Where does the time go? I have been asking myself this question time and time again when I put together another senior post of kids I have known since they were knee high to a grasshopper.
Seems like just a minute ago I was posting this lovely girl's big brother and his graduation. They make for quite a pair. I always love to hear of their adventures on family vacations or home movie projects they produced together.
I got to witness all of her sports accomplishments. She is an all around talent with brains and beauty.
Congratulations 2018 Graduate! I know that you have a great life ahead and much to give to make the world a better place!
One day they are waiting for Santa
and the next day they are graduating from High School!
or so it seems!
This graduating senior is family of family, so I consider that family to me. When we started talking about senior pictures, everyone knew we had to include her late Granddad somehow. He had worked for the railroad and she wanted to have her picture made with the caboose downtown. Using old snapshots and wedding photos, I put together an image to make a sort of logo. I then tried to make it look as if was graffiti spray painted on the side of the caboose.
I also used a photo that I had taken on a photowalk in 2011 to put train tracks behind her in a composite.
I used images from the same photowalk shoot to add different looks behind her instead of just gray photo paper.
She is a great girl getting on track to become a pharmacy tech.
Congratulations Senior 2018! The future is bright ahead!
Recently I got to work on a personal project. We needed new artwork to replace a water damaged print that sat on our mantel. The ceiling had leaked because of the chimney. Our fantastic neighbor helped us get it all of it repaired, so we got to put up new pictures. I created a digital painting using a composite of pictures I had taken of the tree and pasture just outside the studio. I had it printed 24x36. I then decided the painting needed artwork bookends, so I painted another tree from the pasture as a 15x30 and a leaf that I had photographed to use in another project as a 16x20.
I like having large pictures. My pet peeve is seeing tiny 4x6 prints framed on a wall all alone. The photo below shows how the prints look now grouped on the mantel.
The other images show photo groupings throughout the house. Most are printed no smaller than a 11x14 and going up to 20x30.
No matter what you put on your walls, photos or paintings, Think Big!
Have a Happy Easter and April Fools Day!
If you are like me, you were as busy as a bee over the holiday season. And now it is so cold outside it makes me long for warmer days. I decided to post this image of a little ray of sunshine that was working in the okra patch. It was homing in on our home garden so I decided to title it Okrahoma. Forgive me, I have been indoors too long and have a bit of cabin fever. Spring can't come soon enough for me.
Wishing You a Blessed Christmas and Coming New Year!