Monday, March 17, 2008

"IF- Heavy"

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is "Heavy" and we, here in the San Juan Mountains have gotten a "Heavy" amount of snow-coming out of drought cycle- (any wood on a computer?)we are now at over 150% of our average snowpack. In a week of warm, nearly two feet of snow just got done melting-teasing the livestock in the pastures with the tips of old grass-but this morning it is snowing again!
Next we will have a "season of mud" where our shoes can get "heavy" by the amount of mud attached to them.
Next week is Easter- I wonder if people will accept spring ain't here yet or stubornly were their opened toed easter sandels to church? No daffodils peeking through the earth or chirping birds- but did hear a stuborn woodpecker whacking away at our furance exhaust pipe (trying to impressive the lady woodpeckers-accoustics are great) and the skunks have woken up- and are looking for a dry piece of ground to hang out!

P.S.- thanks so much to all who gave advice on using the camera instead of the scanner- you were right- and all I needed was to update my Corel Paint Shop- which is now much similiar to Photoshop- and get a tripod- still working at it-but you can see the improvement if you scroll down to the last IF entry! Thanks again!!!


  1. Wonderful and creative.

    I am wearing shorts to work today. However, when summer comes, it comes!

  2. This looks like so much work went into it, it's beautiful!!

  3. So dramatic. And the media really lends itself to the subject.

  4. This is a WOW creation Julia! I can relate to the snowpack. We have now had over 104 inches of snow this season and the deer have pretty much demolished the green bushes that remain over the winter in our yard.

    I love the texture of this and the action. It is absolutely superb! Great job!

  5. Oh this looks fabulous!

    I would love to know how to photograph my work. I use a scanner but sometimes my pieces are too big.

    Any insight would be appreciated.

  6. This looks fabulous!

    I would love to be able to photograph my pieces. I use a scanner right now but sometimes my pieces are too large.

    Can you share the tips you learned?

  7. Very nice, Julia!