macro monday

Macro Mondays- Be my Valentine

Happy Monday!!!!
Man, it was such a NICE weekend! I got to hang out with grandma, paint a little, knit (gasp! I think I may have nearly finished a scarf!!!) and started culling some photos from my hard drive in preparation to start backing them up. Yesterday, I even played with my polymer clay! I made a bird and I LOVE it!!! I will post pics after I get it painted. It's lopsided, but I think that's part of the charm!!!

Today's Macro Monday theme is "Be my Valentine."
Macro Mondays- Be my Valentine

I took this shot this afternoon in the car while there was a brief bit of sunshine. It didn't turn out too bad!!! (I just may use this as a card instead of this shot)

Hope you all have a great monday!

Macro Monday- Celebration of Life

Happy Monday!
This weekend was quiet. I hung out with grandma Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It was nice. Got to chill with grams and watch all the daytime tv that I never ever get to see anymore-- the view, maury povich (really? are all his show's "I ain't the baby daddy?") and Judge Judy!!! Boy, does my grandma LOVE judge Judy!!!! My sister and nephew come over on Saturday-- such a treat! I hardly get to see them! (Hi June!!!!) Sunday was spent just relaxing and vegging out.
Today's Macro Monday theme is "Celebration of Life" in honor of Steve "Baissie" Evans.

Steve was a fellow flickrite who passed away last week. He was very active in flickr and the Macro Monday group. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to know him, or see his photostream before he passed away. He did beautiful photography, so please take a moment and check out his stream...

Macro Mondays-Numerical

oh man, I can't believe it's monday already. I am so not happy about that. I had a quiet weekend of painting, sitting with grams, and relaxing a bit. I'm just not quite ready to face a monday. Maybe after 4 or 5 cups of coffee. But not yet.

Today's macro Monday theme is "numerical." This is the bar code and lot number of the really really expensive yarn I bought when I was in New Mexico.
Macro Mondays- Numerical

It's soooooo pretty, and sooooo soft-- I love it! So yeah, I'm making a scarf with it. But wait! It's not just a plain scarf-- it has a (slight) pattern! It's a ribbed pattern that Sarah taught me when I was in NM. Don't laugh! This is the most complicated thing I can handle!

One day, I might actually finish it...

Macro Monday- Metallic Surfaces

Hello! Happy Monday!
This weekend was pretty quiet (I'm so thankful!) I worked late Friday night at Craft Fancy (we had a crop!) Seriously, I'm thinking of going to Starbucks and ordering a large espresso. Red eyes and black eyes aren't enough for me to keep me awake and somewhat alert on these late late nights!
Saturday was spent with grandma. We had a nice and quiet day. She didn't do anything nutty, which in my book, constitutes a good day. Saturday evening I painted! I've got two coffee cup paintings that are nearly done. All I have left is to add some details and paint the edges. I just have to wait for them to dry a bit. I'm also nearly finished with a small orchid painting that I swear I've repainted at least 83 times now. Again, it just needs details! I even busted out the iron man painting that was supposed to be David's birthday present 2 years ago. It's still not finished. No where near being finished, in fact. Maybe I'll be able to give it to him next year....
Sunday was quiet too. Spent it painting and working on orders and stuff. A really nice and chill weekend overall.  (I'd like another please...)

Well,  it's Monday-- that means it's time business! Today's macro monday is "metallic surfaces"

This is the rusty handle on the gate to the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is one of my favorite details in the garden-- isn't the rust so perfect?
love it!
She lifted her head, looked at him, and passed on.

Macro Monday-Imperfection

Good morning! Happy Monday! This weekend was quite the busy one! As you know, our friend Adam came in from New Mexico. We took him to all sorts of cool places in Wicker Park on Thursday. Friday we hopped the El and took him to the Art Institute, and had dinner at Italian Village (where I lost my phone!!!) Came home Friday evening and just chilled.

Saturday, Adam was supposed to leave, but we had gotten something like 8" of snow overnight,and it was still coming down! We ventured out for breakfast (c'mon, if you've ever had Walker Brothers Apple Pancakes, you know why) and decided that it was much to perilous outside to venture out anymore. We spent the day cooped up indoors. I think Adam was coming down with the sniffles. Later on in the evening, when the snow stopped, and the roads were safer to drive on, we went to toys 'r us, and to get some coffee. Feeling a little more adventurous, we drove down Lake Shore Drive a bit and took in some city sites.

Sunday morning arrived sunny and clear, so Adam took off toward the great warm southwest.

But my adventures weren't over yet! Sunday we met up with Cindi (aka Dr. Beef) and her beau at the Museum of Sciene and Industry for some learnin' and photography fun! While we had an awesome time with Cindi and Terry, we were disappointed that there were so many sections of the museum that were closed! I don't think we'll be going back there anytime soon.
Whew! What a weekend! I seriously think I need a day or two to relax and recover!!!!

Anyways, today's macro monday theme is Imperfection. I took this shot Friday at the Art Institute. Its a statue representing Horus, the egyptian god of the sky. What I love about this shot is that the sculpture is beautiful, glossy black stone, and looks nearly perfect except for a tiny chipped bit by the wing.  Love it.


Have a great Monday!