Today's theme had me sweating there for a while. I have no idea what I was going to shoot... until the sun came out this morning and the puddles left by our never-ending spring rains were all reflecting a kaleidoscope of images. Ah, I love the sunshine...
This birdbath needs a cleaning desperately, but the green water made a perfect reflecting surface for the honeysuckle vine behind it. It is marvelous to feel that spring is here at last and that yes, summer IS coming. Oh, I can almost smell the honeysuckle now!
This photo was a bonus for today - I wanted to play with a backlit image in RAW format in Photoshop Elements, and I didn't even notice my kitty's reflection in the window until after I uploaded the image from my camera. I sometimes wish I were one of my cats... spoiled things, LOL. This is Mocha, my dainty lady cat. She is the sweetest thing, and very affectionate.
I have been happily making mud with my watercolors all this week. I haven't created anything worth photographing, but at least I have learned a lot about what *not* to do. Lesson #1 - LET THE PAPER DRY BETWEEN LAYERS. Lesson #2 - do NOT forget Lesson #1. You would think it would be easy, but it isn't.
I found a quote I like that keeps me going: "I am happy to know that I will be a better painter tomorrow for having been an awful painter today." (Jeanne Carbonetti) I LOVE it. In spite of that encouragement however, I picked up some acrylics this morning, just to give my battered self-esteem a boost. I'll try and post some pics tomorrow.