Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Challenge 5

Challenge 5 was to have a macro shot, time photo, and personal space photos. Well I combined my time photo with some my macro shots. My husband brought me flowers so I used them. This first one is not the time shots. But I really like the way it came out. The time photos are okay not exactly what I was hoping for. I wanted to do something in PSE6, but didn't have the opportunity to sit and play. Anyway this flower came home partially opened and I took a photo of it every morning at 10 am for 4 days. Unfortunately the one when it was barely opened didn't come out at all, and the third day was barely changed. So here is time passing in a flower on day 2 and day 4.
Next is personal space. This one I think I'll turn into a scrap page. This is my laptop and where I spend most of my computer time. My laptop is all about my scrapping, photography, and blogging stuff. I also read books, my Bible in this spot, help Brinn with her homework even the occasional TV show. (Being sick lately I'm limited in activity so this has been my little world.) Here is the same spot from a distance. I love that part of my couch reclines. Recliners may not be popular for interior designers, but they are comfy. And as Brinn says this one is girl size.

Here is the tour of my scrap/craft room. This is my computer station, has my printers, and I bring my laptop in to do any work I may need to print. Or use my wireless mouse with.
This is my creative space. My 2 Ikea tables put together in an L shape. This room is suppose to be a dinning room. But we eat in the kitchen. Formal dinning is over rated.
As you've figured out by now my room is purple and green, my 2 favorite colors. I actually got the color inspiration from a pair of underwear I saw at Target. I bought them and showed hubby these are the colors I want for my room. He laughed and said ok but you can't bring the underwear to Home Depot to match the paint. We'll go pick up samples and you can match them at home.
This is my storage center. Yes I repainted it and modified it. A friend of mine gave it to me when she sold her house. That along with the cabinet on my desk which use to be a bathroom storage cabinet, and the other hutch which was part of an old desk, took me 8 days to paint, and 3 trips to the chiropractor. I'm still working on the organizing of that monster. It takes up a full wall.
The picture above and below are just closer views of my work space. I'm not sure why Yoda is in my pass through to the living room. He's usually on a speaker in the movie room. Oh well he does match.
And to answer the big question, No it's not always this neat. Maybe that's another challenge show us what your workspace "really" looks like.

Thanks for stopping by. I don't have any tips. Except maybe to make sure you have an idea how to use a program before you plan a challenge around it.


Lee's said...

beautiful shots and beautiful craft room! I agree, formal dining room is very overrated:)

Elizabeth said...

Very cool flower in you macro shot. I love the colors of your creative space. Great concept for your time photos!

Sandie Dunn said...

Hi Carol! I love your sense of humor! Reading your post with the pictures was great! And the challenge idea of shooting stuff mess is a great idea... mine was tidy'd up too. ;) I love you idea for the elapsing of time. I never thought of that. And, I really like your couch and laptop. I like seeing where people are writing from. It personalizes everything so much. Oh, and if you didn't notice... we have the same doors in our house! Way cool... ;)

Sandie Dunn said...

previous post should read MESSY, not mess... sorry. ;)

Anonymous said...

AAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! You have my dream work stationnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!! That is the best work room I've ever seen... I have a great new desk that I love, but oh, A WHOLE ROOM!!! I excitedly shared my new workspace in a post a month or so back with b4 and after pics... um... am feeling a bit lame now... Oh, Girl - you must have so much FUN in that room... Can I come and play?!!! Do you ever post pics on the scrapbooking you do?

Mel said...

Love your shots Carol!
I loved the stories to go along too!

Inkspots said...

Very nice! So jealous of your work space. WOW!

Jane said...

wow...what a great scrap room and storage!!! love the flower shots and your new header too!!!!!

Jelly said...

What a lovely craft room! Love your shots too! I wish I can learn to take more still life... :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Connie said...

Love your pictures and your tour. I love that you chose your colors from underwear! You are too cute--love the new hair! Hope you are feeling better and your health condition is not too serious. Connie

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Beautiful pics.

Man, you are a scrapbook pro. Do you seriously do this for a living? What type of work do you do? I don't think I've ever asked.

You are SO organized in your work space.

I believe the light purple is the exact color of one of my bathrooms.

You are too funny. I bet hubby about died when you came trottin' with some draaawwweers sayin' these are the colors of my new office, sweetie.

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

I just tried to get on to your other blog, but I was blocked... Don't know what's up there... But, I just wanted to pop in and say "hi" and thank you for being so kind and sweet and letting me know you care. Hope your having a fantastic day! Blessings to you... Naomi x