It’s Thursday, are you excited?? Yeah, probably not.
Before I let you in on this week’s TILT, I wanna give a big happy birthday shout out to the beautiful Holley Gee! We’ve been friends since preschool and best friends for almost that long. My best friend Chaney, Holley, my big sis Melody, and my birthdays are all pretty close on the calendar (Holley, Mel, and Chaney’s are all in the next five days, then mine’s in November) so I love this time of the year because that means we get to have lots of fun parties and see each other more than we normally do. Yay celebrations!
She’s the greatest and the first of our group of friends to shake hands with the twenties! So head on over to Holley’s blog and say happy birthday!
ONE. Ok, once again I was perusing the greatness of Pinterest and kept seeing these nails with words on them. First I thought it was kind of creepy, but then it grew on me so I had to find out how they did it. The thing I LOVE about Pinterest is that it’s not just a collection of pictures of stuff. Most of the pictures come with links that take you to it’s origin. So like with the picture of the nails, all I had to do was click the picture to find out how to do it! And now all you have to do is click to find out too! I love it when people go outside the box with style but do it in inexpensive ways. Who doesn’t have rubbing alcohol and newspaper, I mean really??
TWO. My sister Melody told me about this website in a blog she did this week. It’s called You are Not a Photographer. It’s like Cake Wrecks (you’ll remember from a few weeks ago) but for photography. The blogger in his/her comments can sometimes be pretty brutal and harsh, but I’m glad someone’s brave enough to have a blog like this. I’m not trying to start a debate about what’s art and what’s not, because of course all of that is subjective. If you take pictures and you’re proud of your work, then that should be all you need. If someone’s bashing your work because they don’t like the way you use flash or how you edit the pics you take then that’s their problem. If you like flash, use it. That’s what it’s there for! Confidence in yourself and a love for your lens is all that should matter, not someone else’s opinion.
But it is fun to look at some of the absolutely rediculous stuff people are putting out there in the name of photography. That might be a little hypocritical but hey, it’s whatever.
Obviously this subject is pretty touchy and controversial. I mean, the blog has a whole page for hate mail for crying out loud.
THREE. It’s been forever since I’ve thought about The Mystery Guitar Man. I remember watching his videos my senior year of high school and being in complete awe. He’s a YouTube sensation, one man band with insane talent and creativity. He covers songs in really unique ways, and creates really neat music. He’s in the top ten most subscribed YouTube channels of all time (not joking) and boy is he a wizard with a Kazoo. I LOVE it!
Watch and love!
Kazoo skills….I mean, come on!!
Greatest thing ever…
FOUR. I was up last night putting together a birthday present (told ya there were tons of bdays this weekend!) and happened to have Leno on in the background. Normally I turn it when the musical guests come on because most of the time they’re no good (my opinion), but I wasn’t paying attention so when I heard this awesome voice coming out of my TV, I grabbed my remote and cranked the volume. The voice was that of Lisa Hannigan. She sounds like a weird hybrid mix of Amy Grant and Ellie Goulding (crazy, right?!). I’m so into this kind of music, so she is now my new favorite.
Listen and Love!
(Pistachio is my favorite song of hers but I couldn’t find a good video of it)