March 31st, photo of the day: a small word in color

I haven’t done any photography today, because I’ve been switching over my portfolio page from to a wordpress site.

I’m switching for convenience; it seems a little silly to have two separate places to go for my photos, but also because weebly has a smaller maximum upload size, and it gets annoying having to reduce photos down every day.

Followers and visitors of this blog have likely seen all the photos on my portfolio page already, but if you want to take a look you can find my page HERE.

And now back to the light box!

My mom gave this to me, years ago, after I went to Thailand. A local man makes them in all different languages, and they all say the same thing, peace.

Thai peace.

It’s not the best photo, or the coolest. Just simple peace. ;)



March 30th, photo of the day: Toy

One of my photos was chosen as Color Inc.’s photo of the day today! You can see it on their blog here, or on their Facebook page.

To celebrate,  I’ve decided to offer a coupon code for free shipping on EVERYTHING in my Etsy shop, to everyone who visits my WordPress blog! So, if you’re interested in purchasing some notecards, I have both photograph notecards and hand drawn design notecards. I hope to add different hand drawn styles, as well as more photography soon. Use the coupon code WORDPRESS to receive the discount!

I have two photo entries for today, both follow the theme of “toy”:

My sister made this guy without a pattern, isn't she talented?

My toy. I take it everywhere with me.


March 29th, photo of the day: Feet

Okay, since I don’t have a cute kid, cat or dog feet available for photographing, and I couldn’t really go to my “goto” model (thanks anyway Isaac, but hairy adult man feet aren’t quite as photogenic somehow…) on this one, I went to my “back-up goto”model!

Doggie feet

And again with the black background in the light box. I thought it worked well with this guy since he’s mostly white and it helps the pads on his feet stand out.

To the Zoo with you!

“Zoo animals are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild.” -Jack Hanna

Siana, Isaac, and I went to the Woodland Zoo in Seattle in Saturday. It was the first really nice Saturday so far this year, and so we were far from alone in our idea to go to the zoo.
Sorry these aren’t all great photos, it’s hard at the zoo. I wanted to share anyway!

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Our “zoo” experience started even before we got near the gates; first all the four zoo parking lots we drove through were crazy full (so many Canadians! I know we’re close to the border, but it was almost 50-50 Canadian plates to Washington plates. I felt like I was missing something…).
We finally found a spot a few blocks down from the main gate. Then, we stood in line for tickets for a good 15 minutes. Though in the cashiers’ defense, they were moving people through pretty quickly. I’m particularly thankful to the guy who helped us, we were in the wrong line to buy an annual membership (I thought I might come back again later this spring/summer) but he accommodated us by getting the form required for it and selling me one anyway. So, for anyone planning or thinking of planning a visit up this way, I now possess an annual membership which will get two of my friends in for half price! Yay!

March 27th, photo of the day: Golden


Today was my Humane Society day, and though I said I wasn’t going to post the cat photos I take each week, this cat fit my fat mum slim photo prompt perfectly.

Her name is Kat, and she’s crazy. She’s all black, with intense golden eyes.

Crazy Kat.

Her eyes don't really need the Photoshop help to stand out, but here it is anyway.

I was photographing Kat’s bunkmate, Aimee, when I looked over and saw this:

Anyone need an attack cat?

*Post Script: March 30th, 2012. Kat’s profile is no longer on the Seattle Humane Society website, and this means that a home has been found for her!*