Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Abridged

My friend Jackie always does a year recap in photos so I thought what the hell...I'll do one too.

Here's to 2011:

I started the year off listening to White Dress every Sunday at Hole In The Wall. I am lucky.

I was able to see Bright Eyes play twice this year. This spring, Janeffer and I drove over 1800 miles to Atlanta to see them play at the Tabernacle -- worth every penny of it.

I was a nanny for awhile and I got to hang out with some of the coolest kids on the block.

I learned a lot from this guy.

I starting painting again this year!

I moved back to Plano to finish shooting my Ocean Seafood and Grill project.

I got my first tattoo. =)

Jordan got married! I also shot my first wedding!

My childhood closet went from this... this!

Bring it 2012!

I'm ready for the next year's adventures!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Airing That Clean Laundry

2011 was a year of cleaning. It was a year of letting go. It was a year of coming to terms with the past and moving on fearlessly into the future.

I laid it all out, one piece of junk at a time, and then I went through it all. I owned it. I put each piece of bullshit out on the table and then, I laid it to rest.

Now at the end of this year, I can honestly say, that my laundry is much cleaner than it's ever been.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Me and Regina.

We're best friends... my mind.


And now I share with you one of my favorite songs by her...

Have a good day! =)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I made this as my e-card this year.

I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas!

Love. Love. Love.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pic of the Week: Old Car

Remember when they made cars like this? neither. They just don't make cars the same now-a-days.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Monday!

This past Friday I went for a walk around the neighborhood to photograph some of the plants that have been changing. The drought has done some really beautiful things to the foliage this year. That's one plus. =)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pic of the Week: This Too Shall Pass

I'm not going to changes have got me a bit down right now. Sometimes, it's really hard to cope with change. As much as I love it and I look forward to it, it is exhausting and can be overwhelming.

I feel like writing a poem. I know my poems aren't the best. I rarely take the time to sit down and actually work on one. They come out of my brain sporadically and very rarely do I develop them. Actually, that can transfer to all of my writing endeavors, including these blog posts. I definitely would like to be more disciplined in my writing but today is not the day I will start it.

Instead, I will leave you with this poem, spat out as we speak.

I've got these fragments
That float in my mind;
Parts of wholes that I can't describe.

I see them in the middle, or maybe it's the end;
Words and phrases I've yet to comprehend.

Eyes closed,
I try to see.

But they are gone,
Mere wisps of a scene.

Heart numb.
Mind dumb.

Next time, it will be best to let them be.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I had a love affair with texture recently.

It was a few weeks ago when the weather started changing.

I was going for an afternoon walk and it caught my eye.

I couldn't help it. I fell in love.

There's something about it's depth...

...and how it makes me think of onomatopoeia (crunch, crunch, crinkle).

I'm still not over it.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rainy Day Creativity

One day, I hope to be able to make something as creative as this on a rainy day.

Steve Shilson from Straylight Film did a really nice job on this. I love the song and I felt he captured it perfectly.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

POD November: Thursday: 11/24/11

Pic of the Day started on Thanksgiving this year. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season this year!

Pic of the Day:

I'm not going to lie. My mama made the best turkey ever this year. She roasted it with rosemary. Soooo delicious. You should be jealous.

Friday: 11/25/11

My sister and her husband have been living with my parents for awhile now. Kerri picked well when she married Adam. He and Tuna have struck up a friendship that is quite adorable.

Saturday: 11/26/11

Saturday was a rough day for me. I woke up to winter and I wasn't quite ready for it. However, I was lucky enough to witness the sun making an appearance at the end of the day.

Sunday: 11/27/11

YES! YES! YES! I love fall and all the colors it brings. This particular tree was spectacular.

Monday: 11/28/11

Joni Cat makes another appearance. I think she might show up in almost every POD. I need to get out more. I will make that my goal for next month's work.

Tuesday: 11/29/11

I love this portrait of Tyler. We got together and shot some stop motion work. I'm looking forward to editing through the images and piecing together a little movie.

Wednesday: 11/30/11

Holiday season means Shiner Cheer! I may be a bit biased, but this seasonal brew is the best.