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52 words on hold 01/31/2011
 
I am sorry to say, but I need to put 52 words on hold for just a little while until May. I need to focus on my classes, which are extremely hard and busy this year. This is my last semester though and so I will start 52 words back up once finals are finished in May :) I will still be posting new pictures, I just will not have them on a deadline. I will still post to my blog as well. I promise, I'm not going anywhere, I'll still be here!

~Alli
 
 
What's that you say? I have to go back to classes???

Oh, um... I can't. Seems that my door is protesting me leaving, and covering the doorknob ;)
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Looks like I have to stay here then.

Darn...and I was so looking forward to school ;) Tee hee hee

I still have a bit of packing to do, but if I am trying to consolidate it all into one big bag, and one smaller one. That way I don't have as much running back and forth between the apartment and the car. I am procrastinating on this though, seeing as it doesn't look like the door is going to let me out of the house anytime soon ;)

I've made a few crafts to take with me to decorate my room with. They will help me to feel more like I am here at home, rather than being stranded on Mt. Piles of Schoolwork and Stress :P

It is always difficult leaving my hubby, and now my kitty, and everything else that is my life here. This is my last semester though! Last time that I have to do this! :D And then it will be crazy real world stuff, but it also means I will get to be with my hubby and kitty :)

*fingers crossed* I can do this!

The word of the week has been shot, I hope to have it posted by tonight. Depending on how much more packing I get done today. If not it will be up tomorrow morning.

Well, off I go to find all of my clothes that I have strewn across the whole house!

See you soon!

~Alli
 
A new direction? 01/15/2011
 
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I took this a while ago, and had forgotten about it :P This was at a little local nursery that Zach and I went to this past summer :) It is such a cute place :)
I have been doing some "soul searching" lately. For some reason lately I have felt that I really needed to connect to who I am and what makes me "me".
Part of this started for my search of creativity. A while ago I asked myself how does my art express what I want it to express? I unfortunately wasn't able to come up with an answer for this.
Before I was "happy" with my creations. But now I am just playing and having fun; making photos that will hopefully make people laugh and bring a smile to their face . I feel that I am finally expressing my different thoughts :)
As Zach said the other day "why does it feel like everything is coming to life?"
It's because I feel that my creativity has come to life, and is taking on a new direction.
Before all of this I would have long long periods of artist block. Now I can barely keep up with the ideas for future photo shoots :)

We'll see where this goes! I am hopeful though :)

A new word of the week is up. This week is "Balance"  You can find it here at:  Word of the Week
 
 
Sorry for disappearing on all of you for so long. I became super duper sick the day after Christmas, and felt horrible for a week. I'm still a tad sick, but doing so much better :D

Goodness! I have so much to tell you that I am not sure where to start :P I guess I will start with our new addition to the family :) His name is Ulysses. He was my sister's kitty, but she was unable to keep him. So Zach and I said that we would take him in. He's such a sweetie, and is doing very well adjusting to his new home :D
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I didn't take any photos with my new camera when I was sick, but I have all sorts of ideas of things to shoot right now :) especially since I picked up this book on amazon Inspired Photography. It is a wonderful book so far, and I highly recommend it to any type of artist having some creative blocks.

I have started my "52 Words" project for this year and the first word is up :) You can find it here 52 Words. I want this project to be fun, silly, and just plain old enjoyable for those of you who follow this project. Last year I learned how to become disciplined enough to take at least one photograph every week. I am now building upon that :)

It seemed like so much more to tell you when I first started this post, but that was it! hee hee hee. Well off I go to play with my camera more :)