Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Catching Up



I'm starting to poke my head above water and look around.  The end of the semester is in sight.  I have visions of studio time and hiking in my future.  Oh, and jury duty, cause why not.  This is only my 7th or 8th summons.  Sigh.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Champs





It was very exciting to see our Marple Newtown High School Marching Band take first place in Sunday's Championship Competition.  Four years of hard work paid off with a big win.  A little bitter sweet as it marks the end of Marching Band for our Senior.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Foggy Sunrise







Lately I've been so overwhelmed that I leave photos on the camera for days.   This is highly unusual behavior for someone who normally gets to it first thing.  It's also not very helpful for blogging.  Sigh.  Friday morning, as you can see, was terribly beautiful.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Walk


The weather has been so beautiful lately.  I can't resist sneaking in some extra walks.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Expressive Self Portraits




Images from this weeks Complementary Color assignment.  This remains my favorite color assignment and this group made some really nice compositions.  These are by two Samantha's and one Lindsay.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dutchman's Pipe



Longwood Gardens did have plants other than coleus.  And I did look at them.  I even took a few photos.  I haven't seen this Dutchman's Pipe before.  The flower is HUGE.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Studio




I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up weekly studio posts.  I'm not sure if things are changing that much from week to week.  It's all part of the studio process, this uncertainty, not being sure. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Longwood Coleus






It's been about a year and a half since my last visit to Longwood Gardens.  It's been on my mind quite a bit lately, what with my coleus obsession and all.  And wouldn't you know,  Matt came home with two free tickets from a co-worker who bought extra on a groupon.  So Wednesday I took myself off to Longwood.  And did they have coleus??  Tons of varieties.  I actually got tired of photographing them.  Shame on me.  But I got so tired I could barely bring myself to take new photos when I stumbled upon another variety.  I may have even sighted one in the distance and averted my gaze.  I'm sure it's the effect of my lingering "you don't have pneumonia, you're fine, I'm sure the stuff you are coughing up out of your lungs doesn't exist now please pay me $35." 

These are some of the fantastic varieties.  I couldn't find name tags for the first two but the last three are "Coleosaurs", "Wasabi", and "Big Bob."  I love Bob.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Some Days





You know how some days you just do your job very well, really nail it?  Friday was NOT one of those days.  Friday was one of those days that started off well critiquing the Deconstructed Line Compositions and quickly descended into chaos.  The problem was that I decided to approach my negative space assignment in a new way.  I usually use cut paper and for reasons I will regret until some new disaster takes center stage I didn't.  The result was completely annoying and frustrating for everyone.  I promise NEVER to make this mistake again.  On the other hand my favorite Deconstructed Line Composition assignment delivered it's usual fun, including these works by Courtney, Kayla, Ryan, & Arron.