Tags: colors

where is my mind

292/365



I had an enjoyable day once I got out of work. I headed to the Chicago French Market that has multiple vendors inside this really large building. It had everything you could imagine. John and I enjoyed these delicious Belgian Frites served to us inside of a cone with a cold brew. I also picked up a red velvet cupcake, which I am too full to eat. The girls and I picked up free samples of this lemongrass soap from one of the vendors. There was also a raw foods vendor that had everything you could imagine. If I had enough money, I'm sure I would've picked something up. I'm not too big on raw and vegan foods, but I am always willing to try. What can I say, I love to cook and I find it incredibly soothing, especially after a long day. Nothing better than chopping up vegetables and throwing it into a pan with spices and other goodness. It pleases all of my senses. Afterwards, we headed home. I feel like I need to take a nap if I want to enjoy the rest of the night. It kinda sucks having to open at work back to back.

I do know I will be heading to the French Market very, very soon. Especially for the cheeses! Gosh, there were so many. I love my stinky cheeses.
where is my mind

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I sometimes wonder where I will go after this lease is up. I would like to travel, but that may require me to quit my job. I can't imagine being jobless ever. I've been working for 5 years. It's all I've known. I've definitely held out on so many things because of it and I hate it for that reason.

I've been looking for some temp jobs and jobs that don't expect me to come into an office everyday. I've found a few freelance photo jobs, but who even knows if they're interested in my work. I've thought about serving jobs, but then they usually require experience. I hate that. How am I supposed to do any job if they want prior experience? Isn't that the reason why you get a job anyway? To learn and grow from that job? I feel like people are too quick to write others off. I once applied for a photo job that would have consisted of me taking photos of hotels and people who rent our their condos for those who are traveling. They shot me down because I don't have experience with shooting interior architecture or whatever bullshit reason they gave. I don't need experience when I feel like I've already mastered composition and lighting. But...I suppose this is the way the world works.
bjork

80/365



Bills, bills, bills. So this is when the fun starts, eh?

This is day 80! These days are flying by so fast. I always wonder what my collection will look like when I reach the last day. I'm kind of struggling with coming up with new ideas every shoot I take. I'm actually starting to despise taking photos of myself.

I have a fun weekend planned ahead. I'm waiting for tomorrow to be over with so I can enjoy my 2 days off this week. I finally got the paycheck situation sorted out. My pay stub had 20 hours listed when I worked 25 hours. They didn't take into account the Friday morning I had come in to be trained for the new position I was taking over and also being asked to stay an hour later.

I certainly hope this won't be a recurring thing.
where is my mind

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I don't know why Flickr blurs my photos after I've resized them and sharpened them to avoid such a problem. Oh well.

This photo was inspired by Beck's "Sea Changes" I was listening to him this morning and decided to look up the album information. I found this blog, where it had 4 different versions of his album cover. I had only saw the first photo (and another version which was not pictured on the blog), but not the other 3, and I fell in love with the artwork all over again. The colorful brush strokes with the abstract designs, it looked so beautiful, and I felt inspired.

I've been on a "Mutations" kick as of lately.

Today is one of those beautiful winter days where the sun is shining brightly through my windows and I have my window slightly cracked to let in a crisp, cool breeze. Where it is necessary enough to wear a light jacket without having to bundle up entirely. Almost kind of reminds me of spring.
where is my mind

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Colors. I feel like I understand colors extremely well. While I was in college, for the last year I was there, I took all art classes. I'm talking Drawing I & II, Painting I, Photography, Photographic Design, Computer Art, 2D Design, and Printmaking. Alas, I didn't make it through to the end in printmaking because my workload became too much to handle, and so I dropped that class. But, in all of these classes I learned some hardcore lessons in color. Since then, I haven't looked at color in the same way that I used to.

Because of this, I noticed that I started to wear colors a lot more and wear colors that were complimentary. My photos have a lot more color in them, as opposed to the usual B&W's. I'm embracing colors a lot more.

My favorite color of the moment is green. I love green. I love wearing it, I love buying things that have green in it, I love smoking it, I love laying in it, everything! It's a neutral, friendly color. It's very earthy and natural. Perhaps that's why I've grown to love it.

What's your favorite color, and why?