Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photo Art

Let Your Art Guide You Week 14

I wasn't really sure what to write today~once again I have been bitten by the 'super busy bug'. As I write, I still don't even have a post title :0
Plans were made... but I have a little less inspiration lately. I want to start painting and drawing again, and doing 'paper work' ~like collages too....

I did start this however:
future ornithologist messenger bag

and finished(!) my Mom a little flower brooch for Mother's Day- if she were awake I'd take a picture and show you. It turned out nice and she got lots of compliments from the nurses. I made my own version, loosely inspired by this tutorial. Maybe tomorrow...
My Mom just came home to stay with us for a few days following double knee replacement.
Next week we have family visiting from out of state and soon after that we go on our way to Europe. Cannot wait- I really need this vacation.

So this week, my art to share is photography. Photography is an art form I wish I were (much) better at. Some days are more successful than others, sometimes I get lucky ; )
Like the photo above-which I think turned out pretty nice. All blues and greens.
While walking Coco this morning, I noticed my clogs were getting shiny from the dew, and I thought they looked interesting against the green grass.

You know you've been blogging for awhile when you start setting up mental shots of photos and seeing unplanned photo ops everywhere(!!)
Do you do that?
A baby bunny lives in pieces of this fallen tree. Coco loves to go sniffing around there ; )
I know photos like this have been done before-by myself included. I think they're interesting though.

Blue 'hausfrau' clogs

This one isn't much different from the one above-I just played with different editing techniques. I call them 'hausfrau' clogs~meaning 'housewife', in German, because that is what my Dad would've called them and the word just pops into my head. Growing up in different places and with different cultures-you start to think in multiple languages! Maybe I'll write about that one day~ Anyway the clogs come from our last trip to Italy. I think they sell them in most supermarkets and they couldn't have been more than 5$. I noticed a lot of older 'hausfraus' there wearing them, mostly in the countryside where we were, lol. I think I might get another pair on this trip as these are starting to crack. My daughter has been liking them lately too : )
Neither one of us is an 'older hausfrau' in the countryside of Italy, but they work here as well.

We also noticed this mark on a piece of the fallen tree and thought it was interesting-strange lines and very dark black. I'm not sure what it is. It's natural though. And I never noticed it before today.
That's my art to share for today. Hope you liked the photos : )
I plan on participating in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway this Monday~if you don't hear from me 'til then-I'll be busy thinking of my prize :)
Happy Creating!


noodle and lou said...

hi andrea! oooh i've been busy's just kooky lately! i adore the photograph! it's gorgeous! the colors are so yummy and i do love those clogs. i look forward to hearing about your childhood adventures in faraway places:) xox...jenn

p.s. ADORE the bag!

affectioknit said...

I love the bird bag...

...and the black 'stuff' on the tree...

have a great week!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

I love the pics and I too look forward to hearing more. How interesting we both had similar paths whilst growing up. Best thing that ever happened to me!! Awesome pics!!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Those are great shots! I love the colors. I love photography too. Definitely my favorite pasttime.

The Haley Family said...

I love the green and blue contrast!!! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I think Picnik may be my new favorite thing! :)

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Oh, Andrea, for me it was just the same this week - don't know where the time went! Still - your post is beautiful and so are the photos. It's the creative outlook that counts - and you're right, as a blogger, one starts to look at things from a different angle, and i like that. Have a great day!

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