Thursday, December 01, 2016

Found


I have been overthinking what to hang on my newly painted hallway wall. Photographs? Watercolors? A search-for-frames mission to the upstairs closet led me to a long lost watercolor. Back in the early '90s, I did several versions of this theme - 'hidden scene (usually a beach) revealed by tearing back the paper'.

Anyway, I thought I had either sold or given away all of them but this was way back in the closet. Dust it off, hang it up. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Better Late

I almost didn't make the annual trip to North Georgia to see the leaves. There was no reason, I just hadn't made plans to go. Then I decided to just go already!. I wasn't sure if the trees would be bare by this time of the year, but there was lots of fall color to be seen. 







And now Autumn feels complete. :)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Had to get out

I was so aggravated by the posts on social media this morning, I had to get out of the house. Shutting down the computer wasn't enough. So I went to the park. I was hoping to find a little color, since it's still too early for most of the trees. I found a few spots and of course, reflected sky is always calming.





And when I got home, I had received my copy of Vivian Howard's new cookbook. I don't buy cookbooks anymore. I used to, but in a cleaning frenzy, I donated all but one or two. (I wasn't using them; it's too easy to find recipes on Pinterest, etc.) But I've watched Vivian's show on PBS and I'm a big fan. :)



Saturday, October 01, 2016

Autumn finally arrived!

The temperatures have cooled and so the a/c is OFF and the windows are open. I'm loving the energy I get from fresh, cool air. 

Anyway, the garden keeps giving and so today I am attempting to make tomato sauce using my home-grown tomatoes and basil. My 'crop' is just enough for me to keep up with and consume. 


Happy Fall!




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Seen@60mm

Morrow Mtn

Everyone has a different comfort zone with regards to the subject matter for their photographs. Wide vistas for some, minute detail for others.

"Seen@60mm"... a book title. A project, certainly one with lots of existing material.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Try, try, try



Mid-September. Fall is near, but Summer continues its relentless burn. 

I continue to struggle to get back my watercolor painting skills. Years of photography and an excursion into acrylics have taken their toll. Painting is nothing like photography and watercolor is nothing like acrylics or oils.

I hate to give up; admit defeat. So I will continue because my creative genes require the process, even if the result does not please me... yet.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Late Summer


"I shut my eyes in order to see." ~Paul Gauguin




When I opened this in Lightroom, I had a moment of disappointment that the tip of the leaf on the left touched the edge. Then I changed my thinking; this 'tension' created different negative space and in fact, I quite liked that. And the place where the lightest light meets the darkest dark is diagonally opposite from this leaf/edge intersection. The darker corner in the upper right continues the imaginary line across the page. 

Now, the calendar. August is nearly gone. I'm hoping it takes the heat when it leaves. But I know that September in the South can be every bit as hot as July and then there are those pesky tropical storms...