I would like to unveil my newest finished product– a charcoal and conté drawing on paper. I was enjoying the early visit of robins to my back yard and was able to snap this photograph with my iphone:
and, needless to say, it made perfect fodder for this:
Prints are now available–with three sizes to choose from– for pre-order through the end of February, for March delivery. Click on the link, my drawing, or the “Visit My Store” button to the right.
I’m happy to announce the winners from yesterday’s contest! The three photos taken myself that I will recreate in 6×8 in. acrylic paintings and then listed for sale in my webstore:
Hey all! I’ve decided to turn some photos I took into paintings, but to make things a little more exciting, I’ve decided to run a quick contest. Follow the link at the end of my post to check out my pictures, follow that to my facebook page (like it while you’re there, too!) and vote on your favorite photos from the fireworks album and the top 3 photos with the most “likes” will be made into 6×8 in. acrylic paintings and posted for sale on my webstore.
I’m ready to start painting, so the contest ends tonight!
Get your clicking finger ready…. set… go! >>>Fireworks.
While out of town over the 4th of July, I was sure to snag my sketch book, Prisma pencils, and my trusty camera. Since my telephoto lens rolled off the counter and will no longer focus, I decided to try my hand at the Macro setting, and messing around with some long exposure shots. I’ll admit I’m no professional, but I’m also pretty dang proud of these shots, especially considering that the only editing I felt was needed was some cropping and minor adjustments to light/color balance. I have spent the last day sifting and sorting through almost 300 frames, so I’ll have to add another post when I get all the way through. For now, here are a few of my favorites from the fireworks show over the lake we camp by and a link to my facebook album where you can see the rest.
Happy Saturday, hope you’re staying cool!
I had the pleasure of getting to meet my friend’s week old baby girl today. There’s nothing like a soft, squishy bundle of tiny napping newborn to remind me how precious life is, and how thankful and fortunate I am to have a life full of love and wonder. I brought her this painting that I made yesterday-
Kari at Kari A Memory Photography took this adorable photo of the aforementioned soft, squishy bundle of tiny napping newborn-
Isn’t she adorable?!!
When you can’t find me playing in colors, or chasing my children, odds are you will find me in the kitchen.
I have discovered an ardor for cooking, and have delved into the world of “real foodism,” that is to say, that I look beyond the label and have really researched the food industry (primarily in the US) and what I have discovered has driven me to create meals mindfully (and would strongly encourage you to do the same, dear friend. But this little blog won’t hold my soapbox, so I will spare you). Anyway, you could truly say it is one of my passions. Now if only I could capture the aroma….
“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert