"I pick GRATITUDE as my focus "word" for this new year....closely followed by SIMPLICITY. For me the experience of getting physically sick some years back, has certainly been (and still is) a schooling in finding the gratitudes in my daily life. AND to be able to focus on them when i am having all those bad days when my body is failing me. Doing a gratitude prayer at the end of each day has been such a good help to me. Other ways to practise gratitude can be things like writing them down in a notebook, to photograph, draw or paint your gratitudes. Another nice way too is to make a gratitude post on your blog/site together with Taryn and a lot of other bloggers that are linking with to Taryn's Gratitude Sunday post."
Lately i have been grateful for:
-Finding beautiful surprise gifts in my letterbox. -The kindness and generosity of people. -Being blessed with a couple of days were my body has been well enough to do a little bit more than i am usually able to. One of the days my mother and i took a trip to Oslo. I had to rest for several days afterwards but it was soooooooooo worth it...*smiling*... -Signs of spring: march is here (my birthday month), increasing daylight and birdsong. -My husband's help, without me having to ask for it first, when i am having bad body days. -The book i am reading now, Magnus Malm's latest one (sadly not translated into English). I often find it hard to come across spiritual themed books and authors that i like so when i finally do i get deeply grateful for it. -A increasing lack of focus on things....a growing need of both buying less and owning less. -To be told that someone get's inspired and uplifted by visiting my little blog. -The beautiful sight of a bouquet of pink tulips on our table. I love tulips...and pink..*smiling* Talking about pink: the pretty pink bookmark in the picture is made by and gifted to me by the lovely and kind Ludid. My favourite bookmark. -PATIENCE! I had to unravel 15 cm on the knitting project that i started on some days back. -Inspiration. -Colors. -That i am able to not worry and think too much on what the outcome will be on a application that is very important to me. The waiting time is difficult for me but i am so grateful to notice that i am actually much better at not thinking too much about it than i thought i would be able to. - Finding a cruelty free and 100% natural shampo and conditioner that i am not allergic to and that works for me. -The nutricional and organic food that we are so lucky to get hold of. -The happiness and excitement i get filled with over having something fun to look forward to...*smiling*...
Remember, beauty operators - if a coiffure is simply unsalvageable, wrap it up and drape some beads on it. You can tell the biggest old battleaxe in the place she looks just like Sophia Loren and she'll leave happy.
(But when you do it, please don't use the shampoo towels - we're running out!)
It is still quite some time before spring is saying hello here in Norway but i can already both SEE and FEEL how everything is slowly starting to awaken in nature these last days...the increasing hours of daylight, noticing some naked spots in our garden that are showing last years grass between all the snow, increasing birdsong...ohhh i love the fact that spring is getting closer. but i must admit that the mild and very late winter this year gave me quite a lesson: i find myself missing both the coldness and the snow if it doesn't arrive. please remind me about this if i am childishly complaining to you in here about the cold and snowy days next winter...*laughing*...
The other day i found a surprise parcel in my letter box, it was from my dear friend Anna. She had made me this beautiful blue blouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it sooooooo. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world having gotten to know such kind, talented and generous women through my blog...women that i am so lucky to get to call my friends...*smiling*...
Newspapers may be circling the drain at this point, but for 150 years they were king of the hill. And the 20 years I spent there proved to be a great ride as well as a non-stop idea lab.
Today we'll take a look back at how we developed our multi-budget solutions for lighting winter indoor sports—specifically in high school gymnasiums. Lighting indoor sports opens up a whole new world as compared to trying to shoot available light. You can both freeze action and define the quality of the light in a much better way than the spotty existing overheads.
And for the sake of argument, let's assume only one rule: no on-camera direct flash. Because that looks horrible. Other than that, any lighting scheme is fair game for exploitation. Also, I don't have access to all of my sports archives at the papers so we'll be sticking to cookbook-type lighting diagrams to visualize placement and coverage.