Thursday, January 29, 2009

All kinds of new!

If you're looking for the One World - One Heart giveaway you'll have to scroll down a few posts!
Okay...

New work, new photos, new CAMERA! I went a little wild the other day and charged a new camera, you know, trying to do my part to stimulate the economy. I didn't really need a new camera but it was calling my name. It's a Canon Powershot G10. I did all sorts of research and it was very highly rated. A lot of pros were saying that they use this camera when they want to have fun and not lug around a bunch of expensive equipment. I have just touched the tip of the iceberg with this thing, it's really amazing. I went from 5 megapixels to 14.7. I said it, 5 to almost 15!

So here's an example, right out of the box, indoors, flash on.



Same photo now look at the close up, you can see the hairs on the cat's tongue and the salivia string! Cool, huh?



There are so many manual features on this camera, it's going to take me awhile to figure it all out. I took several years of photography in high school but it's hard to remember it all again.

So, I was busy yesterday painting and finishing up a few pieces that I started ages ago. My DH had the day off of school since it snowed.
So in honor of Valentine's Day I created a lovely pink painted pony called "Muzzle Nuzzle".



And I finished a wooden box for the EHAG winter challenge with a snow witch out for a chilly sleigh ride with her white cats and horse.
Here's a look at the top on the box...


Both pieces will be on Ebay sometime today. I have the kiddo all to myself this afternoon and she doesn't like me to work on the computer so I have to sneak it in (like right now, shhh!).

21 comments:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Wow! I'd kill for that camera!!! Love the sleigh sign, it's gorgeous Jen!

Sarah said...

Lucky girl!!! I have my taxes coming soon and am looking for a good one!!! Thanks for sharing!! The close up is amazing - lol loved the drool.

Kathleen Coy said...

OMG, I have pixel envy!!! My D40 is only 6.1MP...the detail on that shot is amazing, and I have to do a double take and chuckle every time I see Zazu, heehee. (In case anyone wonders why, she looks just like my cat Boomer.)

Love the new art, too! :-)

Jocelyn said...

i got a new camera and I hate it...
I am so jealous of yours! Great Zoom!

Melissa said...

You are on FIRE girl! Your pony is phenomenal!

Megan said...

Holy, that's a lot of pixels! I'm feeling the same way as Kathleen right now as my 40D only has 10.1 mp.
That picture is awesome and the crop is hilarious!

Sonia said...

Jennifer,

I wish I had your energy. I love taking photos..as you can see..bought my canon powershot last year with income tax...but now I want that one ...can see Henry all clear as a bell...Of course poor guy is rolling his eyes right now...Love the horse and box...amazes me...

Smiles,

Sonia

StarrlightJewelry said...

the painted pony is AWESOME! I am *so* in love. Such great detail and coloring!

tinybird said...

Oh, I like you horses! Maybe I have to start paint them. Beautiful pony!

Moonfairy said...

Oh my... I could kill for that sleigh sign. Sadly I haven`t an ebay account, and the price would most likely be more than 200kr ;)

We have unbelivable stupid custum rules here. Everything we buy from other countries that cost more than 200kr (about 28 dollar) we have to pay extra money for. I haven`t deared to buy something that cost over 200kr yet because I`m afraid it will turn out to be more pricy than my wallet allowes.

Oh well, maybe when I know more about these rules, or have so much money that I don`t care, I can take that chance, lol :D

Julia Guthrie said...

New cameras are fun aren't they? LOL Your cat looks soooo comfy!! :)

The horse & the box are amazing as always :)
The box reminds me of a scene from 'The lion the witch & the wardrobe' :)

Lisa Human: Human Touch Designs said...

Your work is really beautiful. Enjoy the new camera - I've been shopping for a good one myself - I'll have to check this one out!

blackfeatherfarm said...

Hey thanks for the camera input as I am just researching to get a new one. Will check that one out. Your new works are fabulous as always !!!

dreameyce said...

The canons are awesome! I have an old teeny SD800 IS, which I still adore. These canons last FOREVER! :)

I LOVE that valentines horse! I just found your blog, and will for sure keep coming back! WOW!

Rebecca said...

Wowee, that cat saliva string is truly amazing. I, for one, am SO glad you got it in action! Oh yeah!

;)

Kidding. Congrats on the new camera. I wish I could take such good photos!

vintagepaletteart said...

Amazing camera Jen and absolutely amazing artwork once again! I don't know how you find the time to get all this done!

Pony Girl said...

What fun, I want a new camera, too! I am looking at a Canon ultra-zoom. I've been playing with it at the stores but I haven't saved up for it yet. Of course, feeling a bit guilty being so extravagant. But since I take SO many pictures and love photography....then again, hauling a nicer camera around the muddy horse pasture scares me a bit, too! ;)
Love the new muzzle nuzzle pony! Have a great weekend!

Chrissy said...

Looks like a great camera, I found your blog from entrecard although I never bother to drop much, I think you had been on mine and I was intrigued. Love th shots with your new camera, grabbed my attention becuase I have just bought a new one and am on a steep learning curve. Great art...lovely site :-)

ruthie said...

Hi, i just came across your blog & have to stop to say i love your work, just beautiful. Good luck with the new camera *ruthie*

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

That horse is gorgeous! Congrats on your new camera!

thismuseofmine said...

Oh my goodness! I totally thought that was a needle stuck in the cat's mouth. I never imagined it was spit! I love your new camera. I am so jealous!!!!
Letha