In last week’s lesson we were asked to create a little still life that would reflect a fresh start to the new year. I immediately thought of bulbs. Every year after Christmas I head to our local nursery where they always have some paperwhites on sale. I have specialty containers for forcing bulbs, but this year I went with simple canning jars. Brian likes this look so much he told me I should do it this way always. The jars are sitting in an old film can lid covered with a napkin. I don’t even remember where the little chalkboard came from, but this is the first time I’ve used it. Kind of fun. This display sits on our breakfast room table for us to enjoy daily.
Kim also asked us to look back on our photos from 2014 and pick a few favorites. Such a great exercise to look over my year and see how far I’ve come and to my surprise I actually did have a few favorites. Here are my first 3 favs:
The picture in the middle is from a Be Still exercise (inspired by a painting), of course this looks nothing like the painting but it did provide a jumping off point for me to land here. I’m having an 8″ x 8″ canvas print made to hang in the kitchen. The photos on either end were self-assigned projects. I’ve had the fish in the glass vase image in my head for two years! The smelt image on the far right was inspired by an image by Art Wolfe. I’m having this made into a 20″ x 20″ canvas print for the breakfast room.
And my second 3 favs:
The tomato image up top was inspired by an article I saw in a Martha Stewart magazine this summer about heirloom tomatoes. Got me thinking! The middle image is from a Be Still assignment (Cookies & Milk). I went a little crazy with that homework! The image on the bottom is also from a Be Still assignment (Butter & Eggs). This image also made Flickr Explore if you can believe that!
So there it is…some of my favs from 2014. So looking forward to learning more at Be Still and also in the new class I am in entitled The Studio. Promises to be inspiring!
Wishing you all a wonderful 2015, filled with love, laughter, creativity, and fun!
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