Monday, January 31, 2011

Seventeen Magazine.

Just stumbled upon a letter I received from Seventeen magazine awhile back..
Mainly the blogs that I write are just for me.. to express myself.
It would of course be a bonus to reach someone with my writing.
This letter has stayed in a file cabinet not only in my house but in my head to remind me and motivate me to keep writing, and never stop. It is a gift that God gave me.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Let Your Hair Down!

Shouting a Heyyyyy! for wild hair!

Half Crimp It Half Curl it.
Leave your bedhead in all day long.
Add sparkly extensions.
Ringlet It.
Wig Out.
Twirl it.
Rat it.
Spray it.
Animal Print it.
Barbarella it.
Paint it.
Bedazzle it.
Bulletproof it La Roux style.
Go Platinum (I have and it was so fun!)
Let it down.
Ride a convertible and let it blow in the wind.
Whip your Hair Back and Forth Willow Smith style.
Shave it all off and start again.
Tousle it because you're sexy.
...and if you're going anywhere, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

I'd rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else.
The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.
-Hedy Lamarr

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Camera Is a Fun Toy.........

I just found some old photos from the Amanda archives
from the California days I enjoyed photo shoots with aspiring photographers..
Just for the pure joy of living.

 I think everyone should enjoy a photo shoot day.
Even if you aren't a supermodel.
I most certainly am not.
I have curves all over my body in places that I can't even control.
A chicken pox scar above my eyebrow.
A bump on my nose that I inherited from my grandfather.
A crooked smile kinda like Drew Barrymore, but I am not Drew Barrymore!
That is because I am me!

The things that I have sometimes hated..
are the things that many have swooned over.
It is time to give up on the stereotypical beauty..
and embrace your every little labeled "flaw"
for that is what might just make you fabulous!

The camera smiles at imperfections.
Those imperfections suddenly express you.
And you have something beautiful within
that the camera lens refuses to ignore.

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius,
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than
absolutely boring."
~Marilyn Monroe.

I like to bring my friends because we are so vibrant and colorful together.
Any camera will do.
Even a cell phone camera.
People always laugh at me because my little digital cameras always get banged up.
I tell them it's because my camera has visited other countries, cities, states and met so many beautiful faces.

"I had never been on a date where I went to a movie with a girl and her apartment after to drink wine, dress up in crazy wigs, and take pictures.  That is what made me see that you were different than other girls.  You were fun, and I could tell you loved life.  I knew I could fall in love with you that very moment."
-a quote about my first date with my love, Dan Eberhardt.

The not-so-deep thing about pictures..
is that the more you take..
even if they are self photos..
they document a part of your life.

You can remember where you were,
what time of the year it was,
who you were with,
what you were feeling right then,
and maybe even what you did before .. or after.

"She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes."

One of those unexpected, "please don't take my photo"
moments might end up naturally pretty.
Don't fight your true beauty.

Even if it is the very next day,
it is so fun to find photographs..
To remember what your memory couldn't possibly envision without them.

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever.
It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Turning thoughts into dreams that may just become a reality.

Maybe I am Crazy.

....But there is always some Genius in the Crazy!

Perhaps I am destined to do something Amazing.

Or just plain Ordinary.....
(but what is ordinary exactly?)

I have been told to Create my destiny.

Some other "experts" may say my destiny is Planned.

I think I'd rather summarize me as..
A Genius with Crazy undertones
who has Planned to Create
something Amazing out of what
was thought to have been Ordinary.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock....

What an amazing time..

What a family..

How did the years go by..

And now it's only me?

Tick Tock...
Tick Tock
Tick Tock
Tick Tock

Naturally I'm worried if I do it alone
Who really cares cuz it's your life
You never know it could be great...
Take a chance cuz you might grow.

What you waiting
What you waiting
What you waiting
What you waiting for?

Like an echo pedal, you're repeating yourself
You know it all by heart
Why are you standing in one place?
Born to Blossom, Bloom to Perish.....
Your moment will run out.

Look at your watch now..
You're still a super hot female.

You've got your million dollar contract.
And they're all waiting for your hot track.

What you waiting for?

What you waiting for?

What you waiting for?