As I mentioned yesterday, I am a firm believer that art can be found in the most unusual places.

My daughter used her own money to buy a makeup kit, and she’s been carrying it around the house for a few days now.  (She’s only allowed to wear it when we aren’t going anywhere.)  When she opened it in the light of the dining room, I noticed how pretty the palette of shadows was.

When I began photographing it, I kept a good part of the makeup sharp.  But as I played around with the focus, I decided I liked how it looked better when I deliberately blurred the palette:  Makeup kit becomes abstract art.



In the Water


A quiet little brook near my family’s camp doesn’t look like much.

But if you spend a minute noticing the details, seeing the artful lines along its bank and the abstracts in the water, there is a plethora of picture possibilities.

Like this painterly reflection.