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Art Every Day Month (AEDM) Nov 1, 2011

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment
Heart Leaves and Ruby

Heart Leaves and Ruby

I love Autumn in Seattle. I love the motion in this photo. The falling of the leaves, the shifting of the season, the air. Things are getting slower, colder, and more delicate.

Heart leaves close up

Heart leaves close up


Day 26: Recycled art

November 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Day 26/30: I am proud to recycle art.

I’ve done several paintings recently over old canvases. I was tired of the piece, or it was unfinished, or I was just uninspired. That’s what I love about paint on canvas though, it can get recovered and recovered until it’s a mountain of pigment… until you wondered what it started out as in the first place.

That’s what happened with this piece. It started out as… I don’t remember. Then I covered it with puffy paint and lots of words and symbols that inspired me. Then, after a few months, I wasn’t inspired anymore. It just looked like a mess.

So, I cleaned up (in a sense) the mess by recycling the canvas yet again and covering it with more paint!

I have had these rolling green hills in my mind. When I lived in the beautiful United Kingdom, my work commute for a few months was a 20 minute walk through some rolling hills. I said morning greetings to the fox, the rabbit, the sheep and the crows. I was wondering if I lived in a Beatrix Potter book.

These hills remind me of my commute. These hills remind me of the beautiful place I once lived. And really how much I still miss it…

Recycled art

Recycled art as Rolling Hills

I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be inspired by this piece, but we’ll see… it could be recycled into something else…

Day 25: Art happens when the stars align

November 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Day 25/30: Happy Thanksgiving*

Tech glitch. This was supposed to post on the 25th. Oh well..

I’m giving thanks for my wonderful family, friends, warm house, enough food to eat, living in a safe country where I can vote and read the books I want. I’m giving thanks for a healthy body and relatively sane mind. I’m giving thanks for the wonders of space and time and technology*.

I’m especially giving thanks for art and all the amazing things it allows us to process by creating it. It allows for a conversation to begin, to happen, and resolve, even if there are no words uttered. Art is part of my HeART (yes, I’m a dork).

Art happens when the stars align… or don’t.

Stars Aligned

When Stars Align

Click the above image to see the full size.

A Star Cluster

A Star Cluster

 Hope everyone has a wonderful, warm and safe Thanksgiving.

*As technology has allowed for this to be posted early on a day when I hopefully will be flying at 30,000 feet on my way to family (and some sun)!

Day 24: Painting with light

November 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Day 24/30: Simple, clear, focused.

Sometimes things just make sense. I love this photograph because it’s simple, has one clear subject (the cloud) and its the focus of attention. At least that was my intention.

Call me a cloud freak. It’s ok. I can take it…

Cloud painting

Cloud painting?

Can you?

Taken with a Samsung Vibrant mobile phone. That date should read 11/24… oh well, Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Day 23: Refracted art

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Day 23/30: I’m seeing more and worrying about ‘doing’ less.

Which in turn makes me see more; more art everywhere! It’s crazy really. And really fun. Yes, this art thing can be fun. Is fun.

How cool is refracted light? This is coming from a prism that is hanging by my kitchen window. Not that we don’t get sunshine in Seattle, but not often, and not often when I’m home and get to witness this rainbow art being created…

Refracted art

Refracted art

Why don’t we have crystals in every window ala Pollyanna?

Mmmm, maybe my next art project… hope this one makes you smile. 🙂

Day 22: Berry nice

November 22, 2010 2 comments

Day 22/30: I was attracted to these bright red berries (not sure if they are) that had fallen from a tree. I shot these when the sun was out (in the morning) and really loved the firey color they gave off.

Fallen Berries

Fallen Berries

They were so lovely, I had to get closer. They glowed from inside. There is no digital retouching (obviously since it’s also a bit blurry):

A Berry Nice Close-up

A Berry Nice Close-up


Taken with a Samsung Vibrant mobile phone.

Day 21: Seeing starlight

November 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Day 21/30 art:

It might have been a full moon (a beautiful one), but I was seeing stars…

Seeing stars

Seeing Stars


Both images shot with my Samsung Vibrant mobile phone.