My Photo Someones Quote: Day 214

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“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” 

Saint Augustine

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 213

“Sleep is the best meditation.”
Dalai Lama 


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“Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.”
Dalai Lama 

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Oct28 211The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama 

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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
Dalai Lama 

Oct27 210

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Oct26 209“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”

Dalai Lama

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All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

Oprah Winfrey

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“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.”

Ellen DeGeneres

 

Studio getting a face lift: October 2013

After watching a few training DVD’s I decided that it’s time that my studio get a face lift. The only problem was I could not afford a contractor so I did most of the work myself.  I made a checklist that what I wanted done in the studio and then I had to decide what is priority right now.

  • Paint studio Brilliant White
  • Windows on opposite sides of studio need to be closed up/ covered
  • Put in shelving for props
  • Showcase more of my own work
  • Flooring for the shooting area

It was a hard decision but Rome was not build in one day so the rest I’ll get done as soon as I have funds for it. I looked for alternative solutions to solve my problems for now.

Here are what the studio looked like during it’s face lift…. I took these photo’s with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet so please excuse the quality of the photo’s.

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Above is one of the windows I wanted to close up. I bought some hardboard and asked  hubby if he would please help me to close up the window. I wanted to take out the window and close it up with bricks but that was a messy option and if we want to extend the room to the one next door I would have to brake down the wall. So I went for the next best option. Just close it up with hardboard.
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Above Hubby is busy with the window covering…. This is how things should be done…. Very casual…..

Thank goodness for friends.  Japie and Tanya came to visit and Japie helped hubby with the wall.20131019_195625 20131019_195630 20131019_222339

I was very happy when the wall was in place. Now for the final touches….

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While painting I had an idea. If I cleared out the TV Cabinet I can use it to display my props that’s hidden away. So I cleared out the cabinet and filled it with my props. Now I can see most of my props and can’t forget about it. I moved my camera equipment  out of my office and into the cabinet. Now all my photography equipment is in one place. I am still going to put some shelving up in the corner where the rest of my props are. One can never have too much shelving.
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I also replaced my puzzles with my work.  As time goes by these photo’s will be update with more of my recent work.

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Well I am very happy with my new wall. I had some extra flooring so I made an second floor that I can move around the studio as needed. When I have the funds I will replace this flooring but for now it must do.

I am very happy with the outcome of the studio. Although I could not do everything I wanted in one go I am happy with what I accomplished. I did most of the work myself and my love and passion went into every drop of paint. 

I would like to thank Ronald, Armand, Lian, Louhn , Renate, Japie and Tanya for helping me. Armand and Lian made sure mom has enough to drink when dad was not around to make the tea. Ronald for building the wall and always supporting me 200% in my photography business.  Louhn and Renate always encouraging me. Japie and Tanya for your help with the final touches in the studio.

Ruby Tuesday: 30/31 Weeks

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Tekkies went for a haircut on Friday….

Last Friday I took Tekkies to the doggy parlor for a haircut.  When we got home Ruby was very upset with this “new” dog.  She stood a few passes back and started barking at this “new” dog. It went on for nearly a  hour. I laughed so hard it was so funny.  As soon as I entered the room Ruby would come and stand behind me and then she really started barking. When I took them all outside  Ruby realized that it was Tekkies and only then did they started playing again.

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Tammy patrolling and chasing birds

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My three daughters.

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Just before I chased away the man with the trolley…..

 I took Ruby outside this morning to go play with her ball. Everything were just dandy till Ruby spotted the man sitting on the pavement with his trolley. Now let me explain these people with there trolleys are up to no good and they throw out our garbage bins and just leave the garbage on the ground then move on to the next one. Some of them are also spotters for the criminal elements. So I am glad that Ruby  charged him. I was not afraid that Ruby will bite the man I was afraid that Ruby run after him and a car hit her. I called her back while running after her with my camera still around my neck….

Ruby is really very intelligent and she is learning very fast. She is going to be a very good guard dog and we will train her to attack on command. This of course only for our own safety and hers.

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 205

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days.

An old day passes, a new day arrives.

The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
Dalai Lama 

Oct22 205

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.”

Albert Einstein

Oct21 204

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“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.”

Donald Trump

Oct20 203

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Reality is a product of our dreams, decisions & actions

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“Happiness doesn’t come from people, money, or electronics. But it comes from inside of you and what inspires you most.”

Katelynn Carmona

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“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.”

Will DurantOct17 200

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“Pay as little attention to discouragement as possible. Plough ahead as a steamer does, rough or smooth – rain or shine…”

Maltbie Babcock

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Choose not to settle. Pursue your God-given goals, knowing it’s never too late to accomplish everything God has placed in your heart.

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Ruby Tuesday: 29/30 Weeks

Today I did not really have time to take allot of photo’s of Ruby. I am very busy with my studio and still have allot to do before it is finished. When I started on Sunday she was very restless and yesterday was worst. In the beginning she sit and moaned at the studio door and today I decided to put a piece of hardboard in front of the door to keep her out but she can still see me. It went better. Tonight I remembered it’s Tuesday so I grabbed my camera and took two photo’s of Ruby waiting for me in the passage. I think she will be very happy when my studio is finished.

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