Saturday, August 28, 2010

a NEW drying surface...

on my refrigerator!
 
it happens when the sun begs for cyanotype development and I comply...
This Saturday turned out to be the perfect cyanotype photogram production day; the resulting number of successful prints  allow me to proceed with a project I have been planning for some time...  
By early afternoon I had used all my drying racks and having spread over all the other usual surfaces, I ended up taking over the refrigerator doors as well, using their vertical space for drying the very last prints. When I finished cleaning up and sat down with a cup of coffee, I looked up and fell in love with the "new" arty blue look covering the refrigerator's facade...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

(good) morning visitor...

one of the many dragonflies visiting my garden...
this one was "smiling" right by my window yesterday.
I used my (quasi antique) sony DSC-F707 on micro setting and felt entering her world!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

preparations...

for a party!


This past week was all about getting ready for a special event: my Christiana's baby shower!
After completing the bassinet, then the baby quilt, then the party favors, I had one more arty task: the flower arrangements!
Here is a pick of all the ingredients for this so close to my heart celebration!

I combined blue hydrangeas, Queen Ann lace and greens from my garden 
in all arrangements throughout the house

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it...

be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth... and that's just what they did right in front of my eyes! I felt I was really at the right place, at the right time while kneeling still I was photographing butterflies...  yesterday mid morning.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

my favorite spot!



Although it's way too hot, still in the mornings it feels good to sit in the veranda and have coffee with the Beatles! I try to act as if it is much cooler, and my plants contribute to this make believe effort, a lot! The begonias blooming in the shade, the crape myrtles all pink, the cicadas  shrilling their heads off (actually their abdomens), oh well this is the south!
As for the cicadas, in my effort to understand all this noise..., I found this:
"That singing you hear are the male cicadas calling the females. The song is sung by means of two special vibrating membranes in the sides of the abdomen. Females do not call, but evidently they do answer."
I guess my taste is totally on the opposite end from the female cicadas'...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

without words...





Tuesday, August 3, 2010

playing with the sun...



The last few days we've had a sky totally blue, naked of clouds as I call it, translating as PERFECT time for cyanotype production! That's how I have spent a few hours every day, and that's how after having a pile of prints, I started experimenting with toning some using various traditional methods and some not traditional ones, too.

This one is one of my favorites; I feel the sun's warm yellow penetrating the blue-blue of this summer's sky...
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