Saturday, August 10, 2013

Any reason to sling an axe

So I was working in the yard today when I noticed one of our cacti was dead. So I immediately knew that this was a great reason to use my axe and chop it out (anybody who owns an axe knows exactly what I'm talking about).

Dead cactus

So I chopped the cactus off at the base and it flipped over and I thought it looked really neat, like a flower almost. This led me to run in and get my camera and take some pictures and share it with you all. I guess the moral of the story here is that you can encounter beauty anywhere, you just have to keep your eyes open for it... and have an axe ready to chop up the rest!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Christmas in August?

It may seem like a strange time to be talking about Christmas, but the reality is that it's right around the corner. Why this is important to me is because a few years ago I decided that our Christmas cards needed to be something new and interesting and therefore I began the tradition of doing a special painting for each of our Christmas cards. This of course always has a way of being put off to the very last minute, getting my wife very upset at me, and turning our Christmas cards into New Years cards. Well no longer! I am actually already researching what our card will be for this year, and thought I would share one of our previous card images.

I wanted to design an image that included many of the things that my wife and daughter enjoy such as shopping, cookies and Disney while conveying the feeling of the holidays.