Archive for January, 2008

January 30, 2008

My Organizational Skills……

they stink. I am messy. I am organized, in my own crazy way….but it is a messy way! My desk usually looks like a mini tornado, or a five year old, has made a path right through my stuff.

So, I am all about sharing 🙂 The only reason I am showing these? Because I have finally FINALLY! managed to stay organized, and I am proud! And I can;t very well show you the afters without first showing you the befores, now can I?!

A disclaimer….these pictures are embarassingly bad!!! There is a reason you never see pictures taken in my house, especially in my little corner where my desk is….the light is horrendous! Terrible! Wretched! well, you get the point! The light- it’s bad. So…..are you ready to be blown away?! I introduce you to my former mess….

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       are you ok? it’s scary, right?! yes, it is true….I worked in this! now, this next picture makes me laugh…you will notice if you look closely, not only do I work on my computer in this spot, but I also do my hair 🙂 you will notice my mirror and comb, my bottle of wonderful hair goo stuff. I multi-task!
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okay…are you ready now…to see the glorious new work area that is mine all mine?

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       can you believe it?! shocking, huh?!   
       and finally, a proper display of my cameras!
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       ooooh! organization!!!!! love it! Oh, and no, your eyes are not tricking you…my desk is against two different colored walls….another reason you never see pictures from inside my happy little home; COLOR CASTS! ick!
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       label makers are the best!!!

So there you have it! I am a reformed messy girl! I am going on two months now that my desk has stayed this organized- I think I deserve a gold star!

January 22, 2008

MAJOR NEWS!!!!!

well, okay, maybe major is a bit dramatic….but I do have a flair for the drama. Guess what???? I am live! yes, that’s right….my website is officially official! Run, don’t walk…… www.kulikphotography.com

Let me know what you think!!! I cannot tell you the stress that this little ‘ole site has caused! There was a real threat of finding me in the fetal position, under my desk, mumbling something about ftp. *sigh* but alas…my hero swooped in and took care of me….my favorite friend Solei saved me from a complete computer breakdown. I bow down to Solei!

Apparently, while I am capable behind a camera….not so much when I am in front of a computer! There were issues. there were bumps in the road. I think there may have been some cursing. But no more! Now it is time for the happy dance! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

January 20, 2008

Your photographer….

…hates to be photographed!

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January 19, 2008

Bugs!

guess what hubby bought for me????? looooook!
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        now, I am sure some girls may not think this is the bestest present….but when you have a past-time passion of shooting bug macros, well, a bug catcher is really a handy thing to have! Especially since my previous bug catcher is a plastic cup sith crude little holes poked in the side. I have two of those, one for work, and one for home- because you never know when you may encounter a cool bug, and yes, I am being serious. I really do have a bug cup sitting on my desk at work:)

SO…as if on cue, a bug appeared last night, as if knowing we just had to test this new contraption out. So hubby being the hero that he is…he caught this moth for me. Today we took him out to shoot- I was really nervous that he was going to fly away, but he was no calm! We placed him on the cactus, and he just hung out, and even changed poses a few times. Gotta love a willing model!
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January 16, 2008

What Size

does a zebra wear? well, size 5 1/5!

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really, aren’t those the cutest socks in the whole wide world? so here is a little fact about me, your photographer- I LOVE silly socks. love ’em! the sillier, the better! So, when my good friend asked me if I would contribute to a project she is working on….well, I just couldn’t resist!!! Pictures of feet in silly socks? I am SO there!  Another little fact? It is NOT easy trying to do a self portrait of your feet (yes, those are my piggies). It is actually pretty hard, but fun!!! And now I have documentation of my most favorite socks 🙂

January 12, 2008

Playdate

I had a photographic playdate today 🙂 I asked my friend if she would model for me, so I could try out a new location, and she very graciously said yes. Yay! It is always fun to go out and play, and try new things.

And the result of the day? Some fun shots! *pssssst, doesn’t she look like Reese Witherspoon? so cute!
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January 11, 2008

Sweet Nature

This past weekend hubby and I ventured to Myakka State Park. Once again, we were off to huny for some bugs, and do some hiking. Now, let me tell you something…..Florida is bug central- until you actually want to find one. Then, all you can find is mesquitos and palmetto bugs *palmetto bugs = floridian cockroach. nuff said*
SO…a hunting we went. and found nothing. nada. Hubby says it is because we are on the trail, and obviously, the bugs are not going to hang out on the trail where they can get stepped on and stuff. We need to venture off the trail to find the good stuff. You would have thought he asked me to commit armed robbery! I was panic stricken. The horror!!! get off the trail? are you on crack? I am NOT going off the trail. In my mind, going off the trail is like breaking some sort of rule. The trail is there for a reason. And the reason is to keep us on it. You can’t just step off the trail, and wander off into the big bad woods. Did this man not remember the lessons the Blair Witch Project taught us?! STAY ON THE TRAIL.
I am not ready to go off the trail, I told him. I think, seeing the panic in my eyes, he knew not to push it. Until, that is, he heard an owl hoot. Apparently, hearing the owl was not enough…we had to find the owl. *sigh* Didn’t I mention I am not ready to go off the trail????? There was a dry stream bed next to the trail, and hubby convinced me we could not get lost, because the water followed the trail, so we just needed to stay near the stream bed. I saw how badly he wanted to see this owl….and I caved. I caved…..and I will never cave again people!!!!
Off we went into the woods, and all was fine and dandy. We were tracking the hoots, I was feeling very Jeff Corwin-like. We were in a bit of a clearing, with little leaves carpeting the forest floor. I paused. I looked down to check on the status of my adorable little sneakers, and oh sweet jesus. spiders. spiders. ummmmm, spiders. every time the leaves were rustled, there was a scurry of a bazillion little black spiders. PANIC. Frozen in place panic. No more being quiet for the sake of the hooter. oh no—–hubby!!!!!!! help me! save me! rescue me NOW!!!!! I looked to see where this wretched clearing of leaves could possibly end, and it seemed like football fields. In reality, I am sure it was more like 40 feet or so….but when you may just pee your pants out of pure terror, it sure seemed longer! I have never moved so fast in my life…and on tippy toes no less!!!!!

SO…i will be staying on the trail for now on. No more being an adventurer. nope. no way, jose!
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January 8, 2008

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January 7, 2008

A Day Late & a Dollar Short…

…but HAPPY NEW YEARS! here is a little known fact…new years day happens to be one of my favorite holidays. there is something so yummy in knowing this is a fresh start. clean slate. do-over time. I love it! And there is no such thing as a resolution in this household…nope, we have new years goals…..they seem to stick better when they are goals. SO, I know that you desperately want to know what my goals are for 2008, so here you go my friends;

1. work on a happier and healthier marriage 🙂 because really, it is just that, WORK, and it is easy to slack on this.
2. get HEALTHY. *no, not skinny, but healthy. I have decided this is my year….I wasted all of last year unhappy about my weight….ummmm- stupid! To strive for skinny is to fail before even trying! I am no longer talking the skinny talk- nope, it is about being healthy, and learning to love the body that I am in- big or small.
3. do more things outdoors.
4. get my butt back to Costa Rica!!!
5. take snapshots….and lots of them! stop letting the moment pass me by because I am worried about the proper exposure and composition….there is a time and place for photographer me…..but when enjoying my life, she needs to go away so we can take snapshots!
6. get IN FRONT *gasp* of the camera more. yeah, really.
7. get my website done done done done!!!!! I sorta, maybe, might be slacking on this :p!

So there you have it….my goals. they are constantlly growing and changing….but that is them in a nutshell. I am working on a list of things I want to accomplish before I die….someone on a forum I am a member of linked a site where a few friends were on a journey to complete their lists……and I realized I don’t have one of these lists. I need one of these lists! And it is amazing, when you start to think about the things you want to do, and start listing them out…the motivation grows to actually do them! When the list is done…you will get an opportunity to suffer through it 🙂

Oh! and #7 on my goals? should be crossed off VERY soon. by the end of the weekend soon 🙂 I have a friend who is also building a site, and slacking right along with me….so we have decided that together, we WILL go live by Sunday. eeeps!

let me leave you with one of my favorite things…..
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        see that? a snapshot AND me in front of the camera. what has the world come to?!?!
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