Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Graffiti Butterflies

back to art threads
and final stretch on my hand embroidery butterflies in preparation for October exhibit in IN A FRAME. Had to finish adding wire and backing to them and now have to find pieces that will work for the centers.
This is going to take as much time as hand stitching them because I really want found objects that mean something to me and works with each piece. 
Spin Bird worked out perfectly, thanks to KAOS Queen Karen Russell ♥ 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cafe Sparkles in Morristown Tennessee

One of the things I like to do is sit somewhere in a town on our road trips and just soak in the atmosphere, people watch and get a sense of a place. We found the perfect spot in the historic district, Java Garden Cafe, with a shaded area that kept us cool.
I thought the "skymart" a wonderful idea, although sad to say there were a lot of empty storefronts on the top level. It was a hot day so walking under the skymart was nice and cool. It's a shame they don't decorate the concrete though, with murals or with colours that integrate it with the surroundings. err, says I posting black and white photographs ;)
That's just the artist in me though.
I nice place to visit, with a couple of large antique shops which required my immediate attention. ahem! I'm glad we stopped there for lunch. People were very friendly and generally a nice atmosphere. 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Opera and Photography

Opera singer Monica Reinagel contacted me about the use of my photograph, Cemeterio Maria Magadelena De Pazzis, for  a performance slide show in Baltimore over July 4th weekend. It was great to see how my photograph worked so beautifully for the performance :) Just wish I could have been there to enjoy the actual performance. 
thanks for sharing the video 


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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Chair Shadows in New Albany

Black and White Photograph chair shadows
New Albany Indiana Cafe

New Albany is not somewhere we planned on going to, but rather somewhere we found in our search for a hotel near Louisville Kentucky. Well we found a hotel and never did get into Louisville. We were too busy enjoying New Albany which has a great farmers market, lots of art shops, art museum, and sidewalk cafes.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Abstract Photography

Looks like an abstract painting, but it's actually my bedroom ceiling at an angle with the doorway to the right.  I have fun exploring textures, shapes and angles and seeing abstract shapes. In the link below they say "abstract photography is not about abiding by the rules". I love not abiding by the rules when it comes to art ;)
Maybe not stunning as some on the link but somehow I really like this one.
Something about the angles, values, and the flower shadow  appealed to me and my finger went click. Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by.

AND the Kitted Poo Award Goes To

Copyright Abusers
Yesterday I found a library using "spin painting white blossom" for a poster.
a Spanish based band using "dotty" on mixcloud, and their facebook page.

I was not asked, payed or credited. 
I hope Karma catches up with them.

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PS:  The library was very courteous and removed it immediately. However, and this is for you people who don't get this, just because an image is removed from a website/fb/etc doesn't mean that it's removed from search engines. The potential for abuse continues once the infringed image has been indexed on search engines.