Thursday, 3 May 2012

Photo365+1

We're into May and I'm still managing to keep up with taking a photo a day, thanks to Suzie and Photo365+1. Here are my current favourites:

..handmade


Not by me this time, but by my sister some years ago now. It's a tiny felt Piglet (or "Plig-ett" as The Tall One used to say when he was little) and I've been meaning to take his picture since I bought a piece of October Afternoon paper which looks like the Hundred Acre Wood.

..art


This one is dedicated to my blogging friend Carmen whose stories of making art and drawing with her girls inspired me to say - go on then, I'll do it too when The (Not So) Small One announced her art homework. We spent a happy afternoon drawing portraits. A first for me - I'd never ever drawn a face before. I won't be handing it in to be marked: I was a D student in art at school. But I might have another go..

..tower


I know, it's a gratuitous Little E photo really. But he was building a Lego tower at the time.

..lights


The (Not So) Small One's dressing table mirror, put up for her by her Dad to illuminate a little alcove off her bedroom

..and finally flag

There are a lot of them about at the moment. I found this one in TK Maxx (along with some very nice Kilner jars and ..)

Before I finish today I want to shout some encouragement to my blogging friend Abi who has a plan. First Thursday of the month, she runs Operation Speak Out to encourage everyone who reads to leave a comment. In her own words "In one day to fill the internet with words of encouragment and happiness ". De-lurk on a few of your favourite blogs today!

29 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Looks like that Little E is still very happy to have his photo taken....long may it last!!

Amy said...

Olympic mayhem and flag waving is quite low key over here at the moment, not long to go though! Our Opening Ceremony Uniforms were released today - errr, not our best, we will look like the linespeople at Wimbledon! Bring back the Mambo I say!

jennifer said...

Lots of lovely pictures, I like your sketch, and the tower photo with little E is just adorable! x

heart.hearth.home. said...

I think you deserve an A for effort. Portrait drawing is notoriosly difficult and you have captured Little E brilliantly. Glad you are managing to keep up with your photo a day. I really look forward to your Thursday postings.

Carmen said...

Yay! I can't believe it was your first go! Yes please do more, more, more :D

Craig is Union Jack obsessed at the moment and is loving the surge in products. He's been allowed to buy a couple of sofa cushions and a rug for the back door but I'm trying to tell him there is a very fine line between accents and all out chaviness. He would have galloped over the line waving his cushions, some blimming curtains, bedspreads and gawd knows what else way back in January if I wasn't chasing after him!

Cheri said...

I'm impressed with the commitment! I couldn't even manage to get a photo every day for a week during WITL - totally blanked on Wednesday!

Abi said...

Love the photos each day and massive thank you to the shout out! Cannot wait for storyelling sunday this weekend! xxx

Amanda said...

Spooky I've just bought some kilner jars and been drawing faces. I don't think I'm brave enough to show mine either.

Lynn said...

Some great photos - love the Piglet!

kim said...

What beautiful photos. I love the lights.

I am trying hard to leave comments on the photography blogs daily. I love seeing what everyone takes everyday.

Lizzie said...

The portrait is a very passable first attempt. It does take practice to be good at drawing - and you are very busy! My drawing needs improvement - I'm not nearly as good at it as I used to be!

The Piglet is brilliant. I still have a Tom Kitten that my sister made for me in her needlework lessons. The teacher gave her a B+, but I gave her an A++. He even had a little "straw" boater hat, made from card and felt, with a blue ribbon round it. And buttons on his little blue felt trousers.. He is pretty ace. Must find out where he is just now...

I daren't go in TKMaxx just now.. .too many nice things...

Off to do more work. Taking photos too, for a book tutorial (or maybe it'll be in 3 parts)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I think it's a great job at the face. They take practice, but, as I've discovered, can definitely be learned.
Rinda

Sandra said...

I'd find it hard to pick a favourite from these photos, they're really lovely Sian. I really wouldn't believe that it's your first attempt at portrait drawing.

Jennifer said...

I always enjoy your photos! Terrific sketch! Good for you for embracing art! I am strictly a stick person artist myself! ;)

Scrappi Sandi said...

Im still enjoying the 365+1 project & love your photo's here! I've been avoiding TKMaxx because I always find something I NEED (!) in there! Little E is such a cutie & I'm impressed with the portrait!! :D

Jennie Hart said...

Great shots, I like Piglet and of course Little E, that face of his :)

Jen said...

Lovely pictures - I specially like Little E - and "Pli-gett"

jo said...

Piglet is too cute!

alexa said...

I think that lovely drawing bears a marked resemblance to little E - you keep drawing!

Janice said...

Love the lights and that cute face over the top of the tower!

Jo said...

Great pictures and I'm impressed by your drawing.

viv said...

Your pictures are lovely. I love your piglet

Barbara Eads said...

I love your little piglet. Surely there's a story behind it and the Tall One's pronunciation!

I'd love to see some pictures of your craft room too!

Beverly said...

My goodness, Sian, I think you have much more art talent that you believe!

michelleshapiro said...

great photos . Little E looks really cute

Alison said...

I am VERY impressed with the drawing Sian..and of course Little E steals the show!
Alison xx

Becky said...

Some great photos here - kind of making me wish I was joining in with this too!

Alana said...

Well done Sian on continuing with the photo365...me? Failed:( Never mind, I can look at yours.

Missus Wookie said...

There is a piece of Oct Aft that looks like 100 acre woods? ooooh a Pooh loving Princess may need a sheet of that!

Congratulations on the photo a day. I've contented myself with 'nearly' or 'about 7 a week' which is almost the same thing :lol:

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