Monday, April 27, 2009

Photo #3: Open Assignment (Nature and Toys)

I thought it would be pretty cool to take some shots of silly manmade things in a beautiful, natural environment.  After some exploring, climbing, and stepping in puddles that looked a lot less deep than they actually were, I found the perfect place to set everything up.

I had to do some balancing to get this shot, but I'm glad I did; I love the perspective and the colors.  

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I feel I've wasted too much time on honors and AP classes. How many times has my family ordered pizza because I had too much homework to make a nice dinner? How many times have I chipped into my beauty sleep to finish up some project or other? Precious hours that I should have spent learning the most efficient ways to keep a clean home were instead spent writing papers and learning things a good housewife will never need to know. My priorities have, for the past four years, been completely mixed up.

I am a woman. A woman's place is in the home, raising the children and cleaning and cooking and maybe gardening--if there's time. How could I have been so blind? Everything is clear to me now: I'll drop all my classes, order a few books by Martha Stewart, and start learning what's REALLY important.

No more school.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Photo #2: Portrait

I took pictures of my friend Hannah Bender at the Saline Depot Museum and while she was taking pictures around school. I was tempted to choose a final picture where her face is behind the camera (that would be much more reflective of her personality), but I ended up going with the more traditional portrait. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Photo Assignment: Still Life

The first of a series of photo assignments. I set up a still life of paint, brushes, and a pallet. I had some fun messing with the colors as well as the way the paint was spilling out of the pallet.