Wednesday, August 27, 2008

my love for black and white photograhs...

During the summer of '03 I took a photography class. At the time I had already fulfilled my art minor requirments but wanted to take the class so badly...ignoring the claims that it was impossible to make an "A!" I borrowed an old Pentax from Uncle Jimmy with the coolest camera strap. (People would ask me where I got it and I would proudly say it was authentic and "vintage." I am pretty sure you can't find one that cool in a store.)

I spent many hours in the darkroom late, late at night. I was employed by the college as one of the 2 'Summer Scholar' college leaders. Jared (the other leader) and I spent many hours entertaining high school students in the evenings. This forced me to develop pictures either very late at night or during the wee hours of the morning! As creepy as the dark room can seem, it was a pretty darn cool place and I miss it.

While shopping this past weekend (trying to keep dry from Fay) I found a framed black and white photo at my FAV store, HomeGoods. I have so much art in my house and it is ALL projects I did in college, which I love. But I loved this photo too. I don't think I could have taken a picture, had it printed, and had it framed for as cheap as this was. So I bought it "to try it out."

It's exactly what I needed! I love it and everytime I walk in my kitchen it makes me smile. It also makes me want to pick back up a camera...

P.S. I got the A!

Monday, August 25, 2008

On second thought...

Here it is!
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I'm a mess....

So tonight I reminded myself why I should always wear old t shirts to paint! Oh, and I finished the church (finally)! Pics to come soon!
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

more sippin and strokin

I will let the pictures do most the talking. Mom and Ste came into town. I took the random Monday afternoon off (quite fun) and shopped (till we dropped). We managed to have some time left to paint. This wasn't our favorite painting but we spent enough time on 3-way trying to figure out ONE DAY we could make this happen. So "rustic flowers" it was. Carol missed out. (I guess you don't love me enough to drive from Shreveport!) ENJOY. I DO think it motivated me to get to painting again....I have some ideas on what to do with my art room!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

art appreciation

If you know me, then you know I carry my camera everywhere and record my life in pictures. I loved the decor of this hotel room. LOVED it. Does anyone else think it could be a cool job to deisgn hotel rooms or am I just odd? I feel like there are many hotels out there that need a makeover.

Obviously I made it back from DC with a heck of a lot of stories (that I will not share with the world wide web)....BUT I WILL share this cool statue that was outside my conference location at the Gaylord National Harbor location. It reminds me of the little Mermaid. Check it out....

I am going to continue to paint (especially with this new art room) but Carol's wedding is quickly approaching and I am about to get BACK on calligraphy duty. WOo hooo!