Hey, this whole picture-a-day thing has already taught me something: photographing little stuff is very interesting to me - I like to capture micro-moments!
Tonight it was getting rather late and I still hadn't taken my picture for today. I skulked around our dining room table - which is a disaster. (Spouse's oil painting activity is dominating one end of it, there's all kinds of daily debris in the center, and then at the closest end, there's this little spot where we actually eat.)
I took a few shots of a nice little Modern American Family still life: an ink cartridge spilling out of an Office Depot bag, the pepper shaker, a Wendy's kid's meal toy, and a roll of paper towel (yeah, we're real formal around here).
And then I noticed Spouse's drink glass.
A nice, contained environment.
With no mess.
And that's when I learned that microcosms are my friends!
I didn't use a flash (the overhead light provided the illumination), but I played around with the cropping and corrected the exposure in Photoshop Elements.
In response to the comments people left about the reinker tool wheel....
Use your 40% off coupons and get these inker tools for about $3 - and it's worth the persistence, because once you don't have to swap out your foam pads... well, it's the difference between using colored pencils alone and using colored pencils with Gamsol.
The holder is the Inkssentials Craft Spinner made by Ranger, and you can get it in a variety of places - including JoAnn's online here. It costs $19.99 - use a 40% off coupon, and it comes down to $12.00
Alice, the wall behind is sponge painted. It's a work in progress - you can see pictures of it here. The wall is sponged because the walls were never properly finished.
And a little insight into how I "see" the world: my camera is a Nikon Coolpix S10 and has a body that rotates 180 degrees - which means I often look at things while holding my camera at my waist, and turning the lens up or down. (This is very handy as I'm too lazy to crawl around on the floor and point my camera upward!)
Thanks for looking!