Monday, June 27, 2011


I've been saying a lot of prayers lately.  I've got some things on my mind.  We had a humdinger of a thunderstorm late Sunday afternoon, and the normally sanguine goldens retreated to their comfort zones of choice (one on the bed and one right next to me wherever that was).  When I let them out well after the winds, thunder and rain had subsided, I found this as we were coming back in.

No where else on the deck were other tulip poplar leaves that looked like this - I looked.

This is not an answer to prayer...but I think it's a response.

And one more thing:  I got a 365 day photo prompt afterward - after it was long dark outside -  that said take a photo of a heart.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


There is a time each morning that the sun gets to a particular angle and my bathroom fairly glows. The light spills out of the doorway and lights up the hallway and the living area.

I ventured in with my camera when that happened on Saturday to see what I could find.  Almost every set of lines I thought were interesting were juxtaposed against some curves.

See for yourself:

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gus, at night

Photograph.  Watercolor.

More watercolor efforts.  

I really hope to get my camera out this weekend.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Creative Pursuits

After coming home from Inspired! in May, I've been very interested in art journaling.  A key part of the art journaling has been trying various things: making my own journal, testing various supplies I already own such as paints, watercolors, stamps, stencils...some collage, even drawing.

The interwebs have connected me to wonderful artists who post tutorials on their sites or youtube.  One I found was on Carla Sondheim's site...part of the Make It Easy 11 days of tutorials.

So here is my effort.  It's an iPhone picture because my trusty all in one printer doesn't work with my new MacBookPro so can't scan things in.  phhhppppttthhhhpppttt.

Anyway, I haven't had much chance to photograph lately, so I've been cutting, pasting, painting, coloring and staying in touch with my creative side.

In other news, the basil or dill (can't tell which) has [finally] started coming up.  Unfortunately the feral cat feels that part of the flower bed is prime sand box area.  Good thing I started some in pots on the deck.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

shooting the moon

so, ok.

forever i've taken photos of the great big lovely moons that have floated over my life.

generally they've come out like a small white dot blazing away in a pitch black sky.

until this week.

in my blog feeds, i found instructions for shooting the moon.


would have worked better if i'd had a different lens, but LOOK AT MY PHOTO.

you can see things on the surface of the moon.

details. maybe even the sea of tranquility.

i followed the link inside a post on what it means to be an everyday photographer.

and i took my trusty old 40D, not the new camera, set the settings and made tracks to the street in front of my house and walked until i had a good angle on that full moon.

yay!  i'm glad it's still exciting to learn something new.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday afternoon, by Gus.

Friday, June 10, 2011


At the end of a very long, grueling two weeks punctuated by meeting a rather ambitious deadline, I sat on my deck with my trusty sidekicks and a cold glass of Groth.

Here's to the weekend, ya'll.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cold press water color paper, xacto, ruler, linen thread...homemade art journal. YAY!


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