Archive for Art

December 29, 2010 – One Final Drawing

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December 29, 2010With only two more days following today in my 365 photo journey, I thought I would submit one final artistic drawing.  I did not get a chance to try a photo style I remembered I wanted to try due to a cold and rainy day.  Perhaps tomorrow.  So, I sought hard and wide for an artist diligent in his creative endeavors…catch him in the act as it were.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100

December 17, 2010 – Good Ol’ Art Lesson

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December 17, 2010I took and posted this picture today as representative of a bigger picture today – the enjoyment of reaching old, somewhat forgotten passions.

I attended a class/seminar at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business (neither of which interest me) about developing personal success. Afterward, with plenty of thoughts to ponder, I decided I needed a shot of long overdue exercise so I decided simply to go for a short walk around Old Town Scottsdale before boarding my truck to get onto the day’s agenda.  Well, this walk quickly turned something I have, for years, failed to do – simply enjoy art for art sake.

You know, I realized that I have forgotten stop into galleries and appreciate art.  I have forgotten my desire to paint/draw/create.  I never felt that I was an outstanding artist but I do remember how it felt to be completely engrossed in the process. I have oft forgone the pleasure of daydreaming favoring day’s need to produce and succeed – and for the daily bread.

Where today’s experience goes from here, I do not know, but I am very grateful for taking the few moments to set aside the problems, needs and struggles today long enough to enjoy the ride of the journey.

Oh darn…where did I set my sketch pencil….hmmmmmmmm

December 15, 2010 – Windy Street Dancer

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December 15, 2010I don’t know what they call this piece but I call it “Dancing in the Street on a Windy Day”

Sony DSLR-A100 | f7.1 | 1/640 | ISO100

November 6, 2010 – Death of an Art Dummy

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November 6, 2010A crime of passion? An inappropriate reaction of from an jealous painter? A bad aim from one of the guys down at the local pub? Stay tuned for this is just might be the scene of the new hit series CSI:Picasso…..or is it?

Sony DSLR-A100 | f7.1 | 1/80 | ISO100

October 10, 2010 – Porcelain Angel

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October 10, 2010

July 20, 2010 – A Picture of Me

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July 20, 2010

You are right….it will be HARD to choose which photo to use for my day endeavor of this photo blog. Had several from some artistic shots that turned out well of some birds and local housing to a group of 5 to 13 years olds working on a banner to come back with me to “America”. I chose this one, however. This is a class of some of the older kids working on self-portraits.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f6.3 | 1/100 | ISO320

July 7, 2010 – Swazi Bound

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July 7, 2010This is what 3/4 of a shipment of art supplies bound for Swaziland looks like.  Make no mistake, the boxes are heavy.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/80 | ISO100