Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Photo of the Week - "Something New"

Ack!  What has happened to Blogger?  OK, so let's see if I can figure this out...

OK, photos are up.  Oh my, this is different.  Anyway... our challenge this week was to photograph "something new" so I am sharing my very favorite kind of new thing - new art supplies!  (Picture me rubbing my hands together, grinning maniacally... LOL!)

These shells were sent to me by my good online friend Linda (oh wow... another new thing and that was so easy!) for no other reason than that she is a wonderful person doing something wonderfully nice.  I don't know whether it's more fun to fiddle with the little bumps on the sea urchin or stroke the beautifully glassy inner survace of the little spiral shell - they are so much more beautiful in real life than in this photo.  The cut-away shell is already designated for another sea spirit project.  Now I just need to work up the courage to get started.


I picked up these little canvases last weekend on a whim because they are irrisistably cute. I wish I had put something else in the photo to indicate scale - they are *very* tiny. Now I just have to think of something to do with them.



I think my very favorite part of being an artist is buying new art supplies, LOL.

8 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the sea stuff. I know you'll put it all to good use ;)

BumbleVee said...

Oh, I can hardly wait to see my shells now.... and I hope I get a little starfish too... I love shells. Which is weird...because as kid they used to make me feel sick to my stomach for some reason ... even if I just looked at them. Now, that I am older I can vaguely remember the feeling...but, can't tell you why it happened or what caused it. I outgrew it whatever it was... wheew.. my tastebuds changed too....I used to hate mushrooms...ahahhah...now....I love them!

Jennifer Rose said...

very pretty shells :) that cut away shell is so neat to look at and it was so nice of Linda to send them :)

MaryO said...

Lovely shells and I'm sure you'll make something delightful with them. The canvases should be fun, too, now put that book away and do art! (I should talk!)

Serena said...

What a lovely array of shells....and how sweet of Linda to send them to you. They are all so nice that I can't even pick a favourite out of them. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the shells and the mini-canvas pieces. I've had some tiny canvas pieces with teeny easels sitting in my cupboard for far too long. Maybe I will dig them out and paint them up.

HElen said...

Oh, I love those new supplies! Beautiful shells and canvases ... looking forward to your new beautiful art.

Kerry said...

Beautiful shells, can never have too many of those, can't wait to see what you come up with for the canvas.

Mike Fleming said...

There is something about shells and other things from the sea there is such a simple beauty in them. Like you I've been seeing all the terrible winter storms on the news, and I guess I don't have much to complain about.