Day 79: Pee-wee À La René Gruau

Pee-Wee Herman in the Style of Rene Gruau

I really like this piece by fashion illustrator René Gruau (which I discovered via a friend who posted it on Pinterest today), and also really like Pee-wee Herman. Naturally, I combined them! What do you think?

Day 78: House

House Pencil Drawing

House Pencil Drawing Inverse

Colorful House

We ate more corned beef and cabbage tonight over at my friend Christina’s, and it was delicious! After we ate, we relaxed in the living room while I did a pencil drawing of a house, which I guess is actually just part of a house. I also some Picnik filters to make a few additional versions. Fun!

Day 77: Fire

This evening, I went over to my parents’ house to celebrate my uncle’s 65th birthday. We had delicious corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, salad, and homemade Irish soda bread for dinner (thanks Mom!) and afterwards, with a bit of help, I made a fire in the backyard in my parents’ chiminea. We sat around the fire all evening and even sang a few songs. It was lovely.

To capture the feeling of the night, I made a simple video of our fire and set it to the song “The Blizzard’s Never Seen the Desert Sands” by the Tallest Man on Earth.

Day 74: Night

Jim

Chicago Porch

Nina

Tree

Joe

Streetlight

Keys

One of my co-workers is definitely going to give me crap about doing another photography post this week, but I couldn’t resist! My friends invited us to a spontaneous evening barbeque in celebration of the magnificent weather, and I really wanted to try out my new camera in the dim light. I must say that it performed really well. I’m impressed!

Day 72: Backyard

Birds in Flight

Chicago Apartment

Eyes

Back Porch

Utility Pole

I am so excited! I bought my first ever DSLR camera last week,  a Canon Rebel T2i, and I got my lens in the mail today so I was finally able to take pictures with it. I haven’t read a single bit of the users manual for the camera, so I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it was still fun to hang out in my backyard and snap a few pictures.