Sunday, November 28, 2010


The kids were all home for the holidays. It was wonderful having everyone here! The boys were outside throwing the football around so I decided to get in their face and take a few shots. Of course they were being awfully silly! Avery found a neighborhood kitty around my sister's house. It was such a sweet cat that we would have taken it home if it were a stray. Unfortunately it had a collar on and its name was SPARKLE.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I know nothing about the technique of water coloring but decided to teach myself. I bought a Cotman Watercolor Compact Set by Winsor & Newton. Decided I wanted to use these instead of Prisms Markers in my journal writing for a while. I might have to ask my neighbor who is a watercolor expert, to give me a few lessons. Then I read about these wonderful KOI waterbrushes. I ordered them from this morning. They are great for traveling because you just add your water into the barrel of the pen before painting. No spilling in the car or anywhere!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I am very proud of this capture! I was heading into HEB in Austin to do some grocery shopping for my sick daughter. My husband and I had just gotten in to town and this was our first stop. I normally don't take my camera grocery shopping but I didn't want to leave it in the car. Yep, we had a cell phone stolen in my vehicle and now I won't leave ANYTHING in it!! So since I had my camera around my neck, I decided to ask this ladies permission to snap her picture. I told her not to pose because she really perked up when I asked. She was so proud! I love street photography...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Our monthly assignment was to make a minimalistic photograph. That wasn't easy for me! You don't realize how hard it is to take just ONE subject in a shot and make it look minimal. I had taken this shot while on Lake Travis in Austin. It is a buoy sitting all alone in the water. I took out the color of the water so that the buoy would be VERY noticeable.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I love walking my dogs in my neighborhood especially when the weather is cooperative! I had my i phone with me so I decided to snap away at some flowers that other people were growing. I thought these were beautiful! Nature always inspires me to be more creative. Notice how the sun is in Yogi's eyes!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


My daughter took all these photographs before starting an art project. She always works from her photographs when making a painting. This assignment was to draw a bicycle. Since she wanted it to be a creative endeavor, she decided to take a toy bike and show it in different ways. This was the photograph choice she decided to use and they are my hands by the way! It looks just like the photograph but it is drawn with graphite on bristol paper. Isn't it amazing?