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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

more deep thoughts...

I'm on a typography binge. So I took some great quotes and dropped them onto my own photos and used my new favorite fonts and here they are. Have an awesome day! These prints available on Etsy, Society6 and Red Bubble.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

new florals available...

I created this group of four for one of my publishers and told him I would not make these available to anyone  else for six months...so the six months is up so I'm happy to add them to my posters sites. Here are two in aqua and two in orchid. Find them here on Artist Rising and Imagekind

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

short stories...they just keep happening

A few weeks ago I blogged about some short stories - actually micro-stories because they are that small! Here are more and one of these days I will work them into a book. 
Sometimes nonsensical in our crazy world is just what we need. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

switching gears

When  I complete a project - a real project where I get paid and it worked out great and I feel very accomplished then I turn to my other creative side. The one that creates simply for the joy of it. Because I have some image in my head that wants to get out and land on paper and become something real and tangible and physical. 
When this happens I usually turn to collage - my true creative love. Here are two pieces: Marina Garden and Lighthouse Garden. 
I took two photos shot in Ireland this past summer. Printed them on mat photo paper and then collaged over them with bright paper cut outs...a garden if you will...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Micro Stories

Micro stories are short stories. 

  • Really short stories. 
  • Maybe 100- 120 words. 

I wrote them and placed them on backgrounds of photographic shots I had taken and then brought down the opacity so that the text would stand out. They are dry stories...witty and hopefully thoughtful...maybe funny or compelling. Possibly even curious. See what you think. 

Here are two:

Passive & Remnants of Dinner

Friday, July 25, 2014

Raining colors...

I love simple shapes that are made interesting and curious by subtle textural changes. So here we have simple stacked colors...one in blues and oranges and one in yellows and oranges and pinks with a hint of blue. I added drips and splatters to the edges to make the stripes come alive. 
Set up as prints on Red Bubble and Artist Rising

Monday, July 7, 2014

Urban Messages

I recently spent some time in Ireland and I couldn't resist the murals that dot the Dublin city walls. The colors are so vibrant and the images so full of energy. Dublin is an artistically minded city with great appreciation for personal expression, artistic freedom and bold and carefree use of color. 
I took many shots and settled on these four as my favorites. I used an iPhone Camera+ filter to enhance color...added a black border and cropped to square images. 
I set these up as prints on Etsy. Take a look here.