It’s begun, 2018

Yes another year has started and I am excited to see what it brings. I plan on continuing with my digital art and am opening a small gallery at my house. Hopefully I will have this up and running within the next few weeks. I will let you know details as they happen. Have you been out enjoying your photography? Did you get some great Christmas photos? I hope so. If you like what you got but want to improve Continue reading It’s begun, 2018

Digital Art

There has been much talk about digital art and what it is and if it is a legitimate art form. Recently someone took someone else’s work added a few basic adjustments, such as contrast, brightness etc and entered the work in a competition as their own. This is obviously not an acceptable thing to do. With my digital art, I take a series of images that I have shot or have the rights to use and then combine the layers. Continue reading Digital Art

Digital Art – Photoshop Artistry

Ever notice how many most photographs start to look the same after a while I mean, how many photos of flowers have you seen? How many butterflies? How many interchangeable landscapes? How many near-identical “street photos? With so many photographers out there, and with great cameras and editing software becoming more and more popular, the whole field of photography sometimes feels as if it’s becoming repetitive in the extreme. At worst, so much out there just feels … trivial or Continue reading Digital Art – Photoshop Artistry

Finding Joy

Often when things are going well it is easy to find joy in life, but what about in the tough times. There is a Buddhist saying that there are 10,000 sorrows and 10,000 joys in life, unfortunately they are often intermingled. So how can we find joy in tough times? This will be different for everyone, but the universal thing will be “being in the moment” This means seeing what is right here, right now. Right now the only moment Continue reading Finding Joy

Missing in Action

I think that describes how I feel, it is like my life has been ripped out from under me and I have been transported to a new house and a new life. A life that revolves around cancer. My husband has a rare form of Leukemia which there is no cure for, but, they give you chemo in the hope that it will prolong your life….but at what cost…. every 28 days we start anew chemo round of two injections Continue reading Missing in Action

Photography, Art or both

frog praying

I love my photography and I love bringing the beauty of the outdoors to you in it’s pure form and you will see that in my landscape images and nature shots, however there is also a creative part of myself that likes to start with an image and create something completely different out of it. A few of my early attempts got lots of good feedback. There is some here.                     Continue reading Photography, Art or both