Sunday, September 23, 2012

Photography: Autumn

I took this picture during college, in the woods on campus. A lot has changed since then, but the leaves still change colors and fall from the trees every autumn.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Photography: Champagne Mustache

A fun photo from a wedding I attended. Who can resist googly eyes and stick-on mustaches?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Photography: Pink

This is a picture I took of a flower in a gas station on a drive down the East Coast. It was so bright, and so atypical of what we think of when we think of gas stations (grey, smog, dirty) that I couldn't resist. That, and the water beading on the petals. Just so happy and full of life.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Photography: Spiral

This is another photograph from our time on Fire Island. I thought that the shape of the shell was beautiful, the ridges and sand worn parts and spiral. The colors also drew my eye, especially the grey-green-blue of the metal reflected in the colors of the shell. I tend to compose photos with elements far to either side, so this is a nice break from that habit. I am drawn to the ocean, as much as I don't really want to be in it (I'm not an ocean/lake swimmer). This fills a tiny bit of the void that not living close to the shore leaves.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Photography: Fire Island

I have to admit that I probably was drinking when I took this picture of the railing around the deck off the bar on Fire Island. I was trying to learn how to force my digital camera to focus where I wanted it to, rather than letting the auto-focus ruin all the images I could see with my eyes but not duplicate with my camera. I really love the way the texture of the wood grain stands out with the light string, trailing off into the darkness, with a few points of light of other buildings off in the distance. This picture brings back a lot of wonderful memories of the fun we had out on Fire Island.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Photography: Jump

This is a picture of my friends' children at a summertime gathering a couple years ago. I was really lucky that I took a picture just as she was jumping. I love the way her curls just sproing and she looks like she's about to take flight. The cute face doesn't hurt, either.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Photography: Sarah

This is a picture of my sister. I don't remember exactly when or where. I really love the way the sky and trees present the perfect background, and how you can't really see her face but there's no way it isn't her. I am pretty sure I took this with my whoa-old point-and-shoot digital (it was my parents before it was mine, back when digital cameras were as big as film cameras, lol). It's just a picture that makes me feel happy, and I like the composition as well.

I'm a bad blogger.

Okay, so it's been too long without a post. Bad blogger. I promise I'll try to be more regular.

Since I'm stagnated on crafting, and haven't taken the time to take photos of my works in progress, I'm gonna do a week of photographs that I've taken. Not as exciting as the crafts, maybe, but still artistic things that I've done. Hopefully by next week I'll have cracked this craft-freeze and will have some new things to show.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Yikes! I gotta get back on this thing!

So my computer went a little crazy (I think it might be heat related) and was typing Zs all over everything. School started up again, so that was a little crazy too. I haven't really had a chance to find more pictures of old crafts or work on/complete any new crafts, so I haven't had anything to post. This is less than ideal, so I am going to try to get on that this week. Worst case scenario, I may start posting uncompleted crafts, in the hopes that putting it out there on the interwebs will motivate me to get something done. So, apologies that I've been quiet for over a week, I'm gonna fix it, I promise.