Now please head on over to Clara to see her take on the theme -
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So….. on the way home from school, I asked the boys ,”OK , who wants to help me with my ‘homework’ “. Mikey readily agreed so I told him to get his box of shoes (we keep the kids shoes that they wear regularly in a box in the downstairs closet ). We headed outside and I asked him what can we do with all these shoes? So he said ‘Let’s have a sale, like in a store”, So I told him to put the shoes out ‘for sale’.
So after putting all the shoes out ‘for sale’ he got a little bored, so he put on his favorite pair of boots and started acting like himself – a total goofball -
I love him so much! He literally makes me laugh everyday! Now please head on over to Clara’s post to see her pretty images!
10th of the month – time for the 10 on 10 – Ten images documenting a day. A project that a group of Bloom photographers and myself are involved in.
Before photography, I used to paint. Somehow, my paintings became popular and long story short – within a couple of years after I started, quite by accident, I got an agent at the Dallas World Market and he sold my paintings (and my business partner’s) to many high end home decor stores thoughout Texas, Louisianna and Oklahoma. Mostly small stores, but a few larger retailers bought the paintings. I had a group of artists who worked for us recreating our designs on canvas to fill the orders.
Market crash, and the paintings stopped selling quite as quickly – and quite frankly, I was starting my photography interest at the time, so I had welcomed the change and put more and more effort in teaching myself photography.
Sometimes I still like to paint – and lately I’ve been experimenting with different colors, more of a modern look, different than what I was doing when before. Maybe if I get a good amount of canvasses done, then I’ll contact my agent again to see if he wants to sell them. But then, it may become a ‘production’ thing again instead of creating fun art. (He starts coming in with ‘orders’ from stores). I shouldn’t complain if it does, but I stopped doing photography as a business – so obviously it’s the ‘business’ part that doesn’t fit in my life right now.
Well – here is something I’m not quite finished with yet. I work on it when I’m watching TV or in my spare time.
I think I’m done with this one – Didn’t varnish it yet – not sure if I’m going to. If it stays in my house – I can do whatever I want with it. If I sell it – I will varnish it first.
One of my babies.
Ok – so I cheated a bit this month – I really was enjoying this next series – so it was hard to pick just one to document this playtime.
The twins next door just turned two, so they happened to stumble into some pretty light in their party clothes and balloons – Perfect photo op – so I grabbed the camera and shot a few.
Now please continue the circle to Pam Parisi to see her pretty images!
Ok – so I am last minute nellie and did not prepare for this week’s theme – to describe a person without showing their face. So when my two boys got home from school, I took out the camera and documented the personalities. Shoes were off in the first 10 seconds – and left in the yard of course! My older one loves to just swing and he is a bit more conventional than my younger one – who is a total goofball – loves to climb, sing, perform, you name any goofball thing – he makes me laugh every day. So this was a 30 minute playtime in our backyard today .
After looking at these – Please take a look at CLARA’s post to see what pretty images she came up with!