I put half an hour into restacking him and all I have to show for it is this crappy cell phone pic:
Other things have made a comeback as well -- and I finally mowed the grass!
Click on the pic to see it bigger, but no better.
Double exposure and cool sunglasses.
I know these blog entries get further and further between, but I have been busy with other things, like work-work. I am back from the Beach (Topsail Island again) with a fresh batch of sand pics. I have also fixed up some old friends and made a few cool movies.
This is a video I made of some water flowing into a puddle on the Beach. The spots are shadows of the foam floating on top of the water:
One of my favorite activites at the Beach is to walk about and look at cool formations in the sand created by wind-n-water. From subtle nuances to dramatic, graphic patterns, it's really cool if you just take the time to look down.
On this one to the left I did adjust the contrast a bit, but most of these photos are just as I took 'em.
This one to the right is water, but I thought it was still graphically cool.
On the left, the edge of a small sand dune in the middle of the Spit, my favorite part of Topsail Island.
Bent Creek beckons as always. I love that place. Lots of people do. But I might be the only one who shows that love by stacking its rocks.
I left it alone for about two months to see if the vandals would be coming back. They didn't, so I added a few more and a few more and today, the Unphotographable Herd looks like this:
For the uninitiated, I'll tell you about the Herd of Unphotographable Arches ... There are 8 arches that are just that -- arches. They are the "herd." There are currently two arches that have advanced to have obtained gender -- a femalewho is the lead herder (pic above), and this male:
Let's just hope the vandals stay away. They make things less fun.
My sewing machine, Elsa (she's from Switzerland), and I have been busy as well. We made this bowl:
The River is almost warm enough for wading, so construction on some old friends will start soon. Today, we're having our first watermelon in the River. Another harbinger of Summer. And lawn mowing.
It's our favorite time of year in the Avant Garden, and now that the days are longer and the weather warmer, good things are bound to happen. I just finished my most recent time-consuming sewing project, so now I can get outside more!
When I was a kid and we did watercolors in school, I would slop on a layer of Sun, a layer of Sky with white clouds, a layer of purple mountains majesty, a layer of green grass with a darker green mixed in to represent trees, and blue Water along the bottom. This is the sewing version, with my friend Nikki modeling.
Here's a pic of a heart-shaped leaf that I took just because:
I am going to add one arch at a time until the whole herd is back and marching their way upstream. Speaking of upstream, my brain has really felt like it has been swimming upstream. Let's hope with the arrival of Spring it eases up on me and lets my creative energy surface again. Cheers!