About Me

Me when I was around 7 years old.
You may see my other "About Me" page on my other blog here.

Taking pictures is a form of art. I have liked snapping away since I was little. Many things are to be learned, but I have just "taught myself" by experience. And I like to draw (mainly with pencil, but just looking into using charcoal). 

Therefore, my blog name "Picture This!" ;).

~ Bugs ~
Oklahoma is full of bugs, and with a camera in hand you can only imagine what I might come up with. The butterflies are beautiful. In the spring when the flowers are in bloom the butterflies come out. I don't see them any other time of the year, though.

~ Trees ~
In the forest I found a green, soft round "ball" shaped thing. I came home and scraped the scooshy green stuff off of it. Someone said that it might be a hickory nut. Curious, I looked it up on the internet, and that's what it was. The green scooshy stuff that was on there was the husk, not hardened yet. I researched more and more - finding out when they bloom, when the nuts ripen and different kinds of hickories. With forest surrounding us out here in the country, there are many trees to identify. Sometimes it is a jumbled mess trying to research them, but interesting nonetheless.

~ Birds ~
I've taken a lot of bird pictures. I think I took my first bird pictures here in the rafters - she (or he) lived in the rafters and had a nest in here - so we named her "Rafter". 
          When I take a picture of a new bird, that I haven't seen before, I'll research on the 'net or email my cousin the pictures, and add it to my list.

~ A list of the birds I've taken pictures of and identified:
1. Red-bellied Woodpecker
2. Dark-eyed Junco
3. White-breasted Nuthach
4. Carolina Chickadee
5. Eastern Bluebird
6. Eastern Meadowlark
7. Great Blue Heron
8. Sparrow
9.  American Robin
10. Killdeer
11. Brown-headed Cowbird
12. Summer Tanagar
13. Cattle Egret
14. White-capped Sparrow
15. Tufted Titmouse
16. Northern Cardinal
17. Turkey Vulture

~ Drawing ~
When I was a little kid I liked to draw. I would draw quite a bit, but they were not very good - just kiddy type drawings. As I got older I slowly got better. I would follow free step-by-steps from online. I taught myself how to shade, and experimented with that. 
        Now I print out pictures and try to "copy it". I start from copying the outline, adding the details, and finally the shading and final touches. I mainly draw animals, and it takes me about 1 to 3 hours, depending on how detailed and what shapes there are in the scene.

With critiques and tips from my Uncle, It seems that I get better every drawing. Counting up all the tips and everything he has helped me with, I think I should start a book!

~ Hanunyah