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About elusiveblue

I am a graphic designer with a love of pretty things.
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Day 28 – Light Bulb

I can’t believe this is the last day. Somehow the end of the month crept up on me. I am kind of ending with a hard one. Taking a picture of this lightbulb was harder than I anticipated. I had

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Day 28 – Light Bulb

I can’t believe this is the last day. Somehow the end of the month crept up on me. I am kind of ending with a hard one. Taking a picture of this lightbulb was harder than I anticipated. I had

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Day 27 – The Doctor

It must be toys week for me, but more than that, I’ve been playing with my ring light a little more and I think this one turned out pretty good. I didn’t even use an Instagram filter. Check out my

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Day 27 – The Doctor

It must be toys week for me, but more than that, I’ve been playing with my ring light a little more and I think this one turned out pretty good. I didn’t even use an Instagram filter. Check out my

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Day 26 – Orange

Can you believe I have never seen Finding Nemo? My friend couldn’t believe it either so she got me this hoping it would remind me to go watch it. I kind of like the the reflection in the can, and

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Day 26 – Orange

Can you believe I have never seen Finding Nemo? My friend couldn’t believe it either so she got me this hoping it would remind me to go watch it. I kind of like the the reflection in the can, and

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Day 25 – Mishchief

I love Doctor Who. My friend Carla bought me this little Dalek while we were in Portland and I thought it was time I showed him off. He is awesome:) Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 25 – Mishchief

I love Doctor Who. My friend Carla bought me this little Dalek while we were in Portland and I thought it was time I showed him off. He is awesome:) Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 24 – A Stolen Moment

I have been trying really hard not to make too many of my pictures of Titan. We had a bit of scare last night though, so we took him to the vet first thing in the morning and when he

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Day 24 – A Stolen Moment

I have been trying really hard not to make too many of my pictures of Titan. We had a bit of scare last night though, so we took him to the vet first thing in the morning and when he

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Day 23 – Bucket Full

Grandma had two of these sitting on the table tonight when we went up to visit. Is there anything better than a group of people chatting over a bucket full of popcorn. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365

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Day 23 – Bucket Full

Grandma had two of these sitting on the table tonight when we went up to visit. Is there anything better than a group of people chatting over a bucket full of popcorn. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365

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Day 22 – Colored Glass

Rows and rows of glass beads. I think the feat for this one is that I actually got to use the “Toaster” filter in Instagram. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 22 – Colored Glass

Rows and rows of glass beads. I think the feat for this one is that I actually got to use the “Toaster” filter in Instagram. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 21 – Crafts

I think these are the most adorable flowers. I love the simple look of them. I had to snap a shot while I was shopping tonight. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 21 – Crafts

I think these are the most adorable flowers. I love the simple look of them. I had to snap a shot while I was shopping tonight. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 20 – On The Tag

This tag is off a shirt my friend bought at Powell’s Books. I love the way it looks. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 20 – On The Tag

This tag is off a shirt my friend bought at Powell’s Books. I love the way it looks. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 19 – Through The Looking Glass

This is my most edited photo so far, but with a title like “Through The Looking Glass” I thought it needed a bit of contrast. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 19 – Through The Looking Glass

This is my most edited photo so far, but with a title like “Through The Looking Glass” I thought it needed a bit of contrast. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 18 – Titan

Titan isn’t always the best subject for photos. He makes for a fidgety (and sometimes too inquisitive) model. But today he did pretty good. He sat fairly still for quite a few shots. Check out my other photographs these places:

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Day 18 – Titan

Titan isn’t always the best subject for photos. He makes for a fidgety (and sometimes too inquisitive) model. But today he did pretty good. He sat fairly still for quite a few shots. Check out my other photographs these places:

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Day 17 – Blue

I was so excited this afternoon when I found my new ring light waiting for me on the front porch (thank you Amazon). So today’s photo session was a string of still life, mostly just dolls and trinkets and things.

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Day 17 – Blue

I was so excited this afternoon when I found my new ring light waiting for me on the front porch (thank you Amazon). So today’s photo session was a string of still life, mostly just dolls and trinkets and things.

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Day 16 – One Fine Day

Took this one this afternoon when I stopped by the Post Office to check my PO Box. This church is across street. It looks like it was custom made for weddings :) Unfortunately I only had my phone with me

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Day 16 – One Fine Day

Took this one this afternoon when I stopped by the Post Office to check my PO Box. This church is across street. It looks like it was custom made for weddings :) Unfortunately I only had my phone with me

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Day 06-15 – Portland, Messages & More

So sorry guys. I went out of town last weekend and have found it really hard to catch up. I have been taking and editing photos everyday, it just seems they haven’t been making it to the TAD blog. Instead

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Day 06-15 – Portland, Messages & More

So sorry guys. I went out of town last weekend and have found it really hard to catch up. I have been taking and editing photos everyday, it just seems they haven’t been making it to the TAD blog. Instead

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Day 05 – Sweets

I have been packing today so this one was kind of last minute, but it is the season for candy hearts. I am going out of town for the weekend. I will still have pictures everyday on my Instagram account,

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Day 05 – Sweets

I have been packing today so this one was kind of last minute, but it is the season for candy hearts. I am going out of town for the weekend. I will still have pictures everyday on my Instagram account,

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Day 04 – Bottles

Lunch at The Garage today was great. These bottles were sitting in the window seal and I couldn’t resist. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com

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Day 04 – Bottles

Lunch at The Garage today was great. These bottles were sitting in the window seal and I couldn’t resist. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com

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Day 03 – In The Drawer

Every once in a while Darcy will pop up in my pictures. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com

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Day 03 – In The Drawer

Every once in a while Darcy will pop up in my pictures. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com

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Day 02 – Selfie

Got a hair cut today and I really like it. Unfortunately, the only selfie pic I took that I liked didn’t show it off. Such as life. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com

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Day 02 – Selfie

Got a hair cut today and I really like it. Unfortunately, the only selfie pic I took that I liked didn’t show it off. Such as life. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com

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Day 01 – Celebration

At the beginning of the year I decided I would do a year long photo challenge. That’s 365 photos in 365 days. I figured for the month of February I would post them here too. I have given myself 365

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Day 01 – Celebration

At the beginning of the year I decided I would do a year long photo challenge. That’s 365 photos in 365 days. I figured for the month of February I would post them here too. I have given myself 365

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Day # 15 Work In Progess

This one is a work in progress. I have loved this sign ever since the first time I have seen it. I think I am going to put it on canvas, but this is as far as I have gotten.

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Day # 15 Work In Progess

This one is a work in progress. I have loved this sign ever since the first time I have seen it. I think I am going to put it on canvas, but this is as far as I have gotten.

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Day # 14 I ♥ Matt

Here’s a little bit of Illustrator play. I ♥ Matt. He’s such a cutie.

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Day # 14 I ♥ Matt

Here’s a little bit of Illustrator play. I ♥ Matt. He’s such a cutie.

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Day # 13 Mini Cupcakes

This one is a classic stand by. Black bottom cupcakes from Mom’s secret recipe book. I figured they would be a good treat for the guys at work tomorrow.

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Day # 13 Mini Cupcakes

This one is a classic stand by. Black bottom cupcakes from Mom’s secret recipe book. I figured they would be a good treat for the guys at work tomorrow.

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Day # 12 Another Commute Video

Filmed my commute again, from a different angle this time. Then I opened Premiere AND After Effects when I got home. Still nothing overly fancy, but I did a little (very little) editing this time. Basically, I’m slowly blowing the

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Day # 12 Another Commute Video

Filmed my commute again, from a different angle this time. Then I opened Premiere AND After Effects when I got home. Still nothing overly fancy, but I did a little (very little) editing this time. Basically, I’m slowly blowing the

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Day # 11 Commute (video)

I really can’t complain about my commute. It’s like 10 mins. I know I have it good, but I thought I would compress it down just to see what it would be like if my commute was 90 seconds. It’s

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Day # 11 Commute (video)

I really can’t complain about my commute. It’s like 10 mins. I know I have it good, but I thought I would compress it down just to see what it would be like if my commute was 90 seconds. It’s

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Day # 10 Chocolate Pasta

I have to share the successes with the failures and unfortunately this one was a failure. I was trying to make chocolate pasta. I had problems from the get go. The dough was too dry when I followed the recipe,

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Day # 10 Chocolate Pasta

I have to share the successes with the failures and unfortunately this one was a failure. I was trying to make chocolate pasta. I had problems from the get go. The dough was too dry when I followed the recipe,

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Day # 9 Duct Tape Wallet

So earlier this week I helped my cousin make a duct tape wallet for school. It was a little more difficult than I thought. Anyway, I thought it was enough of a challenge that I would make my own for

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Day # 9 Duct Tape Wallet

So earlier this week I helped my cousin make a duct tape wallet for school. It was a little more difficult than I thought. Anyway, I thought it was enough of a challenge that I would make my own for

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Day # 8 Valentine Sugar Wafers

Cookie decorating tonight! Sugar wafers dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. Pretty cute idea for a Valentine’s Day treat!

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Day # 8 Valentine Sugar Wafers

Cookie decorating tonight! Sugar wafers dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. Pretty cute idea for a Valentine’s Day treat!

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Day # 7 Magic Wand

So today I came up with something that wasn’t “cooking”. I made myself a magic wand. It took a lot longer than I anticipated. As a matter of fact it is still drying right now, but it looks pretty cool.

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Day # 7 Magic Wand

So today I came up with something that wasn’t “cooking”. I made myself a magic wand. It took a lot longer than I anticipated. As a matter of fact it is still drying right now, but it looks pretty cool.

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Day # 6 Lemon Thyme Bruschetta

Okay, I know Isaid I wasn’t going to do another recipe, but family dinner out kinda got in the way of project plans today. So I am pulled out this quick and easy recipe. Lemon Thyme Bruschetta, it looks really

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Day # 6 Lemon Thyme Bruschetta

Okay, I know Isaid I wasn’t going to do another recipe, but family dinner out kinda got in the way of project plans today. So I am pulled out this quick and easy recipe. Lemon Thyme Bruschetta, it looks really

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Day #5 Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Yummy treats! These Oreo Cheesecake cookies turned out to be pretty darn good. I wish they would have had a little more body or fluff. I think I would make them again though. I’ll try to steer away from the

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Day #5 Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Yummy treats! These Oreo Cheesecake cookies turned out to be pretty darn good. I wish they would have had a little more body or fluff. I think I would make them again though. I’ll try to steer away from the

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Day # 4 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Making this was really kinda gross, and they don’t really look the best either. And if I am being completely truthful they don’t taste magnificent. They’re good, don’t get me wrong, but definitely not worth the work. If you want

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Day # 4 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Making this was really kinda gross, and they don’t really look the best either. And if I am being completely truthful they don’t taste magnificent. They’re good, don’t get me wrong, but definitely not worth the work. If you want

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Day #3 Game Day Treat

This is quick and easy lil smokie recipe that I found on Pinterest. Prep took a few minutes but they look as good as they taste. I thought they would make a great Super Bowl treat. Below is the recipe

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Day #3 Game Day Treat

This is quick and easy lil smokie recipe that I found on Pinterest. Prep took a few minutes but they look as good as they taste. I thought they would make a great Super Bowl treat. Below is the recipe

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Day #2 Flask Customization

Today’s thing was a little flask customization. I got this plain black flask at Christmas time and I wanted to “snaz” it up a little. So I found a little verbage that I liked, fired up the vinyl cutter, and

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Day #2 Flask Customization

Today’s thing was a little flask customization. I got this plain black flask at Christmas time and I wanted to “snaz” it up a little. So I found a little verbage that I liked, fired up the vinyl cutter, and

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Day #1 Rough Start (Facebook Cover Page)

This is a pretty rough start for me for TAD, but at least I am getting started. This is one of my new favorite quotes from a book called “Little, Big” by John Crowley. I thought it would make a

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Day #1 Rough Start (Facebook Cover Page)

This is a pretty rough start for me for TAD, but at least I am getting started. This is one of my new favorite quotes from a book called “Little, Big” by John Crowley. I thought it would make a

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#29 Bleached T-Shirts

I will admit, I am a little disappointed with my end. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. This is my second attempt bleaching t-shirts, I guess I still have a lot to learn. Just because February

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#29 Bleached T-Shirts

I will admit, I am a little disappointed with my end. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. This is my second attempt bleaching t-shirts, I guess I still have a lot to learn. Just because February

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#28 A Zipper Flower

Once again, this is Pinterest inspired. A flower made out of a zipper. I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet, but I think it would make a cute gift topper.

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#28 A Zipper Flower

Once again, this is Pinterest inspired. A flower made out of a zipper. I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet, but I think it would make a cute gift topper.

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#27 Pinback Buttons

Pinback buttons are always my safe fall back :) I am happy it has taken me this long to do one. I read this phrase a while back and thought they were good words to live by. So, why not

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#27 Pinback Buttons

Pinback buttons are always my safe fall back :) I am happy it has taken me this long to do one. I read this phrase a while back and thought they were good words to live by. So, why not

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#26 Button Letter

I should have thought about this one a little harder. By the last 2 dozen buttons I was ready to quit. But as with many of my projects this was a pinterest inspiration. I printed off a large “Times” letter

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#26 Button Letter

I should have thought about this one a little harder. By the last 2 dozen buttons I was ready to quit. But as with many of my projects this was a pinterest inspiration. I printed off a large “Times” letter

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#25 Shiny

This was a fun quick project. More fun glass from the craft store, some Pledge floor wax and a bit of glitter. Fill your glass with a bit of floor wax, swish it around a bit to coat the entire

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#25 Shiny

This was a fun quick project. More fun glass from the craft store, some Pledge floor wax and a bit of glitter. Fill your glass with a bit of floor wax, swish it around a bit to coat the entire

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#24 Just Not Feelin’ It Video

I wanted to do an art video as one of my projects. This is far from what I planning on doing. But with my lack of motivation I think it turned out okay. If you can’t see the video let

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#24 Just Not Feelin’ It Video

I wanted to do an art video as one of my projects. This is far from what I planning on doing. But with my lack of motivation I think it turned out okay. If you can’t see the video let