This came from the ice shards and plant photos. I think. Or, it came from my Finding Your Way painting. Good grief, I’m not sure! Maybe I am working too fast 😀 I do know for sure that I am using turquoise and orange again. This are a favorite combination: I have a predilection for mandala designs in those colors. Turquoise Snow Crystal #snow #PhotoshopElements #mandala #orange #photography #crystal #turquoise
I love shadows, and am constantly taking pictures of them. Our dining room light fixture was casting a lovely, intricate shadow that I snapped in the near dark, causing a grainy effect that robbed it of some of its detail. Shadow of light fixture I created this line drawing from the photo of the light fixture, which I can use as a collage element, or to make a stamp out of. Don’t ask me how I wound up here. It was a long and winding path, and I was only half conscious (in t
Julianne just has a way of putting things that keeps demanding a response from me. Take The Open Eye, for example. She writes about a trip she took to Washington D.C. recently, sans her camera. This is atypical for her, having captured the “birth, growth, decay, deconstruction and rebirth” of the city through the decades, including “interesting faces, odd artifacts, seasonal changes–all caught on rolls of film and memory cards.” Julianne took the opportunity to see things dif
The hibiscus bushes on our yard are churning out shining miracles for my appreciative eyes, so I captured a few blooms with my little Pentax. Real photographers would shake their heads, in puzzlement, if they deigned to watch one of my photography sprees: I can’t even see what I am taking half the time. I notice a composition I would enjoy capturing, but the sun shines on the screen in such a way that it is impossible to view. I have become aware that, with a camera such as m
If you enjoy inspiring conversation, you might want to investigate John Paul Caponigro’s discussion with his father Paul. I have been enjoying what John Paul has to say, for some time now, on his blog. He is not only an amazing photographer, but does incredible digital imaging. Considered “an authority on creativity and fine digital printing,” John Paul is “respected internationally as one of the most prominent artists working with digital media processes.” His work is, in a
There is something about Tricia McKellar’s work that really speaks to me. She has a very unique way of putting images together, combining them masterfully into a seamless design. Here is how she describes what she does: I’m in wonder of divine systems and man’s machines. I collect images of
machines, insects, vintage photographs, technical drawings, kitschy
junk and natural patterns, and create photographs & digital collages. Each collage is an exploration of another permuta
Disintegrating leaf I’m visiting family, in British Columbia, and also managing to get in a little art creation. The last few months I have been working (playing?) very intensely in my studio to get ready for a solo show, so I am actually taking a breather. Unfortunately, I am also in withdrawal, because art is so deeply embedded in my everyday life. That leaves me with photography. While others are taking pics of sunsets and such, I gravitate towards disintegrating leaves an
I enjoyed what Robert Genn has to say about the Zen of art. Here are some of his suggestions for practicing art this way, with my comments added, in red: Have an attitude of low expectations and nothing to lose.
I think you can have a nothing to lose attitude without needing to lower your expectations. Try to make deliberate, thoughtful, rhythmic movements.
This works very well. Allow yourself to dream, flow and indulge your fancies.
Absolutely! Be philosophic about your w