Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Magic of Macro Photography

I say it's magic because it opens a whole new magnificent world around me. Getting a good shot is a real challenge especially with a bee buzzing around. I just loved the gossamer wings and the pollen dusted tootsie's ;)
I used my olympus stylus 1 macro setting. I still have a lot to learn about my camera and it's settings, as well as photography so I am thankful people are willing to share tips.
Macro Photography Tips for Point and Shoot Digital Cameras - Digital Photography School
Here are some amazing shots my Nicky Bay, featured on PetaPixel.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pier 2 Arts Center Kaohsiung Taiwan

sunset in Taiwan
Evening Stroll along the Art Center  Kaohsiung November 2014
Here is a daylight peek

One day is just not enough to do this art center area justice, it's stunning.

Kaohsiung City-Pier 2 Arts Center
stencil graffiti by jafabrit taiwan
Stencil bird by jafabrit

Monday, May 04, 2015

Over that Rainbow

snapseed apps
 "Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
that's where you'll find me"

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden

 There are two botanical gardens in the United States I love; the first being in St.Louis and the second is the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. 
Just came back from a wonderful trip to Phoenix, Arizona and loved the architecture and the plants. It's not even summer there yet but by noon at the Botanical Garden the heat was getting to me and I felt like this photograph, dusty and well worn. 
Lunch in the shade at their restaurant, Gertrudes, certainly helped. The Sagauro Cactus are magnificent and are like sentinels on the landscape and home to birds.
The Saguaro Cactus And Its Greedy Guests
Oh I got to see a roadrunner for the first time in my life, and they are just like the cartoon. They are so funny to watch.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pickles goes Hunting

WIP oil on wood

A couple of years ago my thrift shop and curry pal, Karen Russell, found a little stuffed toy at a local thrift shop and had we both seen him at the same time would've come to blows fighting for him. As it is she saw him first and got first dibs. Karen did let me borrow him for the jafagirl public art box and he was very popular. 

I got such a kick out of his proud look and called the display "pickles goes hunting". He may be small but he is MIGHTY dog. Don't know where pickles is now, he is lost in the vortex of the Russell household, which is why I decided to do a painting of him.
Hope you enjoyed visiting