Monday, November 22, 2010

Leaf Alphabet

I decided to go ahead and complete the alphabet I had started while doing the Thanksgiving gifts. Glad it's done.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving Leaves

I'm working on a set of prints which I intend to give to clients as a Thanksgiving gift this year instead of a Christmas gift. Hey, why not. The Christmas Holiday is always frantic for everyone, Thanksgiving seems a better time to offer a gift—a "Thank You". Anyway, the prints are done, but I started working on the exterior label that will carry the overall greeting. I had this idea to construct the letterforms out of leaves and other natural objects that I could collect around our property. So, on a cold and rainy Saturday last weekend, I gathered a shopping bag full of natural stuff and assembled the letterforms in my photo studio. Much harder than I had imagined. Then began the painstaking process of creating a clipping path around each very complex letterform in Photoshop. This is the LAST time I will ever do this. I had toyed with the idea of a full font, but not any longer. Glad to have the letterforms done. I'll look forward to completing this tedious project.

The prints are shown below. Both are Daylilies from our garden shot this past Summer. The prints themselves will be 11 x 14 inch archival prints on 100% cotton paper.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Are you a vegetarian?

With a face like this it's hard not to be a vegetarian? This lovely creature is one of the Brady Family's sheep here in Scenery Hill. Photographed a few days ago.