This is a reverse lens photo.
I took the lens off of my camera and turned it around then got very close to this wasp or hornet, I don’t know which it is. It never bothered me as I took quite a few shots. Below is a regular shot with the lens attached as it should be.
Next are free lens photos. Again I take the lens off of the camera but I don’t turn it around. I just hold it out a very slight bit and then tilt it either forwards or backwards, right or left hoping to find the sweet spot. It doesn’t always happen but I like the results even so. I usually don’t even know until I look at the photos on the computer screen.
So this one with the two dogs didn’t really work out but I still like it. The next few I consider a success!
These shots of the clouds are regular shots with the lens attached. Last night the clouds and sun were painting some of the most beautiful scenes ever!
Below is an afternoon shot of a yummy cloud.
So won’t you give the free lens and reverse lens a try? It’s great fun and you can’t really mess up. Sometimes the mess ups are nice as well. I had already heard about reverse lens photography but not free lens until I read the latest edition of Artful Blogging Magazine.
I just found a wonderful tutorial on how to free lens at the blog, A Beautiful Mess.
Everything you need to know! I will be reading it as well since the original information I read wasn’t very detailed. Sorry I tried to link to the magazine and blog but it is not working.
Posted in Photographs, Uncategorized
Tagged beautiful day, blue sky, free lens photography, fun, light, Nature, photograph, reverse lens photography, shoot for fun, sunshine
Do you have a brand new pair of roller skates? Kids toys are fun and you get a good workout! Who doesn’t need more fun? I was surprised by how much fun as well as exercise I could get from a simple child’s ball. It’s a medium size. I really bought for my dog Darla but she didn’t like it. She won’t chase a regular size ball like most dogs so I thought maybe she would herd a large one since she likes to chase things and bark at them. But no, she didn’t want to play with it, so I did. Throwing it as high as I could and back and forth between hands trying not to drop it. Loads of workout power. The next day I played great game of Dodge ball with my grandson. Now that was fun because he didn’t think Grammie would be so rough with him. He didn’t think Grammie had it in her. Loads of giggles and fun. Another great workout.
This is Darla being a silly dog. She ran and jumped onto the bed covering herself halfway with the sheet and waited for me to come by and look at her. I was amazed by how long she sat there waiting for me. She isn’t usually that patient. Then I was supposed to go in and attack her and wrestle with her.
I made this quick and easy window dressing for the larger window in my kitchen. My house is most definitely not formal at all. Some things are even put up temporarily, just to see what I think about them.
I like bright colors and whimsy. I’m not at all above decorating using kids toys. Who doesn’t like toys?! Why do we have to hide our inner children? I can play too. Or at least look at fun things that make me smile.
So here is a curtain that I made and threw up in a jiffy. My kind of timeframe. I used iron- on hemming tape, probably the wrong way but it worked for the purpose, a babies teething ring and super glue. Yes I have moved on from staples and duct tape to super glue. Works great when you don’t get it on your fingers or in your eye!
I had this really long piece of material that my daughter left here many years ago and I just rediscovered it in a drawer.
I super glued the curtain to the window frame (a tiny bit) because I couldn’t find a little tiny nail. You can do things like that when you have an old crappy house. Then I super glued the teething ring to the bottom of the window sill and to the curtain behind it to keep it in place. If I decide in a few months that I want to replace it I will just take it down and paint over the chipped paint. See I told you, quick and easy window dressing. And fun! Makes me smile anyway.
I call it my Happy Curtain. Go ahead let your imagination go. Look for something you can use in an unusual, creative and unexpected way, something that will make you smile.
Posted in Thrift, Tutorial, Uncategorized
Tagged alternative curtain material, bright, creative, curtain, decorate, decorate with a difference, decorate with toys, fun, Happy, imagination, interesting, kitchen, kitchen window, no sew, no sew curtain, Pink, quick and easy, stripes, sunshine, super glue, teething ring, toys, unusual curtain, window dressing
Now available in my Etsy shop is this eight strand beaded memory wire bracelet.
Posted in Etsy, Jewelry, Uncategorized
Tagged beads, bracelet, bright, fun, fun to wear, golden, green, Jewelry, memory wire, sparkle
I have always thought this would be a great idea. Easy to do chalkboard for you dishwasher front or your refrigerator. Check out the site for this great idea.
Posted in Cool Stuff, Uncategorized
Tagged art, art on your appliances, chalkboard, decoration, dishwasher, diy, easy, entertain the kids, fun, home, house, i love it, I want that, let the kids draw, make your life more fun and simple, new drawing a day, new idea, note to self, play, quick and easy, refridgerator, so cool, take a note
Posted in Artwork, Flowers, Photographs, Uncategorized
Tagged Cheerful, flower, fun, Happy, I love pink, joy, Pink, smile, Spring
These rings are fun and easy to make and wear.
Posted in Etsy, Jewelry, Photographs, Uncategorized
Tagged copper, Eeasy Peasy, fun, Hammered, Happy, Jewelry, joy, ring, simple, Twisted
Who doesn’t like to scribble? Didn’t we all do it in school? Yes, so here is a fabulous program that will really make your scribbles lively! Try it, it’s fun!
Posted in Artwork, Cool Stuff, Uncategorized
Tagged art, colors, creative, digital, doodle, draw, fun, genuis, joy, paper, pen, pencil, scribble scribble, smile, so much fun