“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” –Robert Brault
This is another one of James’ Phalaenopsis orchids that’s blooming right now. This one was a gift from canine celebrity Hairy Putter‘s dads, on the occasion of their move from Utah to California. They had to leave it behind due to California’s prohibition against bringing plants across the state line. I hope you like the photo.
“Beauty Has a Forked Tongue”, Nikon D800 in DX mode, ISO 100, f/29 at 40 sec., 60mm DX micro Click on the image for a larger view and print options.
Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know that I decided to try something that would really (and I mean really) challenge me: a drawing class. To summarize some important background information, I’ve never drawn before. I never really tried, since I found my few efforts so disappointing and frustrating. By the end of the class – and several months of agony, I had two drawings I wasn’t completely embarrassed of. This is one of them.
Here is my drawing of Hairy Putter, done from a photo I took of him about a year-and-a-half ago. If you aren’t familiar with Hairy’s blog, you should definitely stop by. Hairy is well-known for his restaurant reviews, pet-friendly travel advice and for his work as the Director of Barketing for Northern California’s Mendocino County. Hairy is in town this week attending the BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference with his two upright companions.
If you’re attending BlogPaws – or just in the area, keep an eye out for Hairy.
I mentioned that there were two drawings I actually came away from class pretty happy with. Here’s a teaser and a warning: if you’re following this blog, you’ll be getting sick of the second one soon enough.