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Mar 21, 2021

"I Spy" Photography Challenge No. 11

Hello and welcome!

I'm joining in with Lysha's "I Spy Photography" challenge again this week and sharing my photos for each prompt below. By the way anyone is invited to join in. Lysha posts the details about the upcoming prompts a week ahead so you can take photos throughout the week. It's what I *try* to do but these were all taken this Friday and Saturday when our weather finally warmed up again! The rest of last week was just cold, wet and windy! 

This week's prompts:

  • Puzzle(d)
  • Journal
  • Abstract
  • Path
  • Your Choice

I Spy: Puzzled

Wonder what he's puzzled about...

I Spy: Journal

I don't currently keep a journal but remembered this pretty one from many years ago with its silky cover I brought over with me (along with a few others I had written) when I moved to the States, so I decided to get it out and photographed. Maybe I'll make some time to read it too :)

I Spy: Abstract

Thomas studying my abstract art 😎. I learned of this fun technique last year from Joanne's blog and we had so much fun doing it! The kids and I each made one of these, this is the one I made. We're just keeping them in the garage so I took it outside for a photo. 

A closeup below - I love how a heart was formed unintentionally. And I can also make out a strange looking face. Funny that I didn't notice it before photographing it. Can you see it?

[By the way, these are so fun to do on a warm and sunny day outside, all you need to do is select a few colors of  paint (we used acrylic craft paint), squirt some onto onto a canvas in no particular way, then for the fun part, use water balloons (I had purchased these from Target after Joanne's recommendation, also available on Amazon) to throw at the canvas. You can see detailed photos on Joanne's blog.]

I Spy: Path

We had a beautiful first day of spring, a perfect day to hike this path along a local lake.

I Spy: My Choice:

Our weather was warming up on Friday and I went to take more pictures of my snowdrops. This little guy was buzzing around, the first bee of the year! I love how this picture turned out! 

Photos were taken with my Canon DSLR camera.

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Joanne said...

Your bee photo is just fabulous! So much detail. I also love your painting and that you tried our fun technique out!

Ellibelle said...

The water balloon art really was such a fun activity! Will have to do it again this summer!!

creationsnz said...

I want to walk on that path AND what is that painting doing in the garage when it could be on a wall? I am going to have to try that technique. I feel like I could stroke the bee it is so soft and furry - great photo. CarolG

Bri Runde said...

Ha! Your cat sitting there cracked me up. I love when they sit like that. :) Love the path photo! Looks like an adventure waiting to happen.

Jennifer said...

Your kitty is so cute!

Curated By Jennifer

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Carol! We were all impressed by how our water balloon paintings turned out but they totally would not fit the rest of the home decor.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Bri! I always have to take his picture whenever I see him sitting like this. Funny that our female cat never sits like this, at least I've never seen her sitting like this.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Tamar SB said...

What great photos for the prompts!

Lysha said...

Your abstract art is gorgeous! I'm sucker for orange and blue all their shades. What a great shot of your cat's puzzled look! So cute.

Lovely said...

The abstract painting is beautiful! Amazing pictures!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Lysha!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Lovely!

pilch92 said...

Thomas is a cutie. I like your abstract art too.

Natasha said...

I love your path photo and that bee photo is AMAZING!!!

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Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

cats always seem mysterious

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Oh my gosh, Ellie, I love your cat's puzzled face! And your abstract painting is so cool. I do see the face in it! I think I may have to try one of these paintings with the kids soon...when it is warm enough to do outside. That bee photo is pretty fantastic, too!