Birthdays and art shows and parties, oh my! The past two weeks have been beyond bananas! Not just as a mama and wife, but as a room mom and fine artist volunteer at school. My baby turned 5 this week – so of course we celebrated in many ways on many days: Tuesday with just our “4-family” as my girls call it on her actual birthday; Wednesday we had a Chuck E. Cheese party for her with friends and family; and Friday (today) she had a class celebration. My 1st graders open house and art show at school was scheduled for last week, but you may have heard in the news that San Diego, California had quite a few fires burning? School was closed and open house / art show was postponed to this week. Teacher appreciation week was also last week, which was split and rolled into this week. Are you as exhausted as I am just reading this stuff?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a night owl. Between 1am and 3am is my usual “call-it-a-night” curtain call. Once the kitchen is cleaned up, kids are in bed, kids are asleep (because “in bed” and “asleep” are sometimes hours apart), laundry is rotated and folded (wow, I kinda sound like Cinderella!); once all of that mama and wife stuff is done, then I get to edit photos, write blog posts, and work on other creative or room mom stuff. But this week? Pure exhaustion took over and not a single blog post was written! Eeek! Please forgive my absence, but know that I am now full of energy and ready to post!
I missed last weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge, but am happy to jump back in this week. The theme is “Twist” and just last week I was having fun with my little one with a motion shot… pretty perfect for today’s theme! I definitely would have had better results using my tripod, but getting a (then) 4-yr old to twirl in the exact same spot is a bit challenging! The settings were exactly the same for each shot: 1/15 sec at f/2.8, ISO 400, with Canon 60D and Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 lens. Clearly the slow shutter speed captured the movement of the sequins on her skirt, but had it been on a tripod, there may have been a tad bit more sharpness in the outline of her skirt. Just a tip in case you’d like to replicate with your own twirly skirt 🙂
Is it weird that in just one week I now feel totally rusty in blogging? How do you get your creative mojo back? What do you do to get back on the horse, so to speak? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!