Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I made it!  Scavenger Hunt Sunday, and it's still Sunday!  Here are my interpretations for this week. 
1. Facial Feature
 It was bitterly cold here this weekend.  This was a quick cowl to make, and it kept me warm today!

2. Shadow
This shot was from a while ago, but it was the first thing I thought of when I saw this category.  I'd love to cruise around town on this!
 (after the snow melts, of course!)

3. Spicy

 Still trying to figure out how to use a lightbox :)

4. Gold
I love the weather vane on the dome of this church.  

5. Fabric

This fabric just makes me feel happy.  I think I'm going to make a little banner with it, with the word "smile".

Can't wait to check out all of this week's entries over a nice hot cup of coffee.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Kat's Finding Your Eye Journey of Recognition course has really provided a wonderful opportunity to grow and reflect.  Our assignment this week was to venture to a gallery, notice which artworks appeal to us and think about the influence other artists have on our own creativity.  I noticed that she didn't say go to an "art museum".  I've been to the major art museums in my area, but the wording she used caused me to investigate  - to see if there are any smaller galleries close by.  Wow!  What a list I came up with!  So many treasures to be explored right in my own backyard!  Who knew?  That was a lesson in itself!

I had recently been to the Philadelphia Museum of Art with my oldest daughter, so I decided to go to the Brandywine River Museum.  The works of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and others are on display there.
I noticed that some of my photos reminded me of Andrew Wyeth's work.  I guess it isn't too surprising, considering he painted the same Chadds Ford area that I was photographing.
It's interesting how influences sneak in without you even knowing it!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Photo - Heart Connection : January

As each new month begins, kat offers a suggestion to look back and reflect with her photo - heart connection prompt.  The photo doesn't have to have a heart in it.  The idea is to look back and find the photo that speaks to your heart the loudest - for whatever reason.  It my not be a "perfect" shot, but there is just something about it that speaks to you.   What a wonderful idea. 
I like how this flower is open, facing the sun.  There is just something sweet,  innocent  and hopeful about it.  Winter was starting to get to me, so I went and bought some flowers to cheer things up.  It often takes so little to brighten a mood! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I'm finally jumping into Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  YAY!  I've been wanting to for awhile.  It seems like every week I think -  I'm doing it this week!  Then all of a sudden it's Sunday and I only have photos for 2 or 3 prompts.  Where does the time go? So, it's Sunday and I have 5 PHOTOS!  Drum roll please (not because the photos are great, but because I have something for each prompt)  Quantity, not quality for now. Baby steps!

1. Strike a pose
 I love the pose on this statue in front of the Brandywine River Museum.

2. Hobby
 Dreaming of building a studio over my garage someday.  Right now I'm thankful for my teeny-tiny room.

3. Footwear

My yucky old them.

4. Shiny
 This one was tough - the rhinestones in the middle of this charm will have to do!

 5. Color Me Green
And that's it for this week!

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


In our Journey of Recognition with Kat, we were asked to think about rules.  What "rules" do I follow in photography that hold me back in my creativity?  When does the little voice inside my head whisper - "You shouldn't"?  Well, sometimes the voice isn't inside my head.  Recently my daughter and I went on a photo walk around town.  We ate at a cute restaurant and when we were leaving I wanted to take a picture of the door.  It had cool ironwork.  She was like  - "Mom - you can't do that.  People are right inside, they'll wonder what you're doing and they won't like it and you can't take pictures of businesses.  She had all kinds of rules in her head about what's considered appropriate. (And she's my risk taker!) Well - I didn't take the photo.  She was just saying out loud the kinds of the things I tell myself all of the time.  I feel like there are unwritten rules about shooting in public and I don't really know what they are, so I'm uncomfortable whipping my camera out when I want to.  I also feel like an imposter - like I'm trying to pretend to be a real photographer when I don't really know what I'm doing.

I'm okay if I'm at a tourist spot - I don't feel like I stand out with my camera then, so it's okay.


It's something that I have to get over - otherwise I'll just have to travel all the time!