Saturday, September 26, 2009

It is getting to be that time of year again...Autumn is officially here (Sept. 22) and although California is still hot (Indian summer), thoughts go out to my favorite time of year. I love Halloween, and decided to offer the idea of Halloween Matchboxes to swap. I've completed one done not in the traditional style. I used a wood cutout of a tombstone and you can see the rest. The other will be a pumpkin, though I've yet to decide if I'll go cutesy or not. Also, as October approaches, we will have the Harvest Moon on Oct. 4th lighting up our heavens. I'll be camping with my dear friends, celebrating birthdays, making witches hats and other ghostly things! For those who have an interest, the Harvest Moon is the full moon that is closest to the Autumnal Equinox...or the first day of Fall. This moon can be before or after the equinox...this year it is 13 days past. The next full moon is called the Hunter's Moon. Lately I've had some incredible luck with my camera (must be that I'm learning how to use it LOL) and I've gotten a few impressive 'moon-shots'. I'm anxious to see what I'll come up with on the 4th.
Happy Autumn to all!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thought I'd try my hand at the camera...this is a close-up of the inside of a 30+ year old barrel cactus from my mom. I'm not a photographer at all, but have found the want to incorporate my own photos in my art, as well as just try my best at taking some decent photos to hang. This almost has a wedding feel to it since it is done in black & reality it is cream colored and pale yellow. It opens once a year and the bloom lasts only for a day, if we're lucky. My husband and I were both out early clicking away when we realized it had reached it's peak of perfection bloom.