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    Welcome to my new blog, I decided that I would change to Posts dated before March 27, 2008 are imported from my old blogger site. I was looking for a blog that is easily navigated around, and simple to update, I love the layout I can have here, with 2 side bars and tabs at the top for different subjects. I currently have an about me tab and a photography tab, Ill be looking to add recipes, and craft ideas shortly, so check back in to see what’s new regularly!
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Posts Tagged ‘Self portrait’

playing with photoshop filters…

Posted by MWPA on June 16, 2009

Using photoshop elements and a self portrait, I came up with this ‘art’ I think the overall effect was made better, by the lighting I used fo rthe selfportrait, giving the picture good shaddow and depth.



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Dentist… and chicken stew with dumplings.

Posted by MWPA on January 6, 2009

003aSo I had my six monthly dentist check up today  and it seems that one of my teeth is becoming ‘soft’ so they want to fill it! the thought of going to the dentist scares so much-last time I made Will come along with me-this time I went alone-my dental hygienist knows I am terrified and is very nice to me. I have to go back another day for my filling appointment-and Will is coming with me, as the thought of the needles in my gum and drilling and filling, scares me-It probably is just the unknown that makes me nervous, but still-I am not very happy about the idea. My dentist is also talking me into getting my wisdom teeth removed-even though they are not causing me problems, he says that later in life I may get an over crowded jaw. I am still undecided if I will make an appointment soon for the wisdom teeth.

As my appointment was at 9am I decided to go back to bed when I got home, I intended just to sleep for a couple of hours, but some how my couple of hours turned into a full sleep and I re-woke at 2pm. I tidied the kitchen, walked Turk-the neighbors dog and tried to decide what to eat for dinner. I ended up boiling some chicken and then pulling it. ( I find this makes the chicken last more than one meal, as it appears like there is more chicken than there actually is.) I sauteed some onion and carrot in my new cast iron ceramic covered sauce pan, added some chicken stock, potatoes and then the pulled chicken and ended up with chicken soup/stew, using some pre-made refridgerated busicuits that I cut into quaters, I made a quick dumpling and simmered the whole mix until we were ready to eat. When we ate, it was yummy, and just what we needed as the weather was damp and cold today.

And now for the rest of the evening, I have some cleaning and tidying to catch up on, and of course I have to eat the cookie that I just pulled out of the oven!!

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Another Picture of me….

Posted by MWPA on October 5, 2008

This is one of the pictures I took while doing my self portrait shots the other day, it reminds me of picture you would see in the program of a theater production.

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Playing Hairdresser and Photographer

Posted by MWPA on June 11, 2008

Once again I decided to curl my hair, I used my Revlon curling tongs and curled into tight ringlets, after all the hair was curled I sprayed what seemed like a whole can of hair spray over my head and let it dry. I used my wide toothed comb to loosen the tight curls to make nice waves, I think I achieved what I was trying to.

After I did my hair I took out my camera, the Canon 30d and put the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens put it on the tripod. I needed to focus the camera while I was looking through the view finder so I stacked up a few things on a chair so that I could set my camera to focus where I thought my head would be, On the chair I stacked the cats dry food container, my crock pot, a box of rice and a soft toy! I used manual focus so that I didn’t have to keep re-arranging my stack every time I pressed the button.


These are the pictures that I took:

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Message for Friends and Family in England…

Posted by MWPA on May 9, 2008

If you want any of my pictures printed, let me know via email, or leave a comment, and Ill upload them to so you can go and buy a print. Be sure to let me know what size you want as most of my pictures are 8″x10″ so if you want a smaller image ill crop them to the size you want, that way you don’t have to rely on kodak cropping them correctly. Im also going to add wedding photos so if you want any of them let me know too.

Here is my first self portrait with my new camera. I have quite a vacant stare, this is because I took my glasses off and couldn’t see anything! also for those of you who haven’t seen me in a while, I have a slight tan to my face and chest and a white neck! Plus my freckles are coming out with the sun.

The weather here today is horrible and nice at the same time. the sun has been shining but in the blink of an eye it gets so gray and then pours with rain SO hard!

Will and I are going on a ‘date’ tonight, off to the movies to see Baby Mama which is a comedy, hopefully it will be good,I have heard good things about it.

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Spare time + my my camera = self portraits

Posted by MWPA on March 12, 2008

Well now that I have new contact lenses and I actually had some spare time I decided it was time to take some new self portraits, I set my camera on the tripod, used the kitchen window for light and had some fun…

I can see you

This is my favourite

Posing for the camera

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