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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Reflecting on Olive Green {Guest Karen of Random Reflections}


I am so honored to be a guest blogger here at Project 64.  I blog at Random Reflections. It has been primarily a paper crafting blog until my fascination with photography began once I purchased a DSLR. I’ve been married to my best friend for just about 38 years, and have two adult children—one half way across the country and the other all the way across! It means some great travel, but a pretty quiet house!

I have a habit of starting a photography project and giving up on it about half way through the year. (There have been at least three attempts at Project 365.) But Project 64 has been so much fun. I see things I wouldn’t have looked at twice if I weren’t carrying around my little crayon samples. I’m sure the folks at the grocery store and the mall wonder what I am doing. My husband gets into the search every week as well, so it’s turned out to be a bit like a scavenger hunt. A special thanks to Brooke and everyone else here for a wonderful project! I know it takes a lot of work to maintain a challenge like this.

Last month when I was about to go on a three week trip, I commented on my blog that I wasn’t sure quite how to find the right color when it was announced here. Someone kindly suggested I make a sample of all the colors, so I did, and this week I carried two with me on our walks through the park.


 When Brooke emailed the color of the week to me I thought it would be really easy. I love olive green, but none of the things I own match my olive green sample. My husband and I have been walking through the park each morning, but most spring greens are not this olive green either. But I did see this lovely bud (not sure what kind of bush it is).


 I’m also in the midst of editing our photos from our trip and found two great examples from Arizona. We saw this fabulous parrot at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

 
And, what else? A cactus, of course.



Karen

14 comments:

  1. Very beautiful chose for green :)

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  2. Great pic of the bird! You have done a great job capturing the essence of what this project is about -- creativity! My husband also gets into helping me find my colors and actually looks forward to the reveal (secretly, of course!). Thanks for posting this week -- look forward to see more . . .

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  3. So fun to see you guest blogging Karen! Love the parrot and cactus pics!

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  4. Your pictures are all fabulous and I love your little color swatches!! :D

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  5. I like your bud photo. Good use of SDF and thirds.

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  6. Love the cactus! It has such great composition. I'm left wondering, though, what's that parrot doing in the desert?
    Rinda

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  7. It is wonderful to see you over here Karen, you always come up with great photos that are fantastic matches for the weekly colour! :-)

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  8. Great photos and I love the idea of the little swatches :) here in my house my hubby and our two boys get into finding the colors which is great specially because they get to see how different each shade is. The one thing my boys don't like is the fact that they can't use mom's box of crayons.

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  9. It's great to see you guest blogging here Karen :)

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  10. Oooo, the cactus with the flower is gorgeous. Love the parrot too! I agree, olive green is a bit deceptive

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  11. How wonderful to find you here Karen, my family also join in with the colour search for this project! and I carry colour swatches, much to the amusement of work colleagues and clients!!

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  12. How fun to see a little bit of Arizona in your post here, Karen. Well done on the color shots!

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  13. I love how you have made little color swatches! I too make scribbles of the colors, but mine are near as neat! Your photos are beautiful and we are so glad you were a guest this week! Thank You!

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