I'm happy to get back into the "regular" things I like to do with this blog: try to meet challenges and invitations of various kinds. Lisa's The Creative Exchange is truly one of my favorites, probably because I appreciate Lisa's beautiful photographs and her thoughtful, caring comments. Also, those of us who participate don't get lost in huge numbers of respondents. "Favorite photo of 2011" is the suggested theme this week, but I don't do well in making choices. This particular photo is one I'm proud of because it's the first time I used textures effectively to create a poster-like image. They were just shriveled, snow-frosted berries on a tree outside a lawyer's office where I had met my brothers for some family business. I used a telephoto lens to capture the image and then applied two of Kim Klassen's textures.
As for the sugar-induced coma of the past holiday season, I'm trying to come out of it too. It will be a real challenge!