Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good News!

my proj 365 is updated!

Finally updated my 365 project!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In Case You Haven't Met Them:

This past weekend my family got together to watch and celebrate my cousin stella's baptism. She was SooOOOoooOOOoo cute!

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While I was going over the pictures I realized they really sum up a lot about my family. So, if you've never met them heres what you need to know:

1.We absolutely LOVE one another! No matter what. Period.

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{Stella & her new God-Parents}

2. We LOVE to celebrate! And it seems we believe the more the merrier!

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{No, this isnt everyone! Not even close!}

3. We try not to take ourselves too serious!

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{Yes, she has her face in a cake that says 'God bless Stella'... but hey it was her cake!}

4. We dont mess around when it comes to food. We love to eat and we eat well. EVERYONE in our family cooks and this weekend you could find 3 generations happily working side by side in the kitchen!

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{Uncle Mark grilling up the Carne Asada}

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{Carne Asada tacos, mango salsa, guacamole, and whole pintos}

5. We love to dance! Everyone from great grandmas to the toddlers dance and we aren't shy! We will dance till the music stops playing and we love everything from mariachis to disco to Mr. C's 'cha cha slide'!

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{teaching Sara how to Corrido to grandmas mariachis}

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{Mr. C says 'everybody clap your hands!'}

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{Mr. C says 'how low can you go?'... low! And yes that is me in the back bustin a move with my cousins!}

So thats us.

This weekend was great and I cant explain how happy I am to have taken 300+ pictures to remember it all forever!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Is it true? If you’re not growing, you’re dying?

I recently came across an article online that had the quote: 'If you're not growing, you're dying' applied to portfolios and artists. Ive heard the quote used in relation to retail, websites, and general business but never about art. Honestly, I was a little taken back at first (having just come out of a creative rut!) but then I realized it was true. Particularly as a photographer.
Its true. And there was no getting around it once I read it.
And maybe its because its summer and I'm not getting loads of class assignments but I'm feeling the need to find a challenge, an assignment, a project ASAP... something to keep growing! So I started searching the wonderfully endless web and found a few projects that I thought were exceptional:








I'm still not entirely sure which ones I will do and at what capacity but for now I'm enjoying the excitement of something new.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating everything red, white, & blue!

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

My 365 Project

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After a week of food, photos, and tweets I feel like this project is a go. I have loved the challenge and I feel like I could grow substantially if I just push myself to do this EVERYDAY.

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I know I need to build my portfolio every chance I get and I would hope that within the 365 pictures that are supposed to come out of this project a few of them will be able to make their way into that file!

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Cheers to a new month, a new project, and a bunch of new (and delish) food!