In the summer of 2018 I took a road trip with my grandma and aunt from Texas to Virginia. We stopped in many states and toured many historical places. One of my favorite places we traveled through was Nashville, Tennessee.
A beautiful city it was! We wanted to make the best of this trip trying every place and restaurant that the locals talked about. With the city being so busy we walked every where and I mean every where!!!!
One night we decided to try this one place that we had heard through the grapevine truly had the best fried chicken. When put the restaurant in the GPS and we venture on our 30 min walk to it.
Finally arriving we see a line out the door but, as we get closer the line is wrapped around the building with like over an hour wait. Mind you its summer so its hot, I am drenched in sweat, my feet are killing me and all I want is some Damn Fried Chicken!
We finally got our chicken, would I say the hot over an hour wait was it worth it? Honestly, yes and no. Food was amazing but I was getting really hangry in that line and could have eaten a whole cow by myself at that moment!
Creating my spubble
I downloaded the app “Aviary” on to my phone. This app allows you to add graphics and text blurbs to your photos. In addition it allows you to edit the photo its self. Check out my YouTube video of me creating my spubble through the app on my phone.
Step one) Pick out your image and select edit
Step two) Slide over to the half circle folded over icon
Step three) Find speech bubbles and choose one of your liking
Step Four) Find the T (text) icon to ass your text, selecting your color etc.
And there you go! You have your self a spubble!
Creating the text blurb was not that difficult though last minute I decided to change my original spubble to what it is now, I still followed the same process.
I choose to do my photo safari at the camp where I am working/living for the summer, we are basically quarantined in our working area till campers arrive. I choose to take advantage of the area I work in and took some pictures inside the barn loft I live in and outside with some of the animals.
Running around, looking at things multiple times with different views and perspectives was really quite fun! It made me look at the items around me differently, taking the time to look into them looking for that perspective that image could be.
My favorite photos I took out of this project were the dominated by single color, unusual angle, and abstract. Those three came out better than I had expected, thus saying I decided to edit them a little to make them stand out.
However, I did have some trouble capturing something futuristic and a metaphor of complexity.
I took a trip to Puerto Rico in January of 2020 with my family! Take a look at the places we explored!
I really enjoyed using this software! Being someone who loves to travel and hold on to their memories this software allowed me to create a create memory holder, especially having the locations marked with pictures! Now I wish what I would have done differently is on my trip take more pictures in almost every location I was in!
Fingers! So interesting close up! What is interesting to me is how you can see a variety of creases that are so unique for every person. I decided to edit the image just a little correcting the saturation and brightness.
These photos are the places where I am at peace. Where am the most at peace is outdoors, listening and taking in everything around me that this beautiful world has given us. I find my peace working with horses, whether riding them or working them on the ground. They make me whole. I find my peace catching every sunrise. I find my peace going on adventures with my dogs and exploring new places. I find my peace soaking up the sun usually at the beach.
Creating my collage for my first visual assignment I found four photos that I took at places where I found/felt peace and I used the “Instagram Layout” app to create the collage. I believe this collage truly represents my peace! I enjoyed making this collage and now every time I look at it, I smile.
This is me…..Finding the light in everything, striving to accomplish any challenge set in front of me, and passionate about this world we live in.
Me in a minute…..My life is pretty straightforward eat, sleep, adventure, animals, and fun! All these things are who I am and all I do! Constantly spending time with my animals, finding new adventures, and making the best memories!
Checking in from Texas…..Like my last three summers I will be in Texas once again where I am working at a camp as a horse wrangler taking care of over 100 horses. I spend my days here in Texas getting up before the sun feeding horses, caring for the horses, training/ saddling up, and taking a dip in the beautiful Guad. river. As a little girl I dreamed of a job like this and even though it is one of the hardest jobs physically, and sometimes mentally, that I have worked it is one of the most rewarding and you will see me with a smile on my face the whole time.
Where every sun sets it will rise…..this is my mantra, I live by the sun but feel a pull most to rising suns. Rising suns overcome the night/darkness, they are powerful, mean new beginnings/opportunities and Elvis Presley, my favorite artist as a kid, had a horse named “Rising Sun”. I dream of my own house one day having the view to see every sun rise and possibly every sun set.