I love clouds. I love watching them float by as though leisurely on their way to some gathering of clouds. I love how they gently glide across the sky, changing form every second. One moment you see a man nestled in a cloud of pillows, the next there is a barking dog, or maybe a little white bunny.Read More
How often do you find yourself wondering about the world, about nature, about art, about anything really? I'd like to think this happens constantly. The entire 365 Project was born from wonder. I wondered what would happen if I edited one image differently everyday for one year, and here I am 42 weeks deep into that question. What is wonder, and more importantly, what sparks that wonder in you?Read More
Last week I had the pleasure of photographing the Cade Museum during one of their sneak peek events, and the results were mind-blowing.Read More
This one is for all the pareidolia fans out there. Have you noticed the myriad of faces hiding in the edits of the 365 Project? I sure have! I haven't made the faces a major focus in weekly themes yet, and this week seemed like the perfect week to start.Read More
Week 39 pulled me back to the Tile and Extruder filters. What can I say, they are amazingly interesting with seemingly endless possibilities. By taking another week to focus on these two filters I was able to experiment with the different options for each filter.Read More
The Spring Arts Festival is finally behind me! What an event. The entire process felt like a battle. I encountered roadblocks every step of the way and I had no choice but to navigate around them. The show itself was rife with turbulence on Saturday as it rained on and off throughout the day. The real kicker came around 4pm.Read More
I'm stepping away from Santa Fe overlays this week in order to focus on an element of the raw image that I've neglected the past 33 weeks. Truth be told, it creeped me out when I first noticed it.Read More
Prior to my trip to Santa Fe I started reading Shaun McNiff's Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go. It felt like a handbook for my journey west, as though each chapter was tailored for the events that sprung up in the moment (e.g. starting the chapter on reframing the negative just after dealing with an airline employee who manhandled my luggage). McNiff closes the book with a section focused on practice, providing actions one can take to foster their creativity on a regular basis. I really took to heart the chapter on Becoming a Stranger. It was once again a melding of moments for me, and yet another connection to the 365 ProjectRead More
Settling back into the routine of things in Florida after a week in Santa Fe has been challenging. Everything is so different. I went from one extreme to the next.Read More
If you read my post from last week you'll recall that it was my wish to see snow on my recent trip to Santa Fe. The morning after our arrival we were graced with a light dusting of snow. Not enough to make snowballs with, but it was something. The real treat came on the last two days of the trip.Read More
I've been preparing for a trip to Santa Fe, NM the past few weeks, and the remote possibility of seeing snow has got me dreaming of a winter wonderland. I've always been fond of the Invert adjustment in Photoshop, and this week has given me the opportunity to explore its possibilities further. The Invert adjustment "produces a photo negative effect by creating a negative based on the brightness values of the image." (source) The blues and whites that result always reminded me of winter. Naturally, the idea for this week's edits was born.
Some remind me of ice crystals, or the depths of a glacier, maybe even an ice palace. Others remind me of ski slopes. Others remind me of weather patterns. A winter vortex swirling in whatever direction it sees fit. What do you see in these winter inspired edits? Leave your comments below.
As I approached week 28's edits I kept an open mind and swam about. I settled on a purple background with golden sun rays spilling from the little worm hole hiding in the reflecting pool. It needed something more though, and that's when the idea of adding birds to the imagery came flying in.Read More
Do you ever have those moments in life when you're on a track with some issue or idea (let's say trying to maintain a creative habit or wondering about a theory), and then suddenly all these interconnected moments pop into your life? It's as though you're walking down a road and in the distance it's unpaved, but as you take steps forward the unpaved turns to paved and you find yourself down an incredibly clear path.Read More
I'm at the half-way mark now and I have to ask myself have I run out of ideas? Is this the end of the line? Is this why I've been dragging feet the past two weeks? Or have I fallen out of my habit of making enough creative time for myself? For this project?Read More
I finished reading Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones this week. The book was beautifully written. An effortless read filled to the brim with nuggets of inspiration and wisdom. Although the book is about writing it really applies to any creative process regardless of the medium.Read More