Swell goes au Natural

I’m not much of a nature photographer, but I took some pretty nature photos this past weekend I thought I would share!

Leafy Appeal

Vintage Rose


sparkles in the grass
And here’s one of the grass. There was a rainbow that the sprinkler was creating. I think it turned out neat.

Oh, and how cute is William’s niece???


And William’s pretty cute too 🙂


Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Until next time Swellions!


Fun with Swankolab

I got another cool new app called Swankolab by the makers of Hipstamatic! I have been having a lot of fun with it. It does a lot of fun photo effects and simulates a darkroom. Visit the web site…it really is a hoot! The sound effects especially. Here’s some fun artsy photos I shot with my phone and process using the app that I wanted to share…


Diamonds are a girl's best friend


Hear no evil



Check out my SwankoPrint!

If you are interested in more fun photo apps for iphone and great iphone photography, visit the iphoneography site. Great reviews, events, and the latest and greatest in iphone photos!

Fun, Fun! Have a great week!

Until next time Swellions!


Seeing Red

Sweet Girl

Tonight I took some photos of things I love (including my Pixie cat). She is so cute how she cuddles on the couch. She is such a photogenic girl.

I also tried to come up with a cool, crafty project. It didn’t turn out how I had planned, but that’s just part of trial and error, I guess…just gotta keep chugging along and another idea will strike!

Here’s some of my pretty rhinestones (I was trying to think of a Valentine project)
Rhinestone Love

I also played around with some mirrors for a project. I love mini mirrors, I would just need more to accomplish the project I want to make…Wah, wahhhhhhhhhh.

I am attempting on working on a red scarf. I love this yarn. I just have to practice more. I can knit, but I can’t purl very well and I need to get familiar with the process. I know it will just take time.
Red Yarn

Here’s another pic of the Pix. She is so weird. She runs away if I make sudden moves, but when I put a camera in her face, she is surprisingly cool with it. Oh, well, I have come to realize that she’s an oddball…kinda like me!
Eye of the Tiger

I hope you have a great start to your week!

Until next time Swellions!


Wednesday is Lensday: Close Ups!

So, I haven’t done a “Wednesday is Lensday” in a while, but tonight while thinking about what I was going to post, my heart just wasn’t in it. I felt like expressing myself through my photos and that’s just what I did. The fact that they are Halloween colors, well, that’s what I have laying around the house right now, so it was an immediate go-to. Go figure.

sparkle's edge
Glitter paint in my palette.

chain gang
A new necklace that is made of different types of chain.

bow abstract
This is a close up of an orange foil gift bow. It’s not quite as in focus as I would like, but maybe that makes it cooler? Very abstract, I think.

x marks the spot
A detail of my retro reproduction lamp. I purchased it at Deadly Nightshades about 5 or so years ago. Kinda wish I bought the double lamps. Maybe down the road…

And a little detail of my Cider Web Yankee candle.

Admittedly, when I shoot close up for a while, it sometimes strains eyes, so I have a teeny tiny headache right now. Nevertheless, I hope you found these little orange and yellow photos inspiring!

Until next time Swellions!