Monday, November 28, 2011

Daily Dose Monday (26)



Daily Dose Monday was created and hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly!

Daily Dose Monday is a weekly meme where you get to share inspiring and awesome images with others!  If you'd like to join in all you have to do is make a post on Monday and include images that you find inspiring and magical etc. that you would like to share with your readers. (oh don't forget to mention Good Golly Miss Holly )


















Source: We Heart It


Hope you enjoy my inspirational/magical pics.  Here is one from my own collection below..


Marburg Hotel.
I added the dramatic filter on my Olympus Pen.  Kind of looks a little eerie.


Enjoy

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Charlie's Ramblings (28) Instagram Addiction.


Now that I'm equipped with my Olympus Pen E-Pm1 and I'm out all the time taking photos when I should be writing.. I thought I'd share my latest addiction.  Instagram.  And now that I've worked out how to combine the two, here are my images so far:









And here this one is again.. I've played with a few things to get it to look like this.

All images on this page are mine!  Enjoy

Monday, November 21, 2011

Daily Dose Monday (25)



Daily Dose Monday was created and hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly!

Daily Dose Monday is a weekly meme where you get to share inspiring and awesome images with others!  If you'd like to join in all you have to do is make a post on Monday and include images that you find inspiring and magical etc. that you would like to share with your readers. (oh don't forget to mention Good Golly Miss Holly )















Source: WeHeartIt - All pictures above this note excludinhg my "Daily Dose Monday'




I absolutely love the last one.  It reminds me of my little one and his teddy bear.  Which brings me to my next picture LOL


Source: This one is all mine!  
Teddy with Hangover.
Shhh.. don't tell Cruzito that when he's asleep, Teddy get's on the gummy berry juice hehe.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Charlie's Ramblings (27) Photography.. from an amateur's POV


I've always been interested in Photography, maybe more so as an amateur than going hard out and doing courses and stuff.  So when a work colleague told me about the Canon Competition, I thought I'd give my Olympus a workout and see what I came up with.

The only thing the photo had to include was an umbrella.  So here are some of my attempts.  Don't worry I probably don't intend on using these.   Well I'm pretty sure I won't.

Experiment 1:  
Dogs and Umbrellas

Funny.  I do remember reading somewhere that it is hard to work with Kids and Pets.  They aren't wrong.  Mischief seemed to be the only one that would sit still long enough to get a half decent shot.  Chet on the other hand, well, she doesn't like electronics.  lol.  I was also playing with the Soft Focus filter on my Olympus Pen E-PM1.

Mischief:

 Before Shot!



I must admit, she was a good girl!

Chet:
(Also if the name rings a bell, it's probably because I named her after the Bernie and Chet Mystery crime novels lol.  Dog on It is the first one if you are interested.  It's told from the dog's POV.  Quite entertaining!)

 Before she realized what I was holding.

 Ha!  Cornered.  Yeah, she didn't like that.  It might also have to do with the fact that I sticky taped that blasted umbrella to her head to make it stay hehe.  Whatever works right?




These last two shots were the best of the lot, and that was saying something lol

Experiment 2:

Plants and Landscape 
(At least they can't move)

Playing with the Pop Art Filter


 I spent five minutes trying to get his little fella on top of the leaf.  In the end I helped it along.  I wish I had waited.  It probably would have made for a better shot.  I don't have a macro lense but am thinking about investing in one.  Oh yeah.  I got distracted. No umbrellas in this shot lol.

And last shot for now.  Playing with colour.

So, as you can tell I've spent more time playing with my new camera than actually writing or reading.  It's not that I don't want to do those other things, but I find the creativity surges with a camera in hand.  Plus you can share the result alot quicker than a novel or a review.

Lazyness?  Maybe.  Let me know what you think of my amateur photography?  Even if all else fails and I never send a pic in to the Competition, I had fun and I'm sure I can use some of the pics for brainstorming ideas ;)

Have a good night/morning!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Daily Dose Monday (24)



Daily Dose Monday was created and hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly!

Daily Dose Monday is a weekly meme where you get to share inspiring and awesome images with others!  If you'd like to join in all you have to do is make a post on Monday and include images that you find inspiring and magical etc. that you would like to share with your readers. (oh don't forget to mention Good Golly Miss Holly )










Source: We Heart It

This pic below is one that I took yesterday from my iphone.  


That's all from me.  Hope you enjoy these images.  Have a good night!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Charlie's Ramblings (26) Time, or lack of it and Venting


Tonight has been tough.
My little boy was quite sick.  To the point of having to strip the bandages and put him in the shower.  For anyone that doesn't know.  My son has quite bad eczema and as of late we've had to resort to Tubifast bandaging to try and get control of his skin.  No easy feat when the patient is an almost three year old.

So yeah, as I was saying.  Sick.  I was even at the point of writing off my night of writing for NaNoWriMo as I was prepared to sit with him until he fell asleep.  Poor thing.  High temp, itchy.  Miserable.  Hope he get's better soon.

I honestly need to vent too.  I've been very on edge since starting NaNo.  Partly because I'm still reviewing books for authors.  Some coming up to due, others, well.  Let's just say a few Authors are putting the pressure on me to get their books read and reviewed.  I will say one thing about this.  I understand that they would like to see what I think of a book, but must consider that they are not the only ones who I've got to do reviews for.  Sorry, maybe that sounds bitchy.  So be it.  I'm tired.  I also have assignments coming up due for my work. This is all done in my own time mind you.  In between all of that, i've got to read and write.  See I'm a multitasker Mum.  Don't doubt my skills LOL.  Plus, raising a little one, and keeping on top of house work. Change that Multitasking status to freaking superwoman.  Ok I'll settle for miracle worker too.  Not fussy.
So keeping all that in mind.  I think I've been doing well only snapping at a few people this past week.  If you're in the firing line and I got cranky at you.  Sorry, but I'm sure you had it coming.  But understand this, it could be worse.. you could end up in my story and be that character that gets beheaded.  See bright side.. your not fictionally dead ... yet.

On that note of rambling I shall probably get started on tonights word count of Cherry.  And yep, that's about as far as I got for a title on this story.  The characters name.  Sad isn't it.  Oh well. 

Oh before I forget.  Check out the link below.  Tools that may help out your NaNoWriMo.

Have a good night all.

P.S .. Thanks.  I'm feeling much better now that I've vented.  Please bear in mind that I'm not usually this bitchy.  


Monday, November 7, 2011

Daily Dose Monday (23)



Daily Dose Monday was created and hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly!

Daily Dose Monday is a weekly meme where you get to share inspiring and awesome images with others!  If you'd like to join in all you have to do is make a post on Monday and include images that you find inspiring and magical etc. that you would like to share with your readers. (oh don't forget to mention Good Golly Miss Holly )














Source: WeHeartIt - all pictures above are from We Heart it.


This picture below is one of my own.  Taken on my brothers property.  




I've decided to try out something a little different.  Each week I'll include one of my own pictures along with the ones I've come across that I've found magical.  Hope you enjoy these.



Thursday, November 3, 2011

NaNoWriMo Update: So it Begins!

It's the 3rd day of NaNoWriMo 2011 and I do honestly feel like I'm behind.  I've decided to start the story of Cherry which I will eventually split up into like a mini series to share with you all over a couple of weeks.

So far I've written one lot out of the three days just past.  Slack, yep absolutely, but trying to juggle a review blog and write is not easy for me.  I'm sure alot of people can do this but I don't seem to be able to .. not with a child that suffers with severe eczema.  But hey, I'm not here to make excuses.

Tonight my goal is to churn out at least 3000 words so that I'm not falling too far behind.  Fingers crossed I make it.

Come on Cherry.  Don't fail the story now.

How are you all going with the beginnings of your story?  Stuck yet?  And do you have any tips?

Happy Writing people :)