Wednesday, March 26, 2008

a couple of ideas.

My "not so dead' flower

Ok, so here is the flower. It has not only survived life with me, it is thriving. I love the tenacity in this flower! It refuses to just give in and die! I of course, had to try a few little touch ups with one of the pics and I think I am feeling more and more comfortable with trying stuff out.
But of course, it is pretty hard to improve upon nature.

This is kinda what I meant, bad example though

This is kinda what I meant by adding a texture of patterned paper over a photo. Not the best choice of photos to demonstrate, but I am sure you get the idea. The erasing back worked this time! Now, I need to learn how to make it so the edge isnt so harsh without blurring the entire pattern.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

another version

Ooo, yeah, this can get addictive!

I wont ever give up sissors and glue. But gee, its sure nice to sit in the living room and make something like this without making a mess! And we all know me and messes..... *sigh*. This is easier to do than it looks.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Genoa Bay

Genoa Bay. I am constantly amazed that I manage to find something that catches my eye no matter where I am when I start looking through my viewfinder.
Sometimes, like today, I had doubts about finding anything interesting enough to take many pictures of. I wasn't sure I would find anything out of the ordinary.
I mean, I'm not crazy about birds. Scenery is mildly attractive to me.
Boats, well, they don't really tickle my fancy either.
But every time. Every place. I end up finding something that tickles my photo bone.
I sometimes wonder if this honeymoon phase with my camera will fade.

I wonder if I will reach a saturation point. When I just can't find anything to intrest me.
If I will stop seeing small points of interest in strange places.
Somehow I just don't think it will happen.
Because there will never cease to exsist, interesting things....... everywhere.


I love cows. Not the cutesy little country cows. Not the one the ones with little hearts and bows. Real cows. Grass eating cows. Milk producing cows.
I think its thier big eyes. Floppy ears and that nose. Whatever it is, they are cute.

I have been looking for a good opportunity to take some pictures of cows and lo and behold, there they were all over the road! The perfect end to a perfect photoshoot!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

silly silly dog

What an atypical place to sleep. Your nose burried deep into a well worn slipper. Maybe he is imitating an Ostrich. Pretending the world will just go away.
Or maybe There was no blanket for him and he just couldn't bare it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Another impossible to stay inside day!

It was just way too nice outside to stay in. This of course meant that nothing inside got done, and all my playing was done outside. The photography challenge for this month is 'suburbia'. I cant help but think that this kinda makes a statment about the constant sprawl of houses and the negative side. It is certainly dramatically changing our landscape, it is a very sad state of affairs. This might be th epicture I use for the challenge. We will see if I can find anything else that makes a stronger statment. This is just how simply gorgeous it was out today. No jacket required.

Buds getting ready to burst all around. This one is reaching out for the sun!

I just love these super straight big trees. They seem to go on forever.

I also love the way moss seems to glow in the sunlight.

Maybe tonight I will get some inside things done. We'll see!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Finally back at it

Finally, got some things to show.
A couple of shadow boxes, a purse and a couple of cards. These shadow boxes are a lot of fun once you get started. I dont think I will make many more though because, well, just what do you do with a bunch of these suckers? The first one says "happy spring".
A smaller shadow box. I think this one will find a home in my cubbyhole room downstairs.

To emphasis the demension of the glass, I added a rubon right onto the glass.

These flowers are so luxurious. I have used a lot of them and keep meaning to make a broach out of them. Maybe tonight. So velvety.

Maya Road Keychain charms. You get 4 charms on a ball chain. I think they'd be great on packages tied up with ribbons. You could use them on a banner to decorate for a shower or party. Or you can cover them with Sugar Coated cardstock like here, and use them on cards.

*I accidently uploaded 2 of the same pictures here but couldnt figure out how to delete just one*

A very simple bag I designed and made out of a remenant that I picked up in the thrift shop. It velcros closed but just has a button for 'decoration'.