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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

New Year, New Art Challenge

October 26, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s Art Everyday Challenge for the month of November – AGAIN!

I can’t wait. It was such a fascinating challenge last year as I was doing fulltime work at a clients office (40 hrs a week), completing another project with a different client (5 hours a week), and coaching my transition clients (5 hrs a week). And trying to do art. Everyday. It’s like NANORIMO, but you can use a lot fewer words. 🙂

Blank slate time.

I’m looking forward to this. No comparing to last year. Just learning what to do again, and what to iterate on.

Want to join me? Sign-up here and find out more.

Come on. Let’s see what we can create!

Butterfly seashell

Opening Up to Possibility

All photos are the property of Sylvia Taylor and can’t be used without written permission. All Rights Reserved 2011.

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 11: Inspiration

November 12, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s Day 11 in the Create Art Everyday for a Month challenge and though the act of creating art everyday isn’t yet difficult, it has gotten me thinking about what inspires me.

I’m a very visual person. If we’re having a conversation and something visually interesting is around (or the TV is on) I will get distracted and sucked in. That’s also how I get inspired, visually. For some it might be while they are listening to music, or going for a run or just the act of creating something. It might have something to do with what learning style you have, but mainly, I think it’s just the way we’re wired.

So today, I post an image that I shot off my back deck with my camera phone. The first image is what the camera saw, but not what I saw. I was inspired by the real image, the image that made me think of Maxfield Parrish, not the one the camera thought it should capture. It’s still beautiful, but wasn’t as inspiring (what do you think?):

Gold Clouds

Clouds at dawn

Neither this nor the next photo were digitally enhanced in any way. Just wanted to make that clear. The only thing that’s different is the filter, and the changing, natural, light.

I decided I wanted to capture what I really saw and so took a look through my camera’s options for filters. It’s amazing what they have on there (panorama, beauty shots, reflective, the list goes on). The one I thought I would try was called “Dawn”. I shot three frames and each one was exactly what my eye was seeing. Fantastic, mythical, pink clouds:

Clouds at Dawn with filter

The true color of the sky revealed

So, this is my post for Day 11, inspired by what I saw, not satisfied with what I was being shown, and so searching and playing for a way to bring about what I really saw.

I think we do that in life too. Funny how that works.

Next step: paint this image (suggested by a few supportive friends)! That might take a little longer, but heck, that’s what inspiration is for, to get you excited about what’s next, what might be possible.

I think it might be possible…

Day 4: Cloud painting

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Mother Nature is an amazing artist. I can learn a lot from her…

Mother Nature's Air Guitar

Mother Nature's Air Guitar

Perhaps we can all take a cue. Art is all around us.

We just have to look up once in a while.