Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Doggie in the window

Remember that song "How much is that doggie in the window, the one with the waggedy tail"? I loved that song when I was little and every time I see a dog in a window, even if it isn't for sale, that song replays in my mind. I took this picture of my doggie in the window, Faith (husky-collie mix), through my back door window in the summer of 2004, shortly after I rescued her from the Geauga County Animal Shelter, through a listing on petfinder.org and Jim Blum's Folk Music Show on weekend evenings on WKSU-FM (89.7). I love the look on her face, she was watching me take pictures of my patio garden and looking at me as if to say, "please let me come outside and play". I cropped it and digitally 'painted' it and here is my portrait of my "doggie in the window"!

Variations On A Theme

I love the art of collage. Taking pieces parts and making something new. For me, like most of my artistic endeavors, it is a very intuitive process. The process becomes a journey. The journey becomes a meditation. The meditation becomes a new creation.
This piece is a variation on a theme. The theme is randomness. It keeps evolving.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's time for ghosts, goblins and vampires!

Well it's that time again, ghosts, goblins, vampires and who knows what else will be roaming the streets trick or treating, hopefully just looking for treats, not trying to play tricks. But kids will be kids, so beware! My grandson is going to be a Vampire this year...I will post his picture as soon as I take it on Halloween. I'm sure he'll be blood sucking cute, of course I am a little biased...LOL!
Enjoy the season...I should say seasons because they'll all be here, one right after the other. The time of year to have fun, reflect, give thanks, reconnect with friends and loved ones, maybe make amends....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The delights of autumn!

Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bisque, pumpkin seeds, and jack o' lanterns. Whatever the sight of pumpkins conjures up, the season is here. I took this photo of these lovely pumpkins at a roadside stand about a month ago when we were up at Catawba Island for the weekend. They had all kinds of good stuff here, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. In the background of this photo you can see the row of bushel baskets overflowing with fresh ears of corn. We bought a dozen and they were so good, especially dripping with the fresh Amish butter we bought down the road at the cheese place. Of course we also bought 3 different kinds of fresh Amish cheese too. It was a high calorie weekend but hey, you have to splurge once in awhile!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Design for the season...

Fall is upon us and the leaves are changing into the palette of autumnal colors. This annual occurance has inspired me to paint this digital design. I selected a maple leaf from my photo archives and this is what I came up with.
We are kind of into our Indian Summer in northeast Ohio, several counties have experience their first frost. Although we are finding temperatures in the mid forties over night, the next several days will be sunny and in the low seventies.
Since gas prices are down a little, you might want to fill up your tank and take a little sightseeing excursion through some rural areas a little south of Cleveland and experience the magnificent colors of the turning foliage.