DEC 5 : 339/365

"The guardians of high culture will try to convince you that the arts belong only to a chosen few, but they are wrong and they are also annoying.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert We had a handyman at the house today handling some odds-and-ends jobs for us - moving outlets, replacing fixtures, patching walls, etc.  The gentleman who... Continue Reading →

JUL 8 : 189/365

Creativity is contagious.  Pass it on. - Albert Einstein We always have a great time at the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival!  With over 250 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors over a three-day weekend, the festival is a fun and inspiring way to spend a couple hours.   Although photography is my chosen art form, I find... Continue Reading →

JUN 2 : 153/365

2018 Denver Chalk Art Festival The annual chalk art festival is one of my favorite summer events in Denver.  The event features more than 200 professional and amateur artists, who spend hours on their hand and knees transforming the streets of Denver into a colorful art museum.  The talent and creativity of these artists is... Continue Reading →

APR 1 : 91/365

It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in them. - L.M. Montgomery The past few days I've been playing around with layering photos, colors and textures in the digital darkroom to create a type of art that lies somewhere between photography and painting.  I must... Continue Reading →

MAR 8 : 67/365

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.” ― Sylvia Plath After the frustrations of yesterday, when I felt as if my creativity was being stifled by others demands on me, I decided to take a little break today.  So, I turned off my phone, stopped answering emails & instead gave myself... Continue Reading →

FEB 5 : 36/365

Tell me, what is the color of love? -Billy Ocean This pretty little photo composite was made from eight separate images: 6 individual images of paint chip samples, which were selected for both their vibrant colors and their Valentine's Day appropriate names (Sherwin Williams colors) 1 image of a paint chip sample deck fanned out... Continue Reading →

JAN 25 : 25/365

Nothing is set in stone. A bird can be refolded into a boat, a fish, a kimono, or any other extravagant vision. At other times it aches to return to its original folds. The paper begins to fray. It tires, rebels. ― Tor Udall, A Thousand Paper Birds

JAN 23 : 23/365

If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow? - Jennifer McMahon Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me.  Regardless of the season, she goes about creating the most spectacular masterpieces from the simplest of ingredients.  Take for example water.  In the past 48 hours I've watched as she's turned this one... Continue Reading →

July 26, 2013

We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.  - Jean Toomer FOCUS: On the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO there is a large, stainless steel art sculpture entitled "The Gordian Knot" that was fabricated by artist Douglas Kornfield out of 300 feet of stainless steel.   Like the... Continue Reading →

March 5, 2013

If you can't find something worthy to photograph within forty feet of where you stand, you aren't seeing. - Ruth Bernhard   Focus:  Everyday Object In a photography class I took several years ago, the instructor challenged us to take an everyday object and photograph it 30 ways.  Those were the only instructions - the... Continue Reading →

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