I feel like lately I've been getting better at posting more often. This is because of a few things:
the Droid makes it way too easy
I've got fun stuff to show off
since finishing my crazy block religion class I've got a LOT more time
I'm blogging for another class, which makes blogging here easier
Regardless of these reasons though, I just plain old do like blogging. I like it when people comment too, because that way I know who's staking me . . . anyway.
The last week was good for me creatively. Picts:
I was lucky enough to do the wedding flowers for one of Rob's cousin's. I made eight bouquets, four bouts, and two wrist corsages for the occasion. Having not worked with flowers since August, it reminded me of how much I LOVE designing flowers. What made this such a great experience too was that I wasn't a part of the wedding party, so things were a lot less stressful for me than they were in August too . . . I think I'm going to upload some of those images too, since I haven't done that yet . . . anyway.
For the wedding I used Ocean Song roses, Queen Anne's Lace, Plumosa fern, Dusty Miller, and white hydrangeas . . . yes, I said that right. WHITE hydrangeas. I used Just for Flowers color tool and "painted" them purple. Florists are so tricky sometimes.
I also got my own website "up". Check http://kwheelwright.com. There obviously isn't much there yet, but it links to my weebly portfolio site, and it has my contact information, so I think that's good enough for now. I designed the graphic and wrote the html and css for the page, so I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. *pats self on back* AND DID YOU SEE THE FAVICON? Yeah, I made that too.
And yes, I am going to make a turkey tomorrow as well. :)
I was out shooting this morning, trying to get some inspiration for a couple of assignments that are due tomorrow. The mornings have dropped below freezing. Of all days I of course didn't wear my long underwear, wool socks, gloves, or a scarf today. So here I am, waiting for the light to get right, shivering my patoskie off.
Here is our pumpkin for the year. We have to lure kids up to the third floor by setting one out, otherwise we get no trick-or-treaters, as evidenced by the first two years here, but last year we got six. I'm hoping for more this year so that Rob doesn't eat all the twix by himself. :)
Oh, and other good news! Rob has decided to do the Florida Keys Ragnar Relay in January. AKA, we're going to Florida in January! It's going to be our Christmas/Graduation presents to ourselves. Yeah, we graduate in 49 days-December 18th. For those of you that are interested in more info about times and such, I'll post it and email it out as soon as we get it.
Another fun note is that Rob will be presenting at the AGU Conference the week of Graduation, in San Francisco, so scheduling might be crazy for us. But, 49 days! Hurrah!
This morning I met my brother, Greg, in Malad to hand off a couple of bikes that we fought for and bought last weekend. Because I arrived about 45 minutes before he did, I wandered around town looking for something new to photograph.
This was just one of the fine images I captured. The sky was absolutely perfect. I got a pano of the little lake, but my lens was crazy dirty, so I'm still working on editing out the little black spots. Panorama to come.
And this is Greg riding his new (to him) road bike. Yessss.
While we were waiting for the tow truck to arrive Friday night, I had to take advantage of the opportunity and some long exposure shots. These two are my favorites, with a little HDR magic, of course . . .
Yeah, I might have been standing in the median for the second shot. Guess I'm a rebel?
Yesterday I went on a field trip with my digital imaging class to Bannack, Montana. Since I've got some time to kill before class starts I figure I'd show off my favorite shots of the trip. All of them are 100% unedited. Hope you like them.
I'd love to go back sometime soon to take some more pictures with unlimited time and no distractions.
This is my studio lighting portfolio. All the images that I turned in are either 8x8 or 8x10 and matted. It was my first time measuring and cutting mats so the whole project really stressed me out, but it's done and turned in. I'll get it back tonight after 7 pm. I really hope I do well because these six pictures are worth 40% of my total grade in this class. AHHH! The "names" under the pictures were the requirements I was given for each image.
A box shaped object
Thanks to all my models, studio helpers, and anyone that offered encouragement. This was quite the class.
Wow. I know. It's been awhile. Six and a half months . . . ok, fine. It's been more than half a year. Well, needless to say it's been an amazing six and a half months. Since the last time I wrote I've:
Worked on three award winning floats in the Pasadena Rose Parade
Gone showshoeing for the first time--then went swimming in a hot spring--in the dead of winter
Ate Sushi in Boise, ID
Won t-shirt design contests for the Horticulture AND Geology Departments
Survived Valentines day as a florist :)
Went cross country skiing
Taught a flower arranging class to a Young Womens group
Saw the play, MacBeth
Participated in the 22nd Annual Floral and Bridal Open House at BYU-Idaho
Created a favicon for the Horticulture Department
Designed a "glow in the dark" floral arrangement
Stayed four hours late at work on a Saturday night--by myself
Designed and installed a permanent display in the Benson Building for the Horticulture Department
Gotten to ride behind a show machine in a sled--ending in a bruised behind
Tried to quit one of my jobs, only to get a raise and an open schedule
Took my road bike out on it's first real ride--27 miles--out and around Menan Butte
Earned (and deserved) my first C at BYU-Idaho
Gone on a week and a half long field trip to CA; starting in San Diego and ending in San Fransisco
Convinced Rob to come swing dancing with me MULTIPLE times
Taken a racquetball class
Taken a water aerobics class
Mountain Biked to a crater in the middle of the freaking desert
Designed a logo for the Horticulture Department
Bought Rob a sweet road bike
Camped and Mountain biked in Logan's Green Canyon
Put together a photographic weed collection, which can be found at: http://horticulture412pestcontrol.weebly.com/
Took family photos of one of my professors and his adorable family
Experienced Craters of the Moon National Monument for the first time
Experienced Tillamook cheese AT the Tillamook factory
Designed fresh floral arrangements on five award winning floats in the Portland Rose Parade
Missed my ten year high school reunion--because I chose the Rose Parade over it
Made a bug collection
Had my "yearly womanly exam"
Had my blood tested to see if my insulin index has changed at all over the last year
Raised my insulin index four points--into normal levels--over the last year
Went on my longest solo bike ride--45 miles
Became an ironman triathlete--a lazyman ironman--ran 26 miles, biked 112 (I actually did 233), and swam 2.7 in 25 days (I had a whole month)
Completed a half century bike race in three hours and twelve minutes
Injured my foot :(
Ran/walked my first 5k in 41 minutes flat--Rob ran the whole way in 30:34
Took lots of pictures over the last semester
Ridden my bikes (between the mountain and road bike) approximately 478 miles so far this year
Completed my Studio Lighting Portfolio
So, it's been busy. Still no excuse for no posts, especially since Rob has been gone during the week for the last month and a half. Oh well. He's just about to get home and summer will begin soon. :)