Saturday, April 30, 2011

Me and My Pinhole

Me and My Pinhole

Having fun with pinhole photography. The images come out as negatives on paper and have been scanned and inverted on Photoshop. Next week I will be printing from the negatives in the dark room. I can't believe how much fun this process is!

Pinhole with Tree Shadow

Inside and Out

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Day at the Aquarium

Swimming the Blues

The last day of my so-called "staycation," I convinced the kid we should go to the aquarium. I was amazed at how much admission was! Now we're members so here's hoping we'll go back this year. The fish were great and the kid had more stamina than on our last visit so we actually got to see quite a bit. The jelly fish exhibit was amazing. I sure wish my pictures were better, though.

Orange and Peach

Bite Me

Monday, April 25, 2011

April Flowers

Yellow Tulip
Bring May showers? I hope not. I'm all rained out.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Rear View

Rear Window

Still looking backwards, I guess.
No sun whatsoever this week. This photo is from early April.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Foggy, Foggy

Foggy, Foggy

So far Spring has been painfully cold and wet. I so would like to see a day or two of 60 degrees and sunny. I feel moldy.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crafts and Arts

Recycled Sweater Journals

I've been playing with making my own little hand bound books. Nothing fancy or professional--I don't have the time, materials or skills--just little hand bound notebooks or journals, made largely out of recycled materials.
Here are a few:

Recycled Sweater Journals 2

These two are made from a recycled, felted sweater with liners of old sheets I salvaged from the cleaning rags. I added vintage buttons, crochet and other bits and pieces I found around the house as details.

Sweater Journal, interior

These two are made from old coffee bags. The handles are from Starbucks brown paper bags and the clasps are buttons on one side and shell on the other. The interior paper is recycled from old calendars, graph paper, my kid's homework, paper bags and other bits and pieces from around the house.

Coffee Bag Notebooks

Now all I need to figure out is what I want to do with them.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Fun with Photoshop

Not the best photo of an interesting sculpture in Atlanta.

Greatly increase contrast, crop and posterize. Much better IMHO.

Friday, April 01, 2011

April Fools

Poisson d'avril

Of course it is raining today.
The text of the card translates, to the best of my ability, as:
April 1st. Threshold of spring, April says to the fish: sow joy, and leave the harvest to others!
On the reverse of the card is written in French:
Little Rora,
Receive best wishes for April 1st from all your good friends from 83 rue Galilee as well as those of Maman Jars who says to you, until next week. Many kisses from all, Maman Jars and Louillaud. The card was sent to Bordeaux, France. There is no stamp or postmark. I may have the names wrong as I find the capital letters a little hard to read.
From a brief internet search, I find that April Fool's Day most likely originated in France. One tradition is to tape a picture of a fish to someone's back. Seems a fairly quaint and harmless prank, n'est-ce pas?