Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow!


Snowman
Originally uploaded by gapey
Some people are calling it Arctic Blast 2008, others are calling it Snowpocolypse.

I decided to try out my snowshoes I bought off Craigslist a few months ago since I've got a foot of snow in the yard and I had to make a trek to get the mail and also to knock snow off of the bushes in the yard that were overweight and falling over from all the snow. It was definitely helpful. I put on my snow pants, ear warmers, ski jacket, boots, and snow shoes and out I went. It was a lot easier to get around in those in the deep snow than without. The young neighbor kids have never seen snow shoes before and thought I was walking awkwardly around in skis and wondered why I wasn't skiing in them. I tried to explain that they weren't skis, but snow shoes. They seemed confused. They seemed confused. I don't think they've ever seen a DSLR before either because they called my camera ancient. lol

While snowshoeing around the yard I took a few shots of the yard and neighborhood which is blanketed in snow. Schools were canceled yesterday and today so they were out in large numbers enjoying the snow. My neighbors built this faceless snowman in the front yard. I'll be staying home from work again today and probably won't be leaving the house until next week.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Sultan Scents Gift Bags


Sultan Scents Gift Bags
Originally uploaded by gapey
I've been busy making soaps and lotions for the holiday season. I've been putting together some gift bags that include a bar of soap and a 4 oz bottle of lotion. I found a few different bag designs for this year while at a cake supply store. If you're interested in purchasing any for yourself or for a gift let me know how many you'd like and in what scent. I currently have almond, apple, black magic, cucumber, evergreen, mulberry and Oatmeal Milk & Honey available. They make for great gifts for the holidays!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Art Photo Fundraiser


Art Photo Fundraiser
Originally uploaded by gapey
I am donating a framed 10x13 print for an art photo auction fundraiser to support Project Schoolhouse. I chose a photo I took earlier this year of some graffiti in Georgetown. The building it was on was demolished later that day.

The money earned from the auction will go to help pay for a photo documentary and materials to build school houses in Nicaragua. Auction will be held at the Skylark Lounge on Sunday, December 14th from 5PM - 7PM. The Raggedy Ann's will also be performing live at 7.