Monday, January 30, 2012

logo creativity

Had a little side job doing some graphics work.  Nothing big, or too exciting, but it was still fun flexing the ol' logo skills.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Infusing creativity to daily life!

Sort of a long post, but in my attempt to infuse creativity into daily life, I realized how boring I was being with my own families blog.  So I took a few photos, and wrote a fun poem to tell the story.  It was challenging, because I have very specific photos that I had to talk about, and find a genius way to create the rhymes.  Had a lot of fun with it.  Sort of inspires me to be more creative with the family blog.

I posted a smaller version here, but you can see the bigger images at my family blog.


Two Little Trolls

Two little trolls named Allie and Sloane
Two little trolls who will not let alone.

Two little trolls, devious and mischievous
Breaking and dumping, and completely oblivious
Causing stress and messing messes quite grievous.

Two little trolls reeking havoc in halls, in kitchens, on rugs, on couches and chairs.
We clean up each mess as we pull out our hair.

So pray for us, we’re slow, we’re tired and our heads are a spinning
And lets hope it’s a phase end, and not a phase beginning.

Two little trolls, grab a quick bite to eat.
I am sure the huge mess, was never their intent,
We’re just glad they didn’t add a bit of two percent.

 Two little trolls playing with knives
Sharpened edges, risking their lives,
But the mischief survives
And the mischief still thrives
But these sorts of things usually happen in fives.

 Two little trolls, now onto the pasta
Oodles of noodles from egg to spaghetti, rigatoni, fettuccini and even macaroni
What ever should we do with troll Alley and troll Sloaney!
And lets not forget, the onions the garlic and popcorn,
Scattered with bites and peels all forlorn. 
Can’t a mom, just get a small break,
and have two little trolls that aren’t such a headache?

 Two little trolls, with a craving for bread,
The loaf gave quite a fight, but ended up dead
Destroyed and demolished, what to do next?
why face painting Sloane’s face, with green, blue and red.

What is a day for a troll without a few good books,
But of course not for reading, nor looking nor chattering.
But for spreading, and shredding, and skittering and scattering.

 And go ahead, load up your truck with our chocolate chips,
I know your addicted trolls, but now we have zero!

Oh two little trolls, what did you do now?
This mess, well this mess is a real moon jumping cow.
Seriously!!  Cream of wheat all over the place!
We vaccum and vaccum, and dump case after case. 
We had to wash the entire couch and the chair.
Now don’t you give me that glare!

 And of course Christmas, it doesn’t come with its share
Of destruction and mayhem, we are quite aware,
But tipping over a tree was quite an assault,
But at this point baby, it’s your own darn fault.

Two little trolls, keeping are hands full to the brim
Sometimes you wonder, when will we ever win?
They are cute as a button, with personality that shines.
We guess we can take the mayhem, the messes and whines.
We will survive, we’ll move on, and we will make-do.
I just wonder
What comes next?
Ohhh, just a little baby doll voodoo.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Previous Challenge - Photo Opps!

New challenge, Photo Opps! Let’s get our cameras out, and get creative with them. Using photography as a means, think of something creative, and shoot it. Come up with a creative concept, try out a new technique, method or process for a photo, just think of ways to see a photo like it’s never been seen before!

My photo experiments

I know I am late on this, but here are a few photo techniques I played with.  For the levitation photos, I put my son i a giant sling shot, and sent him sailing across the salt flats.  Okay, not really.  The lighting was flat, and the values were very continuous.  It was rather simple to photoshop in a fake shadow, even though I think I could have spent more time to make the shadow just right.

I also tried some painting techniques.  It wasn't bad, but a large part of it was using filters with some hand work.  I think it would be more natural if it was all hand converted.  But it was till interesting results.  I had another image that I shot HDR, processed it with a painterly feel, and then ran some conversions.  I cannot seem to find that file anywhere, but I will post it if I find it.  I thought that method also produced some nice results.

And of course the tilt shift technique.  Not a lot of points for originality since Joe already posted some, but I thought I would still share.