy was SUPER hard to take a picture of with the cell phone. I didn’t even care who seen me walking with it. I wanted something ominous and lurking and I think I only achieved a part of that. Still not bad for a little toy.

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365 Day Project: 59

Between getting off work and picking up the kids from school I have 15 minutes to get to the coffee shop. I promised that I would buy myself an iced coffee after work and in order for me to get one I had to call ahead. I took this quick and thought, ‘why not?’ I like the style of lights that our local shop has. I wish I was brave enough to take more lifestyle images and I feel kind of exposed without one of my toys or action figures.

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365 Day Project: 58

I’m not going to write about the absolute meltdown I had when I got home in this post but I did take my photo project to work with me. I built this little Lego character, Wyldstyle, in just a minute or so and have been waiting for the perfect idea to hit. Doing this also made me realize how relaxing it was and helped me cope with anxiety. I wish I wasn’t so self-conscience about people watching what I’m doing but the overall image turned out great. Would this palette be considered complimentary?

#EF49F2, #306261, #D9CB04, #1E8FD4, #782A82

365 Day Project: 57

I’m so glad to be home and able to be creative. I completely zoned out staging my Jurrasic park figure with eggs. The stress at work then the white knuckle ride home makes me that more appreciative of home and loved ones. I have some research to do on how to take an awesome black and white selfie and then some much-needed writing time.

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365 Day Project: 56

I almost said, ‘FU%$ IT!’ and went to bed after the day I had. Who knew that sticking up for yourself to ensure sanity was a crime? I also took another assessment on a job website which I’m pretty sure I failed and just…it was just a Monday, to say the least.

As I was searching for an idea for my photo for today I just wasn’t feeling it. Found this little guy and started staging with toilet paper and found that the anxiety was starting to calm inside me. It was great to feel excitement and purpose doing my project and it was about time (today). I need to take a black and white portrait photo of myself so I think I’ll focus on that tomorrow.

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365 Day Project: 55

It was the wind that woke me up in the middle of the night. Well, that and the pelting rain and then an hour later it was high wind and snow. We can’t catch a break here in Wisconsin. Instead of staying inside or being able to drive anywhere (as in the roads are icy and treacherous with the blowing snow), I decided to go right out in my front yard. My husband found me an Elsa doll by the registers and I thought it would be a perfect day to use her.

The wind was horrible and I couldn’t feel my fingers. There were several trips in and out of the house to get breaks but I was able to build a small snowman to accompany the queen. Now that I’m running late thanks to an, ‘I told you so,’ conversation with my mother I can catch my breath and get down to some much-needed art and writing therapy.

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365 Day Project: 54

My son is an awesome supporter and little walking reminder of everything. Literally, EVERYTHING. We have started a new tradition for just me and him where we go to a local coffee shop and have coffee together. Ok, I have coffee and he has hot chocolate. I ask them to add things and he gets it in a special mug so he feels adultish. I have now incurred duplicate of the lost kitties toys and he asked if the could have them. I didn’t know what for but sure kiddo, you can have them.

We got to the coffee shop (via my husband dropping us off with the road conditions) and he handed me a lost kitty and then took one of his out of his pocket and his Amazon tablet. ‘I’m going to start taking pictures now too.’ Y’all! I nearly started crying. I asked him why he would like to start taking photos and he said, ‘It’s so I can get better like you are. You look like you’re having fun and we get to play with toys.’ ‘That’s awesome little dude and playing with toys is the bonus part.’ So, we sat and drank our coffee going over our pictures while we were in the shop. Hex codes for the complementary color palette are listed below. This little sign was by the register. Happy Saturday Y’all.

#555BD9, #797ED9, #B4D9BD, #BF9D73, #593128

Oh, I had to share the picture my son took on his tablet. I wish I could get him a better camera.

365 Day Project: 52

It was an emotionally and physically exhausting day. After I post my project shot I’m unplugging for the night. I do have a new found pleasure with incorporating the tiny toy figures and cars into my photos. The weather outside is giving me a chance to experiment inside and I need to pick up a cheap white poster board to bounce some ambient light but this little grumpy guy turned out so cute. Here he is with a cone and a can opening looking unimpressed with the can of tuna. I was even able to pull a cute complimentary color palette from the photo.

#A64468, #D96299, #3054BF, #193773, #1ED9D9

Have a good night Y’all.

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