Tag Archives: Film
My first 35 MM Film camera.
My first 35 MM film camera was a Minolta X-9. I got it in 1994. Of course in those days I was a starving student and really didn’t have the money to spend on development of film. My love affair with film began in high school and it continues to this day. Because of the work I’ve been doing with the Polaroid Project and the Rollei, I bought a brick of black and white film (I’d always wanted to do that) for this camera and decided to bust it out of the closet. I can’t wait to see what I end up doing with it.
Usually I can’t keep up with Arty (foreground) and Durl (in the back). But at the close of week 11, these two are exhausted from a weekend of being outside and helping Mrs B. in the garden.
Up until Mrs. B got Durl 2.5 years ago, I’ve never been around boxers much, but they are the most loyal and engaging dogs I’ve ever interacted with. Both Durl and Arty can let you know when you are doing something wrong (it usually involves the fact that you are paying attention to one and not the other). Boxers are also great problem solvers. You either bark at it or lick it to death.
Baby Plastic Pigs
I got these guys for an upcoming shoot for the Pig E. Bank Adventures Site but I haven’t used them yet. Soon though, they will make their debut
The Little Plant that Could.
While it doesn’t look like much right now, I’m really kind of proud of this jalepeno plant. See, this is year two for this dude. The plant itself had hard life over the winter with the freezes we had here in Houston. Needless to say, I’m pleased to see the leaves growing back and I hope to see peppers growing all over the plant this summer
Artists Trading Card Backgrounds
A few months back, I took an Artist Trading Card class at Texas Art Asylum. It was the start of a love affair with Mixed Media Art and what you can do on a 2.25″ x 3.25″ card. Since that time, I’ve been steadily working on technique and trying new things. This is just a few of the backgrounds I’ve created over the last few months (and there are a few ATCS sprinkled in amongst everything else). I’ve done stenciling techniques, played with different layering techniques and experimenting with water color, alcohol inks, different artist mediums, acrylic, embossing powder, and a whole host of other techniques.
My conclusion? Art is fun!
Pig E. Bank and his buddies having coffee on the Back Porch.
It’s been a while since I’ve done anything Pig E. Bank related. I thought his colors and the colors of his buddies would be a good shot for one of the Polaroid Project Pictures.