Hi everyone! I’m still here, in case anyone’s noticed 🤭
I’m still living life in 2-hour sleep-deprived increments and experiencing post partum hair loss as we speak (eeeek!). But I’m doing quite well under the circumstances.
So what’s new?
Among my goals for this year is to take better pictures and to (finally, finally) use my DSLR as I go along. I’ve always wanted to improve my photography skills and I bought the thing to seal the deal – you know, very much like buying a treadmill or a lifetime gym membership to affirm the veracity of your intentions 🙄
However, after leafing through its manual like it was some distasteful magazine, the DSLR turned into a pricey paperweight, gathering dust as the limelight went back to my ever handy, lightweight & uncomplicated iPhone. (Which reminds me of my treadmill which also became a pricey clothes rack & laundry hamper station, but I digress… 🙄🙄).
2018 will be a year of ‘more doing and less hair twirling’ for me though so the DSLR has been exhumed and together we will be bonding over some photography courses this year. To help get me started, I’ve decided to do WP’s Photography Developing Your Eye 1 course rrrright now.
The 1st assignment is to get oriented with your camera (gulp!) and to take a photo representation of what the word “home” brings to mind for you. Right away I think ~ hmmm, how fitting for someone who is all but home!
However, it didn’t take long for me to decide on a subject: our living room.
Okay, I do know that you’re supposed to take pictures with the light behind you, but that view just wasn’t as nice as these ones so …
I chose our living room because it’s one of my pet projects in my quest to making Batam work. I love this space because it is sunny and airy, and I want to build on this by turning it into something cozy and fun.
I still have a long way to go [because I get distracted] and have only managed to add everything else that’s not the black couch, the 2 black sofas and the square table. (Unfortunately, they come with the house so there’s nothing I can do about them). On a good day I’d put a few of my potted plants here and there but I was too lazy to get them for this shoot so you’ll just have to do with fluffy-huggable Anais and Mr. Piddles instead 🤭
So anyhoot, this space represents the concept of home for me. Familiar, pleasant, comfortable, fun.
(1 down, 9 more to go 👊) 🤪