This week’s challenge “Forward” provides the perfect opportunity to post a preview of my upcoming book of digital art. This will be my second book I have published featuring digital art. The previous book, a small squared volume, featured abstract and surreal work. This second book will be a large 12″ x 12″ book of landscapes and abstract work. I am excited to feature my most recent work in this volume. I anticipate the book to be about 150 pages and will be published at Blurb Publishing. For the weekly challenge I am previewing the front and back cover.
The idea of blowing a kiss is a thoughtful way of extending the beauty of love. In this photograph my two granddaughters, Mac-attack and Butterscotch, and my daughter Lady show their love with a bit fun.
For this room with a view, I thought a little abstract texture would hit the mark. This is the window in my bedroom.
There is a path that will take you home, and when you arrive, it is a lovely thing to find art everywhere. This digitally remixed photograph is hanging in my bedroom. The piece is entitled “The Empty Space”.
For me, the Louvre in Paris, France definitely spells unique. Here is the original photo I took in 1990 with some up to date remixes to give it some color. The museum itself is a unique and wonderful place to visit. Here, the newly designed pyramid, that is also the entrance to the museum, is under construction. It provides a distinctive and contemporary look to the historical structure of the museum. A must visit for anyone looking for that certain unique experience.
Keep the world spinning, do yoga, meditate, be conscious, live compassionately, and give LOVE …
Here is a link to an older post from June 2011. In 1997 friends and I spent a week in Barbados. It was during the Sugar Crop Over Festival. A weekend long celebration, that in of itself represented Love. I will post this part of the challenge later.
But for this post, I am focusing on Love as a ceremony. A going away celebration of a loved one.
In creating this series entitled Impressions In Barbados, I was interested in mimicking the style of the impressionistic painters. Hence the title. I hope you will enjoy my look at Love.
I thought I would lighten up things a bit and post: Beyond | Cats and Dogs … Featuring from foreground to background … Thai-G, Lucy, Angel, and Little Baby. There is one other cat in the home not pictured, named Black and White.
Sometimes going “Beyond” is a reflection of who we are, and what we can discover about ourselves, when we take that important step inward to our quiet, inner, space.
The Horizon. A view just beyond. We follow it to our dreams and aspirations. It gives us a place of peace. And projects meaning into our lives.
Beyond imagination, are the creative designs in which we can find ourselves.
This theme is energetic, bold and fluid. A design onto itself.
What a fascinating challenge this week. It provides so much leave way for the artist to convey a multitude of ideas and concepts on the theme. Beyond can take you many places. For my first entry, landscapes and beyond. All images here are digitally remastered to make the journey that much more exciting. From shore lines, to expanding sky, to mountain vistas … we step just beyond the ordinary.
This week’s photo challenge is coming to an end. I thought I would include a few more images I created in 2012.
Eastern Shore MD
Virginia Beach VA
Blue Ridge Mountains NC
Tybee Island GA
Portrait of my Daughter Lady
We Say Good-Bye To Ourselves
The Silence Series: Chakra Colors For Meditation | ANAHATA (Green)
Everywhere I Looked the City Hosted the Old-Timey Bikes
A Tribute to the Family (A Full of Grace Remix)
Across the River the City that Sleeps with Dreams
Until You I Didn’t Feel Quite Finished
So many beautiful places and art to reflect on life in 2012.
What a wonderful photo challenge this is to close out the year 2012. Highlights and special moments captured on film. This past Thanksgiving I was surrounded by loved ones. There were grandkids, my girlfriend, family, friends and the memory of my daughter Lady. My sister Patricia and her boyfriend Elbert, served dinner and were our hosts for a magnificent celebration of family. It was a rose of a day. Colorful, warm and joyous.
What a great surprise to find out that my grandson Aden is an artist. This picture rocks. Thanks for the inspiration Aden. See you soon.
Beauty, in all its delicacy fades and re-emerges.
Songs for all seasons …
Often a season is defined by the time of year, yet it can also bring us home. Home to a unique time in our lives. Where the joy of life blooms like Spring, fuels us like Summer, comforts us like Autumn, and brings loved one’s together like Winter.
Life in changing seasons.
Moments of transition. Timeless in their seasonal change. Spring to Summer. Summer to Autumn. Autumn to Winter. Winter to Spring.
– Life in season
It only takes a moment to be in a different place. In a different season.
a Winter of barren white frost
beautiful Spring in bloom
endless Summer with you
a mountain summit trail in Fall
In the reflection of things experienced … life as we dream it.
the sun rose
in the morning mist
an image of beauty
like the sparkling sound
a cascade of falling water
Some reflections can be found in nature: Elements of light, time, Spirit, and material compositions coming together to create moments of beauty. Then there are man-made reflections; designs, concepts, ideas, and digital manipulations, creating new ways of seeing a world in reflection. Here is an example of the latter: My cats, my design studio, and an idea that reflects my vision.