Beginning to End

I’ve been promising for weeks. So here it is ~ how I create one of my compositions. Oh Bear…  65 layers +/- in the making! One of my more involved works because all of the elements were taken by me, no stock images, and the birds don’t count because they are actually a brush.  Warning… this also made for a really lengthy post.  Ready, here … Continue reading Beginning to End

Everything you can imagine…

Everything you can imagine is real ~ Pablo Picasso. Making something appear real, feel real… or just believable is, for me, the most difficult part when creating from the imagination.  As a viewer, allowing ourselves to believe in possibilities, despite the reality we live in, is a major part in making any story a success, whether in be artistically, photographically, in books, movies, etc.  For … Continue reading Everything you can imagine…

What’s in a name?

Don’t worry, I’m not going to start quoting Shakespeare… But there is an area of photography that seems to have as many terms/titles/names to describe it as there are photographers/artists that create within it, such as digital art, artistic manipulation, artistic photo compositing, alternative photography… And my favorite conceptual photography.  Like many words, conceptual, can take on different meanings to different people and that is … Continue reading What’s in a name?

It’s going to be a good one…

…a really good one, and I am very excited. I don’t enter exhibits as a matter of routine.  In fact, just the thoughts, tugs at an inner insecurity.  But!  They often serve a purpose and when I believe in the organization and the people behind it… it’s a no brainer.  Count me in!  Unfortunately, that does not dampen the anxiety any…  I push it to … Continue reading It’s going to be a good one…

How Time Flies…

Two weeks (or is it three?) gone just like that (this is me snapping and waving fingers) since my last post.  But what a really good two weeks they were.  I’ve taken some photos, I have sold some photos, and best of all I have been inspired to keep on doing what I’m doing.  The anxiety leading up to the the arts fests quickly vanished once … Continue reading How Time Flies…