Here are some photos that make me smile.
Someone in the kitchen at Wendy's decided to make that crispy chicken combo EXTRA crispy! The famous Wendy's fire happened here in Chatham about 5 years ago, and the irony of the sign was the talk of the town (at least amongst people like me who notice details like this).
Detail from the shadowbox I named "Control". I love the blank, almost haunted faces of these dolls. This shadowbox was my comment on the fashion industry and how it tries to brainwash women into thinking that they're too fat, no matter what size they are. I have actually heard that men like a little 'junk in the trunk'... so I think that women need to stop being so hard on themselves.
This is a gift tag I made out of an oyster shell I found on the beach in PEI. It features a starfish I bought in Key West. I love shells, and alphabet letters. Especially together. And when the ingredients for a good art tag are found while on vacation on an island.... oooh! Double score.
I took this shot while playing in the garden with my sons and their superhero figures. This tiger makes me smile every time I see it. It also reminds me of a simpler time when I actually had time to garden.... and when my kids still liked posing superheroes in the grass.
One of my cool car shots. Horsepower makes me happy. So does red. This shot makes me feel like I need to go racing at Mosport again. The day I spent at Mosport, screaming around the corners in an F2000 was the most liberating experience of my life. To date.
Detail from a shadowbox I called "Good & Evil". This old comic frame was on the 'evil' side of the shadowbox because women wanting to have careers over the ever-fulfilling combo of children & matching potholders are evil. Right? :)
A truly dead end in the Key West cemetery. Yes, this is the also the cemetery where you'll find the famous tombstone that says, "I told you I was sick." I did a whole series of shots from this cemetery- there are some stunning statues that look awesome against the blue, blue sky.
As the last few days of 2010 tick by, I wish all my art friends many happy snapshot moments that make them smile. Happy and creative 2011, everyone! Shoot what makes you happy!