Bonnie of the Pot Dragons

Bonnie of the Pot Dragons

Bonnie

Bonnie patiently waits for the flowers in her pot to bloom. Eating chocolate helps pass the time… she may have lost track of how much time has passed, and how much chocolate she’s eaten. Oh dear, the Pot Owners may start to notice their candy disappearing.
Wait, when did that flower appear?

Please help give her a loving home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

Find Bonnie and More

at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.

 

Wilson of the Pot Dragons

Wilson of the Pot Dragons

Regan

Wilson takes keeping the existence of Pot Dragons a secret very seriously. He has managed to avoid attracting attention thus far to his presence, despite a few close calls.

Darn Cat.

Please help give him a loving home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

Find Wilson and More

at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.

 

Meet Hope, From The Pot Dragon Clan

Meet Hope, From The Pot Dragon Clan

Meet Hope, From The Pot Dragon ClanHope, of the Pot Dragon clan, may perhaps be the friendliest Pot Dragon. She often pops her head out of the soil to take in the world around her. The first time she did so, the plant owner was surprised, to say the least. Now, she has become accustomed to the the small dragon watching her. As long as Hope doesn’t eat the plant along with the dirt, they get along just fine.

Please help give her a loving home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

Find Hope and More

at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.

Maple Leaf After Storm

Maple Leaf After Storm

Maple Leaf after stormThis photo of a maple leaf brings back memories of being stuck inside with sick children.

Yep.

Two or more days before I took the photo all my kids, three at the time, came down with a nasty cold. With the chilly weather outside, mixed with rain and wind, the kids and I were trapped inside the house, with my husband bringing in any supplies necessary. Normally I love storms, but this one limited what I could do with my sick children. No fresh air or bright sun for them, or for me.

Finally I managed to sneak outside for some fresh air while the kids napped. The concrete stairs leading up to our parking lot were covered with a mix of green leaves blown off our trees and red leaves from the maples across the street. Even with the overcast skies blocking most of the sun, the red leaves still gleamed with water from the earlier rain.

For a very long time, this was my favorite photo. It gave me a chance to play around with select coloring, or whatever you call it. I love the black and white background, the bright color of the leaf in the forefront. This technique may have been overused, but I feel it works well here. With the storm ending, the kids getting better, my free time was ending.

 

Maple Leaf After Storm

If you like this print, you can order one at my Etsy shop.

Meet Gus, From The Pot Dragon Clan

Meet Gus, From The Pot Dragon Clan

Gus-The-Pot-Dragon
Meet Gus, the adorable newest addition to the Pot Dragon Clan.

Please help give him a nice home!

About Pot Dragons

These small dragons bury a single egg in a freshly potted plant. The dragonling that hatches resembles the plant that shares its pot. Once the dragon reaches adulthood, they grow wings and leave their childhood home behind. You may not have even known you had a pot dragon, only to discover one morning that one (or more) of your pots had been knocked over during the night!

Find Gus and More

at the Kentshire Studios Etsy Shop.

Nightfall

Nightfall

Nightfall

I love this photo.

I took it years ago, when our community was mostly undeveloped land. At the time there were a mere 10 families living in Villas and Townhomes, and we were among the first to move in to the community. Back then, the kids and I would take walks every morning, and sometimes again in the afternoon/evenings, enjoying the empty fields.

The fields have been turned into townhouses, houses and an apartment complex. The apartments are what block any similar photos from ever being taken again. Too much has changed. It does make me sad that the area has been urbanized, the empty fields vanished. But in fairness, the townhouse we live in was also once farmland.  The herd of deer that once wandered the area has long since moved on.

We were returning from our walk when I snapped this photo, and the kids were still young enough to feel excited about being outside after dark. Looking at this shot, I remember how Dave herded the children toward the townhouse so I could play with my camera. I loved how the moon looked that night, and the fading of the sunset into nightfall. I don’t normally like silhouettes, but the trees add an interesting element to this photo.

 

Nightfall

This print is available for purchase in two sizes at my Etsy store

 

Here I go again

Here I go again

I am setting up an Etsy shop.

Rather brave of me, I think, giving the high level of competition I face on there.  I mean, have you SEEN some of those photos being sold?

I’m doing it anyway.

Here’s the twist, I’m also selling Polymer Clay creations.  Yep, something that has little to do with Photography. Things in common: I’ve loved making things out of clay almost as long as I’ve enjoyed taking photos. I could just snap photos of the clay creations and sell those… hmm.

Read More Read More

Why We Are Starting This Blog…

Why We Are Starting This Blog…

…cause we can.

Dave and I discussed starting up a photography business. Neither one of us are professionals, but over the years we have each snapped photos that we have ended going “huh…I like this.” For me, I’m really looking to improve my skills, not go pro. I love photography, always have, but it wasn’t until I had a digital camera that I really started experimenting. Which is true for a lot of people. I enjoyed film cameras, but seeing instant results help me figure out what worked and what didn’t faster. I’m an impatient person.

I had fun, it was something I could do even with young children around me. During nap time, I could set up a small studio in the kitchen (which has sliding doors that allow in a lot of natural light) and practiced different techniques while photographing store brought flowers.

photographyblogWM-4487

I started out with Canon point and shoot that allow you to add on lenses (with which I snapped the photo above). Later, my mom lent me her Rebel. Then I upgraded to a Canon 40D… which I loved. I still love the 40D, but I’m shooting with a 70D now.

Read More Read More