Tuesday, September 16, 2014

working with rainbows

I have a handful of rainbow designs that do quite well, especially around the holidays. It's hard to believe that we're already getting to that time of year again, but it'll be here before we know it. As I restock some best selling items, I'm trying to get enough stocked to keep me set through at least my first few holidays shows and online orders.

After I'd pulled several rainbow palettes for varying pieces, I had a little fun photographing them.

This first set is part of a full spectrum from red to pink, but I really love the lime green, turquoise blue, purple, and pink palette.

What have you been working on lately?

Monday, September 15, 2014

chasing waterfalls

After months of owning a heavy duty tripod and neutral density filters, I'm finally getting serious about taking them out on excursions to experiment with long exposures. Among other things, I've wanted to photograph a number of waterfalls and fountains around Milwaukee for quite a while. Today I'm sharing a few shots of a couple waterfalls in Whitnall Park. Enjoy.

What have you been photographing lately?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday is Caturday

I know that it's been what feels like forever (actually two months) since I've shared my cell phone kitty pictures on the blog (truth: 99+% of my cell phone pictures are of my kitties). I'm still taking just as many pictures as ever and will be sharing my backlog over the next couple months.

100% Ares

Many of you know that Ares loves any and all things laundry baskets. Usually I use the plastic baskets. During the middle of a seven hour power outage this summer, I grabbed an old pop up basket to take a finished load out of the dryer without messing with the rest of the in progress laundry. It proved to be just as, if not more, entertaining.

What have your cats been up to lately?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Q is for (You Have to Be) Quick to Get the Shot

Are you ready for another round of Alphabe Thursday? Let's go!

Last month I was out with some friends at a park in Milwaukee in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city, minutes from Lake Michigan. While we were there, a group of four wild turkeys wandered through the area. I'm sure that many of you see wild turkeys all the time, but it's an extremely rare sighting for us city folks. You have to get the shot while you can because you may not have another chance any time soon.

Check out what the other Alphabe Thursday participants posted for the letter Q this week right here!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September Color Combination Inspiration, Round 1

Welcome to another round of color combination inspiration! I didn't get to a round 2 in August. Many apologies. I'm taking your fabulous suggestions from Round 1 last month and will do my best to get in a round 2 for September.

I hope that you're able to find something here that sparks a new idea of some sort for your creative endeavors. As always, I've done my best to mix up the subjects that I feature. You can pull color combinations from any source for literally any type of creative project. Click on the photos to visit the original sources. Enjoy!

Charcoal Gray / Coral from Edi


Charcoal Gray / Sky Blue from Margaret

Charcoal Gray / Turquoise from Paige


Coral / Cream from LeAnn

 Let's Keep It Going!
What color combinations are you loving right now? Have you experimented with any new color combinations recently?

Also, if you're looking for even more color inspiration this fall, I recently put together this article over on HubPages.