Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Busy, Busy (photos to scrap)

I've been so busy lately that I haven't had much time to create art. I started teaching my new semester on Monday night (a huge, heartfelt thank you to all your wonderful comments on my video yesterday; they made me feel terrific!). Today (Wednesday) is the first day of school for my kids. We got all the school shopping done, and DS Henry finished all his summer work in the nick of time. In spite of the above sign I spied at the baseball field over the weekend, I'm pretty ready for them to go spend some time with their teachers and friends!
Speaking of the baseball field, the boys had another successful weekend, winning the tournament:
I tried my hand at taking some "generic" baseball pictures I might be able to use for greeting cards or sports-themed artwork.  As my photography skills continue to improve, I think this is something I'd like to do more of.  Here's the best shot, which I turned to sepia, but  I think could be improved with other effects (once I learn photoshop):
Of course, I had to take a couple of my boy, who was really happy to have contributed with his bat this tournament (by hitting well and scoring a lot; interesting note, at this age level, the travel teams all play with wood bats instead of metal/aluminum/composite). He usually contributes with his glove (he normally plays amazing defense, but our pitchers threw so well in this tournament, that wasn't really needed):
Love that kid!

12 comments:

Amy said...

Rinda, once you get going in Photoshop you won't believe what you can do, truly, it is an amazing program. That's coming from the girl with the outdated program who uses about 1/10th of its capacity!
You mentioned earlier in the summer that due to summer teaching you may have a reduced load this semster ... has that come to fruition? Good luck with all of the start of the academic year organising, it takes a while to settle into the routine and you have had such a full summer!

scrapchick said...

Great photo w/ the gloves, base. Hear ya on school - still a week to go here!

humel said...

Yay Henry! Congrats to the team :-)

We have just over a week to go before back to school - I'm kinda ready now... ;-)

Love your baseball pic xx

debs14 said...

Didn't get chance to blog hop much yesterday but have checked out your video - it's fabulous! Very inspiring and a great testiment to what you have achieved and what you are continuing to do.
We've enjoyed following Henry's team this season, they've done so well, you must be so proud!
The school I work at is back the week starting September 6th. 6 weeks holiday seemed so long at the start but now it is zooming by at 100mph.

Sian said...

Congrats to Henry's team! I really like what you've done with the sepia photo - I can see you using that one in all sorts of contexts.

Deb said...

Love the photo with the glove and balls in the sand! :o)

And I would love to have that sign about keeping your children with you for the chiropractors office where I work! ha!

scrappyjacky said...

Henry has done brilliantly with his sports this year from the sound of it....so congrats to him.

Terry said...

Great photos! Big congratulations to Henry, he looks quite proud! Have a wonderful day!

Fiona said...

Congratulations to Henry and the team. Our schools go back tomorrow!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Wonderful photos. He looks so happy. Great memories.

laurie b said...

the photo of the baseball equipment very interesting and think it would make a great card - the swirls in the dirt from the balls and the footprints say a lot about the game.

Karen said...

Congrats to Henry and his team! They've had a wonderful season, and no wonder he looks so proud! I, too, love the baseball photo and think it could also end up as the focal photo on a scrapbook page.