Armed with an iPhone and an app, we accepted a friend and business associate's Creative Challenge. Intended to inspire creative thought every day . . . good, bad, large, small, fast, slow, deep, shallow, beautiful or ugly.
Bar Chimes detail - a percussion instrument with many small chimes of varying lengths mounted from a hanging bar and provides musical colour.
Mistletoe hitching a ride on an unsuspecting elm tree. Also known as Oklahoma's "Floral Emblem" and is Oklahoma's oldest symbol, originally chosen as the state flower in 1893. It was later changed to the state floral emblem.
Saucer magnolia blossom floating in water in a white cereal bowl.
Two nights from a full moon and late evening baseball practice. Love it!
Let's Play Ball! Baseball season is in full swing. Go Astros!
Lacebark Elm is a tough and durable tree. The bark peels off in a puzzle like pattern exposing rich shades of gray, green, brown, and orange.
Inside detail of a J57 (JT3) jet engine on display on the USS Lexington aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Flashing light at a school zone.
View of the USS Lexington bridge from the flight deck.
J35 jet engine detail.
USS Lexington engine room detail.
Entry at night to one of "The Blue Ghost" twin 5-inch / 38 caliber MK 38 gun mounts.
"Forward America" a Norman Rockwell original at the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas.
Entry detail at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Inside detail of a J57 (JT3) engine.
Various scarves on display at Dallas and Company.
"Dog Toys" even though soft frisbees and tennis balls are the whippet's favorites, wiffle balls are on their top 10 list.
"First Impressions" with a Pin Point Impression Needle Art Frame.
Looking inside a tin-horn culvert through a collection of small limbs.
Sunset on Long Island Sound in Pine Orchard, Connecticut.
Morning frost dusting a favorite whippet blanket.
Power lines along a walking and biking trail.(posted on Saturday, February 11, 2012)
Detail of the "Y" in a No Vacancy hotel neon sign.(posted on Friday, February 10, 2012)
Speaker detail on an OnCue gas pump.(posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012)
Cousins having fun with making sunset silhouettes!(posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012)
Chihuly exhibit study in purple.(posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012)
Interesting compositions found in ordinary places.(posted Monday, February 6, 2012)
Josh pointed this out on Friday while we were exploring after school and no, it's not asphalt. We are standing at the bottom of a detention pond inlet looking up towards the top watching the ripples of rainwater as it cascades down the sloped concrete.(posted on Sunday, February 5, 2012)
Detail of the "Old Custer Jail" located in Custer, South Dakota, not far from Mt. Rushmore.(posted on Saturday, February 4, 2012)
Josh's birthday wish list included visiting a pet store and holding animals he had never held before.(posted Friday, February 3, 2012)
Wind swept snow at a playground where strong winds had carved interesting patterns through the snow making it look like water worn stone.(posted Thursday, February 2, 2012)
A coiled vacuum pool hose.(posted Wednesday, February 1, 2012)
Center stripe on a walking and biking trail at Mitch Park.(posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012)
Evening shadows and a manhole.(posted Monday, January 30, 2012)
Pendant light fixture detail at a fast food restaurant . . . Chick-fil-A.(posted Sunday, January 29, 2012)
Fishing dock on grandpa's pond one tranquil evening.(posted Saturday, January 28, 2012)
Scrabble anyone? e s n y v a n a b Two words . . . Navy Beans, of course. After soaking over night and a quick cold water rinse, can navy beans be considered a "Creative Challenge"?
Accidentally spied one Saturday morning while preparing poached eggs for the family breakfast, all cooking stopped as I tried to track down my iPhone. Was amazed as the lighting, color, and composition caught my eye.(posted Thursday, January 26, 2012)
A full moon seen through a Chinese Pistashe tree that has been permanently molded by daily southern winds, leaning and bending to the north.(posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012)
UCO Jazz Lab located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The Jazz Lab is home of the Jazz Studies Division of the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music. Students utilize the Lab on a daily basis. The School of Music currently offers an undergraduate Minor in Jazz Studies and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies with Majors either in Performance or Music Production. All UCO students, both music majors and non-majors, are welcome to participate.
The Jazz Lab is a world class entertainment venue featuring a relaxed atmosphere styled after jazz clubs in New Orleans! Every week the Jazz Lab features live entertainment with food and beverages provided by Hideaway Pizza.
The Lab is also home to the Jazz Lab Recording Studio. This fully state of the art facility is being utilized for educational endeavors and professional audio/video production, mastering and duplication. UCO JAZZ LAB WEBSITE(posted Tuesday, January 24, 2012)
BSA Troop 177 Summer Camp at Cris Dobbins in Colorado located near Colorado Springs.(posted Monday, January 23, 2012)
A sleepy puppy from a friend's litter of six whippets.(posted Sunday, January 22, 2012)
Large bulletin board display with many hands at a local church.(posted Saturday, January 21, 2012)
One of my favorite artists. His work is intriguing and fascinating. A must see in Oklahoma City, the Chihuly Exhibit reopened January 2 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Visit ILLUMINATIONS for more information.(posted Friday, January 20, 2012)
Oops! What happens when a whippet plays with green army men!(posted Thursday, January 19, 2012)
Christmas brought beautiful poinsettias even at the local Walmart.(posted Wednesday, January 18, 2012)
Lake Quanah Parker Dam in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Mt. Scott in Oklahoma.(posted Tuesday, January 17, 2012)
A moth!(posted Monday, January 16, 2012)
Today marks a new beginning for Edmond's First Baptist Church! We have been blessed!(posted Sunday, January 15, 2012)
A study of shade and shadow on cast-in-place construction. I would like to thank Professor Chamberlain at Oklahoma State University's School of Architecture for instilling an appreciation for shade and shadows many years ago.(posted Saturday, January 14, 2012)
A very special sunflower in our backyard under the bird feeder which was fostered and cared for and mowed around by Josh.(posted Friday, January 13, 2012)
Assorted musical instrument mouthpieces.(posted Thursday, January 12, 2012)
Lone orange contrasted with a collection of 1940 equipment.(posted Wednesday, January 11, 2012)
Composition study with everyday architecture.(posted Monday, January 10, 2012)
Peeking thru a back hoe at a nearly full moon.(posted Monday, January 9, 2012)
Edmond's First Baptist Church Light Tower.(posted Sunday, January 8, 2012)
A family favorite! POPS is a Rt. 66 landmark located in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Your challenge? Visit their Soda Ranch with over 500 selections! Step out of your comfort zone and tease your taste buds with a new flavor. POPS WEBSITE (posted Saturday, January 7, 2012)
Josh's first Halloween as a living decoration instead of trick-or-treating.(posted Friday, January 6, 2012)
Magnolia seed pod detail.(posted Thursday, January 5, 2012)
Observing a spring time praying mantis.(posted Wednesday, January 4, 2012)
Blue bottle collection detail.(posted Tuesday, January 3, 2012)
Ball hitch and shadow on a farm implement.(posted Tuesday, January 2, 2012)
Sunset at Mitch Park.(posted Monday, January 1, 2012)