Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thank You to All the New Blog Followers!



Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog during February Followers Month during my 2010 Project 365. You guys are great!

Project 365: 59/365 [Dedicated to Stephen LaZotte]

Project 365: Photo Edition - Lady of the Ladle



Wrote a poem tonight for a challenge on CleanPlace: Pick a well-known historical figure and write a poem where you and the character share a meal. The poem should be free verse. The speaker (narrator) of this poem is YOU. If you can't read it on the image (and you're interested), here's the poem:

Lady of the Ladle
by MangyCat

My eyes raise heavenward
to watch as Time's "Lady of the Ladle" bends
over the Beef Bourguignon
and selects a portion for my plate.

Her curious voice sings, "Bon app├ętit!"

"Yum, Julia," I say and smell
the indeible aroma of savory stew.
I feel inadequate. "I can make rice."

"You could make Beef Bourguignon."
Julia drops into a chair across the table, so at ease,
then folds clever hands under sturdy chin
to wait.

Appetite and tongue are whet, anticipating
the first spoonful of a legend.
I raise impending jubilation to my lips.

The French Chef's intense eyes make me nervous,
but her wrinkles show
that she has smiled all her life.

I close my mouth, then close my eyes
in rapture, for now I am in Heaven.

Project 365: Video Edition - Dedication Finale
Dedicated to blog follower Stephen LaZotte



This concludes February Follower month! What fun this has been. Here's a compilation of all the videos and photos that were dedicated to the followers of my blog.

Today's video is dedicated to Stevious from ZottePark of YouTube fame because he's a fellow vlogger (more avid than I am) and because I owe him a drawing. (Consider it an IOU, Stevious.) Also mentioned was CRYSonline.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Project 365: 58/365 [Dedicated to Fiona]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Mirror Illusion
Dedicated to blog follower Fiona -- just because



Can you tell which is the real die and dime? Taken at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in the Discovery Zone.

Project 365: Video Edition - Red Hands



Yeah, you can kind of guess where I was hanging out today.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Project 365: 57/365 [Dedicated to Blackberryx321]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Balls
Dedicated to blog follower Blackberryx321



Taken from the edge of the ball pit at Funtastic Fun. This is dedicated to Blackberry because, though it isn't a blackberry, these have the same shape as the drupelets of a blackberry.

Project 365: Video Edition - Peek



Don't you just feel like a voyeur?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Project 365: 56/365 [Dedicated to Rachel B]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Snow Cotton
Dedicated to blog follower Rachel B



I love these soft, fluffy snowflakes much more than the ones that cause the roads to get super slick. This is dedicated to Rachel B because...who doesn't like a snowflake?

Project 365: Video Edition - Mesmerizing Mesmerizing



There's something sort of relaxing about watching a copier at work. You are getting sleeeepy...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Project 365: 55/365 [Dedicated to Daeriel]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Light Experiment #3



This is actually a reflection on glass of lights across the room behind me.

Project 365: Video Edition - My Little Friend
Dedicated to blog follower Blire Daeriel



Say hello to my little friend...made by a fellow art major friend from college. She's now a full time artist in Evergreen, CO and still goes by the name Dark Natasha.

This is dedicated to Daer because I would love for you to meet him someday--maybe August. ;o)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Project 365: 54/365 [Dedicated to Phil]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Valentine's Hydrangea
Dedicated to blog follower Phil



My husband gives me plants, not flowers. Yes, this makes him ROCK because plants last longer than flowers. :o) This is dedicated to Phil because: If you have a lady in your life (even if it's your mom or sister), give her flowers often. It'll mean more to her than you may realize.

Project 365: Video Edition - Bubble



This is some of the best-smelling body wash I have ever tried. It's eucalyptus spearmint from Bath & Body Works.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Project 365: 53/365 [Dedicated to Bridget]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - BBQ Chicken Muffins



Tonight's dinner--YUM. Find the recipe here.

Project 365: Video Edition - Milk Trick
Dedicated to blog follower Bridget -- Just because.



This is the trick we use to get our kids to drink all their milk at dinner.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Project 365: 52/365 [Dedicated to Shade]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Late Night Workout



This is the second or third time I've taken a shot of water droplets on the window at night in the last couple days. Goodness. Stagnation! I still think it's a neat effect though.

Project 365: Video Edition - Snowblower
Dedicated to blog follower Shade -- Just because.



I love fluffy snow. Not so great for snowmen and snowballs, but still great fun to blow around.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Project 365: 51/365 [Dedicated to Mark]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Steampunk
Dedicated to blog follower Mark -- This is probably as biker as I'll ever get.



I went to a friend's sci-fi themed birthday party and dressed up like a steampunk train engineer. Very much fun. Can you believe I actually had those goggles laying around already? They were my husband's grandfather's welding goggles.

Project 365: Video Edition - Fog



Yes, I actually drove through a dozen miles of this on the way up a mountain pass. (Don't worry, someone else was holding the camera while I drove.)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Project 365: 50/365 [Dedicated to Hannah]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Yellow Stretcher



Taken through the corner of an enormous aquarium at the doctor's office. If you watch the video, you'll see I had a lack of subject matter today. It happens, eh? :oP

Project 365: Video Edition - Aquarium
Dedicated to blog follower Hannah -- Just because.



Watching an aquarium is better than TV if you ask me.

Um...do you sense a theme for the day?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Project 365: 49/365 [Dedicated to Michelle]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Glowing Drops



I must be going through a raindrops-on-windows phase. :oP

Project 365: Video Edition - How God Makes Snowflakes
Dedicated to blog follower Michelle



This is how my daughter explained where snowflakes come from one night. This is dedicated to Michelle because I thought she would get a kick out of it. :o)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Project 365: 48/365 [Dedicated to Fern]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - View at the Glen
Dedicated to blog follower Fern



This is where I was sitting today on the Glen Eyrie grounds. I had my awesome felted wool bag that Fern made for me, so this picture is dedicated to her. (Fern, I did try taking pictures of the view with the bag, but they didn't come out quite as nicely as this one. :oops:)

Project 365: Video Edition - Exploring the Castle



Walking around some of the rooms and halls in the castle at Glen Eyrie.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Project 365: 47/365 [Dedicated to Tippie]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Starlight
Dedicated to blog follower Tippie



Tippie inspired me to set up an image like this for her Project 365, and I adored it. So this is for you, Tippie. :o)

Project 365: Video Edition - How to Harvest an Avacado

Monday, February 15, 2010

Project 365: 46/365 [Dedicated to Sarah/Twinkie]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Mocha Ice Cream Cake
Dedicated to blog follower Sarah/Twinkie (You know you want one.)



This dessert is no more than a prettified slice off a gallon of ice cream. But oh my goodness. It was yummy. (I shared it with five other people.)

Project 365: Video Edition - Storytelling



We decided to make some videos of my daughter reading books for my son since he misses her all day while she's at school. This one is clipped for length. The book is If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Project 365: 45/365 [Dedicated to Sara]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - First-Time Rummy Player
Dedicated to blog follower Sara/Nia



I taught my daughter how to play rummy on our Sunday afternoon date, and she picked up on it fairly quickly. Sara, it's not African rummy, but it's a start. ;o)

Project 365: Video Edition - Group of One



Don't tell anyone, but...technically, I shouldn't have been recording video in this location, but the room was empty and I had been thinking about this shot for awhile.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Project 365: 44/365 [Dedicated to Kristy & CrownRing]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Grump
Dedicated to blog follower Kristy



You DID ask for a kitty picture. ;o) This one is really good at making the "annoyed face." Kristy is doing Project 365 over on Developing.

Project 365: Video Edition - Dragon Birth
Dedicated to blog follower CrownRing



A dragon drawing for one of my DragonKeeper Chat friends, CrownRing. Not representative of my finest doodles, but it was still fun to do.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Project 365: 43/365 [Dedicated to Rachael]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Novice Knitter



Here's how my first scarf project is coming along. Nearly done with a full skein of yarn.

Project 365: Video Edition - Snappy Dressers
Dedicated to blog follower Rachael



Yes, I DID forget to video anything remotely interesting until the end of the day. So sue me. This is dedicated to Rachael because I'm sure she appreciated getting out of having to showcase her clothing on camera. ;o)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Project 365: 42/365 [Dedicated to Kendra]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Lost Princess
Dedicated to blog follower Kendra



I take a lot of pictures of my daughter, but not many of them with an intention for something artful. Today, I did just that. This is dedicated to Kendra because she is my daughter's new best friend. ;o)

Project 365: Video Edition - Roundabout



I love roundabouts. NOTE: There's a weird cut right in the middle because I figured the guy in front of me didn't want his license plate number on the internet. :oP

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Project 365: 41/365 [Dedicated to Soni]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - One-Hour Salad
Dedicated to blog follower Soni



This is the only way I can eat salad ravenously. But it takes WAY too long to make. Granted, I did make enough for a giant container's worth of it. But still... This is dedicated to Soni because she has always struck me as someone who loves to eat leafy greens. I have no idea why. :oP

Project 365: Video Edition - How to Cube a Mango

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Project 365: 40/365 [Dedicated to Anne]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Icicles



Project 365: Video Edition - Musical Knitting
Dedicated to blog follower Anne



A friend recently taught me and my daughter how to knit. It's fun to have something productive to do with my hands during movies (other than IMing). This video is dedicated to blog follower Anne because she's a big fan of knitting as well.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Project 365: 39/365 [Dedicated to S. Lewis]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Holiday Prep



My daughter goes all out when she makes cards. No store-bought princess Valentines here! She's handmaking every card for all twenty of her classmates, each with a personalized note on the inside. She did the same at Christmas too.

Project 365: Video Edition - Laundry
Dedicated to blog follower S. Lewis



With that little guy running around your house, I'm sure this is a familiar sight for you too, S. Lewis. :o) S. Lewis is doing Project 365 as well.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Project 365: 38/365 [Dedicated to ChristianMiles]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Waiting
Dedicated to blog follower ChristianMiles



This is dedicated to you, Christian, because I am waiting to hear from you since you made that first comment on my blog all those months ago. ;o)

Project 365: Video Edition - Centripetal Force

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Project 365: 37/365 [Dedicated to PG]

February begins my month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Inspiration Point
Dedicated to blog follower PG, one of my Project 365 cohorts who posts over at annoyinglyboring.com



PG had a knack for capturing this angle during his first Project 365 in 2008. (He's currently starting in on year #3.) His photos inspired me to look up at lofty things as well.

Project 365: Video Edition - Revolving Doors

Friday, February 5, 2010

Project 365: 36/365 [Dedicated to Hood]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Wannabe Balloons
Dedicated to blog follower Hood, my friend from CP whom I last saw in this room. :o)



Project 365: Chrono Guard

Project 365: 35/365 [Dedicated to Elraen]

Today continues February's month of dedications. If you haven't already, follow my blog on Blogger, then leave a comment to let me know if you would like a photo or a video dedicated to you this month.
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Project 365: Photo Edition - Evening Tea



Project 365: Video Edition - Snowfall
Dedicated to blog follower Elraen, my snow-loving friend from CP. :o)



Elraen, I always think of you whenever it snows...