Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fairies to the rescue~

These are some fun quick drawings of fairies and their flower petal clothing for my 5 year old sweet niece, that I did today to get the stalled creative juices flowing. I figured if I play maybe I will free myself of my blocks. I plan to stick in in an envelope sent from the from the fairies. This little girl has a huge creative imagination.

This is a quote from her about me and her:

"We are alike, we are plant fairies, you and me. Flower fairies make the earth pretty, Plant fairies are the specialist on the earth, when mother nature gets tired we make plants. " Bethany age almost 5

This child is sent is meant for healing and her words have healed my heart beyond believe.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fly Away! - Rachel

I've never been able to master the butterfly stroke, and it always fascinates me to see how effortless and graceful this challenging stroke can look.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Swim! -Rachel

So my summer, so far, is all about swimming. The kids are on swim team, I take photos and I post them for the team families... today I was playing with photos and was enjoying the posterized effect that I got when I cranked up the contrast to full tilt boogie; so here it is.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Self Portrait - must be viewed large - Robin

Check out this mosaic self portrait I created. I used family photos I have taken (except those that I'm in) and the self portrait as the main image. So much fun!

This quarter is almost history!!!!!

Peace of Nature - Rachel

Oodles of time, here. :-0 Well, at the very least it's 1:25 am and I'm trying to keep a semi-regular posting going.

This weekend I had the pleasure of camping with my family; here's my darling daughter's creation. I am proud to say that she would like to spread a message of peace everywhere she goes.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Oil Spill - Robin

I have been really busy lately, unlike Rachel who has oodles of time.  ;-)
You really scare me Rach, with all that energy. Your dedication is an inspiration to me.

I am attaching one of my recent works that I did for class. I am very proud of it but so very sorry that the subject of the oil spill even exists. I feel that we all have some responsibility due to our voracious need for oil. Let's all try and conserve wherever we can. This is a great time to get out that dusty old bike for local errands....

Let me know what you think. Thanks a billion!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Before and After - Rachel

Last evening was my daughter's promotion from 4th grade. A dear friend was kind enough to snap a family photo for us (thanks Mere!) and here's the before and after photoshop. I cropped it, removed some of the fencing and gave the background a gaussian blur. I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Eye to the Kaleidoscope - Rachel

I love Kaleidoscopes... they're such a unique and great way to view things. Simple buttons, rods and bits become magical when reflected upon themselves.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Drive By Dunbarton - Rachel

This commuter's day is never done until I've slogged across a bridge, often in stop and go traffic. Thankfully the view is sometimes enjoyable. Here's a view from the Dunbarton Bridge approach (eastbound). On days like this one I wish more than anything to be able to pull aside and explore the landscape. Oh, and those early mornings when the sun is cresting over Mt. Hamilton (or perhaps it's Mission Peak) and the bay and marshes are alive with golden light... oh to have the initiative to rise early on a day I DON'T have to commute, take my bike and my camera and ride across the bridge at dawn. Someday...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spring Springs, At Last - Rachel

It was a fine warm spring weekend - heck, it might have even qualified as a summer weekend given the lovely warm weather of Saturday and Sunday. Just the kind of weather that inspires me to post a pretty flower and dream of basking in the sun and enjoying the breeze. I am guessing that this is a California native flower, but I couldn't tell you the name... Lori?