Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thing A Day 2009

This is another Mission 101 thing...but I'm really excited about Thing A Day 2009! The goal is to create something and post it to their blog every day in February. The website to sign up is here and hurry, registration closes on February first! Pictures from last year's Thing A Day by me can be seen here on Flickr.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Speaking of winter blues...

Here is a blue birdie friend I don't see a lot of around here! The original is for sale on Etsy. It's also something I can cross off my Mission 101 list :-)

Blue Jay ACEO

January 18, 2009 ::: Pencil crayon, PanPastel, Micron Pen ::: 2.5x3.5"

Winter Blues

It's funny how something can always be there, but you don't notice it until a certain age or time. This winter I'm really noticing the colour blue. Maybe I first noticed it when I was working on a painting at the back of the house where the patio doors are. It's a great place to work because it gets lots of light all day.

And for some reason this year, in my 31st year of life, I noticed how rich the colours were and how quickly they changed within minutes. All the luxurious shades, from navy blue of 6am to the mellow coolness created by an incoming cold front. And then the process repeated itself as night fell.

Now the days are starting to get longer bit by bit, and I regret not trying to take a photograph of some trees by the bus stop. Due to cold weather and harsh road conditions, the bus was late and my mission was too important to abandon and retreat to the house. With just a little slit to see out of, I considered the trees carefully, noted their shape as they bowed towards each other as if a pair of lovers. The light blue snow contrasted nicely with their dark shapes, which were still strong against the early evening sky. I must capture this, I thought, but I didn't make it back out there with the camera. Now that wonderful light won't happen again for another year. But there's always next year.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Boss Goose!

Generally only the best photos of mine go on greeting cards, but I put fun ones like this on Flickr:


So I guess the best I can do right now is point to the right and say "here's my five latest Livejournal posts!"

I'm surprised by how hard it is to be in so many places at once on the web. I wonder sometimes if someone is visiting one of my haunts and forgets where they saw something. I didn't think of that as a liability, hmm!