Today I started a photography course that I got quite a while back. Every day has a 10 minute assignment, and it lasts 31 days. Most of the topics I’ve already done along the way, but practicing never hurt anyone and I like the tips and the way it makes you think about what you are shooting.
I put off doing it for a long time because the first assignment is ‘self-portrait’ and I do not like being in front of the camera, I do not like pictures of myself one bit. I wish I was photogenic but I’m not. Phil would say ‘get over yourself’ but I can’t, so very few pictures of me get to see the light of day. I turn up in family get togethers on other peoples mobile phone shots and of course had to be in my wedding shots, but that’s about it. Part of the assignment said “Try to capture something true about yourself.”
Well that IS the truth, I don’t like self portraits! So I did the assignment the best way I could, because I want to do the other assignments.
My shed is really coming along now, Phil is out there any day he can be, and the walls are now painted, the first flooring is screwed down and the next job is to do the laminate flooring. It’s looking fab. I find that I am doing a lot of waiting these days, waiting for my shed to be finished, waiting to buy the things I need for it like light fittings and furniture, though I’m being given some desks and a chair. Waiting for my herbs to grow so I can plant them out, waiting for my tax rebate cheque to clear on Monday so I can order all the things I need from my wish lists on Amazon and Ebay! 🙂 I am not, nor ever have been, a very patient person, so it’s a new skill I’m learning! 🙂 I can’t wait (but am) to start doing mosaics again. My wish lists consists of a lot of tiles. 🙂
I have a weird thing that happens when I type, for some reason my fingers very often manage to put a space between the t and he when writing ‘the’. Don’t know what that’s about. Someone pointed it out to me the day after Skye died and I was like ‘WTF? do I care? My cat’s gone!!’ but I fixed it, and find now I preview every post to make sure I pick up those stray ‘t he’s’ and they are legion 😀 so if you spot one let me know!!