Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday finds, Art, and Maggie again...

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination." -Henry David Thoreau

I am linking up to Kim Klassen's Friday finds...
Kim Klassen dot com

I went with a friend to photograph some new born lambs.  I did get some lamb pictures, but I fell in love with a dog on the premise named "Angel", and she was an angel.  So loving, furry, and friendly.

Angel...with a texture added... 
She is a very large, and hairy dog...and so sweet...

She would get up on her hind legs for a better position for petting...

And then there was this barn...did I ever mention that I love barns. I had to take a photo of it...Here is the barn as a normal picture...

I loved the birds flying over the barn...
One of my goals for 2015 is to make one photo art picture a month.  I decided the barn might make a good photo art picture.  I converted it to a sketch, then painted back in some of the color by using a layer mask.  The texture is from 2 Little Owls.

I love how this turned out...I added a silhouette of two people walking up to the barn for more interest.  And I had to move the tree over to the left in order to get it into the photo after I cropped it.
I am sure you are wondering what happened to the lambs.  Well, I did get photos of some lambs, and their mamas.



Since I was gone to Las Vegas for a week, I missed some of my BeStill52 class with Kim Klassen, so I tried to get caught up.  I did two weeks worth: the theme for the first one was organic, dark, and moody.  I have a friend who keeps me in farm fresh eggs...yes, she is wonderful, and so are her eggs!  What could be more organic than farm fresh eggs?  Did you know the color of the egg shells is determined by the color of the hen's ears?  That is what my friend told me.  Not that I want to get close enough to see the chicken's ears though...I just thought that was interesting.






Then the next theme was light, and airy.  These flowers are left over from Valentine's Day...can you believe that?... they lasted a long time.  The books are childhood favorites of my husband's...so they are at least 50 years old.  The charm bracelet with the little shoes belonged to my grandmother.  Each shoe represents on of her grandchildren, and has the grandchild's name engraved on the bottom.  When I was a little girl, I loved looking for my shoe.


No post would be the same without something about Maggie.  One of her favorite places to rest is in the sink.  I thought she could use a rubber ducky for her sink sitting, so I got her one.   Here she is checking out her new ducky...


 She has settled into her comfy position, so now she needs her rubber ducky...


"I think I would like to have my ducky in the sink with me...come here ducky..."


Oops...not quite in the right spot...I have to fix that...


There...That is much better...


Ahhh. Now to settle down...


into a nice nap...


She loves her rubber ducky...

7 comments:

Sarah Huizenga said...

Love, love, love the super adorable face of the dog. The lambs are priceless too.

J Bonafilla said...

What a great post, Rob. You made me chuckle lots of times as I read it. Your photographs are all stunners, from Angel, the gorgeous dog, to Maggie, the sleep-in-the-sink cat to your lovely still life photos and that extraordinary art shot of the barn that you've manipulated to look like a fabulous collage. So much creativity and what a great sense of fun. The eggs look amazing with that brown palette that you've used, and I love your grandma's charm bracelet. What a charming memory to have of looking for your shoe when you were a little girl. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. All the best, Bonny

Rob said...

Bonny, thank you for all the kind comments.

traveller2006 said...

I love what you did to the barn photo. Are you participating in Awake by any chance?

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Your photo art picture this month is fabulous! Must say, Maggie with her rubber ducky stole the show.Thank you for the much needed laugh!

Roxi Hardegree said...

OMG so many good photos! Your egg shots are A M A Z I N G! The story about the charm bracelet… ohhhhh. The sweet doggie, I can just feel his fur. And your cat is too funny. I used to have one that loved to sit in the sink too. It would lay there and drink from the dripping faucet til it realized it was getting wet. I love how your barn art turned out too.

Rob said...

traveler 2006...I do not know what "Awake" is...more info please

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