I loved the prompts this week for Scavenger Hunt Sunday! I pulled two pictures from my archives for this week because I just didn't like the pictures I took for those two particular subjects...but at least I did get out there and took some photos! I actually had some spare time this week, and life seems to be getting back to a more manageable pace. Phew!
1. My Passion
While photography is quickly surpassing my love of jewelry-making, beading is the only hobby I've stuck with for more than a few months. I've been creating handmade, custom jewelry for over a decade now, and I've been teaching college students Jewelry Design for a few years now. Aside from being behind the lens of my camera, this is my favorite outlet for my creative energy!
This was an archived photo...it was my submission for scarlet over at Project 64: Out of the Box a month or so ago.
(If you'd like to shop some of my designs, hop over to WyBeadery on facebook and have a gander at my entire portfolio!)
2. Sound of Music
Harmonicas are a grandparent's way of getting back at you for any grief you gave them while they were raising you. I'd take it away from him, but he loves it so.
3. Inner Beauty
I wonder if anyone's tiring of my knock out roses yet...oh well, I'm not! This rose bush was my mother's day gift from my husband last year...his way of giving me dozens of roses all season long!
I love this tiny little bud. It's hiding inside of it a gorgeous, bright pink bloom that's just waiting to dazzle passers-by!
This is the other archived photo. I cannot get over how much I love this photo. I've been experimenting with it in photoshop, but I really don't know what I'm doing, so this is the original just tweaked a little in Photo Gallery. This little darling belongs to my good friend, Kim, over at My Kids are Freaks. Don't worry, she means that in the most endearing way.
Okay, so I know thistles are sharp, but when I was photographing this one, I guess I forgot just how sharp they can be. The wind was blowing it all over the place, so I reached over to grab the stem to steady it...let's just say I could've given a blood sample with the prick I got!