Archive for July, 2011

Favorite Shots: “The Branch: An Ethereal Ring Analogy”

I am titling this photo “The Branch: An Ethereal Ring Analogy.”

Which is about as interpretive as I will probably ever ask you to be.

I love trilogies,


Pipe Dream #50: To Pipe Creatively

So I made this perfect frosting right? Which coincided nearly perfectly with the reception my new piping tips. And I figured that it would be baked injustice served on a platter if I didn’t try out some pretty piping.

The classic cupcake swirl, just fine on its own, or a pretty foundation for the quins, the pearls, the dragees.

The “bouquet.” I made this one up, but I like it. I felt like I was giving myself flowers. Edible flowers (bonus!)

And finally, the rose with optional mini flower. This one is probably my favorite. It is so elegant.

Try these on your own! It is a really forgiving technique and they look fabulous. Another neato thing–I used Wilton’s 1M tip for all of them. The versatility! Let me know if you come up with more creative swirls; I would love to see them.

Happy piping,


P.S. I didn’t even know I could dream 50 things in my life.

Pipe Dream #49: To Dream Deep Enough To See Brilliant Colors

Don’tcha wish you lived here? I do.

I mean, I actually live here for now.

As you can probably tell, I was playing around with filters and color balance in these shots. Technically, these should all look the same, color-wise. Can I just say, color makes things so interesting. It is crazy that changing the color of something even a little bit can dramatically affect the mood of an experience. Case in point: Photo #1 is sweeping grandeur, while Photo #2 is merely creepy.

You know what else can dramatically affect the mood of an experience? Chris Rice. Here. Probably one of my more favoriter artists.

Anyway, on this particular evening, the valley was graced with a light mist. Combined with the sunset, the landscape made for an irresistible photo opportunity. And I took advantage of it. Gasp!

This is my favorite shot. Despite the fact that the computer I’m working from is making the foreground too dark, I’m enthralled by the way the light plays over the white flowers in the front.

Dreaming deeply,


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