Posts tagged ‘photography’

Birds, Candy, and Owl City!

Here’s a DIY thing, but not the best. It’s pretty self-explanatory. I think I might be ditching WordPress to go to Blogspot… Anyway!

I LOVE OWL CITY! “Fireflies” was the song of the summer in 2009, one of favorite summers ever, so I have a lot of good memories connected with the electronic sound. :] I really want to buy his album Ocean Eyes. Another of my favorites is “Vanilla Twilight.” Who doesn’t  love that song? It pretty much yanks on my heart strings!

Also, here’s two photos of mine that I found in my library, took one in December, the other a few weeks ago.

In my backyard :]

Here’s my favorite flavoring ever:

Nom nom...I wish I didn’t have to say this, but all rights reserved to Stark Relief Photography (that’s me). Don’t take it without permission, or I will track you down and cause you pain.

Anyway! So our Christmas tree was themed blue this year, so I made paper bird ornaments! These pictures are from when I did that, but the process can easily be altered to make pretty much whatever you want, garlands, window strings, yadda yadda hooda! Just be creative.


  • scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • string
  • exact-o knife
  • stencil (or whatever you want to use to get your shape)

SuppliesHere’s a variation that is on my list of things to do, I’m going to make leaves and birds, maybe clouds too. :>

An alternate idea that could also be done with this DIY

Step one. Trace out however many birds you want. I will be referring to any shape you decide  to make as bird. It makes it easier to type this.

Step 1

 Step 2: cut them out, then lay them over the same patterned paper (or a different one, if you’d like), because if you did it like I did, all your birds are the same direction.cutting out the other sideStep 3: if you’re birds are double-sided, spread them with glue, and before you stick the next side on, add you string! Make a loop for an ornament, a long string for a garland, and add a bunch more! (haha you’ll have a flock x))

glue them...After that, let them lie flat while you wait for the glue to dry, then you’re pretty much done. Ta-da!


Photo Monday~

So I haven’t posted since last year, because when you don’t have a lot of readers, there isn’t a lot of motivation to post over the holidays. But I did decide on my next tutorial post! But that’s for another day. 😀

Anyway, today I am featuring two photo-things. One is an excerpt from one of the most beautiful sets I’ve ever seen. I love the greytone and the contrast of the dancers clothing. These are my favorites out of the entire set, and I’m thinking about doing my own version of them. (Maybe! I don’t think I could replicate that haha)

So in honor of the new year, I’m including some  crazy photos by one of my photography role models: Brooke Shaden! But it’s not her photography that I’m specifically focusing on, it’s her physique. I’ve never had perfect abs, or slim, firm legs, and that’s my goal before summer gets here.  Not to lose weight like an idiotic teenager with an unhealthy view on beauty, I just want to be toned and healthy. I want to be able to climb Mount Adams! Or even to the top of Multnomah Falls without feeling like I’m going to suffocate…  So here’s what’s been inspiring me… Aaaaand I’m having technical difficulties. As seen above, the photo of the girl is not supposed to be there. It’s supposed to be here. ——>

Whatever. Here’s a link to a second inspirational photo that I couldn’t find on GoogleImages: “Breaking Bones”

In the next few days or so I have some cool photos my best friend and I took at the nearby cemetery!

Adios, Liana~


I love this guy’s voice, and the drawings in this video. I’ve never seen anything like it… I find it inspirational.