Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Faces 2011

It was a cool Halloween night.

We had a visit from Scooby Doo.

Spiderman, Cat Woman and Super Woman, with all the crime fighters, it was a safe trick or treat night. 

A Lady Bug and Cleopatra

A Smurf and a BumbleBee

A Princess and an Ostrich

Closeup of the pretty princess


The Princess's pretty shoes

Anna Banana


A Bookworm

The Joker and Princess in Pink

CamoKevin and His sidekick Tom

New Quilt Book

I found a new quilt book at the grocery store this weekend.
It has so many pretty ideas that all use scraps.

I picked out a couple that I liked.  I could have scanned the whole book.
This is highly recommended.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Photography assignment

The assignment was creative printing and hand coloring.
The picture below was made from two negatives that I had already taken.
It is sandwiching the two in the enlarger and using filters to make the picture.
It is a heart that my sister had given me and the family bible.

This is Sebastian in the sunlight.  This picture did not develop well and so I decided to make it better by hand coloring.

I made it his fairytail land.  He used to be an outdoor cat and these were the things that he dreams of chasing again. 

The next picture developed really well and I just took some things that he uses alot, like his phone and watch.  Then I used colored pencils to make his shirt orange.  I added all the elements of hobbies that he likes to do or watch  I guess you could call them his passions.

The other picture I developed was of an old building and I scratched up the negative and then used waxed paper while developing the picture to make it look really old. 

canned gifts

This weekend we had some friends over for dinner.  They brought us some of their canned goods from their garden.  There is so much work that goes into canned goods and the colors are so beautiful.  It is truly a work of art.
From left to right.  Dilled Green Beans-I have been told they are good in Bloody Marys.  Bar B Q Sauce, Salsa (We received both spicy and mild), Sauerkraut and Zesty Sweet Pickles.
Thank you Suzy and Steve for the wonderful gift.