Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July Color Combination Inspiration, Round 2

Welcome to another round of color combination inspiration! 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!

Lime Green / Bright Pink from Margaret



Gray / Black / Yellow from Grace





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

Monday, July 28, 2014

big happenings

Many of you already know that for the past few months Jake has been in the process of interviewing for his first post-medical residency job. We are extremely (there really isn't an appropriate word here) excited to announce that this month he signed a contract for a hospital in the area. This means that we can finally start planning for, you know, the rest of our lives. It will probably take a couple more years for that to sink in fully haha.

Past, present, and future: med school, residency, and job (although they're arranged in the opposite order here because I was trying to get the pens to balance in such a way that you could see the writing).

 He'll start this new position in July 2015. It means the world to me that so many people have already been so supportive of this upcoming transition.

Have there been any big happenings your way lately?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

J is for July

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

Since the letter J fell in July this time around, it seemed only natural to share just a few of the quintessential aspects of my July.

Celebrating Jake's birthday

Watching fireworks on the 4th of July

Spending time with family

Attending the Renaissance Fair

Going to our friends' annual backyard lobster boil


Attending Summerfest

Going to the zoo

Going to numerous other events in the Milwaukee area

Finding the time to check out some new local destinations

Taking as many pictures as possible wherever and whenever

And of course spending lots of time with my boys...because that's a given, right?

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

photography aspirations

Like many photographers, usually when I talk about aspirations, I end up talking about equipment. While there is certainly gear on my wish list, I also have a handful of techniques / projects that I would love to attempt and someday even master. I'm sharing a few of those aspirations today.

Click on the photos for the sources.

On or off camera flash

Car light trails and star street lights
(though they don't necessarily have to be in the same photo)
Light painting
More advanced shape bokeh
Long exposure lake sunrise
Long exposure Ferris wheel
What are your photography aspirations?
From simple to ambitious, feel free to share them in the comments!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I is for I'm Not a Pilot

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

If you've been following this blog the past couple years, you've probably already heard me talk about this local band I'm Not a Pilot that kind of became one of my favorite bands overnight a year and a half ago. If you haven't already checked out the website, get over there and listen to some of their music. You can listen via their YouTube channel. Today I'm sharing photos from their performances at Chill on the Hill and Summerfest this summer.


Select members of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra performed with them at Summerfest.

You can also see just a few of the photos that I took of I'm Not a Pilot last summer here and here.

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