Sunday, February 26, 2006


Never content to leave well enough alone I made a second picture for the Illustration Friday subject TEA. I've added a few more family members into the ceramic tea sets. The problem that I encountered with this "collage" is the drastically different scales of the different subjects. It has proven very difficult to keep all of the elements focused due to the scaling that was required.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Illustration Friday: TEA

Tea. The Illustration Friday word for the week and another excuse for me to play with the camera and Photoshop some more. After posting this one to Illustration Friday I made another picture collage with more family members. You can see it here ( Tea...again)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Photo Friday: BABY

The subject for Photo Friday this week is Baby. This was just too easy. Guess we need to put some carpet down so Micah doesn't get too cold. Susan does love her hardwood floors though.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Time Well Spent

First things first. This is not my work. It belongs to my daughter Tiffiny. She and my eldest grandson Blake stopped by for a bit today and we were looking around one of my favorite sites Worth Blake began to ask how some of the trick photos were done and I tried to show him and Tiffiny a little bit of what I have learned about Photoshop. Tiffiny started playing around with it a little and after a bit of exploration she produced the picture shown above. I think that it's pretty darn good for the first time with Photoshop and I don't mind saying that I learned a tremendous amount of new stuff myself today.
All in all, not a bad Saturday!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Snow Day!

The Perfect Snow
Saturday night we had the perfect snow. I call it perfect because it was really pretty for a few hours and then gone by about 10:00 am Sunday morning. Susan and I were watching movies late Saturday oblivious to the goings on outside. You see, we don't get too shook up when they predict snow here in Tennessee. We lived in Michigan in 1996 and we had enough snow for a lifetime. I remember that it actually snowed on Halloween night, then again a few weeks later, and then just when you'd think it was going away it would snow some more. After the first few days it was ugly, stained with road grime, car exhaust, and the constant salt and ash the highway department puts out to make travel on the slick roads somewhat possible. We came to hate the thought of snow and vowed to never again reside in an area where it snowed more than two or three times per decade.
But back to this past weekend. It was perfect. We had just finished our last movie and were headed upstairs when Susan looked out front and announced that it had obviously been snowing for several hours. The yards were covered with a pristine white powder and the occasional break in the clouds allowed the moonlight to cast a shimmering glow to the new fallen snow. There was not another soul stirring in our neighborhood and at that moment the world was a peaceful, beautiful place.
Sunday morning I got up around 7:30, grabbed the camera as I headed out to get the newspaper and took this picture. As you can see, the snow was already beginning to melt off the roads, driveways, and sidewalks. By around ten o'clock it was gone altogether. No sidewalk or drive to shovel. No hazardous conditions on the roads. Perfect!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Illustration Friday: CHAIR

The Illustration Friday word for this past week was Chair. I thought that I'd give this a last minute shot before the subject changes. While I am lousy at drawing freehand I am not too, too bad at isometrics. In my profession in the architectural products industry I have been a draftsman, an engineer, and salesman. I've drawn countless doors, frames, windows, and parts so isometric drawings come fairly easily. Anyway, here's my drawing of a chair. Plain and simple.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Photo Friday: DISGUISE

Hmmm...who's disguised as who here?
The Photo Friday word for the week of 2/3/06 is DISGUISE. One of several ideas that I had for this word challenge.