Sunday, January 31, 2010


I like the lines on our dresser. Today was a treasure hunt around the house in hopes of finding something to photography. I should not have waited to the last minute, but I kinda forgot about it all day!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

How we get the Internet

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


This is what I did today at work. We used fruit roll-ups to make mock sushi rolls. Lots of fun!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Parking Lot Shadows

This is the wall that separates my backyard from the highway. Not the most beautiful thing in the world to look at, but I found the relationship between the actual objects and their shadows to be interesting, suddenly the "wall" became a canvas.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Rather Deceptive Day

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

Christmas lights in aisle 7

I can't decide if they are purposely leaving the Christmas lights up or not.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Headlights as light source

I was waiting after work while Steve dropped his truck off to be fixed. I found this interesting - headlights from my car and the parking lot light are the light sources. I also like how the ice on my front windshield adds to the photo.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A gray kinda day

It has been a very gray weekend here. It was so hazy this afternoon that you couldn't see the tops of the buildings.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It works!

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 a little planning will go a long way.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cupcakes followed by a little Wii Fit

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
1 egg
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

Scrape, scrape, scrape...

We had freezing rain today. What more can I say, except that maybe today is a good day for ice skating?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I see this everyday at work and then today (actually yesterday is when I noticed, but today I took the photo) I started really seeing the architecture, all the horizontal and vertical lines. Very structured, very linear.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Glasses

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

Sunny Skies

 Noticed this reflection on the hood of the car today after being able to get it washed. Yes the sun was out and it was warm! Minnesota warm is above zero with no wind chill. Today it was 34. The sun felt so good on my face.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Frozen Branches

It has finally started to warm up a bit here. Water dripping off the roof froze onto the branches of this bush. I didn't expect to see this today.

Yesterday's Sunset

I saw this above the roof line of a house. Just liked it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Photo is still in the camera

I took photos today, but we decided to stay over night at my parent's house so I won't be able to post the photo until tomorrow. Thank you for your patience!

Friday, January 15, 2010

House Plant

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

Abstract Art?

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 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

Kitchen Makeover

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

The Beginning

I went to a very dear friend's wedding today. The ceremony was beautiful, but what is more wonderful than that moment will be the life they live out together. I am so very excited for them!

Friday, January 08, 2010

2010 - Faux Sun

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!