31 December 2007

30 December 2007

a winter's night #2

a winter's night #2

Haven't had much time for posting lately. Work, baking, visiting...you know. You can throw a little burn out in there too. But I hope everyone that I never found time to wish a merry Christmas, did just that. :o)

We've gotten a ridiculous amount of snow this December. I seem to recall we had a brown Christmas last year. Personally, I lean towards the white kind. It's been absolutely beautiful outside since we got a fresh coat of about eight inches on Friday, and the temperature has remained in the upper 20ºs(F), so it's been staying put. I took the camera and a tripod out the other night to capture a few shots. The moon was almost bright enough to focus. Got the "pug in action" on this shot. As you can see, if we didn't shovel trails through the yard, the pugs would be up to their ears by now. There are a few layers, as we've had snow, some melting, more snow, rain, snow, snow, melting, snow, so you could excavate through various layers to recreate that of a dinosaur dig, if you desired. Come to think of it, that would make for a pretty cool snow sculpture! I'll get on that, and get back to you...

19 December 2007

holiday spirits

holiday spirits

I'm uploading all Dr. Sketchy shots into a separate flickr account now, so clicking on this image will take you there. Not all the shots are up yet, so keep checking back. Our model was our very own Olive Talique this month, so gp took over hosting duties. We also had a news team join us this month! Coverage can be found at storybridge.tv, or through the Isthmus.

Dr. Sketchy's is always great fun, and they are popping up in cities across the world! If you can't join us here in Madison, look one up in your area. Even if you can't draw, no harm in viewing scantily clad babes over a few drinks! Am I right?

11 December 2007

have a celery christmas

have a celery christmas

Ok, I never said I was a copywriter. This fella stands in front of our neighbor's house, build by their girls, Cammi and Lizzy. Cute, huh? Good day for snowman constructing! I stayed home due to icy roads this morning. Not a good day to have snowblower troubles. Cub and I shoveled quite a bit, but I left one side of the driveway for Glenn. If he wants to he can pull in balanced on two wheels like the Duke boys.

Right after this word from Pepsodent!

09 December 2007

cake mix noir

cake mix noir

As I've mentioned before, I like the light that comes into my kitchen late in the afternoon. The cake mix dust chimpotized me...

No need to tell me I'm strange. It's common knowledge.

08 December 2007

indifferent snowman

indifferent snowman

Cupcake Wahine and I made cookies and chocolates last weekend at her place. Our half is gone already. I did take two dozen of the chocolate covered cherries into work, and a plate full of goodies to the neighbors, but most of the damage was done by the three of us with direct contact to the kitchen. I'm not ashamed.

06 December 2007

"gourdy" the pug

"gourdy" the pug

I've had a bowl of gourds sitting in front of the fireplace since Thanksgiving, and every few days Nigel would go over there, look at them and whimper as if he should have one. He tried plucking one out a couple times, but I would scold him. This time, I let him go nuts. Gourd heaven.

02 December 2007

got tree?

got tree?

An oldie but goodie. Took this in 2004 for our Christmas card. Glenn took it actually as that's my hand. Quite cold as I recall. But I art directed him beyond belief, poor guy. "No, slightly to the right so the left of the ornament covers three quarter inches of the middle tree." I do that for a living, by the way. Although, I'm not always in the studio, it is the enjoyable part to my job. Making demands of photographers. So, I just go into art direction mode at home too. "Honey, shoot from the left of the pugs because the light from that window looks great right there! Down more...no, farther...here, let me do it."

Again I say, poor guy.

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this blog is my "live" photo album of sorts. occasionally, i'll throw in some art i've done or some work of my husband's as he's an artist as well. we have a nice yard in a quiet neighborhood with two pugs and a cat, all black. which most of my photos will attest too. ;) i'd love to hear from you, but happy for you to just browse. hope you find something to make you smile. b.