Monday, October 26, 2009

Peru Pics

So, I've never taken a photography class in my life, but I think it is incredibly fun to look out for neat "shots" and pretend like I know what I'm doing as I'm squatting, arched over, and balancing on one leg.... I am especially inspired by fall leaves, bold colors, streaming sunlight, and cool structures (bridges, stairs, etc). Of course, it doesn't hurt to just have amazingly beautiful sites, which you can find all over Peru!

Cuzco Lights

Morning sun at Machu Picchu

Tree at Machu Picchu

Dad taking pic

Red plant at Machu Picchu

Door at a mansion outside of Arequipa

Diving condor in Colca Canyon

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Men's Necklaces

My husband (Usman) has been very encouraging of me making and selling my jewelry and even set up my Etsy site for me! For the last few months he's been asking when I am going to make him a necklace, so, I finally did. He likes it, or so he says! ;) So, I think I will start making some men's/unisex jewelry - stay tuned!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Baby Shower Gift

I went to a baby shower for a co-worker this weekend and she didn't have much on her registry - just the basics. So, I decided to be creative and make something that would go with her theme (yes, I know that zebras and giraffes do not go with palm trees but that is the print on the blankets and baby items!!). Luckily, she had an open space in the nursery that she didn't know what to do with and was about to just buy a mirror - perfect! I left space for photos, once the baby is born!

I drew the pictures, cut them out with an exacto knife, and found some printed paper for the background....



baby pic frame