It's OK, I'd be grumpy too if I didn't own a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Goodbye 2014.... What?

2014 is drawing to a close, and I feel a little sad. All in all it was a crazy fun year. I made a list of some of the cool things I did this year. Because reasons. And I love lists :)

Things I did this year:

-Went to Norway (first time, gosh it was fun! Even in January)
-Went to Maker Faire (loved it!)
- Got bit by a dog 
- Had friends over (another first, Sarah, Quinne and Chantel came for a visit in April)
- Made a princess Anna costume 
- Bought a DSLR ( a Nikon D5100 *sigh of happiness*)
- Went home! 
- Went to my sister's graduation 
- Went Camping ( I love going to stumpy, by the end I was rather epic with a sword ;)
- Made cinnamon buns in a pie iron over the fire ( yummmmmmmm) 
- Got the biggest bruise in the history of my life (it covered a good portion of my thigh, and looked like the galaxy, purple, pink and blue all swirled together. )
- Had a great conversation about injuries 
- Got baptised :)
- Went to Artlife 
- Participated in a flash mob 
- Made a movie! (Er short film thing, adapted from a scene from a book. Link)
- Went to Saskatchewan (saw the tunnels of Moosejaw :)) one post another post
- Went to Drama Camp
- Threw an early birthday party (the first one since I turned 13) 
- Had a photo shoot in the library with my best friend (only one stranger stared, but I think she felt left out ) 
- Made an Elsa costume: lame pictures, cool pictures
- Turned 16 ---interview---
- Made an international music video with Quinne
- Met Johanna in Germany ---video---
- Climbed 280 stairs in a TINY church tower (THAT was fun)
- Made a Robin Young Justice costume 
- Started volunteering with the preschool class at an English school
- Visited the Mall of Istanbul and made a vlog 

I can't wait to see what 2015 brings :) 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fog & Spider's webs

It was foggy yesterday morning when I got up. Completely contrary to my nature I went out and took some pictures before breakfast, and I’m glad I did!
I really like the idea of photo stories, so I thought I’d try it myself. It was all spur of the moment, and I didn’t know how long the fog would last; so I didn’t have time to come up with a very interesting story line. I thought I’d post the images here, though if you want to see a better one, click here.
I'm calling this The Adventurer.

I was on my way back to the house when I saw this spider’s web. Now I am not at all fond of spiders or their icky-spooky webs, but this bejewelled web is the exception.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Istanbul and Fish (but mostly fish)

We went to Istanbul for the weekend so we could finish our Christmas shopping and be out-of-dodge for a while. 
We went to the Mall of Istanbul for the first time. It's HUGE and has lots of English and American stores, plus an indoor amusement park. 
We also went through the Grand Bazaar and the pet market, which is near the New Mosque.  
The pet market was small and crowded. They had pretty much every pet there, fish, mice, rabbits, parrots, puppies, little birds, and even a few heritage chickens. 

I got some good pictures of the fish tanks:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Batman and Robin Comics

Batman's parenting style II
(I was too lazy to import it into Photoshop and make it pretty. I may yet but not yet x) )
 It is no secret that I am fond in love with a fan of obsessed with Batman and Robin.
Hey they're my thing.
You know what else is my thing? Comics! (I have a lot of things)
And lately those two things have been colliding/meshing/coming together something has been happening in my brain and these are the results:

(They have DeviantArt watermarks because I downloaded them from my account)

Batman's parenting style I

Batman's parenting style II
(I was too lazy to import it into Photoshop and make it pretty. I may yet but not yet x) )
And finally a Christmas themed one, Mistletoe. The idea came to me while I was listening to this song, goodness my brain is  crazy absurd random.

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Week in Germany - Video!

I love   really enjoy filming and editing videos of my/our adventures, here is the video I made of our trip to Germany in November.
Enjoy :)

Oh by the way the song is Where No One Goes, by Jonsi. It's one of my favourites :)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Monthly Report Cards: December 2014 GOALS

December is heeeeere and it’s time for holiday cheeeeeeeer!

Don’t spend the month feeling homesick and wishing I was in Alberta.
I miss snow I miss cold I miss English I miss carpet I miss pets I miss friends I miss Christmas lights I miss family I miss our oven I’m done.

 Read at least two Bible books
I am currently reading Luke, maybe I’ll read Mark next?

Have a photo shoot
A good old fashioned one where I do my hair and post 3 similar pictures to Flickr to try to make up for the 68451 days of my 365 project I’ve missed.

Make something
Out of fabric, out of foam, out of paper, out of clay, I don’t know. Something.

Write that stupid English paper
Uhhhhhh…… yeah.

Johanna's goals are here

Monthly Report Cards: November 2014 REPORT

Yay! The thrilling month of December, we have two big birthdays to look forward to this month. One for my big sista, and one of course for Jesus. :)
Document my trip to Germany
I think I did a pretty good job on this. I have tons of pictures, (shall I post some of them?) and I took some video, which I am in the process of attempting to upload (youtube is NOT cooperating.)

Film another music video
Hahhahahahaha funny. We are so lazy, I thought about it several times, but there always seems to be other things to do.

Take a break from writing
Yup yep completely *high fives all around* I might actually feel like writing again.
Yes! I even coloured a comic in photoshop! It's so much stinking work but digital drawings look so snazzy.
Johanna's report card is here