Monthly Archives: September 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

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Looking at this picture, I feel it is saturated with sunshine.  I know it is probably not the most traditional depiction of saturated, but this is what I think of with saturation.  I can almost feel the sun on my skin.  Hope you enjoy this picture and have a great rest of your day:)

Hogwarts Hubcap!

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CIMG1443Hubcap #5 is complete!  There is a story behind this one too.  My brother’s girlfriend bought me a present right before she left for her freshman year in college.  First off, I thought she should be the one to be receiving gifts, but I wasn’t going to say no to a present.  Knowing I had just started painting hubcaps, she bought me a set of 4 hubcaps from Wal-Mart!  Wrapped up and everything – I was thrilled especially because I’ve never painted a clean, new hubcap.

Obviously, the first one I painted had to go to her.  I have never painted or drawn something for anyone else and I’ve also never given away a piece of my work.  After the hours I put in, I have a hard time parting with it.

Although a freshman in college, she is an unashamed Harry Potter fanatic and I admire her for that.  I decided the Hogwarts emblem is what this painting had to be and it turned out pretty well.  The shading does not come out in the photo very well, but it looks better in person.  Can’t wait to hear about her reaction when he gives it to her this weekend:)  I will have a tough time parting with it (even though I’m not a huge HP fan), but it is good practice.  She deserves it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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I liked the idea of this photo more than I like how it came out, but here’s my Weekly Photo Challenge.  It’s a picture of my kitchen from inside the fish bowl:)  Hope you all enjoy it – just tried to do something a little bit different!  Also, this is my fish Zeus, just thought I would give him some credit.  Have a great Thursday everybody… the weekend is coming!

Getting Winter-Ready

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It’s been waaaaayyy too long since my last post.  With the weather cooling off, it is obvious summer is quickly on its way out the door.  My favorite season of the year is fall and I am so excited for everything that comes with it!  Halloween, cool mornings, fall colors, Thanksgiving, apple picking, and pumpkin flavored everything:)

Knitting has been something easy for me to maintain (or at least maintain better than anything else) now that I am back at school.  It’s relaxing to just knit while I watch tv in the at night.  Now I know we are only just beginning fall, but I went for winter colors with this hat.  It fits me perfectly though so I will definitely wear it.  Unfortunately, there is a spiral design you can’t really see, and it was supposed to be knit with just one color which I think would have really brought out the spiral.  But, me being myself, I couldn’t just do one color.  I thought these ones went so well together!  But, that explains the little color bulges you can see in the picture… that’s where there is supposed to be a purl stitch to make the spiral.  Still, it’s cute and useful (unlike the knit fish still sitting on my coffee table).

On a different note, I almost have the hubcap for my brother’s girlfriend finished.  My goal is to have it done by the end of the week – more on that story later.  Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Wednesday!

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

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This is probably not my most exciting Weekly Photo Challenge, but I struggled a bit this week.  After spending around 45 minutes this evening walking around campus and through the park, I watched two squirrels chase each other up a tree.  This is the tree from a squirrel’s point of view:)  Just something a little different.  I hope you enjoy my photo and have a great rest of your weekend!

I Knit a Fish!

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CIMG1417This is my latest project completed.  It is not anything extravagant and it was actually supposed to be a flounder, but I messed up its fins!  Still, I am proud of it.  This was a great exercise to practice my knitting and work with all of my new needles.  I have finally branched out a bit.  Now that I have finished this fish though, I definitely plan on attempting a knitting project of a more useful nature… preferably something I can wear!  Let me know if you have any ideas.  Also, here is the pattern for the actual flounder:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss11/PATTflounder.php

It was a very simple pattern to follow (I know, I messed up, but that has more to do with the fact that I get excited and stop reading directions).

As for other projects, I have a couple of things in the works.  I have started another hubcap and will hopefully have that completed by the end of next week and after taking a couple of months off, I plan on picking up my sketchbook again.  I have been feeling a little equine-deprived, so I think a horse is in store:)  I also desperately want to bake chocolate soufflés and a cake.  Hopefully more updates coming soon then!  Have a fantastic Thursday evening everyone.

Goldfish Bowl

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CIMG1413I have finally finished my fourth hubcap – so here it is!  I painted these two goldfish and they were definitely a fun project.  I loved the colors and it’s different from the other three I have done.  I’m also excited because I have officially painted 4 hubcaps now… I guess I could outfit a car:)  If you haven’t seen my others, you should check out the “Painted Hubcaps” page above.  It has been an extremely busy week for me which is why I have not been able to work much on any of my projects, but I was very productive last night.  I finished this, continued my knitted fish, and baked two giant loaves of zucchini bread.  Finally, some success.  Below I uploaded two close-ups of my fish, but I still think they look better in person.  I hope everyone has a glorious Tuesday!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

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When I think of the sea, I think of tranquility, sunsets, pastels, and peacefulness.  This picture from the coast of the little island of Bornholm encompasses the sea in my opinion.  In this picture, anything is possible and anything can happen.  It certainly makes me want to go back!  I hope everyone has a great Monday and enjoys a little snapshot of my ocean:)