Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1K Cards Project Update May - June

In May I put together seven mixed-media cards using scrapbooking supplies and my own thoughts. These were fun, although I probably could have used some darker background papers to provide more contrast:

I painted four cards, continuing to use the techniques I learned during my art class:

I tried sketching again, too, but I just don't have the hand control to make a decent job of it:

Four random cards, one made from a photo I took of a lake sunset, and another from a day when I gave myself a stern talking-to. The other two are made from found objects:

What brought me to a halt on the project were my feelings after the death of my friend and colleague, Monica:

After I made a card for her I took the rest of May and most of June off from the project. I needed the time to think, and to mourn. As a result I've fallen behind, but I'm not giving up. Living a creative life means highs and lows, and while I can usually produce on demand I also know there will be times when I simply can't. My head and heart are in a better place now, and I want to keep going with it, so I'm going to use the rest of June to have some fun with the project and see if that gets me back up to speed.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tree - 1, Vine - 0

Old warrior tree versus vine. I think the tree won. More about it here.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pictures I Never Posted #7

My last of the pics I never posted is this shot of a Mr. Potato Head variety of black oak tree. I took it last week, but I wasn't going to put it on the blog because it seemed a bit too precious. But it is cute, and everything doesn't have to be Ansel Adams stuff, so here you go.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pictures I Never Posted #6

Like this pic I took in 2008 of a lovely apartment building in Savannah, many of my photos predate my photoblog. If you've ever seen the 1995 film Something to Talk About, this is the apartment Julia Roberts is living in at the very end of the movie. It's also where I photographed a "ghost", which you can read about in my nonfic e-book Walking in Savannah.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pictures I Never Posted #5

Three years ago I passed over this shot of an interesting tree stump in favor of this one because Cole hadn't stuck his nose in the frame. I also took only one shot of the stump because Cole kept trying to eat one of the mushrooms covering it, and I was afraid he'd get poisoned, so I hurried him along. Now I think the one showing my (somewhat blurry) pup was more interesting.