Monday, 18 January 2010

SNOW 2010

The snow has all gone now, but I thought I would share some of the pictures I took of it..

I love the way the snow has settled onto the branches of this tree.

Me, looking very cold... and for some reason I look like I have a rather large bum.

This picture looks very Christmassy..

My wellies :D.. they have surprisingly good grip in the snow, I didn't fall over once.

My doggy, Misty, walking along the footpath.

A stream.. I nearly landed in there whilst trying to take this photo.

Another one of little Misty. I think it is a bad idea taking a white dog out in the snow as I kept on loosing her.

I am starting to miss the snow, but only a little bit.
It looks nice, but it's far too cold for me.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Where have you been hiding my whole life?

I went shopping in Milton Keynes shopping center the other day to buy some clothes, as I have grown out of the ones I have at the moment (too many chocolates at Christmas I think). There's a new shop there called Hollister, on first look I thought it was a restaurant, but the models (and VERY good looking ones at that) standing outside told me otherwise. Inside the shop was very different to what I expected, it was dark with spotlights shining on the racks and shelves of clothing. Very effective I must say, however, quite disorientating when you're not expecting it.

Anyway, I found myself mesmerised with the clothes in there, so much to chose from. Where has this brand been hiding all my life? After much browsing and deliberating over what to get, I finally decided on a jumper. I am very pleased with my decision, it is amazingly soft and cosy. The jumper is Grey with long sleeves and has the word "Newport" written across the front, it is also very long in the body, which is very useful for keeping the cold out!

Below, is a page from my journal showing my jumper, excuse the very messy writing, I think I got a bit carried away with myself.

I also thought I would have a quick play around with the new Photoshop program I got, so I took a quick picture of me in my jumper and played around with some of the effects on there, you can see some of these below..


Black and White..

These were probably the best that turned out from my 'experimentation', but I hope to do a bit more when I get time.

Tonight I am hoping for lots more snow because I feel too ill to go to college :(

Monday, 4 January 2010

Something to make these winter days a little brighter..

This beautiful flower is called an Amarylis, I think it looks a bit like a Hibiscus flower.
It is currently sitting on our Kitchen windowsill, taking in the winter sun.
Here are a few pictures of it.

I love the colours in the petals, how it fades from green, to white and then into pink.
I have tried to capture the beauty of the flower by painting it, although I feel I have not done it true justice.

Oh, and you may be pleased to hear that with my Christmas money I bought myself a scanner/photocopier/printer, so now I can scan in my drawings etc. with out having to use rubbish photographs. :).
Happy times.

Saturday, 2 January 2010