Tuesday, February 12, 2008

WOW - What a birthday!

I just got re-connected with 2 out of 4 college roomies - how is that for bizarre and super wonderful birthday present?  Talk about a time-warp!  Just think ladies - 18 years ago we were celebratin' my 21st and headin' down for happy hour - CJ's right(?)  - it was not a pretty sight! I think we were back to the apartment by 9:30 cause I had to work at the co-op at 5:30 the next morning....  I just figured out - it was 1990....ohhhh!



Thursday, February 7, 2008

Moonglow

Besthotair Last weekend we traveled over to Hudson to see the Moonglow.  Hot Air Affair is Hudson's winter hot air balloon festival.  I pictured 10-15 hot air balloons spread out on a field.  Nope, 4 - pretty close together and they had them lit up for 5 rockin' minutes!  It was fun and we got out of the house.  Found out Max hates crowds, though!  We were in the warming tent playin' games and he said - "Mama, let's get out of here..NOW!" 



Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Depth of Field & First Biscornu!

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I want depth of field darn it!  I have been reading my camera manual and playing...playing...playing - such a slow process!  I have a Panasonic DZ7 - while it was expensive at the time..it's just not doin' it for me - I think I need some new lenses - of course they are on back order...Nice thing about B&H Photo is that they will send you an email when they are back in stock...



There are so many things to balance, focus, apeture, lighting...jiminy crickets!  Well, I am gonna get better at this and I'll use my journal to track my progress!  I do like the BW feature of the camera - the cool color feature is "cool" too!   



Frontbiscornu1In crafty news - I finished my first biscornu over the weekend.  Thanks to Flossbox for the pattern.  They are very fun to do!  Off to Craftster to post it.  Am I getting better with my stitches, Lor? 



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Sunday, February 3, 2008

This is...a mosaic of some of my collections!

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Playing along with This is meme from Three Buttons.  Learning my camera - finally reading the instruction manual! I also figured out how to make the cool mosaics I've seen on other folks sites!  Could not do just one collection.  In order top to bottom, left to right:



The mis-matched socks collection



Member of the candle holder collection



Priceless Hardunger from Scott's Grandma Edith



Outings with my son, Max



Clutter on my bedside table



Fall leaves photos



It's hard to see - roosters and recipes - collect both.  New collection - things bought from etsy  and last but not least, my growing collection of acrylic paintings by moi!