Monday 28 June 2010
Sunday 27 June 2010
The other photos are more playing, with the exciting fact I found out yesterday in this tutorial. That is, that you can add solid colour layers-which I knew, and I do this and lower the opacity. However, I didn't know that if you add a solid colour, you can then play around with the layers effects on it and build up colours to get different effects. The poppy photo is the 'urban acid effect' from the tutorial, and the other photos are me playing around. They are soft light, white, red and green solid colours with soft light effect. It made the photos look warmer.
Friday 25 June 2010
I could. I got some strawberries ready and then sat down again. The rabbit had more to tell me.
Thursday 24 June 2010
Oil pastel zebra.
That is the journal pages, photos taken early yesterday evening when everything was good-coffee outside, football won, observation done, plans to do no work for the evening and get the washing done. Then, about 9.30, it all went out of the window. I don't know if the full moon is to blame, I know it can affect behaviour. I hadn't seen Cassie for a while-last seen sitting by the pond watching frogs. Then, as I was relaxing in here, vaguely thinking I should get her in soon, I heard Lily yowl-she has this distinctive kind of screech when challenged, and is very brave in trying to see things off. Cassie was nowhere to be seen, and Lily was sitting on next door's fence looking over it. I was a bit worried, but thought if I call Cassie she will come. She didn't. By 10 I was so worried. Andy was very late home as he got stuck on a train, and I greeted him in a complete state, saying the cat was lost. I had already looked down the alley behind the neighbouring gardens twice. We went to search again, another two or three times, including actually going into people's gardens-no sign of the people and no sign of Cassie. Eventually, and so sadly, we came home. We left the door open, and went to bed. Couldn't sleep, got up for tea and more sad talk, then went to sleep about two. I woke up at about three thirty, really hot, so got up to get a drink. As I walked out of the bedroom, she walked in past me! I couldn't believe it, I was so convinced she had gone, lost, or got by a fox. It is amazing how much you can grow to love a little creature in three months, and I just couldn't bear the thought, so you can imagine how ecstatic we are tonight! It could have been so horribly different. She is now not allowed out for a while-I think I will get her chipped and neutered before I let her out again. She won't like it but at least she will be safe.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Monday 21 June 2010
This is the fishbone I found being played. Can you see my washing fluttering in the background?!As I played it, one of the bones pinged off, so it now has a gap on both sides. I love the sound it makes, and hope it has come across in the video ok.
The table has all my finds on it. No matter what I tell myself, as I look around our overcrowded house, I just can't resist fascinating little pieces of nature from the beach. I have a big de-cluttering plan for the summer-we shall see!
The other picture is a Michael. I call it a Michael because this child has such a distinct style that it was unmistakably his-even though I couldn't read the name. Isn't it a great picture? I love the way he has used the simple shapes, filled up the space so cleverly and given them such lively expressions. It was in the going home box for my class in the nursery so I asked him after school. He had done it for Ronnie in my class.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Dover Ferry Port viewed from the car!
Some of the extensive grafitti on the white cliffs-chalk is so soft and easy to carve I suppose.
It provided some shadows for me.
Flints peeping out of the chalk.
While we were on the beach I remembered this film. I would really like to see it again as I can't remember it very well, but do remember enjoying it. Some of these photos contain shadows. For more shadows from around the world, visit HeyHarriet here.