Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

POTD - Texture

I love to play with texture as I love to create art. I'm a very hands-on and visual person so my eyes love contrasting textures and elements in our world. My hands love how things feel and when I create my various arts and crafts I use lots of textures to stimulate my senses. Simply put, texture excites me and draws me in! It is definitely something that I am always conscious of.

We had an ice storm this past week and, while I don't like the damage that ice on trees can create, I love how glistening ice looks!
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My oldest is so wonderful with his baby brother. He is warm, soft and kind and so loving toward him. Here he is just gazing down at his brother who was giggling away.
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18 comments:

Cari said...

Love both of these shots. You boy looks like such a caring little boy!
Cari

Sharon said...

Beautiful captures!

CindyTykie said...

great shots!

Amy said...

Both are great. Love the first!!!

Rachel said...

Wonderful photos.

Reds said...

Great ice shot and love the way your son looks at his brother - so much love there!

Jason said...

These are great shots! Nice job!

pat said...

Oh my--that photo of your son gave me goosebumps! What a wonderful expression you captured.

Liz said...

That first shot is simply gorgeous. The colors are to die for.. I want redecorate my living room around that print. :)

tracie said...

I love these. The first is so crisp and colorful and I like your conversion in the second one. What a sweet big brother.

Michelle said...

Your ice shot is fantastic. And the love on your son's face is amazing. You are definitely doing something right raising such a caring boy.

Lou said...

That ice shot is beautiful. Love the pop of color with the red berries.

~*Steffie*~ said...

Brillian crip 1st photo.

Adorable quite moment on the second one. His eyes are amazing.

Amy said...

That ice on the branch is beautiful! Your boy does look sweet! :)

Mom2Drew said...

Oooo, that color in the first one is so lovely. And wow...what a face in that second. Welcome to the POTD crew, you'll love it here:)

Mandy said...

WOW...that first shot is so amazing. Great focus. I really love the shot of your little boy too. What a genuine expression you have managed to capture.

Jo said...

What a lovely moment captured between your kids, and I love that ice shot, we don't get ice storms but I kind of wish we did just to be able to get shots like yours!

pakosta said...

very nice! he's such a cutie!
tara