quarta-feira, 21 de julho de 2010

Projects, Photography and a bit more.

Had I mentioned this class?? I've finally decided to take an online class. I actually took the Scrap World Cup online class with Celine Navarro before this one, but it wasn't really what I want. But... this one is. I'm loving it, even though I haven't really started taking the pictures, I love how Shimelle takes us through the lessons, how naturally everything seems to flow.
I'm trying to start taking pictures, which I think I might get to do tomorrow. I'll try to take the prompts and challenges one at a time, and try to makke my own pace. It will definitely be fun.

Yesterday I found online the manual for my mother's camera. I'm trying to take everything in so that maybe I can actually get to use it for the first time in almost five years. I even took a couple of pictures today of the gorgeous view I have at work... But I have to confess I'm getting a little worried about the whole "photographing with film" thing. I haven't done that in quite a long time and I had forgotten how weird it feels not to know how the pictures are going to turn out. I guess that's the reason I got so interested in lomography a couple of months ago. Lomography makes this "not knowing feeling" becone the actual reason to photograph. (By the way, I'm still considering buying a lomography camera. I just think maybe I should get used to a normal one before I embrace a new adventure.)

And talking about cameras, the other one I'm pretty interested in is the Fuji Instax. I first read about it a couple of months ago and it stole my attention right away. I always loved the fascination of polaroids, which I used to think were pretty fantastic as a child. (No, I never had one... Sad...) Well, I was considering if I want a lomo, an instax or my mother's camera for my birthday, but since I already got this last one, I was thinking that if I actually get to use it in the 3 weeks left before my birthday I might ask for one. It would make the perfect birthday present (if it came with a bunch of boxes of film, obviously...).

And last but not least it's boyfriend's birthday friday. And I'm still not happy at all with his present... I wanted to find something really nice to give him, but it's getting quite hard. Oh, my...

segunda-feira, 12 de julho de 2010

Discipline. Week 2.

I have been trying to create some discipline in my life. I know I need to go slowly, otherwise it won't work. I have some real problems sticking to my own discipline rules, but I'll try to convince myself, after all, if college and work are not making me feel more disciplined, I have to do it myself.

The two exams I mentioned on my last posts are gone, and I think I might even have gone well.

Now I need to focus on the one I hope will be my last exam this term. I don't think this one will be so difficult, so I'm not particularly worried about it. I just need to study a little.

And then, I will be left with all the craft and creating things I want to do. I admit I have a super hard time commiting to anything crafty, no matter how much I like it. I'm taking an online photography and Scrapbooking class, and I kinda stole my mother's old film camera yesterday, so I'm thinking maybe I'll be able to finish this. Who knows??

That's my project for this month.

domingo, 4 de julho de 2010


I'm trying to achieve a few goals around here. I basically have 3 things to do over the next seven days:

I have an exam at college on thursday, so I have to read about 400 pages 'till then.

I have an italian exam on saturday, so I need to figure out how to write an essay in italian (which I haven't done a single time...)

And, since my wardrobe was again reaching a critic level, all my clothes have been living on my bed for the last week. I'm trying to figure out which ones I want to keep and which ones to donate. Meanwhile, I try to put them back in the wardrobe as nicely as I possibly can.

By the way, tonight was fun. Talking to some nice people at a nice party. Me likes that!