Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On the bright side

I have been in bed since about 30 seconds after I hit "publish" on that last post. I needed to get out and be upright for a little while or I will NEVER sleep tonight. SO, I thought I would catch you all up on what I have been doing in my blogging absence. I have been doing this:

and this:

and this:

OH! Remember all of the bellyachin' I did about not getting to buy the kids' school portraits, which my sweet Mom and Mom-in-law ended up buying. Well, I needed to get some sample shots for a few big projects I have coming up and I did this also:

I have had such a great time doing portrait sessions again. The best part has, by far, been getting to share it with Nathan again. It is where we met. It is a mutual passion that the Lord used to bring us together in the first place and it has been so much fun to have him with me at a session. He sees things the same way I do and we just have such a great time when we are working together.
Also, I have been working on our company site: Kariseen Images . I am not a graphic designer and I am trying to actually MAKE money in this business vs. spend it, so I utilize as much of my paid-for site features and combined them with some free Internet services. It isn't perfect, but I am proud of it.

I have also been studying the book of Acts with a GREAT group of ladies- going through it verse by verse (expository) and learning SO MUCH about those early church days. (People throw that word around so carelessly.) God is showing me so much through His Word and it has become a Tuesday night tradition for the kids to ask me what I learned in Bible Study and I spend a few minutes at dinner telling them where we are "in the story". It is great!

Nathan just fixed me a big bowl of my favorite soup, so I am going to gobble it up and then try to get some sleep- praying that this flu will go away. It is the PITS.

So now you know why I haven't bee blogging so much. On the bright side :o)


Shay said...

I'm glad your enjoying yourself!
I miss my bible study group, I really do.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I didn't even know you were sick! I'm so sorry you've been feeling horribly and SO hope you are back to normal soon. I LOVE your photos. I am trying to set up some free photo shoots to start a portfolio so that I can maybe start doing some photo shoots. We need the extra money really bad.

I was looking at your website. It looks great! Do you use Photoshop? I'm using the trial of it right now and trying to determine if I actually want to buy it or not. I have a couple of questions for you if you're up for them when I see you!

Angela said...

Yes, Shay, I have been wanting to join a Bible study group for a long time, but just couldn't for some reason: on bedrest, homeschooling, etc. This is the first year that I ahve been able to do it and it has been SUCH a blessing to me.

Thanks for the well-wishes. I feel better today and hope to feel 100% by tomorrow. It's FALL APRTY day for the school kids and I am room Mom for MaryEvelyn! Ack!

Thanks also for the compliments on my images. It has been so much fun. I have used as many different programs from ADOBE as they have free trials for. Ha! I am still using a free trial of Elements 8. Feel free to email me your questions. I am no expert, but I will help f I can.

Joy for the Seasons said...

Just beautiful, friend. :o)