And this where my 2018 Project 365 ended. Not intentionally. Just because. And maybe that's the best reason of all.
"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 →
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. -Oscar Wilde Scenes from the 'Dior: From Paris to the World' exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.
But I suppose there's a lot to see everywhere, if only you keep your eyes open. -Norton Juster I saw some interesting oil stains in the parking lot again today... or perhaps they saw me?
“Energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space” ― Jackson Pollock [glass block abstract]
Every child is an artist. The trick is to remain an artist once we grow up. -Pablo Picasso [composite image of a water glass and painted wall]
“Forget scientists. The next space launch we should send up painters, poets and musicians. I’d be more interested in what they discover than anything that takes place in a test tube.” -James Rozoff
Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas, which says to the painter, ‘You can't do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Lovers forever face to face My city your mountains Stay with me stay I need you to love me I need you today Give to me your leather Take from me my lace. - Leather & Lace, Stevie Nicks & Don Henley So it was 8:30 this evening before I realized I hadn't taken a... Continue Reading →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. - Georgia O'Keefe
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
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 →
“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” – John Berger Simply playing around with a slow shutter speed tonight. Subject: A tree in my backyard that is still lit up for the holidays. Technical Specs: Nikon D810 / 2.0 sec / f14 / ISO 64.... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →