Pumpkin carving 2010

So this year I decided to carve Thumper the rabbit from Bambi into my pumpkin… Everything was going well,  opening up the pumpkin,  gutting the pumpkin, drawing the design on to the pumpkin until it came to carving the pumpkin…  I started taking out parts of the ear, then a little bit of the face and before I knew it I had taken too much pumpkin! After several attempts to save my design, and breaking a few of the small serrated carving knives I decided to turned it into a silhouette of  Thumper. I think it sort of works, definitely not my best carving job.  My husband had greater success with his Green Bay Packer “G” design. Next year I plan on following my husband’s example and simplify.  Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

pumpkin and design


Photos of the week 10/31

I have returned from visiting my  niece in Colorado. Below are a few photos from my flight back to Nashville. Luckily, my flight was during the day and I was able to snap a few photos of the changing land topography and the beautiful cumulonimbus clouds. Hope you enjoy- its good to be back!

A look out the window


Above the clouds

Photo of the week 10/17

This week I was home bound so I focused on capturing the scenes of fall around my house. I love the oranges, reds and yellows! Next week there will  not be a photo of the week because I’m going on vacation to visit my sister in Colorado until the 26th.  So catch up on previous entries and I’ll be back in a little over a week. Sunny fall day

Photos of the week 10/10

So this week when I was out walking Otis, our 5 month old lab/boxer mix,  I decided to take along my camera and look out for any photo worthy scenes. After my hour long walk I had a handful of images to choose from. I really loved shooting the Murray fire department’s fire engine and I loved my first photo I took where Otis got in the way. Leaves are quite intriguing to this little guy. I couldn’t choose between the  two, so you get two photos this week. Enjoy!

Red firetruck

Otis and leaf

Critter Concert Poster

I just wanted to share with you something I’ve recently created . This is a poster I designed for a benefit for the Humane Society of Calloway County. Some of my intentions for the poster was to keep the color scheme rather simple, and reflect the upcoming holiday. I used Adobe Illustrator to create the images of the dog, cat and bird and Indesign to layout the text and page. Feel free to leave a critique of the design. I’d love some feedback.


Benefit poster



Jason Mraz in Concert

Jason Mraz Live at Murray, KY

It’s been an exciting week at our house starting with this past Sunday when my husband and I attended the Jason Mraz concert on Murray State campus. This was my first time seeing Jason in concert. Jason’s style is hard to categorize some group his music with pop, reggae, jazz and rock to name a few.

The concert began with an opening band from Seattle, Washington. Their music had a lively sense but was rather hard to understand their lyrics. One song that I particularly liked was about being four feet tall. After about 30 minutes the stage was cleared and set up for Jason.

The crowded cheered when Jason took the stage. He played several new songs that hadn’t been released yet, including my favorite “Fixer.” About half way through he left the stage for a “bathroom break” while his band continued to play. Soon he returned and played a few favorites including “the Remedy” with a reggae twist. As the evening came to a close Jason welcomed the opening band to the stage for the final song. It was a song about freedom written during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. After Jason left the stage for what seemed like the last time the crowd continued to cheer and stomp on the bleachers. After five to ten minute Jason took the stage again with his band and sang his popular hit “I’m Yours.” The concert ended with Jason singing a Beatles’ cover “All You Need is Love.” Overall, a fantastic concert!