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One year later

If anyone had told me a year ago that so many things could happen to a person in 365 days, I would have told them that person could never be me. And yet it is. Here I am, one year older, and my life has changed so much that it’s hard to believe. Not everything that happened was good, but I’ve grown a lot and learnt a lot and so far I’ve been able to handle everything.

I’m not a fan of birthdays, but this year I can look back and feel really happy for the last twelve months I was granted. Life has been beautiful, and I intend to make it even better.

These are the last of my “watercolor” shots and some from last week. Sunsets are very strange these days, thanks to the ash. Hope you like the photos 🙂


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Watercolors

For the past week I’ve been in an amazingly creative and inspired mood. Maybe it’s because spring makes me happy, maybe it’s because I can officially see graduation in the near horizon, or maybe it just is. I don’t particularly care, I’m just enjoying the ride.

I’ve come up with a great topic for the paper I have to write as the final assignment for Contemporary Lit II, and I’m really excited about it. Mixing e.e. cummings and Ursula Le Guin is one of the coolest crazy things I’ve ever done. And since I’m majoring in sci-fi, I guess the craziness will continue for a long while.

For all those who asked about my mother and sent us their good wishes, thank you. Her surgery went well, and aside from some discomfort she’s doing ok. We’re waiting for the final results, but so far the doctors seem to think there’s nothing else wrong with her, and apparently she will only need preemptive treatment so the nodule doesn’t grow again.

My driving lessons are going better and better. Shifting gears isn’t as hard as I’d thought it’d be, and I find myself enjoying the rides. Most of the time anyway. When I have to practice driving between traffic cones for the upcoming test, I’m reminded of studying Math in high school. And I still have nightmares from time to time where I fail my Math tests. I’m afraid both will haunt me forever.

I’ve spent a week editing these shots, mostly because I came up with different versions of each one and then I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. It happens all the time. These shots were one of those surprises you sometimes get when you download the pictures you’ve just taken. The day was obviously overcast and I was by the sea only because it was warm and I had to read a relatively complex book for college and there was no way I could concentrate at home. I didn’t really expect the shots to turn out well, what with the lack of light and contrast and the high chance of blurry pictures. But when I saw them on the screen, I was stunned. I discovered the unsharp mask in PS and that dealt with the blurriness wonderfully, and it has since become one of my favorite PS features.

I’m still going through the rest of the photos from that day, so expect another post with more of them sometime soon (not too soon though, I’ve got a really busy week ahead of me). I hope you like them, and as usual, thanks for stopping by, liking and commenting!