Sitting by the pool, reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt.
Have any of you read this biography? I'm finding it fascinating! So many things this man talks about would still apply today, and the over all message I keep feeling is that people are never satisfied. No matter what you've got, it's still not good enough. People think they have it hard, but there is always someone who has it harder. The "have nots" look up at the "haves" and they look up at the "have it alls" and even the "have it alls" aren't satisfied.
The way that he is annoyed by every person he talks to asking him if he's Irish (because of his accent) and why people have to make that distinction. Why can't they just accept him as another American (born in America, raised dirt poor in Ireland with three brothers and a dad who left them to be raised by his mother). The embarrassment he feels for being who he is and where he's from, his poor education and how poor his family is/was. The way he's constantly looking for acceptance and afraid of everything around him and he is so very lost.
I'm finding it to be a very interesting book. I would suggest you check it out.
So..... summer seems to be going by way too quickly. It's half over already
I've been out a few times to shoot but I'm feeling largely unmotivated. I've been thinking lately that I should start working on my art again - you know - pick up the pencil and get busy. Sheesh - there are a lot of things I keep thinking I should be doing but I'm so damned lazy or tired or something.
I did find out that my iron levels are very low (again) so maybe that's accounting in part for my lack of activity and what seems like an inability to concentrate on one thing for very long. I've been so darned scatterbrained lately. So, hopefully, after a few months of iron (blech!) I'll start to feel my energy levels rising.
Last night I went through my comments and holy carp!! I cleaned out my box! I went from about 500 messages, etc, to under 100! Whew! what a load off. I've been neglecting things so badly around here lately! But I still wish to say THANK YOU to my friends and watchers! Without you, it wouldn't be worth being here on DA at all! hugs and kisses to you all! Enjoy the features!!
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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