Sunday, July 31, 2011

I 'Heart" Macro Sunday

This little guy jumped across my path as I hurried out to my car one morning.  He was just so darn cute I had to grab the camera and take his picture.  I was sure he would disappear back in to the hole before I could focus but I guess he likes the limelight. 

You may not be able to tell how little this guy is but he can't be more than an inch or two tall.  (Are frogs tall or long?)  And of course, I was practically standing on my head to get the shot.  It is a wonder that I got him in focus. 

I mentioned that my daughter is getting married later in August and some of you asked for a picture.  Well, this is not the wedding but this is the engagement picture that was in the paper.

We are in the countdown now for the wedding.  I am not going to think about losing a daughter.  I prefer to think I am gaining a son. 

Be creative and take some pictures,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday

Here is what is coming off my bead table and into the shop.  Warm amber, root beer brown, black and white combine to make this yummy look.  This bead color combination is my husband's current favorite. 

This bracelet looks great with a summer white dress and just as good with that little black dress.  It will transition from summer to fall with outfits in brown, tan or khaki.  Check it out in my Etsy shop. 

Sorry this is posting on Thursday but had a little trouble with tech issues yesterday.

Be creative and be happy,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I 'Heart" Macro Sunday

This picture was taken when my daughter first started planning her wedding.  Her colors are purple and lime green and she wants the bridesmaids to carry green bouquets with their dark purple dresses to add a bright touch.  I took this picture of the green mums in some flowers I bought that also had the purple in the background. 

Yes, there are green flowers - think Bells of Ireland and these mums.  It turns out there are several different options, of course not all are inexpensive (think wedding on a budget).  Interestingly, it is the dark purple that may be harder to come by in August.  And she wants purple in her bouquet.  Still working on that.

Till next time,

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Book Giveaway!

The lovely and generous Lori Anderson reviewed "Hot Connections Jewelry -- The Complete Sourcebook of Soldering Techniques" by Jennifer Chin and published by Potter Craft.  And guess what!  She is giving it away.

Want a chance to win it?  Well just hop on over to Lori's blog, Pretty Things, and check out the details.

Good luck and be creative,

Friday, July 22, 2011

The One That Got Away

Oh yes!  I saw the perfect shot while driving home the other day.  Mother deer nursing twin fawns (see the spots on their backs).  Having my camera in the car, I made a quick u-turn to catch the shot.  They were still there down a short lane through the orchard so I stopped, grabbed the camera and snapped the shot.  But alas, mama deer saw me, perked up her ears and bolted just as the camera snapped.  She got away.

It took the babies a little longer to react so I was able to catch them, even though one looks like some devil creature because my flash went off, reflecting in his eyes.  Well, maybe next time.  We have so many deer in our fields and orchards but this was probably that one time chance sighting.

We have been having a heat wave this week with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees. I think I will stay in the air conditioning tomorrow and hope it counteracts my torch flame so I can make some beads. 

Stay cool and be creative,

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Up Close with Macros

Here are some cactus flowers I captured in my back yard.  It is hard to believe that such a prickly plant can have such beautiful flowers. 

What else is in bloom? 

Have you joined us yet at Studio Waterstone?

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Look closely,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Lichen Loveliness

There is something so intriguing about lichens.  I have always enjoyed observing and studying it.  Once I even slipped on a rock ledge and broke my elbow trying to pick samples for my science lesson. 

Fortunately, these specimens were in the back yard and no mishaps were involved in the taking of these pictures.

Try looking at everything a little closer, snap the shot and join us at Studio Waterstone.

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Here's to Macro Sunday!


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