Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Monday, August 10, 2015

My camera goes kapoot...

Sure, just when I get around to buying a new memory card my camera decides to die of old age. It keeps telling me the lens is obstructed and won't pull the lens in or take pictures. I'll just have to rehash old pictures or borrow some from the web, I guess, until I can shop around and decide if it's even worth the expense to get a new one. Anyway, here are a few of the last photos my little Kodak took...

My latest Sketchbook Project page. I have a friend at work who is a sled dog racer. She's the only one I know, but I think it's kind of a popular past time for a certain subculture of Minnesota. I made the lady musher a little...short. You can pretend she's crouching down, lol.

This was night before last. It was 9:30 p.m. so it was amazing that the camera got any picture at all. I had been closing my patio door blinds for the night and I caught sight of some beautiful thunderheads in the distance. After looking for a second I noticed they were lighting up like a light bulb every few seconds. I wanted to call my daughter and son-in-law and tell them to look out the window at the light show, but didn't want to call so late. I found out that they were outside doing chores and not only saw them, but videotaped them. :)
Little Adele is getting strong! Mama Micah needed to do some work on the web, so I got a nice visit today. They were soon off on errands and Grandma took a nap!

 Bert and Ernie are taking naps in the crib and cradle...
 Audrey chose a book from the bookshelf. Her hair is so long! She usually wears it in a ponytail or braid, but today it's flowing freely. :)
Still feeling a little tired after that cold I had this weekend, and from just working the weekend. I bought a few colors of artist grade paints (M. Graham) which I've been playing with a little bit. Sorry I can't take a picture!! But take my word for it, they're a big improvement over what I've been using. Hopefully I'll be in picture taking mode soon.
Thanks for dropping in! Y'all keep cool.


  1. Ooooh, that's a bummer about your camera :-(
    Do you have a smart phone? If not, and you are thinking of getting one, its camera might be all you need. I keep forgetting about my "real" camera these days because my iPhone camera is so handy and capable.

  2. Some neat photos of your g'kids, Lisa. Don't they grow up fast? When my own children came along, it seemed like childhood lasted forever, but it was so different with the next generation. That time just flew by. I love the smile on the sled dog's face.

  3. Oh I would have loved to see those awesome clouds lit up by what I assume was lightning. Love the cheery sled dogs.
    Too bad about your camera.

  4. So sorry about your camera. Hard when stuff like that just quits.....

    That Adele now, my goodness she's getting so big. Looks like her Momma. :)

  5. Hallo, Lisa, I hope, that you soon will get a new camera to show us your best new shoots! The dogs in your painting laugh so happy. The painter is a blessed person, so the painted dogs are able to laugh happy - The thundercloud seems mystic and great. Audrey has wonderful long hair, and all three angels are a wonderful present. Congratulations, artist-grandma Lisa!!

  6. I hope you get your photo-ability back soon, Lisa! I basically use my smart phone and nothing else, these days. Never thought I'd say that :) I like your happy sled dogs!! THanks for stopping by my blogs so faithfully and chatting with me. You are an encouragement.


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