21 March 2012
18 March 2012
i saw this redhead on st. patrick's day belting out a tune...
but he wasn't too keen on having his photo taken
the usual spring cast of characters were out too
some almost too tiny to notice
Hope you're all enjoying equally beautiful weather!
16 March 2012
As promised to TexWisGirl, I said I'd post the illustration I did for my design class. We had to work off a black and white photo and recreate it in pencil/ink/wash. I had some complications with the left side as my illustration board as it wasn't taking a wash like it had on the stairs to the right, so I ended up doing more of that side in pencil. Lesson? Don't use old board that was sitting in the cupboard for five years.
Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. The instructor was impressed anyway.
Click here to see the original work by Henri Cartier-Bresson that I worked off of.
Now, I don't draw enough (or have enough followers) to give drawings away, but Tex does, and her work is fab! Head over to her March giveaway to win one of her beautiful color pencil nature pieces!
...or wait until next month, because I'm sure to win the cardinal this month. ;o)
15 March 2012
dad looking as happy as a clam
the soft maples are budding
max liked the swing by the creek "careful buddy, there's a bear behind you!"
"too far, kensi! turn around!"
"ok! i'm coming...!"
How did it get to be Thursday already?
Scratch that...How did it get to be the middle of March already?! Sapping season came and went faster then you could say "waffles!" Dad called Saturday to say he was tapping trees and would be cooking Sunday, but I was coming down off a two-day migraine and wasn't sure I wanted to take the trip up there. But, by Sunday, a quiet day in the woods felt like just the ticket. See the rest of the shots here if you like.
This week, we are seeing temps in the 70ºs in southern Wisconsin. We slept with all the windows open last night! It's bonkers! I can't rake all of winter's refuse off my crocus, tulips and daffodils fast enough. And not to be a Debbie Downer but we just got five inches of snow ten days ago, so who says that crap is done with?
Meanwhile, the pugs are sitting by the windows, panting. Already too hot for those little, black turds.
02 March 2012
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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.