30 January 2011

Photo Challenges


These are some of the gold elements I use to "dress up" Heaven in preparation for the Chinese New Year this coming week. As you can see we celebrate several "new year" events and each of these occasions are special based on the culture and traditions that inspired it. From the gold side curtains paired with the whimsy and pretty hand-sewn golden flower details to the dining table spread with hand-sewn designs (notice the subtle golden threads!) and my old gold filigree box filled with gold wooden bars to absorb smoke.


This is the early morning haze that wafts through the backyard enveloping our tree Chicky!


. . . is actually my blue name plate pinned to the shirt made for an art workshop where I facilitated the acrylic painting for adults!


. . . is my favorite morning treat once a week called "taho" (hot soya drink drizzled with caramel sauce and filled with "sago" balls) delivered by an ambulant vendor in our subdivision. It is yummy but is too sweet and not exactly advisable for diabetics which run in our family!


Our old phonograph that is still working and still part (though hardly used) of our audio system! Remember those LPs (long-playing albums! Ha!) and we have a few old jazz records left and which this challenge prompted me to revisit the 'noisy' but still enjoyable sounds from the past! A real gem!

And here is my button pin interpretation made especially for Amy's Color Splash Sunday:

And my favorite Sunrise and Sunset taken last November while standing at the same spot looking across our house Heaven!



What fun challenges which I hope you will join too!

Smiling Sally


Style Attic said...

What a cute button :) Seventies is my favorite capture. Happy New Year!

Ashley Sisk said...

Nicely done - really like how you captured the fog.

Sweepy said...

Woof Keeper!
I think I like taho.
No, I think I don't.
I think I want a nap.

my word verf: gitouttahir

Carletta said...

Hi Lui,
Great intrepretations of the prompts.
My favorites are the wonderful textures and the phonograph!

Amy said...

Your selective color photo is just gorgeous this week, Lui! I love the bokeh in the background.

SmilingSally said...

Love the blue button and that blue sky.

Happy Blue Monday, Lui.

Jaymi said...

WOW the fog in the Tree is beautiful! great shots!

Also, if you like little Dakota, go here to check out the rest of the pics of her from that shoot!


julie said...

very cool fog shot!!!

Allie said...

Nice pictures! Thanks for linking up! :)

***Icy BC said...

Awesome post with many wonderful photos to see.

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas fotos! Eu também ainda tenho um vitrola que funciona e alguns discos de vinil. Gostei muito da foto do céu com núvens!

Self Sagacity said...

I love the drink and the mosiac image. The textures and colors are so soft and romantic. The drink is easy to make? Wish I could have one now...