Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Brenda Photo Challenge

I finally got around to joining in on the Brenda Photo Challenge, of course I'm not sure if I'm doing this right or not by posting it now but I guess Donna will let me know if I'm

The theme is Wood, so without further ado here are my pictures.
This is a hanging on my wall and I like the way the edges of it are so rough. My son gave me this a year or so ago. It has a picture of a wolf on it. When I took this I didn't want to see anything in the photo other than the edges of the piece.

This one is a decorative wood bird feeder that I have sitting on the top of my kitchen cupboards. For added measure I even used a wood texture overlay in the photo.

OK Donna, how did I do?


  1. I think you did fine, but I'm not Donna. I'm sure you did fine.

    I love both pieces too.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. I couldn't sleep last night and like 3am I am watching a show on what else The Lumber Yard and how much old wood is going for and even more so if the edges have their natural bark and imperfections. I bet your wood is worth like $50,000. But the wolf might have lowered the value a bit. Wish my wood had that kind of value ;-)

    Say hello to Duke

  3. I love wooden plaques like the one in your first picture. I think it's the edges that I like about them.

  4. Those are great entries! I wouldn't have thought of taking photos like that but I'm not nearly as creative as you are. Good luck in the challenge!

  5. I love the last piece, it's kinda ethnic.

  6. Well I'm not entirely sure what this is all about...the last photo is a great shot...maybe the first is too and I'm just to dumb to see what it is?!?!?! Am I supposed to guess?? Do you just have to take pictures according to a theme??? Maybe it's just too early in the morning.. :-(

  7. I love wood; the grains, the textures (even the smell of freshly cut lumber :o) I think you did just fine - the overlay on the birdhouse looks neat! Now I think I'm going to have to sneak over and check out the Brenda photo challenge :o)

  8. Looks good Ann. I love the pictures of wood. I use to make little fairies,bird houses,a frog swinging in a tree and a lot of other misc. things. Back in my crafting days.
    You are very special in the things that you do. You are a natural artist.

  9. Nice photos! I especially like the second one.

  10. I think both are great. I love what you did with the bird house photo! Very cool!

  11. I love both and anything wooden. I have a series of native american wooden plaques similar to your first photo. When my Mom was alive she would buy one each time she was up in Reno, Nevada. They look similar to yours. They are beautiful.

  12. Sandee, well if not, it worked for a post for the day anyway

    Manoverboard I don't think you are alone in your wish, I bet there are lots of guys who feel the same way :)

    Ratty same here. I remember years ago, my dad had a set of plaques on his wall that had the same edges

    Beaded tail probably not the best composed picture but what the heck I'm not going for the big bucks

    VS it's one of my favorite bird feeders, it's really rustic looking

    allotments4you yes they give the theme and you have to take a picture (up to 3) to represent that theme.

    Jen I'm a bit of a wood freak too. Love the smell of fresh cut pine.

    Grampy I always wanted to do all those wood working projects but never could get the hang of using a saw very well

    DKMiller thanks I liked that second one too, I had to add the texture to cover up the fact that there was so much dust on the top of

    Buggys thanks I thought it turned out pretty good too

    Poetic Shutterbug Native American and wolves sort of fit well together. Maybe that's why this one had the rough edges like that.

  13. Hi Ann,
    I don't know enough about this challenge to comment on your wood-photos.
    I would like to thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my post for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday-post.
    But please don't put yourself down. I am sure you are good at doing lot's of things that I am not so good at.
    Been looking at Beaded Tail's Etsy shop. I wish I could do something both elegant and "cat-friendly" that could be sold as a way of earning money to donate to this cat shelter that burnt down.
    But the local people have been very good at helping out.

    What I am trying to say is that I don't show all the mistakes that I have made, or silver wire that I have ruined, all the necklaces that no one wants to wear. I am still learning how to make earrings. Since I don't wear posts or earwires myself, it took me a long time to understand that I really should make earrings because there are alot of women who like to wear them and are potential customers. So I have had to learn a lot from my local buyers who have told me what they like.
    I fight frustration by putting it into a box and going on to something else for a time. Unfortunately I have a lot of boxes containing unfinished projects up in the attic or hidden in closets.
    Take care Ann!

  14. Anna I have a box with all kinds of unfinished projects. Some I get back to some just keep on sitting. I've actually never minded showing my mistakes, if it wasn't for the mistakes, I would never learn much :)

  15. hey I LOVE the pic of the birdfeeder...that is a great perspective!

  16. Tanyia. why thanks sis. I've been trying to look at things from different angles

  17. Beautiful wood images for the Brenda Challenge!

  18. I LOVE these Ann! You could have used them again!!
    Well Done Girl!!

  19. This is my first visit here, but I will be back soon, because I really like the way you are writing, it is so simple and honest


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