Today, I’ll post my response to the assignment “Treasure”. I was overloaded with ideas for this one. Of course, my husband Joe is a treasure. It’s been a busy week, and we’ve been coming and going it seems. My new wedding band is definitely a treasure. I can’t believe that we are now living in the world that we are.
I also treasure our dear companions, Dudley and Lucky the “kitty-potamusses”. Although, they are getting up in years, they continue to be a comfort around the house. Lucky has his own personal treasure. It’s his purple pillow. If he’s not eating or going downstairs to do his business, you’ll likely find him luxuriating on the famous purple pillow. What a life…
Hello everyone. For today’s photo challenge, I’m taking it back to quilting. The assignment, “to capture an edge”. Of course to me… I think of the edge of a quilt, the binding.
This quilt has 4 different treatments to the binding, but today, I’m going to give you a detail shot of the flowers, accented by the edge treatment between the center and the border. I really love color, and the combinations in this quilt are perfect.
I paper-pieced this beautiful quilt nearly 10 years ago. Bird-of-Paradise blooms are one of my favorite flowers, and I just love this design.
Have you tried paper piecing before? It is time consuming, but the results are such perfect, sharp points. I’ve learned a few different methods over the years. If you are curious, a link to a paper piecing tutorial can be found here. This is the way, I do it nowadays.
Hello everyone. I’ve had a busy beginning to this Thanksgiving week. I am a few days behind on the Photo 101 challenges. I’m going to catch up now.
For Tuesday’s assignment, we were to photograph glass. Our house is filled with glass. To be specific, we both collect glassware, and our home has 47 windows.
I just finished sewing 80 more strip sets for my scrappy quilts, and turned off the main studio lights, thinking I’d head to bed.
However, I noticed the awesome fringe on this lamp, just outside my studio in the hallway. It’s late in the evening, so not much light in the upstairs hallway, except for one of the bulbs in this lamp. I love the effect that a lone light can play on the mood in the area.
I hadto play with my camera. My favorite things about this photo…
1-the mood the light gives.
2-playing with the juxtaposition of in-focus strands against the out-of-focus ones in the background.
3-the way the layers just lure you into the center of the lamp.
I hope you enjoy this photo too. Have a great night on this Thanksgiving Eve!
Hello everyone. For today’s assignment, “Landscape”, I headed out around our great town with my camera in hand. I thought about a shot of Stalker Lake. Umm, not today. I saw the bluffs behind the school, and actually settled on a spot just down the road. I expected to focus more on the cliffs, but the sunshine was bound and determined to take center stage.
I was glad there were a few clouds to add more interest to the gorgeous blue sky.
The dirt road does pull you into the scene, and I love the way the sun rays explode in the sky.
I’d say it’s another beautiful day here on the eastern plains of Colorado.
Have a great day, and be inspired.
Hello everyone. Today, for my Photo101 posting, I’d like to share this “Swarm” of Kewpie Dolls.
My Sister-In-Laws doll collection is very large. You can’t help but wonder what they might be thinking, Right?
Enjoy this small sampling of some of her favorites.
Her first doll was made by the Cameo company, and she received Kewpie (We call her “Number 1”) for her birthday as a small girl. “Number 1” is on the right with the necklace. If you want to read more about Cameo Dolls click here.
Hello everyone. Here is my entry for “Moment”. The assignment… to capture a moment, and enhance the photo with blur or motion. I think the photo is pretty cool. I am pleased with the location, which is the auto parts store along the highway in our town. I did enhance the color vibrance with photoshop a bit to give it an ethereal vibe.
Hello everyone. Today’s photo blogging prompt… “Architecture”. Well, that was an easy target. Joe and I love our 95 year-old craftsman bungalow. We are only the third owners of this grand home, and it’s beautiful inside, and out. I could have shown you photos of the original woodwork inside. Mrs. Groves had the foresight to apply 15 coats of varnish to the trim and doors, so aside from a few minor dings, they are as perfect as they were back in 1919.
I chose to go outside. It’s been pretty cold here, but today is a bit of a break from that. I took several totes of recycling to the local center, and I shot 38 photos of our home, all in black and white. (a suggestion from the photo blogging assignment team)
I chose two images. One for the literalists, and one is a bit more abstract thinking.
Let me know in the comments which image you like better.
Hello everyone. Today’s Photo Blogging Challenge was “Pop of Color”. I had originally planned to photograph three hedge apples in the kitchen. This dish towel was on the towel bar, and these tomatoes were on the counter, so I created a small still life to showcase the wonderful color. The lighting was great, streaming in from a couple of windows and reflecting on the luscious skin of the fruit. I hope you enjoy!
Hello everyone. Today’s topic on Photo101… “Mysterious”. I’ve lived in this town for nearly 18 years, and these two houses are a mystery to me. Who lived here? Why did they leave? What happened to them? Who owns them now? I really don’t know, and people don’t talk about them.
I guess you can just make up your own stories to go with these photos. The smaller house is not for sale, or at least there is no realty sign out front. The larger house has a realty sign hidden in the weeds. You can’t see it in the photo, but trust me it’s there.
I hope you have fun creating a story for these. I’ll be crafting some quilt blocks this weekend to go with my ongoing project. I’m almost to the 200 mark. (That’s halfway, if you haven’t read my earlier post…)
If you think of some good story lines to go with these images, I’d love to read them in my comments. Have fun!