Thursday, 1 October 2009

I made a new friend today!

We were already friendly online, visiting each other's blogs, admiring each other's projects, exchanging a few emails... We discovered early on (through a coincidence or two!) that we lived near each other, and today we met up in real life :-) I had SUCH a good time!! We had cake (always helps to cement a friendship) and took dozens of photographs and talked a LOT and laughed often - at each other and with each other! Thanks for a great day, Clair :-)

Here are some of the pics (bet Clair's worried now!!)

Sun flare

That bird we couldn't identify
The amazing climbing (slightly blurry) toad!
Experimenting with the timer
Er... It appears that we maybe need to practise a bit more with using that timer!! The focus is well dodgy and we could NOT judge when to jump!! But it was so fun :-) I now feel really inspired to learn more about how to use my camera, having learnt lots of tips from Clair today. I've checked out a website or two, I'm looking into possible courses and I'm off to the library tomorrow to see if there are any interesting and not-too-complicated books that will get me experimenting. See, even though September's over, I'm still learning!
And I also have a craft pic to share:
That wax crayon technique I used for the backgound to my Day 29 page for LSNED? It made two sheets and I had offcuts too, which was plenty to make two ATCs - I just cut a couple of pieces to size and added little strips trimmed from the offcuts. I may add a caption or little embellishment on top but actually I quite like them just as they are.
This is my craft post for Craft It Wednesday - and yes, I do know that it's Thursday, but the rules say that's OK!
Finally, I'm not sure I fully understand what's going on here (but then, that's not unusual for me...) but I seem to have signed up for Blogtoberfest 2009. As far as I can tell it involves blogging every day throughout October - I don't seem to have any problem with wittering every day so I may as well do this! It'll be fun to explore what everyone else is doing over there too. Feel free to follow the link, and if you figure it all out better than I have, let me know what's happening please!!


Clair said...

Oh man. At least we had fun. And at least your photographs prove that you exist and aren't just a figment of my imagination x

lv2scpbk said...

Yes, posting anyday on Craft it Wed. is okay. I've been thinking of changing the name a bit so it doesn't specify a day of the week.

Anyway, I've never tried the crayon thing. Also, I really like the toad photo.

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