This is such an interesting (and short) presentation about the power of doodling. In college I learned about learning styles. Turns out I remembered more of my flashcards while studying them walking to class or waiting in line (kinetic learner). I think this shows that people learn in a variety of ways using multiple learning styles at one time.
So, I’ve learned to enjoy reading again. After a long break of reading nothing longer than a few hundred words at a time I’m back to reading more substantial stuff. And for some reason I like to take the book covers off…
Looking forward to catching up on some reading this summer!
So…part of the process of being a photographer is experimenting and taking lots of photos of yourself and your classmates. Here are a few from our class experiments.
Ben took these of me:
And I got a few of him as well. I gave him a hard time about his shirt too.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
We need to lighten up, enjoy life. Even when things are not perfect you can still laugh in the face of it. I recently read some information about joy and specifically laughter by Joyce Meyer. Children laugh on average 150 times a day, while adults laugh 4 to 8 times a day. Scientific studies show that laughter is like a medicine because it can cause the release of endorphins that reduce stress, boost the immune system, lower cholesterol, stimulate the nervous system, and increase cardiovascular health.
Most know laughter can pull us out of depression or sadness; it can even give us boosts of energy; and it can completely change our attitude or outlook on a situation.
As I was preparing to move last month one of my favorite photo labs just happened to have a blow out sale. So I took the opportunity to get some large prints made. There’s something incredibly fulfilling about having large art prints on the wall…I’m the type of person who craves color. White walls start to make me uncomfortable…for me it’s a blank canvas itching to be covered. So I’m all about paint. Adding to this with art, lighting, and other pieces just adds more flavor.
The prints are mounted but haven’t been hung yet. I had some fun here with light…couldn’t help myself…haha. In addition to moving I have new roommates 2 of which are of the canine kind. We get along great. And I was babysitting last week a german short-hair called Coco. She seemed to take to me well…even curling up on my bed for a nap.
Hands down my favorite color. And paired with grey it’s awesome. My latest reads…both non-fiction and highly recommended.
For the next amazing sunrise, for rainfall, or a monsoon. For anything that will add to my inspiration for landscape photography. So, I’m reading this book (I read lots of books, but haven’t really blogged about them until now.) And this book is amazing because it speaks to anyone who needs a change in her life. I went through some major changes a few years ago…and I’m still in transition and yet I am much happier today because I chose to make a change. No more corporate cubicles for me (or bad relationships for that matter, another subject entirely).
Some wise words from a woman who’s been there done that, Paula White:
Yesterday is in the tomb.
Today is in the womb.
What you are intimate with today is what you will birth tomorrow. What you think about and dream about in the secret place of your own heart is what will give birth to your future words and behavior…There’s nothing you can do to change your past. You can, however, have a serious impact on designing your future.
-Paula White, You’re All That!