Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 Year in Review [Instagram Style]

I didn't realize how much we did this year until I started compiling this year in review.  We hit a few milestones this year, and I accomplished most of the goals I set last year.  So, here we go...2013 recap...

This year we moved out of our little apartment and bought our first house ever.  We have enjoyed decorating, and we plan to do some real work this summer.

We also got a puppy through crazy circumstances and got to watch Josie adjust to her new furry "friend."

Probably the best thing about 2013 was meeting my niece Harper.  She lives all the way in Maryland, so this year I tried to soak up every moment I spent with her.

One of the goals that I set last Christmas for 2013 was to spend more time with friends and family.  I have really worked hard to get my photography business going over the past couple of years, and while I did spend more time with my loved ones this year than last, I still hope to spend even more time with them next year [and always].  I did get a few chances to visit and generally act a fool with my buds, and that's always fun ;).
I have also gotten to spend lots of time with my man this year traveling, moving, going on lots of Waffle House dates, making memories, and maybe also acting a fool.
Lastly, and probably not the most exciting, as the new name of my blog implies, I've spent a lot of time teaching and photo-shooting this year.  You can read my full photography year in review here.  I've had a great time keeping track of my lessons on my teachandshoot instagram, and I've worked my keister off shooting weddings, families, and newborns.  I've neglected this blog a little bit in light of my photography blog and just being busy, but hopefully I will update more in 2014. 
That's just about it. Have a wonderful New Year!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Easy Photo Wreath Tutorial & Pom Pom Garland

I've been trying to decorate our new house for the holidays, and I decided to change up our Instagram photo frame for something more festive.

You only need 3 things:
-grape vine wreath
-printed Instagram photos
-tiny clothes pins

This is probably the most straight forward tutorials ever.   Just clip the photos on the wreath!
[Ignore the blurry photos please! I know you'd expect better from a photographer!]
And that's all!

I also made a pom pom garland using THIS TUTORIAL [except I used a wooden spoon/spatula thing instead of my fingers].  Fun!

Monday, November 25, 2013

HUGE Art Room Update!

Since my last update we've been super busy!

5th grade has finished...
-Drawing still lifes from observation
-Drawing animals using oil pastels
I don't have as many photos of what 4th grade has been up to yet, but they have completed...
-Complementary color animal masks
-Positive and negative space tree drawings using value/shading
-Radial weaving designs
3rd grade finished...
-Oil pastel pumpkins
-Positive and negative space Picasso guitars
-Jungles based on the paintings of Henri Rousseau
2nd grade has finished...
-Dia de los muertos skulls [We learned about the Mexican holiday]
-Self-portrait collages
1st grade has finished...
-Wild Things using visual texture
-Tigers based on the paintings of Henri Rousseau
-Ojo de Dios weavings based on the Mexican tradition
-Oil pastel landscapes
Kindergarten has finished...
-Secondary color pumpkins
-Romare Bearden city collages
-Self-portrait pre-assessments
-Oil pastel landscapes
I hope you enjoyed the update!