Thursday Thoughts

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!!

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  1. Love the self portrait…I hate them too…I just look like Im melting in them and I cant get over myself eirther 🙂 🙂 Ive just posted one I had to do for a catalogue on my Facebook page…you’ll see what I mean!!I have a carboard box on my head…also love the shed and Im very jealous…

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    1. Haha I should have thought of a cardboard box! Will check yours out 😊

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  2. beetleypete says:

    I take it that’s not you in the mirror then?
    I remember your selfies from before, and they were fine. I don’t know anyone who genuinely likes their own face in a photo. (Or should that be anyone genuine…?)
    The shed is looking great. You could sub-let!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Yes that’s me in the mirror. 😊 I can’t remember posting any selfies before, must’ve been drunk at the time!! 😂😂 can’t sub let the shed I’ll be in there too much! Cheers Pete.

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      1. beetleypete says:

        I didn’t recall you as blonde. You put up a post with a selfie taken every day, remember that one? 🙂

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      2. no lol. obviously I was traumatised by it 😀

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      3. ah just found it, yes that was a mobile phone app, 1 a day think 2015/16. I went blonde half way through it bit by bit, too many greys for my darker self 🙂

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  3. Francis.R. says:

    Lovely selfie, fragglerocking, I know you would do super well in the course. : )

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    1. Thanks Francis, the course is old now so it’s just for practice really, no prizes 🙂

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  4. Jay says:

    I don’t like waiting or pictures of myself either.
    I am terribly un-photogenic and can never pull off anything decent. Any picture I like of myself is usually taken candidly by a pro – I can’t pose either! I’m hopeless. Luckily I’m usually the one holding the camera.

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    1. I think you’re very pretty Jay so definitely photogenic! x

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  5. MarySmyth says:

    Beautiful & soft selfie Fraggy. I don’t have a single selfie anywhere out there. You don’t want to hear my opinion about them either. I have unfriended quite a few people because of it though so my views are pretty fierce 😀 Wow, a shed how very cool and looks really well built. Your Phil is definitely a keeper for all that work!

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    1. I am not a fan of selfies on the whole, thankfully that’s the only one on the course! I get that people who have artistic vision need to use themselves as models, but there’s a lot of narcissism goes on too I can live without! Yes Phil is a diamond for doing this for me, he says it’ll be like giving his child up for adoption when I take over 😂😂.

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