Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The What I Love Series #4: Birds

OK - everyone knows I love birds. But this post is a bit more specific. I'm not an extraordinary photographer. I hold my own -- barely. And I'm not sporting lots of fancy equipment. (I use a Canon S5IS - it's a hybrid SLR with a fixed lens.) Invariably, when I'm trying to photograph a bird there will come that moment when the bird looks straight at me and straight into the camera lens. And it cracks me up every time. I love when that happens.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The What I Love Series #3: Road Trips

Road Trips!

If there's one thing I really need after this week it's to lift my spirits up a bit. I can't think of a better way to do that than to put more love out there. Y'know, the whole, what-you-put-out-there-comes-back-to-you thing... Soooo... here's another thing I love.

(This photo was taken somewhere in the Arizona desert the summer of 1982.)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Draw a Bird Day 2010

April 8 is Draw a Bird Day - or rather - a special day just for me! I'm dedicating this post to my dear friend Meredith who was in a serious car accident yesterday. Early sailors would have swallows tattooed on each side of their chest to show they had travelled five thousand miles. Swallows can also represent good luck, the coming of spring, and rebirth. Here's to Meredith and her healing journey.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The What I Love Series #2: Cool Stuff

Here's something I love. Prowling around thrift and antique stores and finding cool stuff. I don't know what these are. The tag on the back says, "lotto cards". I thought maybe bingo - but there are no letters. Who cares - I love the illustrations and the colors. And of course, the birds!

Friday, April 2, 2010

It's All About the Love: The What I Love Series #1

Yeowzas - it's been a while since I posted. Winter was tough - but Spring is here and I'm starting a new series of posts about Love. Specifically, what I love. And for the first post of this series I'm featuring a piece I did last summer, in tribute to the passing of my cat, Rocky, entitled, It's All About the Love. Nuff said.

This is a small piece, approximately 4" across and hangs from a black cord. Here's a close up.