April 27, 2012

random questions from Caro {two}

(read the first one here.)
--If you could play any sport, what would it be? Volleyball. without a doubt. Whenever I play it my legs and arms WON'T MOVE. annoying? yes. So, i don't really play very often. I wish i could, though! XD
--What is your favorite subject in school? Reading. but that isn't really a subject for me. XD I like writing, History is fine and Science is okay.
 --Least favorite subject? definitely math
--What is your favorite website? WHAT!? Well, I like my blog. XD I also like http://bethanyhamilton.com/about/bio/ i'm just cool like dat.  ;)
--What is your favorite store? WHAT!? I mean, ONE!? well, I like pretty much every clothing and office supply and camera store. XD yeah

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Life // Photography // auditions + surgery

wow. I really never thought my life would get like this.
I mean, really.
I'm having surgery!? 
There is no way that two years ago. Well, last year, even, I thought that I would be having surgery in 2012. I AM only 14.
But, I am having surgery.
And an audition.
But I have those every year, so, not a big deal.
My audition is on Viola. And its at 6:40 PM tonight.
oh, any my surgery, well, you're probably wondering about that.
As you may or may not know, I am going to be getting braces soon.
yeah, very fun, right!? 
well, at my consultation my dentist noticed that my tonsils were... well, huge. Like really huge. They said I should go to a doctor and ask them what they think. Well, my doctor said I should go to a specialist in that department.
Well, I had another dentist consultation (for what they were going to do and everything) and they said that a lot of times the insurance doesn't pay to have tonsils out if the surgery would be cosmetic. But, they would pay for them if it could cause bigger problems later in life (for instance, not sleeping well, sleep apnea, bad snoring, and death)
So, we went to the specialist, and waited in the waiting room (they had The Incredible's on, haha).
Then we got called into the room.
The doctor looked at my tonsils for about half a second (after she asked a million questions) and said that they had to come out.
So, it wouldn't be cosmetic.
She also said that my adenoids (which were also too big) needed to come out, too.
Well, so, now we had the insurance on our side.
So, the surgery is going to be on Wednesday (this coming one) at 11 in the morning.
Prayers would be greatly appreciated for both my audition and my surgery.
So, yeah. Fun stuff coming up for me! Not.

Anyway,  I got a lot of pretty photos yesterday! 
I will share my favorite with you, and the rest (all 78 of them- they're all, not to brag, really pretty, so I think you should check them out. ;) ) are going to be on FTP today.

I adore this photo.
I mean, seriously! Look at that bokeh! ;)

Well, you all have a wonderful day. I'm off to take two tests and go to an audition after practicing my tail off.

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April 22, 2012

Photography // Butterflies + bugs + plants

So, yesterday I went outside. It wasn't like super warm, it was nice, but like, not super nice.
Okay, nuff of that. ;)
So, I decided I wanted pictures of bugs- you know, fast moving things. 
So, here they are. (oh, and of course I had to get some pictures of the gorgeous flowers... ;) )


Do you see the butterfly?

Some.... bean... leave... things... ;)

Lilacs! Which, by the way, smell amazing. 

a... bug... Not sure at all what kind it is. :P

white lilacs

Do you see the butterfly in this picture?

can you say WOW? I mean, you can see its EYES and stuff! XD

So amazing picture...

another. kind of bug. thing.

and this? Most amazing picture EVER? Well, what do you think of it? I absolutely ADORE it. ;) You?

a fly. XD

Any favorites?

Oh, and this:
is for my love of that *awesome* picture. ^^ ;)
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April 19, 2012

Goodbye, Picnik.

It might be corny/cheesy.
but i don't care.

ugh, pooh. I don't want it to close. :( Even though I have all the fonts I liked from there. But it still stinks like crazy. I loved that editing site so much. It was my go to... Ah, well, I will have to live without it.
Nearing the end, I started to use other stuff (like GIMP and Picasa) more, just so it wouldn't be horrid when it left.
Go, enjoy your last day of Picnik. 

p.s. its April 20th right now. (8:15 AM) and Picnik is still up!?
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April 16, 2012

random five questions from Caro! {one}

Hello, all! 
I hope you all read my last (more serious) post. Because this one is going to be more of a 'fun one'.
Carolyn and I decided that we would each ask each other at least five questions each week (or at least we will try
And we will answer them on our blogs.
So, here we go:
1. What instruments do you play? I play the Viola and Piano. I can also play the Violin at about the same level as Viola, as I just switched this past year.

2. How long have you been playing those instruments? Piano 8 1/2 years, Violin 8 years, and Viola almost a year. But Viola and Violin are a lot alike, so, I pretty much picked up Viola where I left off Violin.
3. Who is your role model? Bethany Hamilton. She is so awesome and amazing. I love her.
4. What is your DREAM career? I would LOVE to be a designer, whether it be fashion or rooms or, really, anything. (before that I wanted to be an actress, but that could never happen) but I would be happy to be a pro photographer and/or a graphic designer.

5. Have you ever been so happy you CRIED? Yes. Many a time.

So! There!
any favorites?

If there are ANY questions you have to ask, go ahead, I will answer them. =)
Also, go to my FAQ page. I put some questions/answers there, too.

Is there anything you want me to do on my blog (tutorial? Anything?) if so, let me know!

now, go have an amazing day. or rest of day. XD

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April 15, 2012

Life // nighttime

I always have been a little afraid of the dark. Of nighttime. When I was 10 and 11 I was so scared of night that I made rules for myself that I had to live by. They were quite ridiculous. One was, I couldn't be the last one in bed. (weird, huh? Well, it gets weirder...) another was I couldn't be the last one to talk. If I was, it would take me a while to get to sleep. Another was I couldn't be the last person to breath loudly. Crazy, right? Yes. It was crazy. But I was so afraid. And the thing that helped was obeying those rules.
But the fear wouldn't go away.
I started to lean more on God to help me through the nights. As I got older I asked Him more and more to help me and He always did. A while ago (no more than two years) I completely gave my fear to Him, and told Him, that if He wanted His Daughter happy, He was going to have to do something with the fear, first. And He did. I recently realized that He took away just about every trace of that fear. And now, right now, I realized that I actually like nighttime. It makes me want to stay up late by myself just doing my thing with no one bothering me, and being alone. It also gets my creative and organizing and designing juices flowing (unfortunately, not my photographic ones... But that's more of a day thing anyway...)
Nighttime is also so... Unpredictable. It's dark, you don't know what's coming until its there.
I actually like nighttime.
And I am so happy God took that fear away so that I can feel that.
Just imagine how it would feel if you didn't have God to lean on.
You'd be living with fear everyday and there wasn't any way you knew of to get rid of it- like I did.
We need to reach out to these people. To tell them that there is someone who can heal their sadness or hurt. Or take away their fear. 
That's God.

In writing this at almost 12 am on my iPod. The window is open, and there is a nice rainy breeze (no rain, though, haha) its also pretty warm. Lately it has been. The wind just picked up. And its gorgeous. <3

By the way, I sold my first Etsy item yesterday! (on Saturday)
Okay, I'll end this post already... ;)

April 13, 2012

Life// Design// new design and some sad stuff.

Do you like my new header? I do! I have been planning this header for... Like forever. But I only just got around to doing it. =P

Oh, and I reached my image quota on Picasa for this blog. :( So, I probably will have to pay to get more. >:( 
ah, its either that or delete the blog.
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