Sometimes you’ll come across these “[blank]-a-day for a month” challenges on blogs or social media…I’ve tried to do a couple of them in the past, but when you’re not posting the results you’re not really accountable to anyone, you know? So I never finished the couple I’d tried before.
But then I saw this on Twitter…
Taking a photo every day really does open your eyes to your surroundings…and having a theme every day was inspiring most days, although some days very challenging (what the heck can I photograph that’s “whole”? That encompasses just about everything!). Here’s the first half of my month…
Just the sky. I went pretty basic on this one…
Gargoyles! I love these sculptures…I would get one for the house but it would scare my stepson. 😉
Around late October/early November it was finally starting to get cold enough that we had to sleep with a blanket, instead of just sheets…that’s a favorite moment for me during the year, the moment when I get to bust out the quilts! Got this one at Target a few years ago. It’s very chipper. Scotty likes it too.
Sleep. 😛 Lame, yet true.
The curtains in my stepson’s room looked really cool at 8 in the morning…and that’s his Groot figurine lurking behind the curtain.
We had just closed on our new house two days previously, got the keys this very day…and it was my birthday! (I got a house for my birthday, heh.) So after picking up the keys, I got myself some celebratory croissant-donuts and iced coffee and had breakfast for the first time on our new house’s patio.
Tucson is my place. (I was petsitting for someone who lived up in the foothills, and they had this beautiful view from their driveway…I love going up there.)
Shallow, but I felt like “heck yes!” after someone at the Open Studio Tour asked me, “so you go to the U of A, right?” Being mistaken for a college student when I’m almost 30…heck yes for good genes. 🙂 (Okay, it was probably also the pink hair. Still! Genes!)
Drinking coffee at the computer. Wow, a lot of these photos involve coffee…
On the 11th, we were moving things into our new house all day…we were very excited to be able to utilize the built-in wineglass rack in the kitchen and set all that up.
As I was cleaning stuff out to move, I found this sign I had painted for the production of The Laramie Project I directed in 2007. (I feel like every time I direct a play, I end up bringing home one of the props to decorate my house with.) I had lots of fun making this…now I need to find somewhere to display it in the new house!
Talking about temperament here…this cat I was petsitting was often hot and cold with me! (He was nice, he just liked to play with my hair and keys…and then snag his claws in them so I couldn’t escape.)
A couple days I did sketches in Brushes that went along with the theme…here’s one for “hot and cold,” although this time I went with colors, not temperament:
|I almost feel like this should be a study for an actual painting at some point down the line…we shall see.|