Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Last Four Days

Although I haven't been back 100%, I did manage to take at least 1 photo a day.  I have been trying to squeeze in several other activities for myself after work and it has proven to be very difficult to get everything done.  Unfortunately my blogging has suffered the most.

I took the first three photos during my dog walk.  That seems to be the only time I have for taking pictures.  

April 13, 2011
A Touch of Green

This photo was taken on the last day of my photography class.  We had a little party and gallery showing.  There were so many great photos.  I chose to do natural window light portraits.  I think they came out great!  The instructor loved them and I passed!  I am not sure about taking another class.  I think I do a good job at teaching myself. 

April 14th, 2011
From the Shadows

Even though this photo isn't tac sharp, I still love it.  The beautifully colored flower really grabs my attention. 

My 100th Photo

April 15th, 2011

A very basic photo for my 100th, but I did it.  I didn't even realize that this would be photo 100 at the time.  I wish I had put more thought into it. 

April 16, 2011
Recipe Search

This is Davecia, my PIC (Partner in Crafting).  We are always surfing the Internet for recipe and crafting ideas.
I couldn't get  outside thanks to the horrible rainstorm


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

For those who were wondering what happened to my

This is hard for me to write
but here it goes...

I am not really sure where to start with this or how it happened, but it did.  

I just stopped.
I gave up.
I threw in the towel.
I had no motivation.
I had no desire.
I lost my mojo or whatever you want to call it.

It simply just went away.

There are a couple of things you should know about me...
When I do something, I REALLY do it.
I really dedicate my life to it. 
Sometimes it takes over my life and it becomes the only thing I can think about.  
It becomes the only thing I do. 
I neglect all of my other responsibilities.  
I become obsessed
I have done this many times before
I can bake and bake and bake
I can exercise, and exercise, and exercise
But then something happens
My motivation just dies and I stop doing what I loved so much
I never question myself and I just move on to the next thing (If there is anything to move on to)

When I went to see my family in MD a few weeks ago, I continued to take a picture everyday
However, I did not have time to be obsessed with photography
I didn't spend time editing photos, writing my blog, or checking every photography page.
It was sometime after my husband's birthday that it just happened.
 I had no desire to take a picture everyday
I didn't want to carry my camera with me everywhere I went
I stopped thinking about how something would make a great photo
I rarely looked at other photos online

I didn't know why, but I just didn't care

This is the first time that I have ever TRULY regretted just stopping
I promised myself at the beginning of the year that I would complete this project.
I have let myself down. I should have taken a photo everyday, even if it was a photo of the crack in the floor.
  I am upset with myself because I should have celebrated my 100th photo with my fellow 365ers
However, I have just decided to get myself together and pick-up where I left off.  I will just be a few days behind, but I promise that I will see you at the finish line.


I want to thank everyone, especially my husband, for your encouragement. Without you guys, this would probably be another things that I started, but never finished.

So here is where I left off...

March 29, 2011
Black Bottom Cupcakes
(Check out the Recipe on

March 30, 2011
Flashlight Lighting

March 31, 2011
Behind the Lens: A Self Portrait

I missed a day here

April 2, 2011
It should be 92/365
Baby Elie Wolf
6 months old

April 3, 2011
Philadelphia Skyline from Fairmount Park

April 4, 2011
Oreo Cupcakes

April 5, 2011
Birthday Apple Fritters

This was probably one of the BEST desserts I've ever made.  I finished it with Vanilla Ice Cream and some homemade Dulce de Leche drizzle

April 6, 2011

I missed April 7, 8, 9, and 10

April 11, 2011
96/365 (This should be my 100th.  My milestone)

April 12, 2011
My Final Project: Portraits using only natural light through a window

I know I am a good photographer, but I want to be great.
I am looking forward to the rest of the year!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge: Best Face From March

I love this photo.  It is my favorite from the month of March.  It makes me smile whenever I see it!