Sunday, June 27, 2010

HB Surfing with the dolphins

It's been awhile since I've had a chance to post anything.
We went to the beach as a family last week and my hub and son surfed. Waves were small, but fun. The second photo is one of my son next to the dolphin that were playing and eating in the same area. Amazing!
Could you imagine having these come up to you? Sam said he felt them swimming underneath him.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Poster Art

Here is one of my photographs that I repainted into a poster.
It is of Portuguese Bend in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Creepy Hand Bags

This week's Art Creations Friday gave us a really interesting background to use. In my unusual/usual flair, I pondered on what to do with it. I really liked the burlap bags and the colors in them.
So, here is my rendition.
Calling it 'hand bags' of course.
The hands are from google search. My daughter thinks it's creepy.
Good, that is what I was hoping for!
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Flowers and Fountains

This past week I had fresh cut peonies on my dinning room table. They were so delicate and lovely that I thought I would share them with you. It's amazing how they are full of layers, peeling apart each one until the center is revealed. Loved them! Oh--and got them at the grocery store no less!
Then as I was taking my daughter on an errand, her boyfriend suggested that we drive down the street to see what was at the corner. I asked what it was and she said she didn't know, but I grabbed my camera just in case. Glad I did because someone had added soap into the fountain by the guard gate. Bubbles were everywhere! I laughed so hard. Thought it was very creative and looked great. My hub said that it used to happen all the time at Marymount College in Palos Verdes, near his house when he was a kid.
Have a fluffy day.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Art Creations Friday: "Land of the Free"

Although this is semi-late for the Art Creations Friday posting, I thought I'd give this one a whirl. I liked the photo that was given to work with.
After pulling it apart from the background, I thought a boat would be nice with it. Googled images and found this boat from this flickr site;
Also found a great photographer in Cape Cod. Check it out at: Really beautiful photos. Loved many of them. But the boat one that I liked the most wouldn't have the sardine capacity that I was looking for.

I began by standing the boy next to the boat which by the way is actually on land. Then began placing him in the boat. Copied him multiple times and worked his body into a sitting position, not that you can see that in the finished piece! Anyhow, hope you enjoy my sardine art. It's PACKED with the love of art.
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Cal-Cup Field Hockey Tournament 2010.

This past Memorial weekend I spent in Thousand Oaks for the Cal-Cup Field Hockey Tournament. The team and many parents had hotel rooms and stayed the entire weekend. Not me. No, I wasn't sure if my hub was in town or not so I needed to make sure I was available for my other kids. I wanted to post some photos from the tournament. The first one is really amazing to me. The shooter is off to the left, and the ball is coming right at one of our players. She has been known to take shots to the head and never does she flinch. However, you can see that she has her eyes closed ~and the players behind her are anticipating her pain.
The next shot is our goalie, my daughter behind her and player #2.
Notice her mouth guard? Love it!
Resting in between games.
And "Squirrel Alert!"
I put on 850+ miles on my car. Based on my gas mileage and the cost of gas, it was actually still cheaper for me to drive back and forth. Silly, I know. Found a great scrapbook store in Westlake. Spent more there than on gas! LOL And the rewards of being with my daughter and her team mates, priceless. It was a great weekend all in all. And I have 900 photos to prove it!