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Finally announcing the exciting news! :D

It has been soooo hard not to spoil this surprise for you guys! Even though I did spoil it for some of you anyways, cause I'm such a chatterbox :P hee hee. But the news is finally coming out! :D A few months ago I started to submit some of my photographs to some magazines, and made it into one! :) It is a beautiful magazine, and I love reading it. So many fun crafty ideas and vintage eye candy ;) I feel so blessed and grateful that they accepted me :)

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These pictures were created during a very beautiful time of my life, and the beauty just keeps continuing, due to very special people in my life :) Especially my wonderful husband who stood by me, supported me, and pushed me (in a loving way ;) to actually submit :) My family and friends, and anyone who reads this blog, thank you for your kind words when I was having "photography low self esteem" lolol. You all are awesome! :)

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The top with the flower on the book
I hope to continue to grow in the wonderful love that everyone has shared with me...

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The top with the flower on the piano, and the bottom right with the letters on the books
And to return that love in ten-folds :)

Thank you for the support everyone! It means more to me than you know! :)

~Alli

Oh! and I wanted to share this heavenly piece with you :) It's very peaceful.

 
 
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 It was such a lovely weekend with my husband :) We went to a tea room, an art gallery, old used book store, and a museum downtown. It was just what both of us needed :) I found a gallery that seemed very accepting and caring. I can't wait to join them! :) And I love their name "The Art Guild" It makes me feel like it is medieval times when you belonged to a guild of your craft :) I will not be filling out an application for them for about a year though due to school :P

I'll be ready with all sorts of work to present them when I am done with school though ;)

This picture I posted is from the tea room that Zach and I went to. It seems to sum up the day that we had together. Light, bright, and lovely :)

I've been working feverishly on all sorts of photography things today, and I can't wait to unveil them :D

Oh, and I have been working on some clay creatures that you will meet very soon! In fact, I need to go and work on them some more. I hope that you have a lovely week!

~Alli

Oh! also I have this song stuck in my head. It's from the first Doris Day movie that I ever saw :) 

 
 
Ok, so I have submitted to two magazines so far, and have only received a "sorry, but we can't use your images at this time" from one magazine, so there is still hope! :) I still have a few more to submit to. I have to say, it is super difficult to try to put yourself out there. These photographs are a part of me, and sending them to people I don't know for a chance for them to be used or rejected...well, it's not easy :P

I didn't realize it but, I've been a tad stressed :P and so yesterday Zach forbid me from any housework. "But what am I supposed to do?!?!" I asked him, "I don't know". Was his reply :P And so, it led to a day of finishing thank you cards, photographing hummingbirds, gardening, and some painting :) Oh, a random fact about me, I like to listen to books on tape as I paint. Currently I am listening to "The Hobbit" :)

I'm thinking of posting a picture with each blog post. I feel like I post a lot of pictures though, but it may make the blog look prettier :) Hee hee hee. What do you think?

I still feel pretty wound up :P So I think today I'm going to paint some more, work on pictures, and cuddle up with a book a little later :) Orrrrr a book recording :P hee hee hee!

Well, off I go to take care of a few chores and then some relaxing later :)

 
 
 At the beginning of the week Zach and I got to visit with some of our very good friends :) We had a good time shopping and going to museums and galleries downtown. Lots and lots of walking :D Unfortunately, they were only here for a few days, but we had a good time :) We'll see them again in a few weeks though :)

Yesterday I played around in my art room. I thought that I had only been in there for about an hour, but then I got a call from Zach saying he was on his way home from work. What????? it's been  4 HOURS I've been working on stuff????? Yep, 4 HOURS playing with photos, paint, and clay. Hee hee hee :) So here's what I got finished yesterday, and want to share with you all. I've been working on this one for a little while. It has taken me a bit to get all of the materials together :P

He's my "Sea Dragon" hahaha, get it? Sea dragon? :) I thought that it was cute that sea horses are sometimes called sea dragons, and so this idea sparked in my head :) The picture doesn't show it well, but this is all displayed in a shadow box. Goodness, this project has taken me quite a long time. I think I have actually been working on it since a little after we moved here :P I love it though, and it is now being displayed in our guest bathroom :)

The second piece I worked on yesterday was another piece that I have been working on for about 2 weeks. I wanted to find a way to combine my photography and paintings, so this is how this painting came about :)


Umm, for some reason the website keeps changing the coloring of the photograph when I enlarge it :( So just imagine this a tad darker, with the blues more blue and the greens more green :P lolololol.

Anywho, here is some detail of the bird. This is one of the birds who comes and visits our balcony :)

Hmm, it did the same thing with the color again :( Oh well :P I'm not sure what I am going to do with the painting, I think I may get a frame for it and hang it in our living room :)

Well, that's what I have been up to. I think I may already have my picture of the week, but I'm not sure, so I am going to wait till tomorrow or saturday to post it :) So stay tuned for that :)

Since I played with art yesterday, today is cleaning day. So off I go!

                                                        ~Allison