Saturday, April 24, 2010

The monumental fail of BMFA.

When I said I would do BMF, I didn't picture it like this at all. I have blogged probably three times in April. Whoops.
  1. I had a photo shoot with my friend Esther last weekend. Photos here. Today I have a shoot with the Usuals.
  2. I made cookies.
  3. I fell for someone, but have now given up. It won't work.
  4. I miss people.
Hopefully I will blog more often. I won't make any promises though.Bye xx

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Why the Octopus has Three Hearts.

Long ago, in a far away land, there sat a beautiful woman named Phsyche who was ready to wed. The beautiful girl had her choice of all the men in the kingdom except for the one man she wanted, Osiris. Phsyche wished to marry no one other than Osiris, but was unable to get his attention. For Osiris was utterly in love with another woman.
Phsyche plotted and schemed for twelve months, but every plan she attempted was unsuccessful. One day, she got word that Osiris was engaged to Aglaia. Phsyche’s heart broke into two pieces, but she refused to give up. She decided to try once more to gain Osiris’ love and admiration. She went out to a meadow laden with blue, yellow and orange flowers, bringing with her a large wicker filled with assorted fruits and wine. Phsyche gathered the colourful flowers and laid them in her basket. When she was ready, she ascended the steps to the sacred temple on top of mount Olympus. Once there she offered the contents of her basket to Hera, goddess of marriage, and prayed to her. Hera heard her and looked down from her place amongst the clouds. Stunned by Phsyche’s beauty, Hera descended from the heavens.
“What do you wish from Hera?” Phsyche explained her situation and told the goddess about Osiris’ soon-to-happen marriage to Aglaia. She pleaded with Hera to break the marriage and make Osiris fall in love with her instead. Hera was furious at Phsyche for asking such a thing and cursed her to spend the rest of eternity alone.
            Even after Hera’s refusal to break up the marriage, Phsyche was still determined to get Osiris. Under cover of darkness she snuck into the temple where Aglaia and Osiris were staying to poison Aglaia. She saw two glasses of rich red wine perched atop a metal tray on stone bench in the middle of the large room. It was the perfect opportunity. As she poisoned Aglaia’s wine, Phsyche heard laughter in the other room. She fumbled with the flask and a drop of the murky liquid escaped into the second glass. Phsyche fled to the bushes lining the house and watched as Osiris led Aglaia by the hand and helped her into one of the chairs. He picked up the wine, took a sip and instantly collapsed dead onto the floor. Aglaia let out a cry and flew to his side. Phsyche’s heart broke into a third piece at the sight of her dead love. The colour drained from her face and tears pooled silently in her eyes.
Phsyche ran with all her might to the sea side where the roaring and crashing waves would conceal the sound of her anguished sobs. Poseidon, god of the sea, had seen what she had done. He waved his golden trident and condemned her to live with her grief forever by turning her into an immortal three hearted, eight legged, sea monster. He named his creation the octopus.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Let's drive away from here and see the sunsets mirrored in the ocean.

I am itching to learn how to drive.
Someone will teach me this summer or I will teach myself. Which will be a disaster, but it needs to happen. I need to be able to drive for many reasons. That's right. In true Josephine blogging style, a list.

  1. Photography. I need to carry equipement and outfits and actually go out for the day and shoot. I wouldn't only be able to go walking distance away.
  2. Road trips. I am the oldest in our foursome known as The Usuals. I am also the planner. We would have so much fun on a road trip. Sherry strumming her guitar in her own little world, Erin and I fighting over music choices and Caroline singing along to everything. Random stops at Timmies for bagels (while bickering about how to pronounce bagel) and ice caps. Thrift shopping. Photos.
  3. Running away for a while. I can just take the car and go. Be alone with my music and my thoughts. No one to tell me that I am not good enough. No one to tell me that I need to be happy. No one asking questions that I don't know the answer to.


"Sometimes, running away means you’re headed in the exact right direction."
- Alice Hoffman

Saturday, April 3, 2010


BEDA. Blog Every Day in April (ahhh).
I was planning on doing BEDA again this year but have decided that I won't. Instead I will do BMFA. Blog More Frequently in April.
It could be daily, it could be weekly or even bi-weekly. I will try to write a post every second day.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Get To Know Me.

Birthplace: Surrey, BC
Current Location: New Brunswick

When did you start photography? About two years ago is when I first picked up a camera and thought to myself, I could really get into this.

Favorite Shows: I don't watch much television (I have seen every episode of One Tree Hill though).

Favorite Movie: Meet Joe Black

Favorite Place(s): Quebec, the field near my house.

Where would you like to go in the near future? Surrey, BC.

In the distant? Ireland, England, Kenya.

Hobbies: Photography, reading, tumblr.

Dream: To travel the world. To be able to make a reasonable living off of my photos. To go on a mission with the Sea Shepherd Organization.