Sunday, May 29, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday 052911

Nice to see you all again... I was absent last week, so I am thankful I was able to hunt all items this week. My share:

Classic Still Life

01) Classic Still Life

When I first read this prompt, the first thing that came to my mind were fruits, but because it's been raining the whole week here, I wasn't able to go out and buy all sorts of fruits. Thankfully, we have this old fake fruits table decor, so I went to the storage room and took it out. Our house today is a mess (as we were cleaning the house for a celebration next week), so I just used one of our cleopatra chairs to add a bit drama to the background.

Editing this picture, I ran the Duotone script followed by the National Geographic script (both you can search for at the GIMP plugin registry), before applying two layers of Kim Klassen's yesteryear texture, one set to normal 70%, the other to overlay at 100%.

Self Portrait

02) Self Portrait

After doing the laundry, I helped mom clean the kitchen. Instead of mopping the floors, we decided to take the hose and water the floor (too many paw prints)! Since water on marble floors can be a bit slippery, I took the electric fan to help dry the floor quick while my mom and I were scrubbing the floors and mopping them after. Finished, my face was sweating (err, "glowing," as K would say it), so I went near the fan to cool myself. The air blowing my hair made me remember an old Selfie Magic prompt (until now I still haven't joined though I want to), so I took out my cell phone in my pocket and took pictures.

On the Floor

03) On the Floor

My cat Teddy the night before she gave birth. We had three cute kitties come morning, but sadly the older cat Orange-y bit the kittens (he was able to locate them) thinking maybe they were mice. I buried the three kitties yesterday.

{Also linking this picture to Camera Critters}


04) Lines

Sunset last Thursday was so magical for me. I shared some sunset pictures already, and this one was taken after the short shoot. When I passed by the terrace I just loved the blending of colors, but since my camera can't seem to get the correct color of the sky, I just used my cell phone for this.

This was SOOC. I hoped to do something about it... but each step I made caused it to look darker, so I will just stick to the SOOC version.

{Also linking this up to SOOC Sunday}


05) Fresh

Freshly painted fingernails! The family is going to attend a wedding on Tuesday, and since their motif is purple/pink, I decided to paint my fingernails to help me find a matching outfit for it. :) I was able to buy a blouse yesterday. Anyway, I did the laundry this morning and helped with the cleaning of the house, so the polish already chipped off... I will just manicure my nails tomorrow, using the same polish, of course. I am happy I can now do my own manicure.

All pictures taken using my Sony Ericsson K800i cell phone, except for the "Classic Still Life," which was taken using my Canon Powershot SX130is camera.

*** Jenn ***