Thursday, April 29, 2010

To-do list

So every year about this time I start this summer to-do list. It usually contains the things that are impossible to accomplish during the school year. You know...organizing, scrapbooking, cleaning, reading and these are just to name a few.

Of course my list is ridiculous and not even humanly possible to accomplish, but I guess it makes me feel like I have high ambitions, except for the end of summer when I see everything I didn't get done. Well, at the top of list are two things...get this blog all purty (yes I said purty) and take some photography and Photoshop lessons. My husband is absolutely amazing when it comes to Photoshop (he's a graphic artist) but he's gifted and talented and I'm more on the special ed spectrum. So I decided I should probably stick with lessons from someone who uses it like I want to use it - B.A.S.I.C....not a word in Justin's vocabulary.

Justin has this awesome camera that I'm clueless on using. I'm getting more comfortable to use it without the automatic setting (watch out, I'm getting wild and crazy!), but still need some help. A friend who recently read one of my posts about photography told me about Jessica Sprague and the classes offered on the site.

It's self-paced and affordable (that's what I'm talking about). Hopefully, the boys will allow me time (nap time) to do these classes. I might have to do some at night when Justin's home to help. I'm so excited to really learn and try more. I can't help but feel a tinge of "I wish I could do that" every time I see amazing photos. I'm not wanting to be a professional or anything...I just want to be a poser and look like one!

In the meantime, here are a few shots that I even surprised myself on. I took them into Photoshop and did some very minor tweaking. Everyone gets lucky every now and then, right? 


  1. Those look cool, but you need a before and after so we can see what all you did! I want to do that too. I'm working on my save the date right now in's actually not too bad. I figured I would be totally confused, but I bought a book so that helps too. Good job!

  2. I love the picture of Nolan drawing!



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