Posted in NCPR Artwork of the Day, Photography, Vegan Blog

Crappy Pics and Experimental Stew

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The Crystal Calls!

It’s a good day to make stew…and take very bad pics of crystals LOL! Hopefully my stew will not turn out as bad as this pic, but stew, like photography, takes practice.

Have I ever mentioned that I am a mad scientist? I tend to think outside of the box. I am in an experimental mood today and just made up my stew concoction on a whim. I soaked yellow eyed beans and lentils overnight and made a base from a cup of them. If it comes out good, I shall post the recipe. If not, you’re stuck with this crappy picture for now! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted in Writing

2015 In Memorandum

We find ourselves on the last day of yet another year completed. Thankfully for me, 2015 was a decent year, full of many blessings. I managed to accomplish my goals for this year, somewhat anyway. I wrote more (every day for the past two months which is a personal record for me) and I improved on my photography. I would like to thank Korey Rowe, Yvonna Fast and Kim Hough, and the nice man in the neighborhood that gave me a tripod. Korey, words canโ€™t express how thankful I am for your photography class, and for sending me the d40 so that I would have an SLR camera to work with. Kim, I am thankful for the photography goodies that you have given me, to help me along my way (I am anxious for spring to get here so I can shoot some nature macro) and Yvona, my improvement of my photography started out with your gift of your dear departed Janโ€™s Coolpix. It was the first camera that I have owned that I truly love shooting with! I am thankful for all the little and not so little things that others have helped me out with during the past year along the way I am thankful for all the little and not so little things this year.
I am thankful for all of my friends, near and far, in life and on Facebook. I know that some of you have had some hardships and pain of losing loved ones this year, and my thoughts are always with you. I know some of you have had a very good year, and that makes me happy for you.
I am not one to make โ€œresolutionsโ€ for the new year, because resolutions seem to always get broken. I make goals for myself to strive for. My goals for this year include finishing my transition into veganism, improving my writing and getting a poetry book ready for publication, and hopefully, sharpening my photography craft to have some prints to sell this summer at the Art Walks. I did sell my first one and only print this past summer, for $2. It may not seem like much to you all, but for me, it was a giant step into the right direction! I intend to keep up on my correspondence, through Facebook and snail mail, to keep in touch with others. I plan to return to the work force this year, after taking care of my toddler for the past two years. I know that one will be hard, being away from her at all, because we have never been apart. I plan to work on and improve the Thought Gallery, for myself and for all of you to enjoy.
I welcome 2016 with open arms, and welcome all of you to join me!