Day 158 ~ picnic

Why the title “picnic”? Because not only is this Day 158 of my 365 project, it’s my Day 2 assignment for Creativity Boot Camp.

From the moment I read that “picnic” was the word prompt for Day 2, I thought of ants. And I knew where to find them: out on the peonies in my backyard. And there were plenty of ants on those peonies. But then I noticed that some of my lilies had bloomed, and this ant was enjoying his own picnic.

Another part of the Day 2 assignment was to start getting comfortable calling myself an artist. I actually am starting to feel like one. I wonder how strong that feeling will be on June 18, the last day of Boot Camp. I’ll let you know.

Day 65 ~ lilacs in winter

65 | 365

I went outside late this afternoon looking for some inspiration and walked up to study the lilac bushes. I never realized how beautiful they were in winter. When I got back inside, Jim was just getting back from shopping, and I could smell what I thought were fresh lilacs. It was a basket of fresh plants, including some hyacinth.

It almost feels like spring.

Day 63 ~ oak tree

63 | 365

I ordered a new lens last week: a 50mm f/1.4. It was scheduled to arrive today at my office. I waited. And waited. And then waited some more. When the UPS driver hadn’t shown up by long after his usual time, I tracked the order. Crap. I had selected my office’s old address as the shipping address. Crap!

Three phone calls to B&H and two phone calls to UPS later, I was resigned to the fact that I would not be getting my new lens today. So I went home and shot the shot I was planning to shoot with that new lens … with the only lens I have in my bag right now: a 28-135mm kit lens.

Crap. It turned out dang nice.