I’m starting to develop an eye for composition – usually with a strong line and a moody emotional tone. It’s a good, solid start.
Lissa's Life List
1. become a truly fantastic knitter
2. Develop a repertoire of quality recipes
3. Learn to take great photographs
4. Take a writers walking tour of Paris
5. Attend the Broadway opening night performance of Maltby and Shire's "Take Flight"
6. travel to europe
7. become a better blogger
How I did it: I moved to New York City, and live far enough away from my office that the only practical form of transportation to and from work every day is the subway. After a few weeks of completely-freaked-out riding, I started to relax and get used to just another everyday occurrence. Read how I did it…
How I did it: I started by looking at the stuff in my life -- and boy was there a lot. I come from a long line of pack-ratters, have a large family that likes giving presents, and am magpieish by nature so I had accumulated vast quantities of stuff. And I was in a mental state of wanting to always acquire more stuff -- mementos of occasions, reminders of people, lists of experiences, trackable, tangible proof that I had existed and done thi… Read how I did it…
How I did it: When the opportunity came up at work to relocate to our Manhattan office, I jumped at the chance. Circumstances being what they are, I had a solid six months of work to do before I could be ready to "pack up and go," so I used them to my advantage.1. Researching the city. What did I love about this place? What was I looking for in a home? Who did I know and whose opinions did I trust?2. Deciding on a neighborhood. Ultimately I chose… Read how I did it…
We leave for Budapest in 48 hours. I’m so excited!
Castles, monuments, museums, cathedrals, temples, mosques, sinuously winding cobblestone streets, the best chocolate east of Vienna, Turkish baths and massages, outdoor orchestral concerts, evening walks along Duna, handicrafts shopping… and all of it with my best girl.
I can’t wait!
I’m much happier with the winning photograph from today. Might I actually develop an eye for composition?