Sunday, March 11, 2012
I got the bright idea a while back to create a photo wall over the little table in the kitchen where we spend most of our time. My thought was that I have TONS of photos, and I could change out the photos as the seasons changed, or whenever I felt like it for the fun of it. Great idea, right?
SO -- I got a bunch of photo frames. I got frames with mats that accommodate an 8" square format piece. I recruited my dad (who is a perfectionist and so is THE PERSON I knew would be sure that the frames were hanging exactly right) and we hung six of them on my wall -- three across and two high. Okay. He hung them and I just handed him things. Still.
That was in early December.
This is March. SOON it will be mid-March. And the pictures in my frames are still the same black and white photo that was in them at the store. Yes. You heard me right.
At first, it was just that Christmas got in the way. Then it was trying to make the time to find a set of six photos that I could crop down to the right size -- plus I needed a new printer so I could print them out myself -- plus THAT was not working well so I needed some new photo editing software -- plus ...
You get the picture. (pun)
So now I'm going through my photos and finding out that my favorite photos quit being my favorite photos as soon as they are cropped down into a square format. Logical, but the logic switch in my brain must have toggled off at some point in, oh, November. So I've been playing with photos that AREN'T my favorites to see if the square crop helps them. In some cases it does.
Now, because these frames (with the black and white photos of identical sailboat rigging or something equally confusing) are INSISTING that I fill them PLEASE before 2013 rolls around, I'm trying my best to figure out what makes for good composition in a square format. I'm thinking there are some different rules than with a rectangular format -- there must be. It looks like we can break the rule that says not to put your subject in the very center, for one. I suspect that we may find much higher or lower "horizon" lines work in square format, too. Anyone out there have any ideas/rules/thoughts, etc on square format?
For now, I'm going to just play it cool and work at being square.
Friday, January 13, 2012
The weather here is cold and icky. My drawing plans have been (only very temporarily) interrupted while I finish a little project -- a shawl and hat for a friend who is going to need a little support on Monday.
Do YOU have a little bit of spare time this weekend? Why don't you join me and create something special.
Make a hat from headhuggers.org for someone who really needs it.
See you in a day or two!
Monday, January 09, 2012
It's been a while.
Things have changed -- some people have grown. Some people have learned to walk and talk and run and chase things.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Hard to imagine that so much can change in 10 1/2 months...
His mama tells me he took two steps yesterday. It makes me want to jump in the car and make that ten hour drive right now. I will have to wait a few more weeks, though, if I can possibly stand it!
Meanwhile, when not working-working-working, I am still purging & fixing up the house a bit, playing in the yard, and generally planning to enjoy every minute of summer.
And, for June, I've given myself a little task that I will share later. See you soon!
Monday, March 07, 2011
But I found something tonight that I just had to share:
THIS wonderful drawing here...
Does it remind anyone of THIS?
Yep, I'm smiling.
Thanks, Dan! I love it!
Visit Dan Kent's great blog here:
Monday, January 10, 2011
A much as I HATE competition for this, I must let you guys know that Zelma is giving away a painting. To register to win, just visit her HERE, comment, and make a little note on your own blog. You will not regret this at all, I promise.
Good luck to us all! ;-)