Flipping through facebook this morning on my way into work I noticed that CreativeLive made an announcement that Brooke Shaden was coming to teach next month. I immediately burst into excitement, which btw the lady next to me reading her book could care less. She CLEARLY is not a photographer. Brooke’s work is truly inspiring. Her concepts are mind blowing, and I can sit and stare at her images for hours, each one telling a different story. I am not the eloquent with words, you just have to check her out… www.brookeshaden.com
So here I go… getting in front of the camera (bleeehhhh) to submit my video in hopes that I get selected to attend the workshop in person. The mere thought of having the opportunity to take part of this workshop brings tears to my eyes. I need this.. in my life.. and now is the time.
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So this post has nothing to do with photography, but I just had to share my recent Pinterest Inspired project I did with my stepmom this weekend. I just moved to my new tiny studio apartment at Bradley Beach, and really have been racking my brain to make this small space fun, colorful, and me!
So I decided to go with a bohemian inspired headboard I made on the cheap! Supplies were 9 18×21 inch quilt squares I picked up at Joanne’s Fabrics for $1.50 each, thin quilting batting, and 5 foam core boards, command damage free hanging strips and my stapler.
Super easy project… First I cut the foam boards in half to make the squares, then I cut the batting to size, and wrapped the fabric around the board and stapled in place. Next, I attached the hanging strip to the back and stuck them to the wall. Can’t get much easier than that! Plus, I had a blast doing it.
A few simple steps and about an hours time, I had my very first upholstered headboard, for under $30 =)
After work today the sun was nearly set, so I needed to hurry if I was going to capture any shoots. I drove off my street made a left and right, not really sure of where I was off too, and almost drove past this dead end road. I pulled over grabbed my camera.. and this is what I saw. I was only there for 20 minutes before the light was gone. My little frog friend LOVED getting his picture taken.. I shall call him Oscar!
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Today was gloomy, rainy and cold, and so was my mood. I wanted to be alone with my thoughts and my Dave Matthew’s, so I got in the car and cranked up the stereo and head out on Rt 22 to look for someplace to relax. I didn’t go to far until I saw a sign for the Watchung Stables. I used to ride there when I was a little girl, and I haven’t been by there in years so I figured it was the perfect place to grab a few shots.
As I road up the mountain, Grey Street blasting, I instantly felt a smile on my face. It started to rain, but the bright colors of the trees all around me still made everything look so bright. I had to wait a while for the perfect time to run out to the middle of the road to grab this shot, but I LOVE empty roads… and I loved today.
Last week I got an email telling me that I was selected to attend the all-star photography event with creativeLIVE in New York City! Eight professional photographers teaching workshops on all genres of photography over two days! So on October 25-26, yours truly will be headed into the city to bast in the presence of Sue Bryce, Sal Cincotta, Jason Groupp, Blair Bunting, Bob and Dawn Davis, Corinne Alavekios and Penny De Los Santos!!!
For those of you who follow creativeLive, you know what an opportunity this is! For those of you who don’t… it’s like the SuperBowl of photography workshops. I feel so blessed to be one of the chosen few who get to attend, and don’t even have words for how excited I am!!! And to top it all off… i will get to check off #53 on my list.