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Lunar eclipse, lazy Saturday, and what I created in 2011

Lunar Eclipse: Dec 10, 2011

Yep, this is my fabulous eclipse photo. See that little white spot to the right of the tree?

Went to bed around 2 a.m. Hubby woke me up at 6:30 a.m. to see the lunar eclipse in the west, as the sun rose in the east. We could see the moon from the front windows, but the twins and I bundled up to go outside for a few minutes anyway. By the time we saw the moon, it was quite light outside and it was no longer red, but definitely still mostly in shadow. Kind of wish I had gotten up at 4:45 to see it nice and blood-red, but I have seen similar ones before: in fact, I think I dragged the kids out in the middle of the night for the last lunar eclipse (last June?) Afterwards, we all went back to bed and I got up at noon. Then a typical lazy Saturday commenced. There was a radio station holiday party that I could have gone to tonight, but I wasn’t up for it in so many ways.


Create. Share a creative project you undertook this year (art, writing, DIY, cooking, home decoration, crafts, photography … whatever comes to mind). How do you use your creativity to express yourself?

Ooh, look, my one craft of 2011. There’s a followup collage party coming up soon! Other than that I’ve spent the year working on daily blogging, improving my sketchy photography skills {mostly for the blog}, cooking up a vegan storm, and working on interview and production techniques for the show.

New Caledonian Crow: gel on canvas

New Caledonian Crow: gel on canvas. Original photo of Uek by Vince Musi, from National Geographic 2008 "Animal Minds" issue.