Saturday, August 30, 2008

Camera talk

Why I want a telephoto lens...After cropping down the pictures, this is as good as they get. That's a coyote and two deer.

I did have some that turned out last week.

Am figuring out that after squinting one eye for about 20 minutes to look through the viewfinder, the eye that I squint gets a little blurry. Am going to have to get used to that. Does this happen to anyone else with a DSLR?

Also finally realized that when shooting outside I should take off my polarized sunglasses or I'll be disappointed when I upload the pictures. I did buy a neutral-density filter and polarizing filter--hence the vignetting in the last picture. I have at least three filters on the lens.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Since my husband had to be in the area last Friday, I suggested that we go to the KSU Gardens and Insect Zoo. The insect zoo was interesting and well worth the $2 admission fee.

We also stopped at Council Grove to see the Council Oak. It's a coincidence that I've been trying to finish Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee this month. Did you realize that when the Fifteenth Amendment was passed that Native Americans still couldn't vote? At least, that's what the book says.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer session pieces

This last piece is called "Vertigo!" and is in the display case on third floor.

Still have a saki set and another piece that will be glazed over the break. There are more pictures on my flckr account if you're interested in looking.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Greta's art exhibit

Finally took some time to post this...

Click right here to be transported to my flickr account for close-ups. The exhibit is up until August 28th if you'd like to see it in person. Be sure to read her artist statement towards the end!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Butterfly rescue mission update

Yesterday morning the first butterfly emerged and have had three more since then. There are more pictures on my flickr account (link on the right) of them.

Hope to get around to posting some pictures of my finished pottery and Greta's awesome art exhibit soon, so stay tuned.