Saturday, July 28, 2012

Why I Wasn't Here Yesterday

So, at about 9:35 yesterday I woke up (it was an off day, but usually I'd be up @ 7 sharp)... and realized I had roughly 20 minutes to make my lunch, get dressed, and walk to camp. Wonderful 20 minutes I had there.
So then camp ended around 2:30, but it was a late day because it was the last day, so we had this stupid gallery thing where the parents are supposed to come (My mom: "Oh! I'd love to go!" me: "It's going to be like 20 minutes of people standing around making awkward small talk," my mom: "I'll be there for a few minutes!" me: "Cool. Thanks," *that's why I love parents* )
So, then we were supposed to show our guests an example of what we were working on, once we got back to the studio *this is a metalsmith-ing/jewelry camp by the way* so I just finished up a few rings I was working on and walked home. Which was really hot, as we have to wear jeans to camp, for fear that we will drop a saw blade on our legs... *in a room WITHOUT AC*
Then I went to go babysit, and the kids were kind of bored and really excited at the same time *now, really, how does that work?* because they didn't want to do anything unless they found something that (ignoring all my "great" suggestions) could possibly endanger their young lives... or the family's TV *either way*... but they'e really great kids! And, I thought it was cool that they wanted to watch the opening ceremonies *of the olympics* with me... I remember thinking that was so cool at their age * AND I STILL DO*
**that will be a later post**
So then I came home (around 11ish) and thought, "Oh, I should really write a blog post!" but, I decided to go eat some random stuff out of our fridge while trying to pay attention to the the opening ceremonies... but I was kind of tired by that point. And somehow I fell asleep on our couch... then I headed up to my room and eventually fell asleep... after making another trip downstairs to eat some rice and watch a few more minutes of the Olympics.
And then I woke up today and watched more Olympics... USA-USA-USA-USA-USA!
And, now, here I am... about to go babysitting again...

This was about why I wasn't here yesterday...

So I told you I was attending a jewelry camp... which was pretty cool. I don't know jack about jewelry, well, I've made some of my own earrings and such, which is fun... but I don't know anything about piercing etc.

Which was why this was so much fun. But it was very hot.

Very, very hot.

We were using flaming torches without AC...

And we were wearing jeans...

Okay... you get the point! Here are a few pics of stuff I made. My friend made the cork shape for me... she has this thing about making random shapes out of corks... it's pretty cool.

The main pendant:
 The messed up ring:
 I didn't clean this after it was torched, so it's got an an epic layer:
 Everything together:
 The smaller pendants & the copper rings:
There/talk later :)

Have a great day + thanks for reading this super long post...

the photographer

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Every year my family goes through the drama of planting tomatoes, sunflowers, and zinnias. Usually, it's my job to work with the sunflowers and zinnias, as the tomatoes are a full time job. Seriously.

So, I'm rather proud of my little guys. Just kidding. The sunflowers ARE NOT little. They're giant. By accident I planted one on top of some old charcoal, and now the stalk is as thick as my arm. I do have skinny arms, but the point still remains, they're giant sunflowers! And the head of the same one is roughly the size of my face, though maybe a little smaller... anyways, I'm just rather proud of them :)
You totally figured that out by now...

I thought I'd share a pic: this one is the face of the sunflower
and the next one is of a leaf on the same sunflower. I have dozens more *really, several dozen* and so I'll have to upload some of the zinnias!

Thanks for reading + have a great day!

the photographer

Monday, July 23, 2012

Metal Working Class

Hey, there.
So I'm in a metal working jewelry class. It's pretty cool.
I'll add more pictures later, but for now, this is a picture of when I was making earrings for a charity auction.
It's of the earrings, anyway.
And, if you're looking carefully, you'll note that the date on the calendar is way messed up. It's because I have an old calendar on my desk for covering the wood :)
Hope your having a fab day- more later!

the photographer

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I made pancakes!

Okay, so I'm a really bad cook. I just learned how to make rice, if you can say that, because it was undercooked, and still ended up being burnt to the pan. Skills.
So, I decided to make pancakes... which, ridiculously, is a big step for me...
                                              pancakes baking -->
                                              pancakes on the plate -->
                                              (they aren't well shaped, I know)
                                              and finally, on my plate, about to be 
                                              eaten -->

And, so, I thought I'd share pictures. Sorry, they're not very good, I was a little more intent on my grumbling stomach...
And, I don't know about you, but I love eating cold pancakes! They're fabulous when I come in from a run and I really can't be bothered to make a bowl of cereal... which in itself doesn't take a whole lot of work. So, I'm not really sure how eating the pancakes is easier...
But they are one of my favorite foods- really. Therefore, I've started making a batch every few days and then snacking on cold pancakes. I figure it has to be better than eating 3 or 4 granola bars/no really.
Have a great day- and make some pancakes!

the photographer