I have been absent the last little bit my friends - well, not really absent, but just dropping in for short periods and doing some faving and running! I apologize for the lack of comments lately - I have just been a bit busy. We are working extra hours at work until Christmas which is leaving me a bit short on time, and it just seems as though life has been a bit crazy!
So, what's new with me? Not a whole lot really.. I'm still thinking about laser eye surgery and I don't know what to do. Today I went to the eye doctor and got a trial pair of contact lenses. I used to wear them all the time, but after so many years my eyes became very irritated and I eventually quit wearing them. It's been about 7 years since I got any so I decided to check it out and see if there were better ones.
So, they gave me a pair to take home and try and they felt great!! I hardly knew I had them in! Every time I walked past a mirror I had to take a double take because it was like a surprise to see myself without my glasses!
it was really weird though - spent the day feeling like I was in a fun house with the wonky glass... and I was sure to be extra careful going up and down the stairs! The strangest thing though - is that everything seemed so much bigger.... my hands looked huge, our dinner plates were enormous... I didn't even bother to look at my ass... that would be too depressing. Hubby offered to show me something but I declined on the basis of eye strain
Men are so predictable....
So, I think I'll buy a few pairs and try them out - maybe I can go back to the contacts -and that way if they bother me I can just take them out!
They're not permanent....
Let me tell ya... doing Zumba when your eyes are all screwed up is quite the feat!!!
We attended our very first grad meeting this week. It's kind of like a cold, hard slap telling me that my baby is grown up. It's awesome and it's terrible all at the same time... Plus, it's making me feel really old....
So, I signed up for the decorating committee... that seemed to be the best place for me and my skill set!
It was my mom's birthday this week. All day long I kept reminding myself to phone her. So on the evening of the 16th, naturally, I forgot to phone her. Until 11:30 at night. Then I was in a panic and I knew that she was probably sleeping. So I called her anyway because I figured that the wrath of waking her up would be less than the wrath of not calling at all.
So, sure enough, she answered sounding all sleepy and groggy and as soon as she picked up that damn phone I thought to myself "HOLY SHIT ..... her birthday is on the 17th!!!!"
Yup - I called and woke her up a half hour early...
I'm such a dork. I laughed in embarrassment, then I said "I'm sorry mom- I thought it was your birthday TODAY and I missed it. Go back to sleep and I'll call you back tomorrow..." and hung up on her. She probably lied there and wondered what kind of idiot she raised.....
So... anyhow, here are some of the amazing pieces of art I've faved and run away from lately! Enjoy, my friends!!
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A List of Links for tutorials/info that I've found to be useful!
Basics of Pen Tool [link]
Making Photoshop Brushes [link]
Adding Borders in PS [link]
Depth of Field [link]
PS Borders [link]
The Pen Tool [link]
Making Textures [link]
Layer Masks and Colour Gradients [link]
GavTrain Photo Training [link]
Manual HDR [link]
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