Friday, May 17, 2013
This is what I love about the Midwest.
That vast, open, immense space.
We traveled around in the evening last week and walked in a wooded area for a while.
Fought some healthy mosquitoes, too.
As we prepared to leave, the clouds were just amazing. Way out on the horizon we could see a storm brewing, that big puffy cloud down there with the golden light on it.
The setting sun cast it's orange glow on the top of that storm cloud, which made it contrast with all the other white and gray wispy clouds.
I like watching the weather come and go.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here are the three winners of the drawing for the artwork you see pictured here.
Each person will receive one of these three pieces.
The names my hubby drew for me are:
I will be contacting each of you to get your mailing address.
to all of you who left comments and gave me so much encouragement.
I appreciate each and every word.
I plan to do this again very soon.
There is a lot of art that just needs to be set free!
Sending you peace,
Labels: Art Give Away
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Last Saturday evening we drove through the country for a while. (My kids used to make fun of people who just drove around...actually, so did I! Not any more!) A rain storm came up and poured on us for a few minutes, then we were out from under those storm clouds.
As the sun dipped below the edge of the clouds, the most amazing light flooded everything. The receding storm was still filling much of the sky, which the sunlight made look even darker.
Enter the barn, this white barn on a grassy hill, with the dark sunlit clouds behind.
I love when this happens and I have my camera ready.
Currently I'm participating in an online photography class called the 50mm Project by Kim Manley Ort. As you can guess, I used my 50mm lens for this image.
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In case you didn't know..
I'm giving away some of my art, no strings attached, and doing it for free!
If you'd like to be in the drawing
go HERE and leave a comment on that post.
After 10:00pm EST today I will close the time to submit your name.
Check back tomorrow to see who will receive a collage!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We planted this pink dogwood in our front yard a couple years ago.
I just love the softness created by the blurred background, and the delicate colors of the petals.
After making the decision to share my collage yesterday my heart kind of felt all open and happy just like these blossoms. In fact, I have edited this post from a highly technical photography kind of post that told you what lens and aperture I used...to this, to the truth about why I like this artwork of Mother Nature, why it speaks to me today.
Thank you all for your comments yesterday about my art give away! I'm very excited to see how it all works out, who I get to send my artwork to, and then think about what will be 'liberated' next.
This is not just a one time thing.