Saturday, December 24, 2011

snowshoeing on Christmas Eve

Well, I didn't expect to do another post until after Christmas, but the turkey is done, cut up and put in the frig along with the broth and all the bones. We're a little excited here because we purchased a new camera yesterday that we have been looking at and saving for for some time. It is the Canon Rebel EOS T2. By the time we got the batteries charged last night we were done for day but the picture taking started first thing this morning. It is just so amazing. I had some nice shots of my dove before with my old camera, but look at this, you can see it's feathers. And look at the color and detail on the bluejay.

This morning we awakened to a blue sky and the sparkle of fresh snow. I just had to get out on my snowshoes for our first time this winter.

I love the white and green of the moss and snow against the wintry blue sky.

 I've been day dreaming about my next project. You may remember, I've been playing a bit with the birch tree image for some time, doing sketches and some thread painting. I've gathered together some fabrics that I might use, and I did this rubbing with a Shiva Paintstick.  The rubbing is done from simple plate that I made some time ago with puffy paint. I sketched out birch trees onto a piece of corrugated cardboard with the puffy paint. It makes it 3 dimensional. You could also use white glue or Elmer's children's glue in blue. I used it today for the rubbing. I'm thinking of using Rayna Gillman's method of free form piecing with some of my birch tree art.

Merry Christmas!


Exuberant Color said...

I can see we are going to see some great bird photos this coming year. It sure makes a difference to have a nice camera.
My parents enjoyed cross country skiing when they lived in Wisconsin. They had lots of hills and forest that your photos remind me of.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great will have fun with your new camera!
You have all the snow!! We have almost none out here in Sask!
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

elle said...

We have hardly any snow. I'm seeing an upgrade on the camera is going to happen some year. Luv those birch trees. Happy holidays.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Holly...lovely pictures...nice to have a great camera...have fun with your tree painting...very pretty....don't know if I ever mentioned it or not; but my husband used to make snowshoes....on one of my posts there is an article about him in the woodworking show...we like to snowshoe some ourselves...have a wonderful Christman Holly.