Monday, June 16, 2008

Red chair

A few of you have already heard about my $2 set of chairs from the yard sale. I had to buy two to make one good chair out of the set as a spindle was missing. A purchase I could easily afford. My main purpose in buying the chair was to use it as a photography prop whenever the opportunity might arise. So, I brought them home and stuck them in the garage which is my hiding place. I decided this weekend to tackle my chair project. I sanded the "good chair" and then disassembled the other one to rob it of a spindle. I love power tools - the drill especially with a large tip on it. It's fun to be destructive. (Apparently my children think so too because everytime I would turn around, the drill and that mongo bit was missing and I could hear them drilling a hole in something, Lord only knows what. lol)

Anyway, a couple of coats of RED spray paint and my chair is satisfactory.

I needed a model for it this evening and the boys were already in the house getting showers. I turned around and there was Barney. I put his pretty little self on the chair, aimed my camera and got a shot of a blurry him jumping from the chair. He's a shy model sometimes. But there was Sam, the ever pleasing canine.

So, Sam is the model proving redheads can work with RED. He'll be the next GQ cover. Look at that first photo looking away from the camera being all serious and pretending I'm not there.

Then he looked at me like "Are we done yet?"

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Maybe I'm a little biased

but I just think this kid is gorgeous! :)

His brother is too, but he was off somewhere torturing the bunny that frequents our yard or drilling a hole in a piece of wood or doing something else boyish. This kid put up with me for a little while during the time I was trying something different with my camera. He's so funny. He was sitting there carrying on this entire conversation (don't ask me what it was about because I was concentrating on my newly discovered camera setting stuff) as I shot away. Every once in a while, he'd stop, pose for a real photo and even smile! :) Gotta love him!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The State of my Living Room Floor

This is the ordinary state of my living room floor. There's a nice rug under there somewhere or at least I think there is. Sam and Barney are really stressed out over the state of this floor. Can you tell? It bothers them, bothers them to the point of sheer exhaustion just thinking about cleaning all those little pieces up and storing them where they belong. Don't they look exhausted and troubled to you? Poor guys. They looked absolutely tormented.

And where do those Legos belong anyway? See that plastic box in the first photo? They actually belong in there. But guess what? Today, someone stepped on a Lego, hurt their foot and fell ONTO the box cracking it and creating a storage problem for Legos until further notice. Sigh. No doubt this caused Sam and Barney more anguish and dispair. I bet they won't sleep a wink tonight.

So, on a completely different note, I wanted to show you some "Carrot Love" Devon found when he pulled some carrots in the garden today. So maybe we should have thinned our seeds a bit more closely? These guys/gals/guy&gal seem to love each other, don't they?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's hot!

I think that means summer is coming! Today was probably one of the hottest days we've had so far. And I could actually feel the humidity. Last year when people complained about the humidity, I thought they were nuts because I've lived in southern humidity all my life. This was nothing. Apparently, I've become a pansy though because today's humidity was really bothering me. I'll be a pansy later this month when we travel to the south I suppose. :b

Anyway, Barney could feel the change in temperature. His get up and go in running around the backyard wasn't quite as fast as normal. He's a pansy too. I think maybe the fact that his tongue was hanging out of his mouth threw him off balance and slowed him down a bit.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

So tired...

Yesterday was fun, but exhausting! I don't think I'm cut out for that type work. At least, from where I am at this point in my photography skills, I'm not cut out for it. I have a lot more to learn and a long way to go. (My friend, T, needs to rub off on me some more. ;) - are you reading this, T? lol - thanks for encouraging me.) And Jill, thanks for your encouragement too! Keepin' it real, Ree style, huh? ;)

I'm just so glad I was given the opportunity to try and that the whole ceremony/celebration was VERY informal. Whew!

Here's a tease of a pic. I may share more later once I go through them all again and again and when I tweak them a bit.