For my birthday this year I got a new camera. I love my new camera. But I am not a photographer and so my pictures have been nothing special. I can't use the camera to make it do the clever things I know it can do, so I set it to auto and hope for the best.
The other day I managed to take a picture that actually made me really happy. It was the first time I've taken a pic and thought 'oh, check out my skillz' and do that finger clicky shake thing that chavs do (UK to US translation; Chav = white, trailer park trash, teenage, either gender). Maybe even suck my teeth and give myself a 'wassup girl, you so fly'.
I made a bath mat for the urban home goods swap on flickr, had to take a pic (next to the bath - obvs) so I threw all the crap that lives on the side of the bath into the bath (toys/shampoo/shower gel - yes, shower gel in the bath, face cloths dripping on the sides that hadn't been wrung out etc etc), kicked the real bath mat to the left of the bath (just out of shot), and kind of dusted around with my jammies to pick up some of the dust bunnies and talcum powder puddles dotted around.
A quick fiddle in picnik (do you love that site as much as me? I'm thinking I might upgrade to the posh account where you get all the good stuff) and I uploaded it to flickr yesterday (although I'd sent the parcel off at the weekend).
I am fully aware I'll never recreate that pic, and I'm sure there are actually many faults with it (if I were a real photographer and knew what to look for), but I am smugly proud that for once I took a pic that makes me go mmmmmmmmm.
Enough of my ego stroking, because it's vulgar and certainly not becoming of a lady to tell herself she's so fly.
Let's move on to boggle eyed dolls with huge heads and very skinny legs. It's nearly Blythecon UK! . Myself, Miss G, my best friend Sascha, Miss G's best friend Eby, my other friend Sasha and our dolls are going to spend the day looking at dolls, buying clothes for dolls, learning about doll stuff, listening to talks about dolls, fawning over the Queen Bee and generally being a doll geek. Eeek!