Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12






Today 2014

A photo chronology taken either on or as close to December 12 
(as possible) for the past six years to celebrate my Dad's birthday today...
The sun peeked out early this morning before hiding itself away.
I baked an apple pie :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome December- with all your chaos I must remember
it's really a time when things quietly fall asleep :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I'll be taking some time away for the holiday to be with family
and remember all that I'm thankful for :)
Hope you have a lovely week!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Drawing Challenge- Rara Avis- rare bird

Rara Avis- was the choice of Eric this weekend for the drawing challenge...
and I immediately thought of this endearing bird :)

The Kakapo or owl faced parrot that can not fly and lives in New Zealand is
a rare bird in the literal sense as there are only 40 left in the wild.
Such a shame and makes them all the more special!
Please visit Cerulean for more rare birds :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Whats cooking...starting to bring home the spoils from my time
in ceramics- and it's a mixed bag of feelings- while I feel I'm 
improving- it's still a struggle working with the glazes and getting
my edges less wonky and making things consistent- but on the
bright side I know I can make things better so the urge to try and try again
is ever present. In the mean time I'm going to sort through things and hit
a holiday craft fair to maybe unload some pieces so I'm not stacking dishes 
everywhere around my house ;)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Drawing Challenge Folds

The first thing I thought of when Carole posted the new theme
for the drawing challenge "folds" was the first day of Spring
a few years ago- I had hung out sheets and it was such a warm bright day.
The kids spent the day in rubber boots and helped me hang up the sheets and we
all played wrapping ourselves in the folds- it smelled so good!

These are photos I took that day- and they make me feel very nostalgic.

Please visit Carole's blog for more versions of fold

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 2011

November 2012

November 2013

November 2014

November is traditionally when I start using the black and white filter
on my camera...and it generally gets used more in the late Fall/Winter
than over the Summer- I think I'm more inclined to embrace the dramatic light
and interior views I'm experiencing when it drops in temperature outside.
- and drama always lends itself to black and white in my mind.
Even when it's ordinary, black and white makes it dramatic ;)