Wednesday, November 24, 2010

i really do love pictures.
if i'm not careful i will think about them all day and night.
i wish i knew i would come to love pictures so much when i was younger.
maybe i would have skipped a sport or two and choir and taken a photography class or photoshop class...
but hindsight...seems to be 20/20.  If I hadn't done sports and choir i might not have met devin.
and i am convinced i would never be loved by anyone like he loves me.

SO i will be patient with my lack of knowledge now.
and thank heavens for photoshop to fix what i don't know how to do with a camera.
YET.
the happiness level of my life dramatically increased with the purchase of my digital slr camera.
I use to feel guilty that a possession could bring me so much joy.
But then I read this talk about how women innately are born to create.
don't we all love President Uchtdorf?
favorite line from the talk:

"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, 
we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before."

We need to create.
We  as women create life
we create a home.
some sew, some scrapbook.
my sister, well she creates cakes.
and my other sis creates music(the opera kind)
i create pictures.
it makes me happy.
I don't feel bad anymore.
So if any of if you're feelin down go create somethin
food, pretty hair, color a page in coloring book,
anything
some may think your creation isn't so pretty...who cares. 
you do and 
 Iiii think it will make you happy. 
:)


"Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you—
whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside. If you still feel incapable of creating, 
start small." 

here is a before and after photoshop of Naomi today:
I'm sure someone who knows photoshop coulda done much better or at least more suddle and natural.
buuut this is my picture.
and I like it.
It makes me happy.

Before:
 After:
Naomi...she creates havoc. :)
H a p p y  T h a n k s g i v i n g!

4 comments:

Ben and Cindy Spratling said...

That picture is so awesome... and so are you Amie. What a great writer you are. You create good blog posts too! Can't wait to see you!

Kara and Chant said...

That looks amazing, the before and after. I too am frustrated with my lack of photography knowledge. I want to take a photo class. Sometime...

Jenni said...

Loved this post. You are such a good writer and photographer. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

andie jane barefooted in the hills said...

I LOVE taking pictures too! and photo shopping is awesome
I love the pictures you take and post... very artistic in my estimation :)