My next entry in Art Challenge. This bracelet is done in triangle stitch with Swarovski crystal pearls and facetted beads from the Czech Republic. Finished with an easy-on, easy-off snap clasp. Tagged: Art Challenge, beading, Czech Republic, facetted beads, snap clasp, … Continue reading
Congratulations to Josh and Jolene!
Over the last couple years I have gotten to know Jolene at work and have enjoyed her gentle, quiet and God-centred spirit. This same spirit was on full display for her wedding day, and a beautiful day it was.
It was also a very hot day (for central Alberta), and we were thankful for the cool shade under the trees at Camp Little Red, a Christian camp Jolene has been involved with for many years, and a path in the woods near her parents’ home. We pray for all the best for Josh & Jolene as they start this life together. Thanks for asking us to photograph your special day.
After MANY abject failures at painting sheep, I was inspired by an example in Fiona Peart’s new book about water media. I am greatly pleased with the results of challenging myself in several ways. For starters, I don’t like working with pastels ! Then I used the canvas board to get lots and lots of tooth for the pastels to use. Throw in that I don’t enjoy drawing, ( and what else can one do with a pastel stick ? ), and you may have the answer to the lack of inhibition I came up with. At least it is recognisable as a sheep–even if it is a bit blue in the face.
What next ???
Yesterday I received my new Sigma 105mm Macro lens. I haven’t used a macro for a couple years, and I have sorely missed it. Having a good macro lens opens up a whole new kind of photography, one that I really enjoy. You can see common objects around you in a new way, revealing hidden beauty otherwise missed.
This is my second Sigma lens, and I have really enjoyed them. The construction quality is great, and the optics rivals, or beats the Nikon equivalent often for lots of $$$ less. See these test images from the-digital-picture.com.
This is going to be lots of fun.