Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Be there or be square!

poster copy, originally uploaded by jahansell.

It's the social event of the season! Well, maybe not, but I'm pretty excited!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Raccoon tracks

tracks, originally uploaded by jahansell.

And deer tracks, seen at an Audubon walk on Saturday. There were also bobcat and coyote tracks but my team didn't stay long enough -- too many Saturday activities to get to - violin lessons, birthday parties, night out to dinner with someone who is now NINE years old. (It was sort of MY birthday weekend too since I'm the one who birthed her nine years ago!)

My show is on track (heh hehe) too - everything's framed, now just have to bring it all over and hang it! I can't wait to see many of you on Saturday, and if you're planning to stop by sometime after the opening (the show stays up for 2 months) let me know!

Monday, January 21, 2008

You Make My Day!

gate with snow, originally uploaded by jahansell.

I haven't been blogging this month because every available minute (and there aren't many) is devoted to choosing photos, printing and framing (and all that that entails) for my show, opening in two weeks at the Sharon Historical Society. It will be up for 2 months, so there is plenty of time to come visit!

Thank you to Thien from Seguin and Lachezar from Auckland for awarding me the "You Make My Day" award - I feel honored. I am to choose ten other blogs "whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland." Wow, there are so many who fit into that category! I'm sure many of them have gotten this award multiple times (if so, no need to pass it again unless you want to!)
So, my faves are:
Paris (obviously!)
Shadows and Light
Old Man Lincoln and his other blogs
Ho Chi Minh City
Stayton OR

I'll post the links and inform the winners later this afternoon - running to work right now!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Favorite Photo of 2007

I'm not calling it the "best" photo, just my favorite.

Why? Well, because they're so adorable, of course! These sheep live at Gretchen and Randy's place, just a mile or so down the road from me. We went to visit them one muddy spring day, just after the lambs were born -- the little human kids and the little sheep babies frolicked together. I originally called this photo "The girls...or can't we all just get along?" The girls seem to go everywhere together, in a little pack, just like all girls everywhere! And they are so beautifully multicultural, aren't they?

And of course it's Theme Day around the world: I will update this list in the morning as I'm sure others will join in at the last minute (as I did), but for now, this is the list of who is sharing their best, or favorite, photos of the year. I'm posting early (and keeping it up late) so that European and Asian tourists can see my picture at their leisure, but remember that depending on time zones (and on people's relative states of grogginess on New Year's Day) photos will go up at various times throughout a 24+ hour period.
Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Evry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Memphis (Tennessee), USA