Sunday, August 07, 2011

Digital Play

 Dreaming of Rome, 2009.

Everything is fine on the home-front, though, I seem to have lost any enthusiasm for creating anything. I do enjoy playing around with photos and found a ton of them today when I did a back-up of files onto an external drive. The photos were safely stored on an external drive where they've resided for  over a year when a new PC was purchased. Moving them to the PC brought back a flood of memories. I've been playing with double images, something I did eons ago with film; much easier in PS.


 Almalfi, Italy, window with a tree photographed in Old Town, La Quinta, my home town here in the steaming hot desert. And below, a different version of the tree.
Maybe the lack of enthusiasm stems from - what in blazes does one do with all of the paintings, fabric, mixed media that one can crank out? The walls in the house aren't in need of anymore art and no one is begging for . . . well, you get the picture. So, to fill the need to create I've been trying vegan recipes, low fat, gluten free, comfort foods, a Mediterranean diet, dehydrating veggies, making a Cashew Spread (cheese) and in the midst of all of the food craziness I've realized that it's just a way to fill the days with something akin to a purpose. Surely, I'll tire of days spent searching online for recipes and diets . . . 

Quote: He paints like a man going over the top of a hill, singing. Robert Henri

5 comments:

queenopearls said...

Wow, I can't believe I missed your abstract. Very engaging!
And your photos are always wonderful. I adore the depth of the window/tree combination.

notmassproduced said...

Hey...beautiful images..I'm particularly drawn to the almalfi one...that place looks so inspiring. I know what you mean about amassing artwork...but don't let that stop you creating..:)

Penny said...

Really like these wish I knew how to do them, but it is only one more thing to learn.

cooking and cleaning, after getting a diagnosis on this thing I now have (polymyalga rheumatica). At least I can now walk, but dont like being on cortisone.

ART*ticulation said...

Almalfi is beautifully awesome!I have a feeling it would have been much harder to create this your way rather than PS. Love it Gail!

La Dolce Vita said...

sheesh, the summer has just flown by... ok love your italy photos of course... sigh and the tree is good too...
did not know that you are gf or did we have this conversation and I don't remember...
anyway I am too and would love to share recipes...
as for unsold art, I pile it up in the basement.(you probably don't have need of one of those in the desert) and let it sit for posterity....
who knows.... right????
xox