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Stonehenge and the Dry Tortugas

28 Sep

Part of the fun of my art class has been going through old travel photos and finding cool pictures I have taken to now become prints. Last class, I did pictures from Italy and this time- I picked two completely different locations. Mom and I went to Stonehenge in 2002 in the dead of winter and it was great to get photos of the stones with no people around. Who knew they would come in handy now because of the almost completely white sky!

My second picture was from a trip Kerry and I took to the Dry Tortugas in 2007. We took a catamaran out to Fort Jefferson from Key West and it was definitely one of the coolest places both of us have been. And, I got some cool pictures of the piers, fort and the beautiful blue water.

Since this class is only 3 hours per session (compared with 5 hours this summer)- my prints are never dry enough at the end of class to get a good picture so I apologize for the weird angles. Here is just with the first part of the image.

Stonehenge turned out better than expected.

In other household news- the new favorite toys are the magnets…

and the couch cushions (combined with reading the book upside down).

Fall Art Class

21 Sep

My printmaking class started this week and it was very fun to be back in the studio after a month long break. We have the same teacher again so we had the option of doing our own thing or following the new people in class and doing the cut-out stencil. I had fun with the cut-out stencil last time so decided to make a new one. But, since I have already taken this class- I got to prep last week and actually figure out what I was going to do.

I decided to do a front porch that kind of look like some of the row houses in Old Town Alexandria. Since each class is only 3 hours (compared to 5 this summer)- I did not get very far last night. More to come!