Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Meet my studio assistant, Libby. She is always there for me taking care of the details, like camera straps. Libby excels at helping me set up still life. She has particular expertise with fruits that roll. I am still finding cranberries behind furniture after the lemon and cranberry photo shoot last month.
Here she is overseeing the set up in the light box. Or maybe just making sure that the interior is covered in cat hair. . . .
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The husband and I were able to get away overnight to Chattanooga this weekend. Eldest daughter Daly had given us a night's stay at the Stone Fort Inn downtown as a Christmas gift. Thanks, sweetie.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Chelsea is Anna’s Golden Retriever. I would say she is the best dog that we have ever had. And we've had a lot of dogs. The puppy stage was harrowing (she ate a sofa among other things), but once we got past that she has been a joy. She's calm and smart and travels well. It’s embarrassing how much we all love this dog. David throws the ball for her most mornings, so this is a familiar pose. For sale on etsy.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Anna has a big hand-me-down work table in our den that she uses for homework, drawing and coloring. She also eats there when we eat in front of the TV. Which, I am afraid, is a lot. I suppose it is really functional, but it’s also big and ugly, and eats up a ton of space in the room, and did I mention that it’s ugly? Really ugly. So, I have been on the look out for a real table that could serve the same functions, but is smaller and cuter. Like a real piece of furniture. Well here it is. I found it at world market. How cute is that??
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Saturday's theme was "What I Love about Birmingham." Of course Anna's favorite thing is the zoo, she planned the painting's layout in the car on the way. Another artist brought her loom and gave the kids a chance to work on a cool weaving.
Thank you VSA Alabama, we love you so. VSA Alabama's web site.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Happy Valentine's! It's always a big day at the Henning house, because our oldest daughter was born on Feb. 14. We celebrated as a family last night, because this year she has her own sweetheart to spend the day with.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I recently read a wonderful book, "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. In the process of overcoming a childhood tragedy, Ann was challenged by a friend to make a list of 1,000 beautiful things or gifts from God. The idea being that a heart focused on thanks is filled with joy and grace. She found making the list was transforming. I certainly desire more joy and grace, so I have started my own list of gifts to focus my heart on thanksgiving each day. I want to post some of these blessings under the list, "daily gifts."
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
I love Amy's work. I had admired her cows at the Bluff Park art show in the fall so I really wanted to go home with my own cow. The focus of the day was painting on a black ground. I love the look it gives. She's a Polled Hereford, like my daddy raised. Amy encouraged us to isolate the colors and be faithful in matching them. Thus the blue shadows on her face. It felt scary at the time, but does really seem to work.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
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