Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monday Photo Shoot & One Single Impression

On Carly's photo shoot we had to be creative with pizza toppings. Being the wierd Italian that I am, I'm not a fan of pizza. I am, however, a big fan of spicy hot. Chili flakes go on everything I eat and it is a pizza topping for some. To add to this really tough prompt, OSI wanted a poem on doodles. I did a haiku and photo using both prompts.

Chili flake clean up
Christmas doodle appearing
as my thoughts take form

Mind's in a clutter
imaginary doodles
organize chaos

Last week at Carly's photo shoot I could not capture an Autumn sunset (the prompt). In California we desperately need rain and there are no clouds. I'm getting roses due to the sun and yet it's really cold. Since I'm home bound and Dave is at work at sunset, I had to be patient. I shake when I raise my arms and a good camera is too heavy, but I finally got a shot. Yay! I was bummed that the colors appeared so late in my view, so I added the Autumn part below. Being stuck in one place with a simple camera, stretches your creativity.

The sun sets way over to the left in the winter. I like how the light hit just this one tree before sunset. A sunset kiss.

Diana at http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2008/12/amazon-giveaway-for-you-happy.html is doing a giveaway. I stole her snow. lol





http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com/2008/12/ellipsis-monday-photo-shoot-15-pizza.html
http://onesingleimpression.blogspot.com/2008/12/prompt-41-doodles.html

26 comments:

Carly said...

Hi Tammy :)

I am a big fan of spicy food too! Poppers, poppers, poppers! One of my favorite pizzas is the homemade one I created using Salsa and hot peppers. Add to it some hot links cut into small slices and it is a spicy dream... or nightmare depending on how late I eat it! LOL. Glad you played. Lovely sunsets by the way, the sierra has some truly wonderful ones. I really need to get back up there before the spring.

Carly

Suzanne R said...

Very nice pictures, Tammy. I am not as much a fan of hot things as my two oldest sons are -- for them, the hotter, the better! LOL! But sometimes I will venture to put Tapatio hot sauce on a Mexican dish I make, and that is very good.

Quiet Paths said...

This is so creative, Tammy. I love the idea of chili flakes at Christmas...it's just so abstract! And the second: gosh I wish you could instruct me to direct my imagination in organizing my clutter. Seriously.... Wonderful post.

Tabor said...

You have captured the loveliest of photos and even with all the gyrations that you have to go through!! Wish I could be there to stir the fire.

Jim said...

Hi Tammy, I am still putting the chili flake in perspective.
It is good, I hadn't thought of it, that our doodles are organizing the clutter in our mind. I am sure that doodles can be and are analyzed by professionals.
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SandyCarlson said...

I see Jim thought what I thought! I guess our doodles--as sketches, drafts, what have you--really do organize our thoughts. We doodle freely, without objectives or expectations. No wonder doodling is fun and helpful!

Chris said...

Now THAT's A Spicy meat-uh-ball!

Sorry, couldn't help myself:)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

OMG, the leaning tower of Pizza started to shake when they heard YOU an Italian does not like pizza...

anno said...

Oh... a sunset kiss. That's just perfect. Beautiful pictures!

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

What anno said! Good job!

Star said...

That's why you're one hot mama! ;o

Your perseverance paid off with the sunset. I know you don't let anything hold you back.

Sending big hugs!

forgetfulone said...

The snow looks great! And those are some beautiful scenes. Thanks for posting about my giveaway.

fourwindshaiga said...

I love those flakes, too. The first haiku has to be my favorite because of that.

watermaid said...

'Doodles' has been a most creative prompt. I think we do doodle in one way or another to release our creativity. Love your festive chilli flake doodle. The snowflakes took me by surprise. At first I thought a tiny insect was making its way across my less than perfectly clean computer screen.

here in southern England we rarely get snow but there's no shortage of rain and there have been spectacular sunsets.

lissa said...

I like "organize chaos" - isn't that what most of our thoughts are?

Genuine Gem said...

hello my dear! I'm taking time to visit today even though I should be doing so many other things...lol...that is quite the picture! I don't shake and couldn't have pulled that off! I'm terrible at taking pictures...lol...beautiful hot chili flakes too...LOL

Liz said...

No snowflake could settle,
It didn't have the metal
To brave the heat,
Under a star so neat :)

Mary Timme said...

Tomorrow is an art day for me! I'm excited about it. So long since I've done an art day.

I love your photos. Plants are doing weird things. I think we may lose some that we like really well.

Hugs Tammy!

vintagehousewife said...

The pictures are great and the christmas tree is very creative!

zoya gautam said...

.."Mind's in a clutter
imaginary doodles
organize chaos"_
..wondering how u got such a clear snapshot of my mind_nonetheless,must thank u for sharing this..

Beth P. said...

Dear Tammy--
You amaze us all, you know that, don't you? Not that that is your goal, it is a by-product.

I liked your poem, but your photographs were what grabbed my heart!

I'm going to look at chili pepper flakes a little closer...I have chili pepper lights up, but, will go a little deeper!

Thanks, Tammy--

tinker said...

Love the tree shaped pizza. I love the peppery flavor, but it doesn't love me ;-) TMI, lol...
Great job on the photos! My hands sometimrd shake a little now when raised too - I have a little tripod called a 'flexpod' (under 20 when we bought it a year ago), that can even be wrapped around things, which helps - when I remember to use it!
Supposedly there's some rain coming to SoCal in the next few days, so maybe we'll start seeing some clouds soon - I'm not sure if it's headed up your way or not though. Stay warm~XOXO

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent post! Have you tried the gorilla pod tripod - it's about $20 and their site helps you decide which one will fit your camera. I love mine -

Remiman said...

Tammy Chili flakes, pizza, doodles and autumn sunset Kisses. Only you couldput them together and make them llok good.
I'm a jeans and T-shirt kinda guy. ;-)
rel

Mike said...

My wife loves everything spicy. She always has to add spices since I don't like it that way. Actually, she put Tabasco on her pizza last night.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

How fun! I like your chili flake tree (just don;t ask me to eat anything with chili flakes) and that dusky sunset!