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Better Late than Never

February 6th, 2013

Well, it only took me a month and a half, but I finally got around to designing a calendar for 2013 of some of the images I have taken in the past year. Some months are harder than others for me to find good photos.....it seems I don't take as many photos when the temperature is below 40.. lol ! But as I said earlier, I forced myself to get out there this year and I am glad I did.

Anyway, at least I will be able to enjoy my calendar for the next 11 months :)

Inspiration --My cup runneth over

January 8th, 2013

Inspiration --My cup runneth over

After languishing through the fall without hardly any time to do anything besides this day job of mine that takes me away from my beloved photograph..... I finally decided I was going to get out this winter and get some shots. I had noticed after reviewing my photos for the last few years that I shoot very little in December through February. Not a cold weather girl I guess.... I decided this year would be different !! I have already had some very productive day sessions..weekend trips to the back roads. Now I am taking an online class that is doing a "prompt" a day for 31 days and it is really making me look at every day things in new ways! It is also challenging me to find new ways to represent normal scenes and challenging my creativity. Hopefully the result of which will be lots of new artwork/photography to post for sale in the coming weeks/months etc.
P.S. The image that accompanies this blog is a goofy little thing I created while playing around with distort filter in pse 9. I was attempting to make a perfectly round planet, but I guess in my world, planets are fat and kinda squat!! LOL Just thought I would share :)

Searching for Inspiration

December 30th, 2012

Searching for Inspiration

After being cooped up in the office with work for what seems like days on end, I was itching to get outside and get some photos with some snow on the ground! Normally, this time of year in Central Illinois, it's not a problem to capture a scene with snow in it, however, the last couple of years we have gotten very little snow. When it did snow, it melted by the next day or so (can we all say "global warming" ?). We had a mild blizzard two days after Christmas, but only received a dusting here in Danville. It was mostly wind whipping at 40 mph. I decided to drive alittle further south to Parke County, Indiana and see how much snow they had gotten there. I chose Parke County as it is the covered bridge capital of the world and wanted to see the bridges in their snowbound glory! The trip did not disappoint, while there was not alot of snow, there was enough to make for some awesome photographs. They had the kind of snow that stuck to the tree limbs and trunks which make the woods look like a story book. I love the way snow makes everything clean and creates a bit of a blank slate, causing you to focus on other elements in the photograph. It was certainly cold and many of the photos I snapped from inside my car, however I did venture out of the car for the photographs I took of the Bridgetown Mill. This is an old grain mill situated on the banks of a small river that has been somewhat restored and now serves more as a tourist attraction, but is certainly photogenic with a coat of fresh snow. Will be posting some of my photos from this trip on the website soon for purchase. All in all, it was worth the drive and braving the elements!

Trying to peddle my wares

December 12th, 2012

Trying to peddle my wares

12/12/2012

Seemed like a good a day as any to launch my own website to desperately peddle my photography wares... lol ! I don't know if I can drive enough business to this website to make a go of it, but it was worth trying even if the only people who come here just stumble upon it somehow. Althought facebook is a pretty good marketing tool, several people said they would like a photo, but when I posted on fineartamerica.com and posted on facebook, the sales didn't come through, so here's hoping a will find a new audience who appreciates my work and would like some hanging on their wall!! God knows my walls are full!!
Until next time folks...........