There were a few random downpours this afternoon. They were rather heavy. I wanted to try to capture the just rained on, covered in water droplets look that everything gets when it rains. It makes the world look fresh and renewed to me. The top two photos were taken with my Nikon DSLR in my backyard and it taught me that the lens I have on there right now really does not like to take telephoto pictures. The bottom is with my usual Sony Cybershot that I'm very comfortable with.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I think the most annoying part of working on an afghan is spending a lot of time for not a lot of progress. I worked on this fir a good while and only managed to add two rows. It's still crocheting up beautifully though.
Monday, May 27, 2013
First pot holder in a while. I was kind of tired and the loom was being anything but cooperative. There was a lot of effort involved in getting this finished off. At one point I honestly thought I'd have to stop and start all over again.
I haven't worked on this in a while, and it took a bit to get used to the different needles again. I've been working on the wrist warmers for a while now and those are on double pointed needles. This is being knit on circular needles.
Cupcake time! Not too bad. The frosting was the hardest bit. I'm not completely happy with it on account of the frosting. I couldn't get the shape or the texture right. I tried to cover that up with a cherry, but clearly that didn't work that well either.
My first time painting on a real canvas. It does happen to be 4 X 4, so this is is also the smallest painting I've ever made. Not too bad. The paint seems to take longer to dry on canvas so it creates extra problems for layering paint. I may actually have to get patient and wait for layers to dry before continuing. Then again I could always try a hair dryer.
Cleaned the lens and left the battery out over night. Thankfully, the camera seems to be behaving itself again. In case you haven;t noticed I'm a bit of a flower nut. I'm sure there's more flower photos to come.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I took a mosaic workshops tonight. I was really struggling with what to make when it came to it. I came up with this and I keep going back and forth over whether I like it or not. Most days I do, some days I wish I had not done a word. Although, I did get credit from one of the mosaic artists there because apparently words are very difficult to do in mosaics. I can attest to that. I, however, thought that was just inexperience on my part.