Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday and Photo Challenges - Arts & Crafts, Orange, and Favorite Things

"Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana."
~ Rafiki - The Lion King
(In reference to my post yesterday, not to the adorable child pictured below, yes, I am a bonified baboon)

I love Wednesdays, and surfing through my pictures to find the perfect, or not so perfect, pictures to submit for photo challenges.

First up, The In a Yellow House challenge that is being hosted by Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. This is my favorite challenge because I receive feedback. Ashley always comments on the photo even if it isn't even that great and I appreciate that and constructive criticism too, how else will I learn the error of my ways? The theme this week is Arts and Crafts. Here is my submission:

Nothing screams childhood more than a paintbrush, a fresh jar of tempera paints,
and a wooden birdhouse waiting for a fresh coat.
Please join in the fun.

The next Photo Challenge:
The Paper Mama
And, the theme over at Paper Mama is Orange. Of all the pretty colors in the world, it probably isn't my favorite, I posted a picture last week of Chloe in a adorable orange outfit, but I decided to go with this one instead:

Yep. That's orange.
Now, go visit Chelsey and her adorable blog and link up a picture. Orange you going to? I know you wanna. Yes, I'm dork.

The final challenge I learned about from my bestie, Liz at Tickled Pink, which reminds me...

Anyway, where was I, oh, Liz is participating in this challenge, and I thought the theme was so sweet, I had to join too. The theme at The Trendy Treehouse is Favorite Things. I have a photo for this challenge.


Here is my entry:

Sweet Chloe Belle is clutching two of her most favorite things in the world, her bottle and her blankie, and the fact that she is sporting bumble bee wings is just added bonus.
My heart melts.


Ashley Sisk said...

I'm loving what you've done with your In a Yellow House entry and your Paper Mama entry. The focus is really strong. With the first shot, I love that you framed the painting with her leg. And in the second shot, I love the depth of field. Great work.

rlooney said...

I love your photos!!! The last one is so precious. My daughter is five and still has a special blanket.

Liz said...

Love the photo of Chloe and her bumblebee wings. Adorable... I'm enjoying these photo challenges too, although I feel like I'm on a different level than all these ladies. I soooo need some photo lessons! :) I'm thinking about trying out the scavenger hunt at Ashley's blog. Looks fun!

TV's Take said...

I love the paint photos as well as the bumble bee photo - very good!!!! I wish I was a better photographer, I also think a better camera may help. Hope you are having a great day - thanks for your comments re: the nestwork.

Eastlyn and co. said...

Great photos. Photography is pretty low on my personal totem pole. Just haven't taken the time to pursue it, but you inspire me. -EW

blue elephant photography said...

awww this is so cute ♥ i love bumblebees

gibknitty said...

love those bumble bee wings!!

torie@Life With Rylie said...

That last picture is to die for! Love it!

Kimberly said...

oh my...the bumble bee picture is adorable!!! Love it! ~Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Carol!!! The pictures are adorable!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Great photos they are all so good!