Sunday, January 31, 2010

Project 365: 31/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Panera Parrot

I was at Panera Bread with a friend and my daughter when this guy randomly walked up to the building, set his parrot on a chair outside, then came inside and ordered some hot chocolate. Several minutes passed, and the patrons walking up were getting startled or weirded out by the bird's presence; it was like Candid Camera. XD We went outside to say hello, and my friend got to hold the 4-year old Lolita on her arm.

Project 365: Video Edition - Humility

This is so embarrassing. XD But it was moments until midnight, and I hadn't made a video yet. Guess that's what I get... *rolleyes*

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Project 365: 30/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Animals & Applesauce Anywhere

Online names, from left to right: Anywhere, MOTS, MangyCat, Dolphin

Project 365: Video Edition - 你好 MOTS

This is my friend MOTS speaking Chinese, a language she's fallen in love with over the last couple years.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Project 365: 29/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Heavenward

Look up Psalm 19:1 for the caption to this one. :o)

Project 365: Video Edition - Night-Night

It was too dark to film in the room, but those little voices make it worth a listen.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Project 365: 28/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Love Written on His Hand

This was a gift from his sister after hearing how much he missed her while she was at school all day.

Project 365: Video Edition - Hidden Book

This is some clever packaging, especially considering the way Lemony Snicket's books are marketed in the first place.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Project 365: 27/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Light Experiment #2

I added a fiber optic nightlight base to the kids' Lightning McQueen nightlight.

Project 365: Video Edition - We've Got Snow

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Project 365: 26/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Wonton Purses

Project 365: Video Edition - Alien Birth

This is what I do when I watch movies and I have no laundry to fold. On this particular night, I was watching The Blob (1958).

Video for The Hiking Nerd

We recorded this video in the afternoon, then I edited it tonight for my husband, who goes by The Hiking Nerd on his blog. It's rather silly, but it's totally his personality. Enjoy!

p.s. You might recognize the bathroom. ;o)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Project 365: 25/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Light Experiment #1

I very much enjoy playing with light and long exposures, so my plan is to play with this a bit during the course of 2010's Project 365.

Project 365: Video Edition - A Proposal

For those of you who don't have time to watch the videos (*cough*Nia*cough*), here's the challenge I am posting: I am striving to reach 28 followers on this blog. To that end, I will dedicate a video or picture to each follower during the month of February.

If you're a follower, post a comment here or on a later post, requesting whether you would like to have a picture or video dedicated to you. Additionally, if you'd like to request something specific for your picture/video, then let me know that in your comment. Thanks!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Project 365: 24/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Thanksgiving Leftovers

My daughter made this decoration for Thanksgiving, and I still haven't taken it down because it cracks me up.

Project 365: Video Edition - Airwave Surfing

For some reason, I enjoy the sound of flipping through radio stations. You never know what snippets will come up.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Project 365: 23/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - The Smell of Old Books

Anyone who doesn't love the smell of old books did not spend much time in a library as a child. This is the inside of a fantastic bookstore downtown which my husband and I frequently visit on our date nights out.

Project 365: Video Edition - Countdown

Gotta love a countdown. It's so...predictable?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Project 365: 22/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Box 116

I mailed a very special package today and these P.O. boxes caught my eye on the way out.

Project 365: Video Edition - Annie

Here's an obvious video before which you can just hear me thinking, "Oh, shoot! It's 11:30 and I haven't made a video yet today." Sorry, Annie. :oops:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Project 365: 21/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Swirl to Heaven

Project 365: Video Edition - Rain of Grapes

Sorry to repeat the pouring theme (see Sprinkles video), but I was again at a loss for anything interesting happening that day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Project 365: 20/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Love Note

Project 365: Video Edition - 2-Way Traffic

This was uninspired, I admit. But one neat thing is that you can see the oncoming cars driving away in the sideview mirror.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Project 365: 19/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Comtemplating

Project 365: Video Edition - Sprinkles

Monday, January 18, 2010

Project 365: 18/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Black & White Muffins

Project 365: Video Edition - More Than Meets the Eye

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Project 365: 17/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Chaos Day

Project 365: Video Edition - Date Night

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Project 365: 16/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Stone Still Life

Project 365: Video Edition - Hi there!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Project 365: 15/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Speed of Light

Project 365: Video Edition - The Midnight Muse

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Project 365: 14/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Ersatz Dessert

Project 365: Video Edition - Multitasking

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Project 365: 13/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Mini-Cinni

I really need to stop taking pictures of food. :oops:

Project 365: Video Edition - Black Hole Sun

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Project 365:12/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - MAGneDIk lEtTERs

Project 365: Video Edition - Snuffed

Monday, January 11, 2010

Project 365: 11/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - CSI: Season 3, Disc 5

Project 365: Video Edition - Jacob's Ladder

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Project 365: 10/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Oh no!

Project 365: Video Edition - Hello, Giraffe!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Project 365: 9/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Hello Kitty in the Matrix

Project 365: Video Edition - Dinner @ Applebees

I shall try to steer clear of food shots for at least a couple days. XD

Friday, January 8, 2010

Project 365: 8/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Video Subject

Project 365: Video Edition - Breakfast

Can you tell that I didn't have a lot to go on today? :oops:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Project 365: 7/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Goners

Project 365: Video Edition - Brrrring

(Can you spot Sally?)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Project 365: 6/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Industrial Evening

Project 365: Video Edition - My Sally

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Project 365: 5/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Next on the To-Read List

Project 365: Video Edition - Movie Snack

Monday, January 4, 2010

Project 365: 4/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - "Veggies"

Project 365: Video Edition - Chess

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Project 365: 3/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Rings

Project 365: Video Edition - The Slide

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Project 365: 2/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - Purple Glow

Project 365: Video Edition - Falling

Friday, January 1, 2010

Young Writers Mentoring

Young Writers Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship between an experienced author and a young writer (ages 10-18). We will take a chosen manuscript and work through it together in a personal critique group environment.

As we hit trouble areas, we will address those and further develop writing skills as well as the story itself. In this way, the young writer can improve in specific challenge areas and skip over what she has already mastered.

If no manuscript is available or after the manuscript has been fully critiqued, we may work on writing and perfecting short stories to build a fiction arsenal.

The primary goal is to help the young writer get her writing skills above average so she will stand out among the masses of would-be authors. We'll get a strong manuscript finalized, and perhaps some good, strong short stories written. At that point, we walk through the process of writing a query letter and submission to publishers.

Meetings are held via Skype so we can talk and work together freely. Those living in the Colorado area may contact me to discuss in-person mentor meetings.

The fee for Young Writers Mentoring is $35 per 1-hour session and includes:
  • 2-way conversation time during the hour
  • editorial/writing/submission instruction
  • writing critiques (# of words covered per session is dependent on skill level)
  • writing assignments/prompts for short stories (if desired)
  • up to 5 emails per week to address specific questions or concerns (not to exceed 30 minutes per week)

I will come to each session fully prepared, having read whatever we are going to be working on, ready to discuss and instruct.

This is a great option for homeschoolers who are looking to supplement their English curriculum or for young writers who seek to be published in the future.

Project 365: 1/365

Project 365: Photo Edition - First Snowman of the Year

Because I can't leave well enough alone and because I am intrigued by the possibilities of taking a video a day, I decided to proceed doing a video AND a photo a day. After all, they are different mediums and produce different artistic results. We'll see how this progresses and if I drive myself crazy in the process. So here we go...

Project 365: Video Edition - Happy New Year!