Saturday, January 30, 2010
This cable is what allows me to post on this blog. Normally we leave it plugged in and it placed safely along the wall and under a rug to avoid a major tripping hazard. However, we are trying to sell our little condo so everyday I disconnect the cable and have to hide it away for the day. I can't wait for the day when we get to move and perhaps have a better set up! Until then, I find the twisting of the cable rather intriguing.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I have not seen the sun in awhile, so today was a nice surprise. However it was very chilly, wind chill of -14. I call days like these the classic Minnesota deceptive winter days. It's sunny out and looks like it should be warm, but it is quite the opposite.
So that is my photo for today. I feel really lame about the photos I have been posting this entire week. It has been really hard to do and the photos I post, I am not super excited about. Perhaps the excitement of taking a photo a day is gone. I hope it comes back or maybe I can find inspiration a different way? Any suggestions would be graciously accepted.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
For Christmas I got this wonderful gift. It allows me to press a design with ink into paper, like old school letterpresses. However when my sister and I tried it out the first time, we had horrible results, the machine was broken. Exchanged the machine for a new one that did work, but then I had issues with the brayer...mine seemed uneven, I could not evenly ink my plates. I wrote the company explaining my situation and they kindly sent me a new brayer. So today I tried again, and the results were much better! I am so excited to make cards and other papery embellished things using the L Letterpress. However, I need to have a plan since it does take a bit to set it up and it is not easy to switch colors....so a little planning will go a long way.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I got a recipe for a cream cheese and chocolate chip filling for cupcakes, super yummy! After eating it I knew I had to do a little Wii Fit to at least attempt to burn it off, Steve joined in on the fun too. So my photo of the day really is just the Wii image, but I had to throw in the cupcakes too, since it tells the story. Here is the recipe if you want to try making these:
Mix together cake recipe of your choice - chocolate is best! Fill muffin papers half full.
2/3 cup sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup chocolate chips (mini chocolate chips are great, but regular size are just as tasty)
Drop a spoonful of filling into each muffin cup. Bake according to cupcake directions or until done.
I really want another one of these! They are so very good!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Today I got new glasses. I have been waiting patiently since about October to get these, wanted to wait until the new year since we have a health spending account. I am still trying to decide if I like these, they are so different from my old pair that were rimless and felt like they where invisible when I wore them. Well at least I can see better which means I can take better pictures, right?
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Not very inspired today. Thrilled that I was able to re-claim my kitchen tonight from the paint brushes. I really had no desire to post anything. I am finding it hard to post on days when I work, since I often don't get to be outside...this is as close to nature as I can get right now.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Today I brought dinner over to some good friends that just had a baby. She was the baby that only wanted to sleep, completely uninterested in anything else. So sweet, yet they change so quickly.
On a side note I am posting this really late because I was busy taking down all the tape in our kitchen from painting. I have to say I really love the new color on the walls.
Lesson #4 - don't wait to fix up something that is bothering you. You will just wish that you had done it sooner when you finally get around to it!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Today I got the chance to actually take some photos in the studio. I have not done any photoshop work on it yet, but will need to as it will potentially entered into the gallery show we do at work each year.
Lesson #3 - Check focus! I did not even notice until just now that I never did focus the camera on the chip - which would be preferable. We were working fast today since the gal I was working with needed to leave early, so I forgot to check my focus before the final images! I have another one with this same problem. Oh well, still like the photo anywho!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The kitchen chairs are patiently waiting in the living room while the paint dries in the kitchen, hopeful to return to there home tomorrow. I like the play of the light and shadows behind the chairs.
Lesson #2 - never leave home without your camera! I was driving to work today and there was the most beautiful frost on the trees in the parking lot. I was so excited to take some photos until I couldn't find my camera. Unfortunately, the frost was gone before noon and well there was not much light left in the day by the time I got home. It has been interesting to search my house for something interesting to take a photo of, sometimes you find beauty in unexpected places.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I managed to get most of the first coat of paint down yesterday! But then I noticed that the paint was matching the cabinets a little too well....so now we are going from pale lichen to pale bamboo. It's looking better but I am a little hesitate, because I REALLY don't want to have to paint the kitchen a third time!
So do you think this belongs in a museum? I've seen plenty of art out there that looks like this to me. Maybe I can be famous too - ok not really.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
We meet with our new realtor on Friday and he said we really ought to paint the kitchen - the blue is just a bit much (it kinda clashes with the green from the living room). But see the blue has grown to be loved, and now it is missed as I try to decide if I like the new color which doesn't seem to go with the cabinets too well, but of course you can't tell yet (new color is not in this photo). I'm sure there will be more photos of the kitchen to come. Today I spent a lot of time taping and did manage to get the first coat of paint up - and this is proof of that.
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
For 2010 I am attempting to take a photo each day along with my good friend, Elizabeth. See link to blog on the side.
Lesson #1 in taking photos - don't hesitate, just take the photo! The photo I really wanted to share, I did not take. I hesitated too long and then it was too late. It was a pair of mannequins piled up on a cart at the mall this morning.
About this photo - It has been ridiculously cold here, so cold I have frost on the inside of my windows. It is sunny today, but what looks like the sun in this photo really is my flash. I did not realize that I had it on, mind you this might have been a mistake at the time, but this is now a happy accident - I like the results, so it works!