Friday, April 3, 2009

Sky Watch Friday 4/3/09


It has been rainy here and flooding many parts of the south. Although we needed it, I am tired of rain and my frizzy hair! Everything is so pretty and green. The pollen has been washed away. There was a bit of a break in the rainfall earlier this week. I snapped this photo of the clouds from the parking lot of where I work. This road leads up to a landfill. I have never been there, but I liked the clouds and thought this was a pretty view. I also took a picture of the raindrops on the only window which is in our breakroom at the prison. I am saving it for another rainy day! LOL

Rhett and I took the photogram class last night and I think he had more fun than I did. He certainly made more photos. In case you don't know what photograms are... you are given a piece of photographic paper in a dark room with the safety red light on. You place your objects on the paper. I had a baggie of trinkets and jewelry I used. The art studio provided fresh flowers, large alphabet letters, shells, etc. Once you have everything placed where you want it, you push the button on the equipment to expose it for 10 seconds then you take your paper to the chemical baths as if you developing film. I have not smelled that smell in about 30 years. Rhett got to see the images appear as if by magic before his very eyes. He made one of tools for his father's birthday next month. We even did a mother/son one where we put our respective initials on the paper then placed our hand underneath our initial. We learned a lot from the class and look forward to more of them in the future.

We got a $2 discount off the fee of the class and Rhett found one of his bowls he decorated for the soup bowl day that fed the less homeless and less fortunate. It is a beautiful lapis blue color. I still had the photos of our bowls on my memory card. When I showed them to our teacher after the class, she said the people were fighting over the bowls that had words on them. My Cup of Hope went 1st. It was nice to know mine were being fought over! Now Rhett can eat soup out of his new bowl, and best of all it is microwavable and dishwasher safe.

Our photograms are on 11x14 paper so now I have to figure out a way to take of picture of them with my digital camera this weekend.

photogram class $20 less work discount - $18
bowl my son decorated himself for a worthy cause - $5
making art with my son - piceless

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Martha said...

Rain can get tiresome but I think
Georgia like California has been short of rain the last few years. We sure could use some more.

Louise said...

It's amazing how bright those clouds are!

I hope you get some stamping in this weekend! (I know I won't! So if you do, do some on my behalf!)

PERBS said...

WOW!Iwould like some clouds like those -- ur sky is just gray.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hadn't heard of the photogram before. That sounds cool.

Carolyn said...

What a lovely post and a great photograph. They say we are suppose to get some flowers after all these showers....sure hope so!
Thank you so much for sharing.

becky aka theRAV said...

Yes, Martha, rain can and did get tiresome and we did need it. Thanks, Louise. I haven't done any stamping this weekend but I did volunteer to teach a craft class for one afternoon for next year's employee appreciate week if they like my idea. Paulie, I'd give you the clouds if I could. This one will just have to do. Digital Flower pictures, the photograms are cool! Thank You, Carolyn and everyone who stopped by & commented. Grealy appreciated as always.