On January 31, 2018 there was a super blue blood moon. The reason why it is called a super blue blood moon is because it is a super moon, the second full moon in January (Thus making it once in a blue moon), and there was a lunar eclipse, which caused the moon to have a red hue (That’s why it’s called a blood moon). You can read more about it here.
I was very excited to see it, so I got up very early, got my camera and tripod out, and waited and took photos of it. Although I have very nice photos of the beginning stages of the lunar eclipse, I was unable to photograph the moon when the lunar eclipse was in totality. Based off other attempts to photograph something very dark with my camera, I suspected that my camera would not photograph the moon during totality, but I still hoped it would turn out anyway. It didn’t, and I’m still disappointed about it, but I’m still happy with the photos I took of the moon as the eclipse started to happen.
Hi everyone! Christmas is coming closer and so is the end of the year. I need to admit, I’ve run out of ideas on what to talk about in the final weeks of 2017. I already have plans (Or a half of a plan) on what to talk about in 2018, but I do not want to talk about them until January. So, as a filler, I’m going back into my old photographs I took in 2017 and have some fun editing them in Photoshop.
This post is about the photographs I took at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, which are color photographs, and convert them to black and white in Photoshop. I did this for two reasons: First, I wanted to post and sell the black and white photos in my Society6 shop and secondly because I wanted a print of a black and white photograph I could hang on my wall. I couldn’t find one I liked a lot, so I ended up making my own!
In a post last week, I talked about having so many posts backlogged that I decided to make two posts a week for a while, but last week my cold came back so I stopped working on my Inktober sketches and most of my blog posts so I could rest more. Because of this, I will be making only one post this week. Also, next week will be busy for me so there will be only one post that week as well. I hope by the end of next week I finished my Inktober sketches and can make a post dedicated to the sketches from week 3 and 4. 🙂
This week I’m doing something a little different from art and sewing, I’m going to talk about photos I took last week of flowers!
Before I became too ill to go out for anything besides work, I went to the downtown area in my local town and to a mall I used to go to a lot when I was in college. I don’t normally take photos of my town, mostly because I don’t have a reason to, but I did last week because there was supposed to be a parade. While taking pictures of the decorations in downtown for the parade, I took pictures of the flowers that grew in flower boxes on the sidewalk as well.
After I took photos of downtown, I went to a mall I used to go to when I was in college. I got some great photos of the mall and the buildings there, but I want to go back and take some more. As for the photos of the flowers, they turned out well. Here are a few of them…
Most of the flowers are found in the downtown area of my town, but there are a few from the mall. The mall’s flowers weren’t that impressive, but I found a few blossoms nice enough to take photos of.
That’s all for now! Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my post!
Sorry about the lack of posts… well… anywhere! I’ve mentioned this before, but I the am currently the caretaker of an ill family member. Because of this, I don’t have the time and energy to update social networking sites frequently. I’m still active on them, but so far I am unable to finish anything enough to photograph and blog/post about. Despite this, I’m still working on new drawings and I’m still sewing things for my Etsy store. I’m very slow, but I’m still working!
Earlier this year, when my care taking duties became more time and energy consuming, I started to work on some new fabric designs for Spoonflower. Although I only intended on creating one design for a dress I want to make in the future, I ended up creating over ten new designs. I was able to finish one design so far, but there are many others I plan on working on and finishing by the end of this year. I think the reason why I have so many new fabric designs is because I’ve been so bad about drawing every week that I had a massive amount of ideas in my head without any way of getting them out of my head. XD
The first design I finished from this collection of designs is what I call Heart Damask…
Here’s part two of a two part post series to show the photos I took of two different cactus near my house.
After taking the photos from part 1 of my cactus flower post, I found another cactus blooming nearby. It was a different cactus with a different color and type of flower, but it was still very pretty! Unfortunately, I’m not sure what type of cactus it is. (Unfortunately, I’m not very well versed in the types of cactus in Arizona so I’m no help in the names department. 😛 )