Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Marie Gilliam | 11 months old

She tends to stand on top of her toes sometimes... 

Found herself a little nook down there. 

She's so silly! 

My girl loves music! Playing her little guitar.

Absolutely love this one! 

Look mommy! I found my nose! 

All-time favorite. Holding her dolls hand while watching TV.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Eating Can Be a Messy Job

Usually I keep Marie rather clean while she eats. There are certain foods that I choose not to let her eat herself because she just squeezes them in between her fingers and makes a big mess, however, sometimes I think she just needs a chance to learn what they are even if it has to result in a major bath time!

The other day I let Marie do this with Avocado and I had to share with you the fun we had!

Look at the curls this girl gets after her hair is washed!! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fine Art Friday | Abandoned Bridge Maxdale, TX

While I was living in Texas I took a few chances to explore the surrounding areas of our town. One day while exploring I found this incredible old bridge. This bridge is located in Maxdale, TX on the Lampasas River. It was fall at the time so there were lots of leaves and it was the closest I had felt to having an actual "Fall" since I had moved there. I went back one day with my camera and what you see below is what the way I saw the world there.

I explored a lot with learning new things about my camera and my lens. For the first time I actually took the lens off my camera and took pictures without it attached (just held it up to the camera). This is now a regular part of how I take pictures, but these were some of the first attempts at that.  They are not all free-lensed, but I will note which ones are.

During the time I lived in Texas, this bridge became a very calming place for me. A place that I would go sit if I just needed to think or to figure things out. It became my little sanctuary and definitely made me feel like I was home again.


The colors in above image are not done with editing. This image was taken free-lenses and the coloring happened naturally.  
Free Lensed 


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