Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Having Fun With The Camera...

Hidey-ho all!  We're gettin' ready for a wedding in our house!  Yay!!  Matthew, my newly-turned 17-year old will be getting into town late Thursday night so I am very, very excited!!  He will be staying until Sunday afternoon!  I haven't seen him since last summer!  Wow, it should be so, so nice to see him!  My nephew, Joe, might come stay with me as well, so I may have a full house!  Joe is my younger sister, Deirdre's, son.  He lives in Virginia and is 21, I believe.  I am losing track of everyone's age because we are becoming such a large family.

So, today is my Daddeeoo's birthday!!  Happy Birthday,Daddy!!!  I love you!!  Oh, I wanted to tell everyone something from my Dad...I am so late on this.  Bad memory, bad!!  He wanted to thank everyone who signed the Journaler's Father Of The Year award for him!  He really loved it and thought it was so, so nice!!  He asked me to thank you all and I have been doing so few entries and have forgotten.  So, he thanks you one and all!!  The award prepared by Sylvia is so very nice and has each of your names placed on it!!  Thank you!!

I have been playing with my camera the last couple of days and came up with some fun pictures.  The first one is of Chelsea.  This was a photo I shot and then I turned it into a drawing.  Do you like it?

           

I really like how this turned out.  It is kind of artsy.  Cool, huh?  I also took some pictures of myself.  I HATE having pictures of myself taken.  There are very, very few pictures of me in this world.  I do NOT like cameras pointed in MY direction.  I decided that I was going to try and overcome this fear and take a few shots of myself.  You guys have been special friends and well, you really haven't seen much of me, so I am going to show you a few shots.  Wow, I am really going to do this! LOL

This first one is in my All About Me section.  You may have seen it appear there the last couple of days.  Here it is a little bit larger.  I think it shows my basic personality which is probably playful and friendly.  

           The second one is of me being thoughtful or "prayerful".  I liked this shot.

        The third is what my son called "angry".  I don't think I looked angry in this picture.  I don't like staged, smiley pictures all the time.  I like pictures that are taken when someone is off guard....

        And here is the last one I am going to show.  It is just a side-shot.  You can see my big nose. LOL 

        I am not sure why I should allow all of these pics of me to be in this journal, to be in cyber-space, hmmm....should I press Save?  Should I?  LOL  Actually, this is a way for me to say hello to everyone and to say thank-you for being there for me.  Sometimes I wonder what you all look like and wish I could peak even a little more into your lives...

I will be back soon!  Take care of one another! xox

24 comments:

  1. Great pictures Val.  I love the one of Chelsea, how did you do that.  Did you do it with your camera or did you use some programme afterwards. I would love to know because I would love to do something like that of Nathan.  Years ago when I was a little girl my mother took me to a store where there was an artist who did a pencil drawing of me.  It was wonderful and she treasured it for many years until she lost it in a house move.  How great to see your nephews.  It is going to be very exciting at your house.  God bless you xxxxx

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  2. Val, I love the photos of Chelsea!!!  I also love the photos of you!  Especially the first and last ones, but all of them!  Love, Krissy
    http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

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  3. I love the photos Val, The one of Chelsea is very clever.  I can do that with my camera software too.  You should have more photos of yourself, you have a lovely face!  I hope the wedding goes well and that you all have a great day. :-)

    Sandra xxx

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  4. Wish your dad a very happy birthday from me please Val. Hope you all have a good day on Saturday. Take care.
    Sylvia xx

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  5. Hideeho!! Ding don the wedding bells are gonna ring! Such exciting times in your neck o the woods. Enjoy your wunderful family, hug em and love em, and let em know how special they is. Hope the weather gets all springy and glorious for you all so everyone can have some fun in the sun. Beautiful pic of Chelsea, turned out so cool. Getting to be quite the photographer you is. Can't wait to see the shots from the wedding. Glad you posted some shots of you, nothing to be shy about there, lovery as the person within.

    Hope all goes smooth as silk with the wedding. Enjoy those memories! Happy Birthday Daddeeoo!!!!

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  6. firestormkids04May 3, 2005 at 7:34 PM

    Dearest Val:  I love the pics!  The one of Chelsea is wonderful, but most of all, I love seeing YOU!  Blessings, Penny

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  7. I love the pics and I love your playful sense of humor about posting them.  I was thinking you had straight bobbed hair with reddish tint.  Now what would make me think that?  It looks curly and brown.  Very pretty, you are!!!
    I know you are excited about the wedding and seeing your son.  Have loads of fun.  I sure do hope you post and let us know how it goes.  Then we won't have to wait thru Krissy's honeymoon for her to post!!!
    Take care and have a fun week.
    Sonya

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  8. PRETTY NEAT  PICS.................LOTS OF FUN...................STORMIE

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  9. Love the pics, yes it does make you feel closer to someone, glad you did it, you are very pretty, Happy Birthday to your wonderfull Dad, Know what you mean about wanting to know more about people, I have made such good friends on here, I wish they where closer, you take care and enjoy that wedding. xx Julie xx

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  10. Very nice.  I love the pics and now I have a face associated with the name.  Thanks for sharing such lovely pics.

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  11. Why not? You look nice! I have too many pics of me and mine on my journal. Speaking of which check out my Mother's Day post today.
    Gabreael
    http://journals.aol.com/gabreaelinfo/GabreaelsBodyMindSpiritJournal/

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  12. I like the first one!! Your hair has grown in very nicely! :-)

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  13. Hellooo Val!  Waving at your pics :o)
    Love these pics, the one of Chelsea is very clever, I think I can do that with my camera software, but never actually have.  Maybe it's time for a play!
    I don't know why you would be camera shy Val, you have such a pretty face, lovely eyes, and you look so young!  Like your curly hair too, has it always been curly or did you have something done?
    Sara   x

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  14. Forgot to say Happy Birthday to your Daddeeoo!
    Ooh, and I hope you have a fantastic time with the wedding and having your son around for a few days :o)
    Sara   x

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  15. Its so nice to see you Val. . your face is so pretty!Happy birthday to your lovely father!

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  16. I'm glad you shared the pictures of you. Very nice indeed. I see the family resemblance to Krissy. So exciting all the wedding plans. Have a wonderful wedding weekend!! Linda

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  17. I liked the playful one (no 1) best, but strangely, I liked the angry one (no 4) too.  It is nice to have a face to place on the nice comments you leave on my journal. You make me feel good, even when I'm blue.

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  18. I love ALL the picures.  I felt like I should be sitting across a table or in a living room talking to you. :-)

    Monica
    http://journals.aol.com/photographybymon/Mamarazzi/
    http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

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  19. I HAD to giggle about your self portraits....I did the exacr same thing and got the exact same pictures (well except I was in mine) and had to let my mother in law use my camera to develope a couple of picture caught in my digital  world....needless to say she came back and wanted to know if I was in love with myself.

    She didn'r understand it was for my journal and thought I just loved me.  LOL

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  20. Well happy birthday to your dad he ssounds like a wondeful Dad. Have a great time at the wedding this weeend, and have some good time with your kids. Nice to see pictures of you......Kasey

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  21. hey val, im a little late, but your photos came out really good...roberta.p.s. happy birthday to dad..

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  22. Thanks for the compliment on the Ferne Clyfee photos.  Talk to you later.

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  23. your beautiful!!! I put a picture on my journal so people can put a face with the journal
    Donna In TEXAS

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  24. they turned out great!
    ~  www.jerseygirljournal.com  

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