Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Weekly Wrap-up

It has been a couple of weeks since my last wrap-up - report cards took precedence over a lot of things the past few weeks.

I still created, but in smaller bits of time. I need that time to play and create. I so miss it when I don't.
I am almost caught up in my heart-a-day challenge. I discovered that there are literally hundreds of songs with heart in the title or in the song itself. I decided to incorporate song titles and heart quotes in some of my cards. Here are a few of my favourites:

(Seeds like hearts, must open to grow)

I also had fun creating some painted papers. I will use these for ATC backgrounds over the next few weeks.:


I have also continued with my daily (well almost!) photo challenge. Here are a few of my favourites from the past 2 weeks:

I can't believe it but in 31 more posts I will hit NUMBER 500! I would like to do something to celebrate that - but not sure what. Any suggestions???
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

The day after we received a few centimeters of snow, the sun was shining brightly and it was beautiful outside - cold yes, but a lovely day. Shadows were distinct and abundant! Here are fa few from this week:

Be sure to visit the other great shadow-chasers at Hey Harriet, that super fun meme created by Tracey.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

This morning was a cloudy day, with faint soft shadows. I debated whether to even try for shadows but looking at the shots I liked that soft shadow.

Here are a few from this morning:

Be sure to check the great shadow-chasers at Hey Harriet, the fun meme created by Tracey.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sky Watch Friday

Time once again to share the skies above - in all their glory.

This week was the full moon and I actually got a couple of moon shots.
The first was the almost full moon against a blue sky.

(If you want a fun challenge, associated with the full moon, create a dreamboard along with others through Jamie Ridler Studios every full moon. Check out mine here. It really makes you focus on your dreams for the coming month!)

Skies from earlier in the week:

Be sure to visit the great participants here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

I wouldn't say shooting shadows was an obsession, but it's close! A shadow can definitely change a scene and can be quite interesting in its own right.
Here are a few from this past week:

Be sure to check out the shadows found by the great shadow chasers at Hey Harriet!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sky Watch Friday

I have not been able to capture the clouds or skies I wanted to this week. Twice I had no camera - but it was pretty cold out anyway! So I have been looking back and choosing a few photos from the past year!

Be sure to check out the great sky watchers here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Z is for the finale, the end of this round!

We have come to the end of this round! 26 weeks of sharing so many fascinating posts.

Z brings us to the end. Will we be beginning a new round next week? Stay tuned!

I was surprised at just how many Z artists there were, many of them Chinese and Japanese artists.

here are 3 I chose to focus on:

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598 – 1664) a Spanish painter, known primarily for his religious paintings. His nickname was Carvaggio.

Marguerite Zorach (née Thompson) (1887 - 1968) an American painter, textile artist and graphic designer ( she was married to the sculptor William Zorach)


Anders Leonard Zorn (1860 – 1920) one of Sweden’s foremost artists who was a painter, sculptor and printmaker

Be sure to visit the wonderful participants of this super fun meme here.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Weekly Wrap-up

The first week of January has passed and I have been able to create daily. I'm enjoying my heart project so far - in some ways the cards are turning into a bit of record of certain days.

Jan.3 - heart of jewels/stamped card
Jan. 4 Collage/Tissue paper

Jan. 5 Watercolour/collage A Garden of Hearts

Jan. 6 Collage, using my Gr. 3 pix ("Heaven smiles softly/and hears every wish")
Jan. 7 A Birthday card - for me!

Jan. 8 A celebration card
Jan. 9 A collage with painted paper hearts
I have completed 2 ATC swaps this past week - one a new one, of inchies (yes, one inch square cards!):

the other - ATCs with Text:

I am continuing with A Photo a day - usually, that has been of sky. Here are a couple of my favourites from the past week:
Of an icicle

Drawing and journalling haven't fared as well! I am slowly working on a drawing course but hopefully will have some to show next week. I haven't started Millande's journal course at all.
I got a gift card from Chapters from a student at Christmas and finally went last weekend to spend $25. Well, I did plus another $55! But I did buy 4 new art books which I am already enjoying:
"A Daily Creativity Journal" by Noah Scalin (he even has a great blog)
"Inner Excavation" by Liz Lamoreux
"The Fundamentals of Drawing" by Barrington Barber
"The Artist's Muse" by Betsy Dillard Stroud
Have a great week!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadows were in great evidence yesterday. The sun came out and threw shadows around the yard. I was able to get a few. Here are a couple:

Be sure to visit the great shadow chasers at Hey Harriet, a super fun meme run by Tracey.