Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Phone interview it is! :)
I am shooting a lot for my Digital Class. Photo shoot mania! YAY!
The Berkeley Sonoma County Couch Surfing Invasion happened to recently:
Friday, November 07, 2008
I wanted to write to say Hello and give you an update on where in the world Cara Bradley is!
I am living in California in the town where my Dad lives an hour north of San Fran. I did a big road trip of the Western USA over summer and returned to study at a great college here during the Fall semester. I am pursuing studies in Photography and Art with great teachers for very little money. I am loving the change of disciplines…very different to Microbiology.
I am working casually doing all sorts of things but just in little bits. I am no longer living with my Dad which is much better for our relationship but I visit often. I live 5 blocks from the college with my boyfriend Paul, his/our room mate Brian and my betta fish, the Colonel. Brian is an avid gardener and the front had just been planted for Fall- chard, kale, radishes, bok choy, radiccio, lettuces and lots of garlic and onions (we have contacts at a farm specializing in garlic).
I started a group to unite local Couch Surfers here (for those of you who don’t know: http://www.couchsurfing.com ) and we have just hit over 100 members. I am enjoying connecting, organizing and inspiring people as well as meeting travelers. We just had 2 New Yorkers gals on our couch for 2 nights and last week a group of us went into San Fran to socialize with some of the city mice. I was sad to see them go this afternoon.
When will I see you?
The question my poor Mother would like answered! Oz is so far away and I don’t feel I can jump on a plane unless I’m coming home and staying home. No cheap flights! I have applied for Photography and Fashion courses in Melbourne and will have phone interviews soon (fingers crossed that I get an interview for photography after they see my portfolio). If I get in I guess I will be back next year although I might defer depending on what I am learning here and my relationships.
I can imagine Australian spring, summer and Christmas though and I want to be there…but don’t know where I fit in there right now nor how I would make my life there.
So I’ll keep you posted. But I love you and miss you all! Enjoy Oz or Europe for me…can’t wait for a coming home party!
PS. My blog is still up and running! Visit to see awesome pics of American Halloween!
PPS. For those of you who don’t know the timeline:
May ‘07- arrive in the USA (visit relatives, study)
Aug ‘07- backpacked and Couch Surf Alaska, Canada and Europe
Xmas ‘07- Back with family in LA
Jan ‘08- Spring semester at SRJC- photography, journalism, singing, fashion
Summer ‘08- CS Road Trip around Western USA
Fall ’08- Fall semester at SRJC- photography, art, yoga, improvisation
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Celebrating Halloween a second time..........with an open mic night.
It was my first time experiencing an open mic night....I really like the concept. There were singers, guitarists, pianists and poets all performing in Halloween garb! What better photos could you ask for!?!
To see more photos you can go my new flickr album:
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Friday, October 31st was a rainy Halloween. The candy and the kids seemed to be unhindered however….by kids I mean me! It my first time Trick or Treating since I was 10 years old and I all for it! Paul (a Mummy Ninja), Hillary (a contemporary Cheshire cat), Melissa (a contemporary white rabbit), Brian (a pumpkin head man) and I (little Bo Peep) spent the night roaming the streets.
We started locally with our next door neighbours and worked our way to
McDonald Avenue is nortorious for its Halloween displays put on by the big mansions.
As it approached 10pm, the Trick or Treating died down and we headed home. We had gone all the way to the end of McDonald and so by the time we arrived home, everyone was buggered. Sore feet, sore backs…Trick or Treating is hard work! I had had grand plans for the evening: after Trick or Treating I had intended to take some photos with my Dad of Halloween displays and go to one or more parties. Instead, we all sprawled out on the couch exhausted and ended up making some great vegetarian pasta for dinner at to combat the skipping of dinner and high level of sugar we had ingested.
This Halloween brought up memories last year. Leading up to Halloween I was in