Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Glue it Tuesday and More Scavenger Hunt photos

Gluebook:  Found papers
Last week I went on a cleaning spree; my desk, purse, and car were all targeted.  I clean out my purse and car on a fairly regular bases but my desk, well, that’s another post.  As I was cleaning I found all kinds of interesting pieces of paper that I had kept with the intention of adding them to an altered book or art journal page.  Then I got one of those Oprah “aha!” moments and this gluebook page was created.  Upon completion I thought it needed something but wasn’t sure what.  This morning I remembered I had these callout stickers sitting in my stash.  They added the perfect finishing touch!

Oh, the frustrating process of photo editing…  Getting the color corrected is my biggest challenge.  I am hoping this will solve itself when I get a new phone that has a better camera.

Item # 8: tower
For this photo I wanted something more aesthetically pleasing than a water or cell phone tower.  This clock tower was part of the Bay City, city hall. 

Item #9:  Someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn’t belong
I thought this would be the hardest item to find and within 1 week I have 3 photos! 
I almost missed this one as I was so busy looking at the clouds (for item # 12: a cloud in the shape of something) that I almost missed this.  My husband had to turn the car around so I could take the picture.  At the edge of this hay field blooms a hollyhock, all by itself.  As I was taking the picture I noticed a bunch of them blooming up next to the house across the street.  A bird or the wind is probably the culprit for the seeds migrating into the field.

Same day, just a few miles from the hollyhocks we spotted these flag poles out in the middle of farmland.  Here were 5 flags in a corn field with no explanation as to why.  Yup, had to stop and take a photo of them!
 Last week as I was entering the library I saw these snapdragons in full bloom in the crack between the sidewalk and foundation.  Obviously they were not planted there.  The seeds somehow got in the crack last year and found a way to sprout and bloom this year.  Even though I already had taken 2 pictures for this item I still had to snap this one.

Item #13: A fence
This was an easy shot as this fence runs alongside our house.  Cheating???  Perhaps but I HAD to sneak something U of M into one of my photos. 

Item #14: A mosaic
I found this mosaic in the Flint Institute of Art.  I originally went in to purchase postcards for the postcard exchanged I belong to (I will explain this in a later post).  Spirit of Cultural Development was design by Edmund Lewandowski specifically for the FIA .

Item #16: a windmill
What a beautiful site!  As we were driving towards Bay City these wind turbines loomed on the horizon. 

Item #19: A fisherman  Rogue River Dam, Rockford, Michigan.
Did not think I would find this one and I almost missed it.  I was so engrossed in snapping photos of the turtles sunning themselves on the rocks at the base of the dam that I didn’t see this guy fishing. 

While the photo editing is giving me a headache, I am having a great time scavenging for the photos.  Go HERE to see the complete list. 

Thank you for stopping by! Please leave a comment or a suggestion as to how I can improve this blog or my photo taking skills.


  1. I found your blog thru Becky New's Glimpse Art Blog. I often check out the profiles of people who like the same blogs I like. You never know when you might meet someone interesting.
    I love this post and will check out the scavenger hunt link next.
    I used to edit all of my pics in Picassa before they took it away from us. Now I edit pics at PicMonkey. It's okay but not as good. My pics aren't great but life is too short to worry about it.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment. It is not too late to get started on the scavenger hunt. I have about 5 on the list that are eluding me.

  2. Thank you so very, very much for following me at The Stylish Studio! I love the positivity displayed here!


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