Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Look Up - Look Down, Architectural Details & Shadows

As promised in a previous post, today I'm sharing more photos from my day with Ellyn at the Dallas Arboretum. There are numerous architectural elements throughout the arboretum and the sunshine we enjoyed that day created lots of interesting shadows.

These first two photos were inspired by Helena's Look Up Look Down photographic meme.


And here are my favorite architectural and shadow photos.

(Obviously Ellyn took this last photo!)

Our day was inspired by the free Finding Your Muse mini-class that I had recently re-visited and mentioned to Ellyn (who promptly checked it out!). I have a few ideas for using some of the inspiration in my photos and will be sharing that with you soon. Have you checked out this free class? (I believe I first heard about it from Rinda.)


Ellyn said...

can't wait to see what you do with these. I started playing with my sketchbook with one photo yesterday

Tammy said...

Great photos! I need to learn to be a little more adventurous and thoughtful with my picture taking. I really like this idea of look up, look down. Adds some variety! :)

helena said...

looks a fabulous place to visit and photograph - the one of you is lovely

makes me so happy to see people looking up and down - your pair are great

Sian said...

Now, our sunshine might not be the same, but intriguingly in our park we do have a building very like the one which has given you the checked shadows

Sue Althouse said...

Great place for a Look Up, Look Down experiment. Wonderful photos!

Elizabeth said...

Your took some amazing photos on your day with Ellyn.