goofed–can’t add google friend

•January 4, 2010 • 9 Comments

What a bummer!!!!!! Guess I should have done my home work before I sent out all of those request to my friends to come over and sign up under the google friend connect.  Oh well, maybe they will get wordpress.com to where it is up to date…I must say I am disappointed but will keep trucking a long with what gadgets I do have here. It took me a while just to figure out how to even start blogging. It is an adventure that I am glad  I decided to tackle.

SO how about a picture for the day OR maybe one or 2…

Eye Level

Eye Level

He is still out there..wonder if he misses this tooth..lolol… A story about the tooth is that I had found one on my previous visit to Jacksonville Beach. The lady that we are parked next to at the RV camp told me that she had been looking for one for her grandson….I told her jokingly that if I found one I would give it to her…GUESS what (almost) the first thing I found on the beach…yeap you guessed it..the sharks tooth above….I laughed and said well Lord thank you…the lady was so happy and said her grandson would be exstatic…..

All washed up until tomorrow!

Reflection of 2009

u can almost see the arctic air coming for 2010….burrr.

Setting on 2009

Rising on 2010!!!!!!!

do you need your soul refreshed, a place to dream

•December 28, 2009 • 4 Comments

This is how I feel when I find a way to express myself through some type of art. Some say, art is what one has painted on a canvas BUT to me art comes in many forms. It is in what the eye of the beholder sees and experiences.

Being a professional faux finisher, you have to be artistic when you have to create that one of a kind finish for your client whether it be for a wall finish

or canvas art.

Then there are

architects, like the ones that designed this bridge…AWESOME!!!

(a shot I captured going to Jacksonville, Florida)

Clothes designer,

interior designer,

art journaling,

jewelry makers,

photographers

….the list goes on.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…for me that is why you see all types of post on my blog…I have to stay busy with some form of art whether it be faux, art journaling,

scrapbooking,

or playing

photographer. What can I say!!!!!!!!


When I need to shut out the noise of the world, let go of my fears, to be able to dream and refresh my soul, it can be

the beach,


a hill,


a sunset,



sitting under a tree


or going for a

walk in the woods.

Fungus Amungus

It is just a place where you can walk away with a feeling of renewed hope.

Even better is be fulfilled with that same refreshment all over again when I begin to see the shots as they download on the computer. They may only be an inspiration to me but that is what it is all about….finding that renewed feeling within ones self.

Do you recycle??? the art of recycling!

•December 28, 2009 • 2 Comments

I love the way some people can come up with ways to turn other peoples trash into art….trash to treasure is what I call it. Wouldn’t your kids love these to play in, that is if we can get the computer, phone, wii ect away from them long enough.

I have a ton of vinyl records stored…wonder if anyone would like a new bowl? Although it might leak through the little hole in the center. I would like to have one for myself, I love it and what a great conversation piece.

Recyclart.org, the art of recycling !.

Have a joyous blessed Christmas Holiday!!

•December 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment
A dear friend shared this with me and I loved it, so I wanted to share with all of you….May your Christmas be filled with joy and your New Year with everything that you ever dreamed….God Bless
Today…I wish you a day of ordinary miracles-
A fresh pot of coffee you didn’t have to make yourself.
An unexpected phone call from an old friend.
Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.
I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in…
The fastest line at the grocery store.
A good sing along song on the radio.
Your keys right where you look.
I wish you a day of happiness and perfection-little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that the Lord is smiling on you,
holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare.

I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.
Send this phrase to the people you’ll never forget .
It’s a short message to let them know that you’ll never forget them.

If you don’t send it to anyone, it means you’re in too much of a hurry and that you’ve probably forgotten your friends.
Take the time!
Wishing you the very best for 2010
and….
Just a few photos of Christmas around the world!!!!!!!!!!!

Rain: cruel, harsh or soft, sublte

•December 20, 2009 • 6 Comments

After the rain!

(That could be the name of a song)

The softness you can get is awesome to express how you feel on certain days!

I think this is one of my all time favorites….

Please don’t steal my photos..why would you?  It is more fun taking them yourself….

shooting in the dark….FUN

•December 19, 2009 • 3 Comments

Talk about fun and not ever knowing what you are going to get is taking night photography. These are my first. It has been raining here and tired of being inside, so once it stopped, out the door we went and of course I grabbed my camera. We took a drive up the coast and on the way back it got dark and I thought HUM……

SO I put the camera on the dash board, something I learned from Joshua.  I took a 2 day class with him and it was awesome. Plan on doing a day photo shoot with him, hopefully before we leave Pensacola. Check out some of his work. Joshua is very enthusiastic about his photography and teaching.

This was fun, whether they are good or not…

Car lights

WOW…these look like something from a science fiction movie, a scary one….

Exxon as we went by, can’t you tell???

This is a truck that I got as he passed.

This one I have no idea BUT I really do like it.

So coolllll….

OK!! only one more…I do tend to get carried away..but why not have some fun with what your camera can do….

Please don’t steal my photos..why would you?  It is more fun taking them yourself….

slow down..don’t miss the perfect opportunity

•December 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I try not to leave the house without my camera hoping for that perfect opportunity…BUT when I go for a walk or drive for the sole purpose of shooting through my 3rd eye, it is no time to be in a hurry. This is time for me, my camera and the next object, person, thing to be photographed.

While in the Pensacola area I have had the opportunity to meet and make new friends. Judy is one of those,  who also loves shooting with her camera.   We spent almost the whole day at one of the parks in the area and were able to capture some fantastic shots. What was awesome is that she, like myself, didn’t want to be in a hurry.

It was a very eventful day with our cameras poised and ready while we enjoyed  the beauty of nature around us.

Was pretty happy with my first 2 shots of the day.  Nothing to complain about with these.

What a lovely place to take your family for the weekend

OR  a good book

OR just you.

This fellow had been watching us for sometime and it was like he wanted to have his picture taken…it was like look at ME!!!!! Strange thing is this happened several times in one day but all different areas and birds…but hey if they want their picture taken I will oblige.

Stop…take time….

photography with my third eye.

•December 2, 2009 • 11 Comments

Going back and reopening a chapter in my life, my third eye, the camera lens has brought back an excitement and energy to each day. I am learning to not leave home with out it because if you do, as I have already proved, you could miss the best photo of all time.

While located at NAS Pensacola, I had the opportunity to meetGerald Burieigh, a professional photographer of small critters to wild game. I was in total awe of  his photography and even more so with the wealth of information that he was willing to share.

You have got to take a look at his critters and creations…

http://www.geraldburleigh.com/mp_includes/body.asp

I was honored that he took the time to give me pointers about my camera and to look at my photos…hope you enjoy.

I have not mastered photoshop as of yet, but that is on my to do list and those of you that know me it is a never ending list. I would like for most of my photos to be natural without any editing, although I am using Photoshop for the watermarking.

These were taken with my Nikon D80.

Through the eye of my camera I see visions of beauty that other wise I wouldn’t see. It gives me so much joy and peace within.

Although I don’t know much about shutter speed and apeture, I am learning and thinking of taking some on line courses.




BEHIND..YES!!! Are you????

•October 20, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Well it has been awhile since I have posted…for that I do feel bad for not keeping my readers up to date… BUT I have been taking a little time to decide what and where I want to go with the direction of where I am right now in my life. Looking for a new beginning!

Not completely sure which direction I am going as yet but I do know that I am going to take the time in each day to see things I haven’t payed much attention to the last couple of years, like sunrises, butterflies and my camera. Not to mention just making time for hubby and me.

First, I would like to introduce you to the new addition to our family..Harley.

Harley

Stayed tuned for a rekindled love for my Nikon!!!!!

update photo of Harley at Christmas!!!

Yes mam!


Sittin pretty


This is my best side!


That was hard work, I need a nap…..Merry Christmas to all.



art from duct tape????

•September 18, 2009 • 12 Comments

Art done from duct tape or electrical tape? I thought you have got to be kidding.  I emailed Pam right away and asked her if she would  mind if I wrote about her art. Click on link below to see her latest work..totally awesome.


http://pamgabriel.deviantart.com/?offset=10#comments

After conversing with Pam I learned that she actually started using the duct tape out of the blue…maybe boredom. She had only used coal and pastels as mediums and one night had a brainstorm of doing a picture using electrical tape. I do believe this is thinking outside of the realm of things. She put it into perspective as looking for a strange and outrageous medium no one had used before or at least that she knew of. Funny thing is, once she started the project it actually was a long and tedious project and vowed to never use tape as a medium again.

I do believe that we should never say never though…ask me how I know.

Due to a stressful time in her life Pam remembered how relaxed and focused she was during that time. She realized then this was something that was to be apart of her art and upon completing another one she felt more relaxed and focused than ever before.

Once others began to see Pam’s art they told her she needed to add color, so she ventured out to find some colored duct tape and did her Sea Serpent.


From this, her brain went wild with ideas and her art progressed from the wall to purses to flowers. Pam said she loves using tape because it is a fun challenge to take something people associate with fixing things in the basement, and making it an elegant piece of art. It takes concentration and creativity to take only 20 colors of tape that is such a stiff medium, and make something from it that is unique, durable and elegant.

  • Current Residence: Waukesha, WI
  • Interests: Tape, Dragons, Tarot Cards, The Ocean, Martial Arts and Orange sherbert
  • Personal Quote: “In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” – R.W. Em
  • Tools of the Trade: A box full of duct tape and a razor blade

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