Friday, February 4, 2011

Looking for the light

Earlier this week, during one of our snow days, I spent some time taking photos of my blooming paperwhites, trying different rooms in the house and searching for the right light and the right background. 

One of the guest rooms upstairs seemed to fit the bill perfectly.

In fact, I liked the photos so much that I’m having these two printed for use on my greeting cards. For those of you who have asked, I get my card stock here:

Art Supplies Online

I use the Strathmore photo mount cards and purchase them in bulk.

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Today was better than yesterday. Still playing catch-up at work because of all the snow days missed, but at least I don’t feel as though I’m drowning.

And I got my hair done in hoitytoityville today. That’s what my co-worker, Rich, calls it. I go to a high end salon every couple of months to get my hair cut and colored. And it happens to be in a rather ritzy area in nearby Delaware.

Thank you for the well wishes that you left on my last post. It never ceases to amaze me how much support is out there when I really need it.

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This one is my favorite.

Thanks for stopping by, my friends. Until tomorrow, then . . .

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44 comments:

Jeanne Walker said...

Love paperwhites...your photos are glorious...just wish I could smell them! I love notecards and I am excited that you have done some and hope that you will do more!

Still waiting for the snow???

Hugs!

Jack Canfield quotes said...

Lovely photo!

Cloudia said...

Dark & light alternate (as in your posts)
That's life!



Aloha from Honolulu
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Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful....sniiiiiiiiiffffff

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Oh my gosh! You have such a talent! I love those photos and how perfect to put them on greeting cards! I hope you know how inspiring you are:)

JC said...

I got my roots done yesterday morning. Made me feel good. Getting your hair done does that ...

forgetmenot said...

Both photos are lovely--the flowers are so delicate looking. I think life is a game of "catch up" these days. Good luck!!!!

Karen said...

I love the textures applied here..and that watermark. Very nice..subtle, simple,with flair.

deborah said...

love the paperwhites!

Rural Revival said...

Beautiful Kate.

And I think a haircut is one of the best pick me ups going, except for maybe someone trying to pick me up. I go to the salon a lot....

~Andrea~

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Hope your trip to HoityToityville was fabulous. The weekend is almost here. RElax and savor it to make up for the crappytomediocre week.

Andi said...

Hoitytoityville. LOL!! My hair is one thing I will spend money on. I mean it is right on top of my head and when I feel good about my hair I feel better about myself. :)

As usual your pictures are awesome.

I am hitting the Phila. flower show when it opens,let me know if you may go, if it is the same day maybe we can meet up!

Ruth Andre said...

Love the Papewhites and the dreamy background. Glad you are feeling better. I think it could just be February!

Debbie Jean said...

Those photo's are just beautiful!! How pretty they would be hanging!!!

Getting our hair done, always makes us feel better, doesn't it? I was supposed to go yesterday, but the hair dresser cancelled due to our weather. Hopefully I will get in the weekend or early nest week.

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beautiful images, Kate.
xoxo
Donna

Candylei said...

They are just beautiful! It makes me want to go out and buy a new camera tonight!

Candylei

Anonymous said...

beautiful photos...perfection :)

May I ask what setting you use on your camera? your photo's are incredibly inspiring to me...I love looking at them and absorbing every detail...such life in your "still life" pictures...keep up the amazing work...and enjoy your new 'do! jealous! I am in need of a winter pick-me-up and I think it's going to happen on top of my head!

Katye

Oliag said...

Simply wonderful! Just what I needed to see on a cold wintry day! Love the background color and you definitely found the right light!

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Deb said...

so pretty...glad your mood is brighter today....

Sarah said...

Love those photos! I want your camera. I want your lens. I want your paperwhites and guest bedroom!

Not really; I have all these myself, so what I really want is your talent!

And on another note, I couldn't do without my monthly visit to my Hoitytoityville salon and neither should you. You deserve it!

Nurse Nancy said...

Wonderful shots!

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photos ! Your cards will look so lovely with your photos on them ! Have a great day !

deb colarossi said...

Incredible photos as always.

and you know , I was going to ask you about you note cards. So gratitude back at ya.

Have a great Friday.

Daryl said...

Pretty .. isnt Art Supplies Online the best .. if you ever have a problem their customer service is awesome... just like those photos!

BTW I was told Toonman about your post yesterday AFTER he gave me a lecture ....

texwisgirl said...

Just gorgeous photos - as always. :)

Kerri said...

Just beautiful my friend! And so glad things have improved a bit :)
TGIF!

Carolynn said...

I really like the first one and I love the background colour. Thanks for the link, too! One of these days, when I get my act together, I'd like to create a few cards too, even if I only use them myself.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm a firm believer that hair should be splurged on cause you get what you pay for as they say.

Love, luv, luv the pictures.

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh yes, these are just lovely. I have to get my hair colored every four weeks, that gray comes creeping right back out...

Di said...

The photos are beautiful. I too took a few shots of my paperwhites at Christmas! Just love those flowers and the smell!! Thank you. P.S. Do you print your cards at home?

Mary said...

These are so beautiful, Kate! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)
xoxo

Yolanda said...

These are so pretty. I love them. You all on the east coast are really getting hammered.

Louisiana Belle said...

These are stunning! I hope you posted them to Flickr so I can favorite!

ahomespunyear said...

That's wonderful...what a beautiful photograph. It really shows the detail perfectly.

Jean said...

Those are amazing photos. Great lighting.

Gayle said...

Absolutely adore this last pic. What a gift you have; for words and photography.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh, I do love the textures--they are amazing! Sorry you had a bad day --I've been having a few myself lately! The miserable cold winter is really getting to me! Hope your ankle improves soon!

Lili said...

You've done those paperwhites proud Kate! I just love them this time of year, mine are just about peak right now and I'm kind of bummed that I didn't plant more to get me through the rest of the Winter! Love the hoitytoityville visit! I would have to travel pretty far around here to find that. xo ~Lili

TSannie said...

Beautiful! But the first one is my favorite. Miss you...

WV: bichogin: What you get when you give a bichon a bottle of gin. OK, I'm signing off now...

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Beautiful shots! Thanks for the to on the supply house. Now, if my wife catches me ordering supplies from them I'll just tell her it was your idea:)

Gone Country said...

Stunning! Perfect images for your cards!

PS: Also glad you had a better day!

Low Tide High Style said...

I saw these over on your flickr account and fell in love with them! So very pretty, and they will make lovely cards!

Kat :)

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

so, so, so glorious. Just what we need on snowy winter days.
peace n abundance