Hello, Kitten & Dawgs, thanks for sticking with me this month for the A2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet and today’s prompt is the letter “P”. DH is my prince charming and he calls me his little princess. That may sound a bit sappy to some but I think it’s sweet the way we feel about each other. Here are the princess and prince at the ball.
In the coming weeks, I will devote more time to drawing body figures and facial expressions to purrfect my weaknesses.
Hopefully, what I share with you every day will encourage you to do something that interests you that you’ve long put off because like me you just don’t think you can. My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! 🙂
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after
Hello, Kitten & Dawgs! We all know this classic nursery rhyme, especially the first verse but do you know the second and third? I do not. According to Wikipedia, these are the 20th century, which is slightly re-written from earlier versions.
Up Jack got and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed and bound his head
With vinegar and brown paper
When Jill came in how she did grin
To see Jack’s paper plaster;
Mother vexed did whip her next
For causing Jack’s disaster
Wouldn’t you know the girl is a fault here? Poor ole Jack just didn’t have a chance. 😀
I hope today’s art sketch encourages you to pursue your lost passion. It’s easy to allow time to rob you of simple joys. If you’re rusty then it’s time to oil those hinges and get started! If you’re afraid to try, just do it! What do you have to lose? Absolutely nothing! Who knows you might be surprised to at what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it. I know I was! 🙂
Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! It’s not often I get a chance to photograph the night sky or in this case an early morning sky. The first light was beginning to peak above the horizon when I noticed a tiny piece of the moon in the sky. I snapped on my longest lens, zooming to 300mm cranked my ISO to 1600 preparing to shoot with a slow shutter speed to try to avoid camera shake handholding for the shot and I managed to do okay at one-fifteen to capture the awesome view.
Last week, I invited you not-so WW crowd to vote right along with my fellow BoTBers in my March 1st showdown. For a time I thought this was going to be a total shut-out but then the other guy got a vote just like that. Like the majority, the strong resemblance of Elvis of Ricky Shayne pulled me in and he had a landslide victory; tipping the ballot box 12 to 3!
Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Last month, DH and I attempted to see the Perseids meteor shower to no avail. The reason being a shroud of heavy cloud coverage hung our night sky with only a few breaks to see anything more than a single shooting star for each of us at different times the entire time spent staring into the pitch blackness with our necks craned and our imaginations stretched. This might seem a bit of a disappointment, but it was actually a fun adventure. Also, there’s an advantage to being in the mountains at 2am. We got a jump-start on getting to our favorite spots before the crowd. The clouds stayed with us throughout the day and this is why the Perseids was not visible with such a Sea of Clouds!
Photographed from Mt. Mitchell State Park summit just off the Blue Ridge Parkway
I’m making headway on repairing broken links and videos, but it’s not getting done fast enough to suit me. Next week, I’m thinking about stepping away for just a bit to try to get this job done. Today’s photo contribution for (not-so) Wordless Wednesday I plan to share with photo enthusiasts from around the globe participating in Skywatch Friday.
Next up, Friday Sillies and more Friday fun stuff!
Welcome Kittens & Dawgs last summer this time we were in the Smoky’s when I snapped this shot over looking the North Carolina valley from Newfound Gap.
The first picture there are not edits done other than adding my copyright.
In the second one, I dabbled with Stylize feature in Pixelmator called Pointillize.
Here, I applied a blue glitter background as an overlay. It reminded me of snow falling, but the landscape still said summer. So, on the background image I inverted the colors giving the over-all effect of a stormy night or at least this is the feeling I get when I look at it. Do you feel any cooler? Are you ready for winter to arrive?
What views are in the eye of your camera? Do you like to create photo-art of using your images through photo-editing?
In case you missed the mews I’m working on my site, repairing broken links and videos while summer blog traffic is slow. What this means is I’m minimizing my content by combining posts that are very similar such as (Not-so) Wordless Wednesday and Skywatch Friday.
You can find more photo hops listed under Daily Hops at the top of this page.