Week 6: Candy

So I finally broke out the candy that I got for this theme, and I think it turned out pretty well.

Ok, ok — those aren’t the final photos, but I just wanted to show you what I was working with there.  Aren’t they cute?  Always a favorite Valentine’s Day candy of mine, and strangely, one of the only candies that I like the yellow ones from.  I always boycott yellow candy, it’s pretty much always gross.  Anyways, I have been holding on to these since Valentine’s and I wish I would have gotten to them sooner, because this is the worst box of hearts that I have ever gotten.  Just take a closer look at them — they’re disfigured, blurry, letters all off center, and plenty of them are blank, too.  So, when part of my idea was to have the letters showing, it made things a little more difficult, but I made it work.

I’m not a lovey-dovey, sweet and mushy type, so when thinking of confections and all things Valentine’s Day, I usually like to take things the anti-valentine’s day route.  One year I made a whole batch of anti-Valentine’s day cupcakes, adorned with broken hearts, and mock ups of these hearts, but with funny sayings on them.  You can find them on my cupcake Facebook page if you’re interested.  They were some of my favorites 🙂

So while I didn’t go quite as “anti” with these pictures, they’re not exactly sweet either.  Well, I suppose they start out a little sweet, and then get a little gross.  The original idea was me biting in to these, but they were a little big for the framing and crop that I was thinking of presenting these photos in, so I went a slightly different route.  I think my a-typical Valentine’s Day message still came across, but in a more subtle way.  So enjoy these fun little pictures!

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Hiding Your View

I know I know, I’m a little late in posting for the week, sorry!  Anyways, in working on this “hidden from view” theme, I thought I would take this opportunity to finish up a “self-portrait” project that I begun working on a few months ago.  For me, I think using a self-portrait is appropriate for a hidden theme;  I really don’t like taking self portraits, or “selfies”, so when I do, they’re usually of a weird view, or only include a portion of my face.  So to take it a bit deeper, much like when I meet people, it takes some time for me to really let my personality shine through and allow new people in.  Not quite sure why I do it, but it can make for some pretty awkward social interactions at times, admittedly, and I’m working on not worrying about it so much.  Sometimes it can be great to be the introvert, sit back, and observe people — people truly do divulge a plethora of information about themselves without even thinking about it, and I like being able to pick up on those small things.  I suppose that I can be rather transparent once I start talking about ideas, thoughts, passions, and so on, so I want to make sure that I can trust the person that I’m sharing things with, instead of just volunteering everything there is to know about me right off the bat.  I’m pretty complicated, to say the least, but not in a bad way.  I’ve been told that there are a lot of different aspects to my personality that I don’t make known at first glance, and I don’t think keeping it that way is a bad thing.  So there you have it; a partial view of me, and just a little more of my hidden insight.

Week 6: Hidden From View

Well, I have a bit of a dilemma this week.  I took an image recently, and that’s all I can think of when look at a “hidden” theme.  It’s like…a more naturalistic interpretation of “Where’s Waldo”.  Here, you can see what I’m talking about.

So, now that’s I’ve done this picture, especially so recently, I’m at a loss.  I think my problem is that in doing these weekly challenges, I may be taking things a little too literal.  I think I did an ok job last week in getting away from the exact literal interpretation of a mirrored image, and that may have to be the same type of approach that I take with this week’s challenge.  Well, guess I better get to the drawing board, and get thinking of some ideas!