Monday, October 24, 2016

Red Leaves in the Fog

One more picture from last week's walk around the Cummings Center Pond.  The fog rolled in as we walked until we could no longer see the other side of the pond.  I liked the way the red leaves looked in the fog, so I took this picture.  I struggled to edit this because the fog took away many of the cues that are useful in figuring out if the orientation is straight.  The result is that the scene becomes surreal.  Is one of the trees leaning or is that a reflection?  It was only by looking at the little ripples in the water that I could tell that this image was straight.  Fog makes you look harder and it makes you think.  (Maybe that's why there is so much fog in mystery novels.)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ducks, Pond, and Fog

Here's another photo from last week's walk around the Cummings Center Pond.  The fog rolled in as we walked until it became hard to see the trees on the other side.  Near the end of the walk, we saw some ducks swimming out into the pond.  Today I edited the original picture and cropped it to get this composition.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pond and Fog

This is another image from our recent walk around the pond at the Cummings Center.  Yesterday I posted a photo of the path, and this picture was taken from the other side, maybe a 20 minute walk.  But by then, the fog was so thick that it was hard to see the trees on the other side. In fact, I had to adjust this photo to make the trees more visible. Although fog can be a nuisance, and it makes me nervous to drive through.  But I do like the fact that it makes you look hard, pay attention,  and see things differently, 

Friday, October 21, 2016

October Path (Cummings Center Pond)

Here's another image from a recent walk around the Cummings Center Pond here in Beverly, MA. At this point the sky was cloudy and the air was misty.  But as we walked, the fog came in.  Tonight I cropped the original photo to get this composition.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fog at the Pond

Yesterday we went for a walk at the Cummings Center Pond here in Beverly, MA.  It was just cloudy as we began but the fog began to roll in as we walked around the pond.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Another Heart Shaped Box as of Oct. 19, 2016

I went to Porter Mill Studios this morning and spent a little time working on this project, a heart-shaped box that I am covering with collage and decoupage designs.  This was once a candy box (Turtles to be specific) and I am creating designs with pieces of printed metallic ribbon.  I didn't have a lot of time today, so I concentrated on the underside of the box, which I am covering with brown patterned ribbon.  I am still working on the top of the box, also in the photo, but didn't have time to do any more with it today.  I call this project "Another Heart-Shaped Box" because it isn't my first.  If you want to see how my first heart-shaped box turned out, follow this link:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Feijoada (Recipe Illustration as of Oct. 18, 2016)

Today I continued work on this illustration for a recipe for feijoada (Brazilian black bean dish); the recipe and illustration will soon be published on our food blog,  In this illustration, the black beans are at the center, with other ingredients and garnishes arranged around the main dish. Today I adding color to the rest pf objects and to the letters.  I still need to add a background color, but I haven't decided what color that will be.  Maybe soft blue or pink.  To be continued. . . . .