Photo a Week Challenge: Footwear

Ah! Footwear!
Aside from my Fluevog obsession (subject of 3 A-Z Challenges – 2017, 2018, 2019), I MADE a pair of “basic” pumps from scratch in a workshop with Chris Francis at Otis College of Art and Design in June, 2017. It was a week of hard work!
(photos in reverse order)
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To see the process, click here

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

[Later] I forgot to mention, these are THE most uncomfortable shoes. I knew, going in, the heels were not “my style”. But the shoes themselves? OMG. I probably used too much glue on them. The right shoe is still on the last (the form used to build the shoe, it’s turquiose in the photos). Where it shall remain, as a sculptural object!

A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting

I was going to write about the California Poppies, but I posted about them three weeks ago for this same Challenge series on another blog (so I wouldn’t interrupt the Truck Alphabet).
Spring itself is very elusive here in Southern California. One day it’s rainy and “cold” (50F), the next the sun is blazing and it’s 90F. Which is perhaps why locals go so crazy for the poppies — they are such an overt display.

Instead, here are this year’s Spring weeds in my back yard as they look now:lawn_5-8
How they looked a month ago:lawn_4-7
Every year a different weed reigns supreme (and gets mowed by the gardeners every two weeks). This was the year of that yellow flower, which I haven’t yet identified. (A member of the dandelion family? Edible?)
I came across a post about making a Pressed Floral Journal Quarantine Herbarium, which I’d like to do with my backyard weeds. (I’m calling them weeds because they’re not grass. I’m NOT complaining! Grass lawns are stupid for my climate). I may have missed my window of opportunity this year, though there are still a few growing in the shady spots.

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

I’m setting the intention that I WILL return to Seattle in August to take part in the Superfine Art Fair! I’m in the fair, I’m super ready for a fine road trip.
Will the fair happen? Will gatherings of “more than X” be allowed? Fingers crossed!
Photos from a Seattle road trip in 2017:
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1_weedIMG_3257See more of the trip here.

This is my response to Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly Photo a Week Challenge. This week’s theme Summer Vacation 2020