Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt, Vintage Cameras, Photography

Elliott Erwitt is one of my favorite photographers.  I received this book for Christmas and I flip through it almost every day.

Elliott Erwitt, Vintage Cameras, Photography

Mr. Erwitt was both a documentary and commercial photographer who began his career in the 1940s.  He is well-known for his portraits of Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Pope John Paul II and for other iconic images.  You can see many of his most popular photos here:  Elliott Erwitt Images.  He is also famous for his dog portraits…One of my favorites:

Elliott Erwitt

His attention to detail is remarkable, and he clearly had a great sense  of humor.

Elliott Erwitt, Vintage Cameras, Photography

His photography runs the gamut from heartbreaking to hilarious–with the “story” of the photo often achieved through an ironic juxtaposition of subjects within the image.

Though you may not recognize his name, I’m sure you will recognize many of his images.

Pink Tulip-A Photo Tip

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

THE best thing about digital photography is that you never have to limit yourself to one photo.

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

Take the shot from as many different perspectives as you can.

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

For a different point of view, try a new lens.   (These photos were taken with a 60mm Macro lens.)

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

I took nearly 50 shots of this tulip…

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

The only hard part was narrowing the choices…

Pink Tulips, Color, Inspiration, Flowers, Photography, Macro Lens

If you are looking for more color inspiration today…The Color of the Week at Color Route Co is pink…

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Hawaiian Applique-Totable WIP

Hawaiian Applique

I like to have a few “totable” works in progress at all times–and Hawaiian applique is a perfect, totable project. It has no small pieces, requires only one spool of thread and doesn’t require a great deal of concentration to stitch.

Hawaiian Applique

Unfortunately, I DO need to carry my spectacles…

This applique pattern is from Pokolani Quilts.

Hawaiian Applique

and is cut from a hand dyed fabric…perfect for Hawaiian appliqué.

Hawaiian Applique

It takes a while to baste, but it is worth the time because it makes the project portable--no pins!

Hawaiian Applique

What’s your favorite totable project–(besides doodling)?

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