Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

After working a 7 hour shift at Target, I went to my neighbors house for a Graduation/Birthday Party for their son Chris. While there I was able to capture a couple of snapshots of the party and some flowers. Enjoy and Hope you all had a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mukwonago High Candy Wrappers

For the 2010 graduates of Mukwonago High School, I designed these candy wrappers for the parites. The Indian head in the center is the Mukwonago Logo. The photos below are a template of the candy wrapper and the one that is designed for my sister's graduate party.

Jessica's Graduation Invite

I designed Jessica's graduation invite with photos that showed the two main activies during her high school years: modeling and deca. Jessica recently repainted her room pink and black, and because we like the combo so well we continued it to the invite.

Katie's Bridal Shower Candy Wrapper's

The following is a design of a candy wrapper for Katie's Bridal Shower. Mark and Katie are both athletes and the theme of the wedding is based around their biking and other triathlon events. To continue the theme for the shower, I placed the two bicycles for the wrapper and again kept the "pinkish" color that was used on the shower invite and their save the date card.

Jessica's Last Day of School

Thursday May 27th, 2010 Jessica finished her last day of school. When she arrived home there was a sign hanging in our front yard that said "Congrate Jessica Class of 2010". The following are the photos of her with the sign.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More Edits

While continuing to play around with the topaz plug in's, Ive been adding different effects to photos. Here are the recent edits. One was taken on the shore of Lake Michigan this March and the Milwaukee Art Museum taken in May. The photo of the church was taken last year with my canon powershot while visitng the Keweenaw Penisula.


Haze is an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke, and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the sky. The source of the haze particles include farming (ploughing in dry weather), traffic, industry, and wildfires. Seen from afar and depending upon the direction of view relative to the sun, haze may appear a brownish or bluish color. The following photos contain that brownish color from the haze over Milwaukee, WI while the weather was hot and humid.

Addison Wozneil's First Birthday Party

My cousin Jamie's daughter Addison celebrated her first birthday Sunday May 23rd.


My parents have owned their property for about 22 years and have created a beautiful backyard. There are a variety of flowers, colors, shrubs, and trees. The varitey of plants in our yard attract many different types of animals. It has become a perfect spot for pictures, many of the pictures that I have taken of flowers are from my own backyard.


Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death. Sleep because of the opium extracted from them; and death because of their commonly blood-red color. Poppies are used as emblems on tombstones to symbolize eternal sleep. This aspect was used fictionally in the Wizard of Oz to create a magical poppy field that was dangerous to those who passed through them because they make them fall asleep for ever. In the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia artificial poppies are worn to commemorate those who died in war. In the United States this is in conjuction with "Veterans Day" and are usually worn from the beginning of Novemeber to Veterans Day.

Woodland Phlox

The Woodland Phlox is a perennial herbaceous plant with lavendar-purple flowers, native to he the forests and fields of North America. The following photos were taking in my own backyard in Mukwonago, WI. To enhance some of the flowers beauty, I added different painting effects to them.

How do flower's get their color?

Every year when spring comes around, color pops out all over in gardens, fields, etc: But what causes the different colors in these flowers. Flower's that are colored red, pink, blue, and purple come from a pigment known as anthocyanins (anthocyanins = are in a class of chemicals called flanoids). Flowers that are bright in color are meant to attract birds, bees, and other insects in order to help them reproduce. If a plant needs to reproduce with the help of birds and bees, the genetics will make the flowers have brighter color attract animals

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lamb Portrait

While visiting Asylum Farms, Hunter took a portrait with a lamb that was maybe only a few weeks old.

Goochland Acres

Asylum Farm not only raises sheep, they also breed English Shepherds. While I was there I was able to meet and take a few photos of their shepherds. Each dog has a different personality and are different in their own ways, but they all love to work. Bubba posed the most for me and eventually became my buddy while Lola was camera shy and every time I turned to take a photo of her she turned her head. Though as quick as Lola was at turning her head, I was able to get one posing picture of her. Honey showed us her jumps over the fence to get in by the sheep, but all along Bubba was keeping his eye on those sheep. Eva had fun interacting with a chicken and keeping a close eye on it when it ended up outside the fence line. I also meet Olli and Lillie, but they moved way to quickly for me to snap a picture of them. I had a blast meeting these dogs and interacting with them. To learn more information view,