I Heart Faces: Self-Portrait

December 06, 2010
This week’s I Heart Faces’ theme is self-portrait. A couple of weeks ago, I received my very own Paper Lady Crown in the mail and had quite a fun time shooting silly pictures of myself. My crown was made to have interchangeable titles, but my favorite is this one that reads “Property of Kitty Paw.” For more self-portraits, go to: Speaking of Kitty Paw…Paw Humbug has made the Top 20 (she’s entry #15) in The Paper Mama’s Holiday Card Challenge. Voting ends today, so if you love Paw Humbug, click HERE to vote! Also, don’t forget to sign up...
Knock Knock…Anyone There?

November 30, 2010
I have clearly “fallen off my rocker”, but I am quite comfortable sitting around the house in my “Property of Kitty Paw” crown, made by The Paper Mama. Don’t be jealous!For more “comfortable” self portraits, go to: If you want your own Paper Lady Crown, click HERE. I am trying really hard not to go too crazy with my editing, so here’s what I did (SOOC=ISO 100, f/4, 1/50 with Flash): Custom white balance in Adobe Camera RawCurves adjustment in Photoshop Elements 7Crop Slight levels adjustmentCoffeeshop’s Baby Powder Room to clean up my...
Scavenger Hunt Sunday

November 14, 2010
This has been a good week for me and photography – I feel creative…I feel inspired…I feel really good. I even managed to get ahead of myself this week which is pretty awesome (and necessary considering that the holidays are quickly approaching). Anyways, it’s that time again…Scavenger Hunt Sunday. So, if you’ve been participating in the Scavenger Hunt each week, I hope this week’s items inspired you. If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt…WELCOME! The rules are simple: Anyone can participate. You’re encouraged to take five...
Self Portrait

October 13, 2010
This month, I had several prompts to take a new self portrait: Jess’ monthly “Facing Myself” photo challenge at The Old Nichols Farm, this week’s Paper Heart Camera’s “Show and Tell” challenge, and of course the October 2010 Photo Hunt (one of the items is a self-portrait). So…armed with my tripod, 50mm lens , wide angle converter and a little creativity, I decided that yesterday would be the day I’d take a decent self-portrait. Oddly enough, my first idea was not to take a pretty picture, but to put curlers in my hair. Yes…you know...