Monday, September 29, 2014

Senior citizen if you please.

This past weekend was rainy and cool.
 It was minor, but I caught a case of cabin fever.
Which doesn't give me a very positive outlook for winter.
Booooo.
I have become what my husband has claimed I am.
An old lady.
A boring old fart who wants to do nothing but travel and go to bed at 8:00.
Oh, and eat dinner at 5:00. 
Cause when you reach the golden age that's what you do.
So as I pondered my figurative lifestyle I decided to do something about it.
I needed to get out of the house.
So I left my cane behind and rounded up my kids and we went for a walk.


And it was worth it.


I became my 31 year old self again.

The gal who gets kicks out of her daughter getting squirted in the face with the drinking fountain.

Because even though I may have senior citizen tendencies, 
I still have arrested development in terms of what I find humorous. 

Like this video:

I don't think I ever laughed so hard.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Can blurry be better?

Sometimes I like to get all artsy fartsy.
Well, to be honest, I don't really know what the definition of that really is.
Fartsy doesn't sound very ladylike so lets just drop that shall we?

Sometimes I like to get Artsy.

That to me translates into something atypical.
And what's more atypical then a photo that's not in focus?
On purpose.

I think these kind of photos work best with silhouettes,

or something that lends itself to a lot of bokeh.

So to me sometimes blurry can be better.
If anything else, at least it's a little different.
 And I value that.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Morning Observation

"Photography is an art of observation.

It has little to do with the things you see 
and everything to do with the way you see them."
-Elliot Erwitt



Pssssst.
I started a Facebook page for my blog and all my blogging going on's.
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 I will be posting all the articles/posts/and tutorials there.
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Communal Global
Little Things
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Do apples fall far from trees?

She is quit the mix.
From the front I see my oldest.
From the side I see my middle child.
Then I see parts that are simply just Her.
I find it so fascinating how our children can be so different.
In both their appearance and personalities.
Same parents.
Same genetics.
Same home.
Same discipline, love and affection.
Yet,
three completely different little people.
 Different interests.
Different temperament.
Different likes and dislikes.

It always begs the question, nature or nurture?
A little bit of both perhaps.

But one thing I know for certain.
All three hailed from this crazy creature:
I would like to thank my amazing nine year old for capturing a true portrait of her mother.
I wear this look on a daily basis.
Crazy eyes and all.

UPDATE:
I started a Facebook page for my blog and all my blogging going on's.
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 I will be posting all the articles/posts/and tutorials there.
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Simple Sundays
BW Pod Cast 
The Good. The Random. The Fun. 
Living Arrows
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Huffington Series, Numero Uno.

I have been working on something for the Huffington Post for awhile. 
It didn't really go as planned.
I can honestly say that I don't think any of my photo 'things' every go exactly how I envision.  But, I keep on truckn'.
Well, most of the time. 
I have scrapped a few projects. 
Cause they sucked.
Okay, I'm not sure where I'm going with this. I like to free flow... all the greats do it right?
Not that I am a great.. I'm just a regular, but oh man...
this post is going downhill and nowhere at the same time.

Back on track...
I wanted to do something in a series, an ongoing project if you will. 
It's taking a lot time, and willing subjects (my kids), so there have been a few hurdles, about three to be exact. 
But here she be:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alishia-osborn/reliving-childhood-tales_b_5839720.html

If you have the time,
could you please like and share my post from the Huffington site?
The more likes and shares I get of the the original article the farther up the roster I get to move.
I would be eternally grateful!

Thanks so much, especially if at this point you are still reading this.
You rock.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Notorious

Whenever I read the word notorious I can't help but kinda sing/rap it.
Even if it doesn't make sense.
And...
Even though I'm a white girl with no rhythm.
And...
Even if the only words I can remember from the song are...
 notorious and well.... 
notorious.

I just don't have a knack for the rap. 

But lets talk about this photo.
The one in the background is the Notorious.
As in B.O.M.B.E.R
It doesn't roll of the tongue now, but give it time.
She does have the knack for photo bombing.
She's been doing it for ages.

 Before Photo Bombing was a thing.


She even throws in a duck face.


She is always one step ahead of trends I tell ya!


However, we are still waiting for this one to catch on:
Mark my words,
there will come a day where we all wear kitchen towels on our heads and washcloth bib thingy-ma-bobs.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Oh, what a beautiful morning.

If you follow me on Instagram you might of seen this photo this morning. 
I snapped it as we walked down to the bus.
(Though I'm sure the backpacks were a dead giveaway on that. 
Captain Obvious here at your service.)
 But as I was saying,
 when I took this picture I just felt like it was going to be a good day. 
You know what I mean?
Perhaps these feelings were brought on by the fact the girls only fought 3.5 times while getting ready for school.

Which is pretty darn good.
 hallelujah!

It was the perfect beginning to the day.
And when they got home.......
 I'll be dang,
they only fought another 2.75 times, each crying only once, and to top it off they both got all their homework done.
That's right!
 Uh huh!

So like all mothers do, I gave myself a self-high-five,
(which isn't awkward at all)
 and called it a successful day in the mothering department. 

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