Sunday, July 24, 2011

Backyard beauty

We moved into our house about a year ago.  
It had a gorgeous backyard, if I do say so myself.  

There's this little nook, of sorts, in one area of the yard...a circular area...surrounded by greenery.  
A table sits atop concrete blocks.  

I remember noticing this spot the first time we looked at the house & thinking to myself that it was the perfect spot for creating.  
A perfect little piece of paradise.  

Well, I'm happy to report that it is.  
The perfect spot.  
A perfect little piece of paradise.  

I could only carve an hour out of my schedule today to paint...but I'll take what I can get.  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Colour Inspiration

So I've overloaded myself with e-courses again!  I've been hunting for light with Vivienne McMaster...diving into Superhero Photo with Andrea Scher...just started the How to Paint an Owl class with Juliette Crane...and of course Picture Inspiration with Tracey Clark keeps me busy all year long.

I've job a little bit of an addiction, it seems.

I'm trying really hard not to stress myself out by trying to keep up to them all...because at the end of the day, my main goal is just to bring more creativity into my life.  To take more pictures, pick up the paint brush a little more often, get "out there" a little more.

Thought you might enjoy a few shots from my backyard...I am using these as colour inspiration for Juliette's class.  Owl painting to come... :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Popcorn anyone?

popcorn anyone? by Kate Daniel
popcorn anyone?, a photo by Kate Daniel on Flickr.

My sporadic blog posts are driving me crazy! Ahh! I hate doing things half ass. Much like this popcorn, I feel like I'm all over the place. The ideas are flowing..or popping...and the walls are melting down like butter. But I just can't seem to find my flow on this blog - it's driving me nuts! Perhaps I need to make caramal nut popcorn instead. Anyway, today you get a picture. Cause at least that's one thing that I've been doing lots of lately - taking pictures. Yes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Eye C U..

Is this freaky?! by Kate Daniel
Is this freaky?!, a photo by Kate Daniel on Flickr.

My seen by my iPhone...can you even believe that this is possible? A mini macro attachment for my phone...what will they think of next? Best $20 I ever spent!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Storms have been brewing

The days have been hot lately.  Not complaining.  Summer's been a long time coming!  But it's making for some interesting evening skies!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I'm off to do a little Stampeding tonight with my man!  Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into... :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

I am a Light Hunter

I am a Light Hunter.  And a gatherer of sorts.  

I am foraging for rays, scooping up flares,

and diving into the shadows.

And I continue to hunt all month long.  
What a feast I will have!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My postcards are in the mail!

Yes - my postcards are in the mail!  I'm so excited to be participating in the Liberate Your Art - Postcard Swap!

I will spare you the details, but let me just say that this almost turned into another one of those stories where I talk about wanting to do something...but don't actually get around to doing it.

But not this time.  I pushed through.

These days I am trying to make a conscious effort to flip the words around, turn them on their head, and write a different story.  A story with follow through.  A story that ends in completion.  A story that feels good.

And I kind of love this story of sending your love out into the world and seeing what returns.  Thanks to Kat Sloma from The KatEye View.  I hear there are about 250 people in this swap - that's a lot of organizing!

So tell me about you.  What have you been talking about doing lately?  What's stopping you from doing it?  Perhaps now is the perfect time...