I'm a bit surprised that it's been three months since I've posted anything . . . Health crap again! Three years after chemo and radiation I took a nose-dive . . . and after taking control of my health things are slowly turning around. Nuff said . .. Art does heal! I've returned to my love of altering photos and signed up for a course with Sebastian Michaels that has brought excitement back into my life.
Flowers on a trailing succulent plant.
Elements: image of Blue Kino rock, Monarch butterflies,
and a texture layer.
March is full of losses and has been since my dad passed away 16 years
ago this month. A stillborn grandson, an ex, and my guy have followed
over the years. . . and five years
ago mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Getting thru March is challenging but every March I seem to rally
and take on new projects; it's like I'm led into them. This year is no
exception so when a bunch of $1.49 daffodils nearly threw themselves
into the shopping cart I knew there was a reason. JOY! The color yellow
is so uplifting, begging to be photographed. And one
things leads to another.
I tend to create series of a subject.
The top one is the original.
Elements: three layers of texture and
text from a card my remaining sent
me on my dad's birthday, March 4th.
Ever since my darkroom days back in the 80's of working
in Black and White I haven't been able to
leave a photo alone. I have no idea
why I'm compelled to take an image
and alter it but I'm
grateful for Apps and Photoshop.
This image is a combination of two images
and two texture layers. The Agave Stalk Bloom
is part of a series I will blog about soon, and
the butterfly was extracted from a busy
Tarquinia, Italy, 2009. A grab shot as we drove through
the village. At the time I knew the image would end
up altered in some way.
Elements: A scan of an acrylic painting, image
of the Red Moon and a sunset photo from
And a photo taken from my bedroom window of a tree on the golf
course on the block behind me. Why? Trying out the
zoom on the camera when I purchased it nearly 2 years ago.
Challenge: experimenting with layers on a mundane photo.
Elements: images of a sunset. the Red Moon and a texture layer.
"The art of healing comes from nature, not from the
physician. Therefore the physician must start
from nature with an open mind."