Tom-fishing guy has drained the colour out of this weeks header challenge and has chosen “Black and White” as his theme.
He did give us lots of options saying it could be a black and white image or a colour photo of a black and white subject.
Well Tom, I hope you don’t mind but you have given me a good excuse to divulge myself in another of my hobbies, art.
Christine, over at Christine’s Arts revitalised my love of drawing a few months ago and I’ve been meaning to post a couple of my efforts ever since.
This one is just a quick sketch I did trying to get the form and perspective of the face correct. I’ll let you decide how far out I am.
The next one is still quite rough, this time the subject is of a young child.
Finally I moved onto animals and tried my hand first at a dogs leg…
finishing off with the animal portrait in the centre of my header…
I hope you’ve liked my take on black and white this week. It’s maybe been a little unconventional, but then it’s good to be different every now and again.
If you want to see what the other headbangers have thought up for the theme Black and White, then follow their links at the top of my right hand menu bar.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow.
We have been asked this week to think about “Romance” for our header challenge, chosen by Gailsman.
Now when I think about romance I can’t but think about my lovely wife Mel. So todays blog post is dedicated to her.
I must admit I’m a bit of an old romantic at heart and I do like to surprise her with little gestures of flowers or presents for no reason other than to say, I love you!
One of the presents was one I made myself, a pair of entwined hearts whittled out of a single peace of oak; as I had known since I had first met her that we were meant to be together…
“Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, Did my heart fly at your service” (Tempest)
As I said I also like to give her flowers, sometimes big bunches of them, but sometimes just simple little rose buds, just to say, I love you.
My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June :
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune. (Robert Burns)
Just today I finished another piece of carving I had been working on for a while. The word “Love”.
My wife had already seen it in its not quite finished state but today I surprised her and finished it off and set it out on her desk surrounded by roses’ and petals as you can see in the header for her to find when she came in. I will let you decide if that is romantic or not.
Don’t forget to check out the other romantics by following their links in my right hand menu bar under the Header Challenge title.
As for being romantic my philosophy is much like Voltaire's,
“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination”.
So use your imagination and tell that someone special how you feel.
As for my someone special, “Jeg elsker dig”.
Well it looks as if the crocodile from this mornings post hasn’t eaten anybody so he must have gone far enough away for me to post this weeks header challenge photos.
This weeks Header Challenge has been set by imac and he has chosen to go “Below the water line”.
Now what's one of the main things you see below the water line? Well for me I think it’s fish…
Sad looking fish…
Smiley looking fish…
Slippery fish (well eel really)…
Cute… Look we've found Nemo!
I hope you haven't got too wet on our little trip below the water line, and the crocodile has stayed away for the whole post. I hope he hasn’t gone to pester any of the other headbangers as they do their headers for this weeks challenge. Why don’t you drop in on them to see if he has, or if they have succeed to post below the water line. Just follow the links to their blogs in my right hand menu bar.
Thanks for dropping in feel and free to browse any of my other posts there's lots more photography and blogs for you to enjoy.
Everyday has been chosen for the Header Challenge theme this week and it has been chosen by Sandy. Now when I first saw the theme I thought what does that mean? What am I going to do for the theme everyday? Then I realized that it’s really just anything that I do everyday or that happens everyday to me or someone else or to everyone else. When I thought of it that way it was much easier.
As you can see in my header there are three pictures the first of a tea pot and cup, well its said that an Englishman must have his cup of tea “everyday” to see him through the day and in a lot of peoples cases many cups of tea.
The second photo is of a freshly baked loaf of bread. We bake our own bread “everyday” its much nicer than the shop bought loaves and so easy to make.
The third photo is some eggs in our ceramic chicken collected “everyday” from our small flock of hens. They’re really tasty with a rich golden yolk.
We also grow some of our own fruit and vegetable's, not many but a few. For those that don’t wish to, or don’t have the facilities to do the same the local markets are a great source of produce.
Everyday the traders are selling their wares in our towns and villages.
I visited the market in the town of Boston Lincolnshire to see what everyday trading was going on.
There was fruit and veg…
Tomatoes & Mushrooms
You could buy your various breads too…
There was even a stall that just sold eggs (fresh and pickled).
I liked the look of this stall, full of cakes…
This very bright stall was a sweet toothed heaven and probably a dentists hell, with row upon row of confectionaries.
Amongst the myriad of other types of stalls that make up the market in Boston, there is even a luggage stall where you can pick up a bag or even a trolley to take all your purchases home in.
Everyday most of us have enough to eat and drink, spare just a moment in your busy life to think about those who don’t have enough everyday. If any of you are able, my daughter is going to Kenya next year as part of a World Challenge Expedition to support just some of these under privileged children, and needs sponsorship. You can support her via the link in my right hand column or via her website at: http://keziahsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/ Thank you.