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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween


A happy Halloween out there to all of you who follow and or visit my humble blog. I have been a bit neglectful of late. It seems that life and lack of energy after a full day at the art supply store can really take it out of you. So, for this festive season I offer two recent photos taken for one of my photography class assignments. in the above is a dance of skeletons in a tree. It was hanging in a yard I came across during a neighborhood stroll. I decided on this vintage treatment to make it extra spooky.


Lastly, is a fun little decked out yard filled with ghosts and jack-o-lanterns. A little girl lives there so it wasn't meant to be too scary. It was a fun walk through the old neighborhood. I haven't had the time to do that in a few years actually. I used to walk my dog around all the streets. But, now that he is quite elderly and barely able to walk, we don't go far.

Hope you have a safe and ghoulishly fun Halloween. Mine will be a quiet night at home watching Art 21 or Constantine.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Long Pause

Hello to all of my followers and visitors out there in blog land. I have been absent due to several things. My daytime job has been a bit hectic the past two weeks which gas kept me away. In addition to this, I had a computer melt down which resulted in getting a new one. This time I decided to leave pc's out of the mix. I am now in the Apple cart. So, far I am loving the switch. We will see as time goes on how much I still love the new computer. I do love the touch response of the new keyboard a lot.

Now that all of that is behind me I can focus on my art again. So, I thought I'd show you a few images from a recent photo class assignment. Yes, I am taking the class again. This particular assignment was called Shadow Portraits. The premise was to use our interpretation of the theme to create unique images. Here are a few of what I came up with.


This image is a stretch for shadow. It is actually the chemical residue from a decaying leaf. So, in essence it is a shadow. Just not the typical idea of one.


Here in the next two images my boss was gracious enough to lend me a hand. I had her pose in front of our front door at work. The sun shone from the back which created some awesome shadows on the floor.


Here is the second version with a different pose. I really like this one the best. My teacher was really impressed with my assignment this week. That was a great affirmation that I am doing something right. Still have tons to learn. But, that is what this journey called art is all about. To enrich my life and enhance the knowledge I already possess. Thank you for being patient and having a look at my work.