Friday, June 27, 2014

Focus on Life: Finding the Fun in Photography - Free!!!!

We get a free choice day.

 Sally Russick set our prompt as "Free Space" for this week's Focus on Life. I just drifted around Friday afternoon, and this is what I found.

Let's see what the others have found. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Focus on life: Finding the Fun in Photography - Be Colorful

I Have Been playing with Color since Monday!!

a)full of interest; lively and exciting.
b)having much or varied color; bright.

This week I have been participating in Heather Powers' Art of Color Polymer Clay Boot Camp, learning to mix clay colors, create color palettes, and best of all...making beads!

So When Sally Russick sent us our prompt for Focus on Life, I was all in on Being Colorful!

First a little Color Theory:

Here are two color wheels we constructed from either cyan, yellow and magenta, or red, yellow and blue. 

Then, we took complimentary colors from one of the wheels, and constructed a complementary palette. 

We mixed the colors chosen with black, white, gray, and each other. 

After doing a few test beads, I tried making some beads that coordinate with a scarf I like.

Two sections of the scarf.

And here are the beads that were inspired by the colors of the scarf.

Hey, I like them!

Let's see what aspects of color the others have worked with. If you are interested in finding out more about Heather's class, you can visit her website HumbleBeads.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Focus on Life: Fun with Photography

Just Having fun with it!

Our Focus on Life theme for this month is Finding the Fun in Photography. This week Sally Russick, of Sally Elizabeth, just asked us to "Have Fun With It." 

Frankly, I was just getting through from day to day this week, not having much fun, and it was raining most of the time to boot. When I set out to capture these pictures Friday evening, I forgot to take my camera, and took them all with my phone. But somewhere around 11:00 PM, after struggling with getting the phone pictures onto the computer...the fun kicked in, and I started appreciating my task. Finally!!

What can be more fun than a Carnival? The recent wet weather kept the crowds away, but as the night wore on, and the weather improved... I'm sure fun was had. In the meantime, here is the fun that I found, taking photos and playing in PicMonkey. 

This is what happens when I start having...FUN.

I like the "Close Encounters" effect on the middle one in this set!

Oh, before I forget...Last week's Focus on Life post featured my daughter wearing this costume. 

The costume is a humanized version of the Pokemon, Gloom, seen here.

The thing on her head is not a jellyfish. It is obviously part of Gloom's head.  The jellyfish was on a costume that I had not seen yet at the time. It was way cooler, and actually looked like a jellyfish. 

Let's see what fun the others have made!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Focus on Life: Finding the Fun in Photography: Silliness!

Finding Silliness in Everyday Life. 

A new month brings us a new Focus on Life Theme, "Finding the Fun in Photography." This week's prompt is "silliness." Thank you to Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime!

I love silliness, but there is not a lot of it happening around me at all times. Or at least not the amusing kind of silliness. 

What to do, what to do....

Well the animals are sometimes a good source of silliness:

Hey, where's the leaf?

I got the leaf!

Pippin the cat loves to hang out with Bebop the dog, but they have different ideas of fun. Note the look of boredom on Bebop's face. 

But this might be the height of silliness in my life:

"Thanks Mom for bringing the backpack."

My daughter left for AnimeNext - a convention to which she had a ride with friends. And forgot her backpack full of accessories and makeup for her cosplay costumes. Here she is, makeupless and grateful, after I drove them out to her. 

So who is the silly one? 

Oh well, she's still my baby....

(Note: I do not know what her character is, but that is a jellyfish on her head. )