Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Frodo, King of the Fairy Kitties

We presented our Photo Illustration projects in class last night. Mine stars sweet Frodo! I envisioned this as an illustration for children's literature - hope it spurs your imagination!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Postcards

Now for a look at my computer graphics assignment! If you will recall, we were to design postcards and I chose Smithfield, VA for my subject. Instead of one, I designed three! Well, I took a lot of photos.
The first two had definite bear influences! The first used a little statue that is in front of one of the antique shops in town. The second uses sweet Todd who now lives at Pat's house.
And this third one features the window of my favorite shop in town, Wharf Hill Antiques. I hope you enjoy these! My next assignment of photo illustration will feature my kitties!
P. S. Bears are under way for the upcoming online show, but we can't show sneak peeks yet!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Welcome, Mr. Frodo!

And here's the newest member of our happy household! Jason's (my son) Samwise's (his new kitten)brother, Mr. Frodo! My husband Travis pointed out that perhaps he should be called Gandalf (the gray), but Frodo is easier to say and kittens are so Hobbit -ish.
He and I made the journey from Maryland yesterday without incident. I found a brilliant new cat carrier which allowed him to see out on all sides of it . He was contained but, I suppose, didn't feel to confined. He was a perfect angel and slept most of the way.
May I point out a few of his finest features! In contrast to his oh so soft gray fur, he has golden eyes!  His whiskers are bright white and he looks like he's pranced through white paint. There are other touches of that white under his chin and on is chest. And the gray theme is carried through to that beautiful soft gray nose. Very precious, don't you think?
Rocky and Cleo are having big fun with their new playmate and Mr. Frodo gets enjoyment out of every moment of life!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Meeeee tooooo!

And don't you know I just got a text  and photo from Beaker saying he knows how to play computer too!

New Kitties!

If there isn't a web site called "Kitties on Keyboards," there should be! We, of the Griffin clan, are adding two more kitties to the family. Pictured napping on Jason's keyboard are Samwise and Frodo! When I last visited Jason in Maryland, he was searching for a companion for Max. We met a dear lady named Lisa who was fostering a litter and has been kind enough to allow two of them, pictured above, to become Griffins! Jason's Samwise is on the left, and I am thrilled to say, Frodo will be coming to Virginia this next weekend. I'm heading up that way on Friday. They are twelve weeks old today. Lisa is part of an organization called Animal Advocates of Howard County. They do a fine job of making sure the kitties go to proper homes full of love! We appreciate they time and care Lisa has taken with these young ones. Jason reports they are so sweet and cuddly!

 The Art Gallery
And on another subject, a class I'm taking at a local college in computer graphics, required taking photos for a postcard assignment. I had a wonderful day walking around Smithfield photographing our lovely town. I created three postcards and presented them last night in class. I'd like to share some of the photos and will "post the postcards" before long!
 The Old Court House - built in 1750
 My favorite store - Warf Hill Antiques
once featured in Southern Living
 We have a delightful stature of
Ben Franklin reading a copy of the constitution - right on Main Street! He lives in front of the Smithfield Times building.

And more wonderful shops
make a walk down main street such a joy!