Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Christmas

Hi guys, that is if there is any of you out there still reading this!

Thought I'd give my wallpaper a strip, and go dark again. Not very exciting, I should probably do my own but I don't know how and probably don't have the time either.
Anyway yes I'd like to say happy Christmas to everyone, I personally can't wait to get a few days off to relax. It's seems to have been all go lately, but that's not a bad thing, it's good to keep one's mind active.
so I completed my first photography assignment this week, very excited to get it all up on the wall, not so excited about hearing the results, as I'm sure my workbook isn't up to scratch. Even so I'm going to be much more prepared for the next assignment now that I know a bit more about what is involved. My next assignment is Portraiture, so it'll be quite fun getting to use the studio lighting and all that jazz..... OOOOooOOoOooh the buzz is coming back.
So there you go a small update into the life of Kaz, was it tantalising?
Right must go now, i'm tired from last nights drinking and can't concentrate for more than 5 minutes!

Have a great Christmas everyone

Kaz x

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Interesting thought from a Photographer...

"Then one day I was sitting at work and realised I didn't want to continue doing something because I had to. It was just a strong realisation and I quit that very day".

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Stolen from McGrathy

You Are a Witch (or Warlock)

You are deviously brilliant and a perfect manipulator.
You somehow always end up getting what you want - without anyone knowing you're working behind the scenes.
Crafty and cunning, you can work your way out of any jam.
And it's easy for you to get people to do what you want, whether you're working for good or evil.

Your greatest power: Mind control

Your greatest weakness: Making people your puppets

You play well with: Ghosts

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm still here

Hi there,

Haven't really felt like bloggin' lately, same old same happening with me! Well until today that it, I thought I would let you know I have mounted my first pic that I am selling (please see below) Have to say it was a bit of a pain in the ass. I went home to do this, I actually used clamps and a stanley knife to do it all. Managed not to cut myself until later I ran my finger down the card and gave myself a nice slice!
Anyway it's not flawless, but I can't see how it could be doing it all by hand. I'm kind of proud of my first efforts. Have to see about writing a title and putting my name on it as well...

So that's about it for today...


Sunday, September 30, 2007


Hey guys,

Well thought I should update as it really has been all go lately which is great. First things first I must tell you all that I'm typing this on my new imac, I am annoying everyone already going on about it, i love my inner geek! The computer reallly is something else, I thought i'd find it hard to find my way around it, but it's grand...I've never really been in love beofre, but I sure am now....with a piece of hardware!! More evidence building everyday to help support the fact I have a cold black black heart ;)

Photography course is really kicking off now, I must be keen because it's getting me up and out of bed early when I could easily be lying in. It's the passion, is great, it's building up inside me and I don't want it to end. This weekend I finished off my first black and white film, it's going to be really interesting to see what I come up with, and the developing part will be excellent. I know my first film won't be great, but it's a complete learning curve..would have been better if i'd written down all the cam settings I was trying out as I went! ahh well bring on more rolls of film please, there's work to be done :)

Anyway I must go,heading out for dinner.

Take care,

Kaz x

Friday, September 14, 2007



Decided to set up another flickr account, and have just put some of my favourite pics from the website up. I had a flickr before which looked crap, pics from ages ago, they were just not up to standard..

Chick this pic below..see where it takes you oooohhhh

deep in thought

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Key Word Activity

Thought I'd share this with you as I thought it was funny. Just checked my statcounter account to see what key words had brought people to my blog. Check out these three classics
1) pee standing made a mess
2) dirty bitch in ulster pics
3) mr trousersnake.

What an interesting read :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Do I need a Man...interesting..

You Don't Need a Man ... or Want One!

Generally, you're very happy being a single woman.
And anyone who has a problem with that... well, that's their problem.
Not that you wouldn't share your life with the almost perfect guy.
You simply won't settle though. Your life is too good to share with some substandard man!

Monday, September 10, 2007


Seriously lacking motivation today.
Why are Mondays such a struggle, you struggle to get up in the morning, and then you struggle your way through the day.
I want to start my day with drive and enthusiasm, but I'm finding that very hard to do at the moment. If money was no issue I'd lock myself away in some sort of studio, try my hand at painting again (I keep thinking I have the potential to paint something decent, but in reality would probably suck at it)! anyway yes I want to be inspired and want to drink wine and be creative, creative in a way that I've never been before...It's a pity real life and having to actually earn a few pounds gets in the way...
Anyway hope everyone has a good week, don't know where all that came from !!

Anyway I had a lovely weekend in Edinburgh catching up with Ali, Jamie, baby Rachel and the other Whitehead girls. Hopefully put some pictures up later on this evening.

Kaz x

Ohh and another thing I read this on someone's blog today:

The BBC recently reported a very sad report ... when you are in your 20's and 30's you have an average of 34 friends, when you get older and move into 40's and 50's you have an average of 16 friends ...
How sad that one of the things which we, and let's just say the whole western world, needs most, actually declines as we need it more.
As we get older, we hit more obstacles. We get hurt more. We learn more, and as result perhaps become more Cynical, bitter, inward focused and self-defeated, and so we become less hopeful, less adventurious - less alive.
We need more friends. Real friends. People who will stand by you when you simply need someone to stand by you - even if you're wrong

Thought it was a good point to make, how many of us have had friends that just slip away..?? We shouldn't let this happen, these are the people that know us the best and should be appreciated every day. While in Edinburgh I happened to mention that us Whitehead girls all went to the same Playschool, and are now still in pretty decent contact, some more that others but in contact all the same. We are extremely lucky to have that, and it's something that I hope continues!!! So if you consider yourself one of my friends, just remember I appreciate you! If you are no longer my friend then it's your fault not mine lol

wee Rachel, and a cutie called Karen

Friday, August 17, 2007

Bit of Advertising never hurt anyone!

Check out the state of me!! Excuse the big white face in the second one..and also excuse the tired look about me, it was taken at about 8am this morning.
There's a few flaws with the hoodie, but I couldn't resist it any longer and had to put it on.. What you guys think?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Fancy a hoodie anyone?

Hey guys, I'm very busy in work, but still found the time to do these wee beauties...What ya reckon?

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Karen McClintock Photography

Hey guys,

Just a quick one here, new photos up on the site, please have a look!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Friday, August 03, 2007

...and I'm back in the Game

Hey there,

Very very tired today, had another photoshoot last night around the house with Neil (thank ooo)
It really was great fun, I feel like I got some good stuff. I'm trying to get to grips with more of the manual functions of my camera, plenty more to learn, but I hope I'm heading in the right direction...Whoever thought it would all be so complicated.
It's a shame I don't have more floating holidays, I really need time to myself to learn so much more. I have three floating days left apart from what I've booked off for Rome and Brighton, and I'll probably need those for Christmas shopping or something. Still that all sounds like an excuse, if i really wanted to I could find the time, and find the time I will!!

In the meantime, check out the pic below for an exmaple of my work last night..
Yeoooooooo it's Friday, time to get wasted! :)..what did I say about not using my time contructively..


Monday, July 23, 2007

Just testing

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Hi guys just putting a banner up for the craic!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Never really seem to have that much to Blog about..

I never know what to write on here anymore, there is pressure to be entertainling and witty, of which I am neither!
Anyway, I'll try my best to hold your attention for a few minutes at least.
I was off work all last week, I started the week with great intentions of getting creative with my camera. On my first day off I went for a huge walk around town with my eyes open for a change and snapped at what grabbed my attention. I got a few decent shots and then got chased home by the rain and a developing blister on my heel.
The next couple of days I actually made use of the wet and took some reflection shots and some other stuff that worked well. Towards the end of the week the drinking took over, nothing too over the top mind you, which is worrying. I fear I am reducing my alcohol intake too much, and becoming all sensible, next step.. in on a Saturday nights with a bovril..Ha never!
Anyway I hung out with the usual crowd on my days off which was nice, ending the week with Steve in a drunken mess on the kitchen floor after too many Tequilas back at Johnnys!!

Neil has just recently updated my site, it looks even more spectacular now..So do check it out for an aesthetically pleasing experience, and a few more pics from me as well. Guestbook also still in the making so I'll be looking for some constructive criticism in the coming weeks please!

We were also discussing the fact that T-shirts with the "K" logo from the site would be a cool idea. There would be the choice of pink or in the grey pre-load format. I think they would look the business, not necessary to get my name out there, although that would be good too, but just as a fun piece of clothing. Would anyone out there wear one?

Apart from the mundane crapness of being back at work that's the update on my life at the moment. Well all I'll be revealing on the web anyway ;)

Oh look at that, I seemed to have plenty to say after all.


Monday, July 02, 2007

Karen McClintock Photography

Well it has finally arrived
Neil has been working his ass off, for which I am eternally grateful for, and now my mini portfolio is online at
I am so excited to have some web presence, alas one cannot relax...there is work to be done!
As I'm off next week it's time to get my creative ass out and about and get some more beef in my site..!
So anyone who has the time to drop by please do so, and let me know what you think, if you do have a look you simply must email me some feedback. It would be rude not to comment, you wouldn't pop into my house and not say hello, so this can be like your little hello to me ;)

So it's the start of the week and the start of a new chapter in my life and its gonna be HOT!

Have a great week everyone.

Did I mention ;)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My new place of rest

Hi guys,

Thought it was about time I put some pics up of the new place I'm at now. Wee ali was asking me to do so, so here we go, feast your eyes, and excuse the bedroom mess!

Out the front

the living room

the kitchen

my "lived in" bedroom, spot the photo?

the decking out the back...where is the damn sun?

Monday, June 18, 2007

I still Exist


Well it really has been a long time since I've posted, haven't really felt the urge to waffle on about anything in particular.
I am in a really foul mood today for some reason, much worse than the normal Monday morning blues. Well I say that but I'm not giving off any grumpy signals to the people around me, it's all inside..Grumpy on the inside delightful on the outside!
Don't even know where to start, and don't really want to start online for everyone to read! Besides I have no right to be grumpy, I have no actual "real" problems I'm just a typical woman going on about this and that, when really I should be greatful for everything I have.
I'm 27 and still don't really know what to do with my life, thats always been the case, but it is only now that it's actually starting to worry me...I badly want time off to contempate life haha, how over the top does that sound. Ok not to ponder on life, just to get some stuff done...I have no portfolio of photographs to speak of. I do have a few good shots, but nowhere near enough to call a good collection. I have no time to do the things I want to because stupid mundane work gets in the way. Its a vicious circle, I need to do more work on my photography, I have no time to do this and I'll just keep going round in circles with time slipping away far to quickly.
What I am also afraid of is that I actually do have time, and I'm just putting the entire thing off, maybe I'm scared I'll just be down right crap...and will never be happy with the work I produce. I'm really self critical, but I think it's because when I do anything at all there is always someone better than me out there...ahh maybe i'm looking into this a bit to deeply..

Luch time now,

Bon appetite!


Oh Ps. found this pic of my grape picking days, don't ya just love it!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Well hasn't it been a while..

Hey there,

It really has been a long time since I posted some random thoughts. So what have I been up to in the last few weeks I hear you cry. Well I have moved up to Belfast and am loving it already. My house mates are great and I can get into work in 10mins max, can't beat that with a big stick!
It's really starting to feel like my home now, my bed is nice and big and cosy ;)...and there has been no sheep head's placed on my pillow (just for you Neil)

I'm really tired today though..Need to start going to bed earlier but its hard to do when your in a new place.

I've been really lucky and got some gifts from Jill and Marie in work, lots of towels and wine glasses..

So what else, probably have to keep an eye on my money a lot in the next few months as there is a few trips coming up. That being said, I'm meeting Jen tonight for coffee, out for a bite to eat thurs and Fri and then I'm sure there will be Saturday shenanigans in town...ahh the life of a city dweller ;)


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Blonde or Brunette

Ok I hate my hair right now..

Will I get blonde highlights or more brown?

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Photography yet again...

Hi guys,

Just took advantage of my mum having a crazy looking window display and photographed it.
I bought about 8 mini canvas' and stuck 4 photo's on some of them, anyone like? So I also have a spare 4 canvas' might paint on them, but fear I make a hash, any suggestions?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

No Alcohol This Bank Holiday Weekend!

Hi everyone,

Well I've been feeling pretty knackered as I've got my yearly glandular issues, I can fight it though thats not the problem.
I woke up this morning and when i was brushing my teeth and found a bump in my gum. I got a bit worried and a booked a doctors app. There isn't really any pain at the moment but I think that is still to come as I appear to have found this at the earlier stages. The doctor seems to think is an absess on the bone, doesn't that sound lovely? He prescribed two sets of antibiotics which apparently that mixture in itself will make me feel a bit ill. Then he said I have to steer clear of alcohol as that will definitely make me barf..
Certainly is bad timing as Caroline is home this weekend and we are due to hit the town Friday night, and then a wine night is always a dead cert when she's home. Sooo thats put a bit of a dampner on things..Ahh well things could be worse, I could be off on hols tomorrow or something.
So I have a dentists app. next week to get this thing looked at, I reckon the woman who took my wisdom tooth out recently made a horrlicks and thats why this has come about!..
Anyway just thought I'd share my never ending mouth issues once again with you the avid reader..
This however is nothing compared to Tina's injuries, big shout out to the real invalid, she's broken her hand and eh her ass..Keep smiling chica!

Take care

Ps Look at Jt below again he's HOTT

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Justin Timberlake

Hey everyone.

I am extremely tired today as I was at the Justin Timberlake concert last night, just can't hack the pace..Standing really does take it out of you, my back was completely killing me by the end.
Anyway, great show.... Mr Trousersnake did not disappoint, he came across really well, thankful to us in a genuine way and seemed to be really enjoying himself (as you would with the amount of money he's rolling in).
The stage was in the middle with a bar all the way round it for the lucky people that won tickets or paid the obscene price of £250 to get seated there!!
He kicked off the show with a toast to his first date on the UK/Euro Tour with a shot of tequilla. I thought this was a nice touch, even though Tequilla is rancid! He did also however comment on being a little bit Irish which I dreaded happening...

"Sexy back" tore the roof off, as did a couple of his other hits, they sounded great live with the full band behind.

Mr Timberlake is actually pretty handy on the piano as well, and also turned his hand to a little bit of guitar playing. He's not really a guitar player though..

All in all I had a great time, and ofcourse managed to take some photographs for anyone that is interested. Although this nearly didn't happen as the woman at the door said I couldn't use my camera..ehhh Screwwwwwwwwwww youuuuuuuu!


Monday, April 23, 2007

What's Hot and whats Not!

Hey there whoever may be passing by my little ego filled page on the web!
I was talking to my friend Johnny on Saturday night about my photography, and what way he can help me out with a few sales.
So the story is he can give me a wall in his shop to display some pictures, but I need to up the quality haha. Well I need really decent frames, maybe sign my work, and certainly put a thick boarder around my photographs.
Not sure were I'm going to start with this, but its certainly very encouraging. He was also telling me what was in and what wasn't, apparently duck egg blue and browns are the hot colours right now. So I took this literally, egg shots below..

Saturday, April 21, 2007

It really has been a while...

Its been a while since I've updated, hectic busy life I lead you know..
Everything going grand, loving life etc.
Here's a photograph I took today, I bought this freaky wooden mask at a fair years ago. I was staring at it and thought yes I must use him as my next subject. So what do you think, make a nice piece for anyones living room?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Photograph of a Photograph

Hey there,

Check it out, I got one of my photographs framed, its a huge 30"x20" really happy with the way it came out. The frame isn't exactly really high quality, but it works for me.. oh and excuse the plastic wrapping round it!
So anyone wanna buy it off me? Oh and I took this pic with my new more portable cam, recommend by Miss Ham.. Thanks chick, lovin' it!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Old resolutions.

hi everyone,

I was looking over all old posts on this blog, and came across my 2006 new years resolutions. Lets take a looks and see what I have managed to accomplish

1..i will indeed get a photo folio goin' in fact i've already started, since i got a new printer i've been printin' out some of my oz fav's...thing is, at the time i thought they were great, not so sure now......ahh well plently of time to work on it!

well yes indeed I am working on my Portfolio, I have since bought a new camera, (another one on the way) and am printing out more and more to have as a hard copy as well as an online copy new trainers, so i shall sport them at the gym at least 3 times a week..roses and quality street to work off!

Yes I have been going to the gym, as much as I can, and at the moment I am also trying to go for the odd mini jog as well.

3..actively save some money, i have no debts anymore, so i have no excuse, what i will do with that money, is very much up in the air, get back to u on that!

Yes, I have managed to get some savings together, I do dip into them from time to time, but no credit card bill at the moment! Also have an ISA set up. harder on my career, becos i dont have one right now !!

Well I have been in my present job in the sales department of the engineering company since last August, it's certainly a step up. Photography on the sideline now needs to come to the forefront, but its going to be a long process.

5..quit bitchin' about people, workin' where i do, this is gonna b a tricky one.

Well yeah I think I'm a much nicer person these days ;-) I also don't work with a pile of millies anymore. something worthwhile, like volunteer somewhere overseas

Eh nope, haven't got around to this one yet.

7..generally stop being so lazy, i complain about being tired all the time, i'm sure its all in the head, a good jog will sort me out.

Yes this is all grand now, I do my jogs and I try and work on my photography when I have the time, including going to my class on a Saturday morning.

8..tidy all the crap out of my room!!

eh, well I did the clothes part of this. All in bin liners and then off to a charity.

9..find an undiscovered talent that will make me millions hehe! having the second longest tongue in the world simply wont do..(mr simmons havin' the longest)!

Ok this one was just silly!

No so such in 2006, but this year I have Rome, and Brighton coming up. Also off to Italy next January for skiiing, not bad for things to look forward to. It just wasn't the right time for New Zealand, I needed to sort my life out first.

So all in all I reckon I've done a pretty good job, even though I'm a year late on a lot of these things. Progression takes time, and I'm going strive to do a lot more in the months to come.

Signing off..


Sunday, April 01, 2007

Oh What a Lovely Day

Such a great day, I just had to take a quick trip out to take a few more pics!
Check it out!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Darren Does Darth...Again!

Hey hey everyone,

It was roughly 3 or 4 years ago that Darren asked me to do his face paint for Halloween as Darth Maul. I loved doing it and it took me a good hour to complete in my lunch hour whilst working in GAME.
So I was excited to do it all again today but with a difference, he had to fit in with the green and white army for the Northern Ireland match. Off I went to meet him in Laverys, haven't been in there in years, packed full of green football tops and plently of banter. We headed to his mates after a few minutes and I got started on the makeup. I wasn't quite as particular this time, its just not the same when you aren't using the dramatic original colours of red and black. Still I had fun here come the pics....

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday Yet again!

Ok so the working week goes by so damn fast, but so do the weekends!! Will someone please put the brakes on, there's not enough hours in the day, especially when daylight saving steals one.
Went to see "Hot Fuzz" last night, hmmmm can't decide whether is was really good or really horrendous, there's a fine line between the two. I think i'm wavering towards horrendous, the storyline is just stupid!! It did have its comedy moments though, but still I wouldn't watch it again.
Anyway onto more impotant things! I'm currently printing out all my fav pics for a portfolio i'm putting together, the buzz i'm getting off this is fantastic, I just love it all. They are printing out pretty good and I have more decent ones that I I think so anyway, others may disagree.
Hopefully in the coming weeks the wonderful Neil is going to start on a site for me to showcase everything. Lets face it i'm not the talented one when it comes to websites, I can only do basic stuff. Best to leave it to the professional..cue Neil!
So watch this space for its gonna rock like a big hard thing!


Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday yet again!

How can it possibly be Monday again!!
damn weekend went far too fast for my liking. I hate Mondays and we have an arsehole of a customer annoyin' me on a daily basis at the moment, he's an English Nightmare!
Anyway I did get a raise today, which is great since i've only been there for 7 months, wow its ACTUALLY 7 months, thats crazy!!
I gotta save loads now, Rome in August, and Skiing/snowboarding in January, lovin' it all!
So Jill and I are goin' to this kicksercise or something like that on Friday. Then we've decided to go home and drink champagne hahaha, the cheap stuff ofcourse. We were talking about the time we went into town when the market was on, and ended up in the Apartment drinkin' a shed load of champers, laughin' sooo much, lyin' on the floor and generally havin' a blast. Champagne definitely gets you the best kinda drunk!................
So role on the weekend aleady, i'm celebrating!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Manky Fruit

So I said the mouldy manky fruit was still to come, so here it is. Anyone fancy a bite? mmmmmm

Sunday, March 11, 2007

ooohh fruity..with a bit of veg thrown in!

Well hello reader, hope you are having a pleasant Sunday.

Its the control section time in my GCSE photography, this is were we are given a time limit on a specitic subject. I have choosen decay of fruit and veg, i reckon I can get some great shots with this topic..So check out below what I've got so far, and ofcourse still to come is the decay stage.
I have all the below fruit and veg by the window, justing waiting for it to go all manky and mouldy mmmm pleasant! Such a waste I hear you cry, but I only used a tiny amount, and a bought it all in lidel for next to nothing....
bye for now, keep checkin' back for the rest of the topic!