Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Feline Friday!

The Humane Society always celebrates Feline Friday on Twitter, which is when you can post pictures of your kitties. They were kind enough to retweet my pictures of our senior citizen felines, Owl and Estelle. I could tell you to go to Twitter and see the pictures, but it's easier to just post the pictures here on the Loquat. The first picture is of Estelle, who was most put out that I would put a large camera so close to her face; the second picture is of Owl, who looks like he just woke up ... in large part because I had in fact woken him up. It was cool to have their silly faces plastered all over the interwebs so so many people could see them. I love my old kitties!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Life Begins Anew

I'm 28 years old, working as a professional housewife who really enjoys taking photos, and I have no kids. What to do? Go back to school to learn to take better pictures! And I just found out today that I've been admitted to the University of North Texas as a pre-art major! Ain't life grand?

Why a pre-art major? UNT has a fantabulous art school, so you have to pass a certain number of classes in order to be truly admitted to the art program. I, in addition, will have to submit a portfolio at a certain point to be admitted into the photography program. Seems photographers are a dime-a-dozen, but I'm confident in my mad photo skillz.

I'm also keen on sculpture and the jewelry-making/metalsmithing program. Remember way back when when Chris and I were trying to adopt a blind child (you know, the reason we started this blog)? After getting keen on art, I began to feel that certain disabilities were excluded from the joy of art, blindness in particular. Thus the interest in sculpture: Touchable art.

Anyway, I'm thrilled. I have no clue what my next step is at this point ... other than jumping up and down, of course. For now, exult in my latest photo in my "Art for Your Kitchen" series.