Pretty Paintings

I've never been very good at painting, but I do it anyway. I don't paint portraits or work with canvas. I prefer to paint things like jewelry boxes or small peices of furniture like clocks, lamps or light switches for rooms.

I enjoy painting things, but I rarely paint for myself. I like to paint things and give them away as gifts. When I was little I used to love making gifts by hand, and it's a phase I never grew out of.

Maybe one day when I'm older I'll be able to post some of my creations on this great Web site to make money. Then maybe I can profit from all the time I'm spending building this cute little site. Yay!

Photography is Fun

In January 2009 I signed up for a photography course at UF, and so far I think it's really fun. It's a lot harder than I thought it would be, but I like the challenge.

I also like it because it has shown me a different way to look at things. I've never paid so much attention to shadows and lighting. But I think I'm getting the hang of it. On February 18, 2009 I had my first published photo in the Independent Florida Alligator.

I've been shooting all of my assignments with a camera provided by the school, but now that I'm more comfortable taking pictures I think I want to buy my own camera. I know they are very expensive. I'm not sure what kind I will get, but before I spend $600 I am going to do some research!