Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday morning my husband and I were making our to-do list for the day. It was gorgeous weather and I didn't want to do work. I wanted to play. Life is too short. So we decided to sketch and shoot photos.
I needed to take an action shot for my photography class, so we went to The Legends in Kansas City, Kansas. It is an outdoor shopping mall and has a beautiful fountain that I could shoot. My husband was going to sketch while I was busy with my assignment.
When we got there, it was crazy busy with a sidewalk sale. I wasn't sure I would be able to get any shots because of all the people. I almost turned around because my husband isn't fond of crowds, but then I heard live music and knew he would like listening to them. I decided to see if I could get some photos of the band and use them for my assignment. The band, "90 Minutes", is awesome. Very tight music. All the musicians are great. I didn't want to leave. I kept taking photos of the bass player, Tyson, and was hoping to capture a good shot. Warren decided to do a sketch of him as well. Warren showed him the sketch during a break and Tyson wanted a copy. After we got home, Warren decided to use my photos to make a mixed-media collage/digital painting. That is the first image in this posting. I love it! He did an amazing job. Hope Tyson likes it as well. Here is a link to Warren's blog.
Warren's original sketch.
Here is my action shot photo for class. I was told to be creative with a stop motion photo. This is so much better than a fountain shot!
On the way home we saw 4 hot air balloons and decided to follow them. Here is my favorite one, a few minutes before it landed. What a great day it turned out to be.