This blog is my portfolio of artwork, a journal about my process of making art...and the things that I have no words for...


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Knots and Layers...














I've been learning Lightroom on a 30 day free trial...having fun with it...some were worked on through old Photoshop 6...half of which I still know nothing about so my digital potential is not yet explored, but I prefer to just dabble for now...

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Recording Bliss...


I can't help it, I love old rusty metal and peeling paint...all the things my Fred says when he sees it, only makes him think about the stuff he has to fix around here...true that, but I love the random patterns of cracked and peeling paint...our old barn is in need of a fresh coat of paint, so before we attack the decay and shedding, I pulled out my camera to capture some of the beauty that I see...











Sunday, June 29, 2014

A few things I've looked at through the lens...


A thin line of sunshine

Hostas
Jonquil bulbs


The bottom of a rusty bucket

Rusty things...dang they're pretty

Dead burdock leaf

Peony with morning dew

Poor dead bird.

Peony

One of my Father's tools that I've acquired.

Wee Elizabeth...my bucket of sunshine!

Looking up at the summer mist in the pine trees

It was looking at me, waving...so I had to take its picture...

What's missing in this picture is, Max...I miss my old dog very much....

I'm in a looking phase...a thinking phase...I'm accumulating a digital sketchbook of my visual life. I'm also editing one of my novels that's been a work in progress since I scratched out the first lines in the year 2000. I'm following my bliss...

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Poppies from my mother's garden...












I missed them last year, this year, I timed it just right...it's always challenging to get a good photo of flowers, the slightest breeze can set them off wiggling and waving...I was very pleased to capture what I have here...they are so pretty!

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Bliss followed...

Abstraction 4/20/2014, digital photograph

Abstraction 4/20/2014, digital photograph

Abstraction 4/20/2014, digital photograph

I'm slowly recovering from a bout with shingles, what a wretched pain that is...good grief. Between pain and painkillers, I'm not that inspired, but I keep busy anyway just because I'm like that, I can't sit around and do nothing...These three photos are just simple pictures I snapped with my point n' shoot Fuji camera, digital sketches I call them...they're textures from split logs that I've been photographing, wood grain is always fascinating and weather someone's gone at it with an axe or a chain saw, the patterns are amazing...

The next group of photos are from the inside of Bill's old silo out behind his barns, this old thing is wrapped in a tangle of trees and vines, so this is the time of year to get inside for a look see...oh it was pretty in there!







I'm looking forward to spending some of my spring and summer making new art, I want to experiment with encaustics again and splash with my watercolors, going back to small scale things this year. I've been making a small meditation drawing and discovered that my sketchpad has quite a few of these drawings that I need to scan for my next posting :)

I'm hoping to feel better soon!