I have two "Jans" in my life who are fabulous with photography. Of course many of you will have visited my friend JanMary who captures the magic and beauty of Ireland and who's blog I frequent because she's always got something wonderful to share. And because ONE DAY, really one big fat fine day me and my Mr are going to visit there. Will too! You just wait and see.
The other Jan is my friend Janice. Janice and I have been friends for several years and have been on some fun photo-taking excursions together. Unfortunately for Janice, she had her last home broken into and her camera and computer stole! Being a single mom, stretching those dollars it was a true setback for her as she relied on freelance photography jobs to bring in income. Happily she skrinched her pennies together at Christmas and bought herself another camera and is up and running, back in business again. And... she's enrolled in a photography course and started her own blog, won't you take a few moments to visit her and say hi?
I see that she is taking a photo "challenge" and was inspired by her ICE theme to go out yesterday morning and harvest some of the amazing ice photos along the edge of the lake. I've posted a small photo slideshow in my sidebar but here are some of my favorites:
I love how the the edges of this are so "lacey" with tiny shards on the side.
A decomposing salmon, covered in frost looks like some sort of a prehistoric creature.
A fragile "ribbon" of ice stands poised like some sort of translucent free-form sculpture. Its a delicate balance when photographing the ice because you want enough light but you can't count on the sun - the moment the sun's warming rays hit then all the tiny formations melt in an instant.
And you have to love this - a squiggly arrow! It's part of the adventure because you can never predict what you will find. Each day brings an entirely new landscape.
Micro-thin sheets of ice, like shattered glass or glassy puzzle pieces wash up along the shore.
Finally - even an icey "feather" - can you see it?
And now, onto NEW PRODUCT! Did you know that Sunday and Mondays are great days to shop at Scrapbook-Elements.com? This is because each Sunday and Monday when new products are uploaded they are 25% off!!! I have been drooling over some of the new products already - what a terrific line-up we have this week.
My own contribution is my Classy-Clipons2
This second set of 40 fun and original "Clip-on" elements are sure to add that special touch to your projects. Each Clip-on measures about 2 inches. Clip-ons are metal shapes with small teeth which "clip on" to your projects in whatever way you might dream up they can be used. Each element is inlaid with a secondary glossy and beveled filling and each one is unique. Have fun anchoring things onto your layouts with these creative little objects. Classy Clip-ons 2 contains 10 flower clip-ons, 10 rectangle clip-ons, 10 bumpy clip-ons and 10 heart clip-ons.
So many FUN ways you can use these! If you catch them during the sale they will only put you out $2.25. If you have to wait then they go up to $3.
And, as (almost) always, a personal-use gift for you for taking the time to visit my blog and peek in the store and (hopefully) take the 30 seconds to leave me a little `hello`in my comments box...
Measures about 8 inches tall!