I loved art from the minute they put that over sized man's dress shirt on me to protect my oh so lovely dotted Swiss frock. I would have lived at the easel if they would have let me. My mom use to complain that I never stuck with one thing. She was right. I still want to learn it all! The one thing I have stuck with is making glass beads. My style has changed in the 10 years and continues to evolve. And you will rarely find me without a camera in hand. My eye is a camera, it seems to see in frames. I grew up with a father who played at photography. We even had a darkroom in our home. So I am art.
All photographs are taken by me, unless otherwise indicated, and are copyright protected.
This a photo I took several years ago when I took a class at John C. Campbell Folk School. I have been studying PS Elements. OH, so much to learn. You really have to find a teacher that speaks to you. Kim Klassen has been that teacher for me. I have just opened the door and here is my favorite edit to date!
I love the crop, the textures and depth of field...I impressed myself! I can hardly wait to see where I will be after a year of study.
I always have such a hard time picking certain flowers from my garden. These Grape Hyacinthia's have always been in that category. So the other afternoon as I was wandering the garden I spotted the delightful Hyacinths. I stood admiring them, knowing that there time in the garden is a short one. I bent to pick just one as I so adore their fragrance. I took in the scent. Then without hesitation I bent and picked every one of them. I guess they no longer fit the list of not to be picked...hmmm I wonder what else will escape the list this year? Does anyone else have a not to be picked list....I wonder?
Frye boots I adore you...really I do! I am just ready for a bit of a flounce! There is very little flounce in my winter wardrobe. This purse and hat sit perched high in my closet nesting the fall and winter away. They are calling to me..."NOW???"" Today they came down from the shelf for a little vignette. Soon it will be time...for now just sit there and look pretty!
So, paint doesn't dry very fast on rainy days. I decided to move on and play in Photoshop. I am excited to take Kim Klassen's on line class. Here is just a little playing I did with her free online tutorials. I like the subdued colors, it kind of matches the view out the studio window today.
greetings from Mr.Cardinal out the studio window. A gentle steady rain.... The tuner hard at work playing a quick mix from the Ipod....now just what to work on??? Here is the completed cupboard/desk. It is just waiting to be taken home and adored. I am kinda hoping it makes it's way into the room of a little girl. I just think it would be a dream to do homework on the drop down desk with the assistance of a little birdie peaking over your shoulder!
I wanted to work on at table today but the rain has changed those plans. I think I'm going to work on a sign in the studio.
We met this sweet little girl while we were at her house to pick up a cupboard. Her name is Samantha. She came out to show us her puppy. Her eyes just drew me in. She and her mom allowed me to do an impromptu photo shoot. I have emailed her mom some pictures for her to enjoy. I thought you might be drawn in as I was!