Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Floral Heart Mixed Media Collage Digitally Rendered.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Dandelion Dreams

Some see Dandelions as bothersome weeds on their front lawn. I see them as beautiful edible plants. They also inspired me to create the above digital painting.

The common dandelion, enemy of suburban lawns, is an unusually nutritious food. It's leaves contain substantial levels of vitamins A, C, D, and B Complex as well as magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron and silicon.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snow, Leaves and Winter, #2

Here is my next upload from my snow and leaves study. This leaf was a survivor, even though it had seen better days, it was still 'dancing' in the snow. I thought it had an interesting shape. It almost reminds me of a gown of that a snowflake faerie would wear in a ballet. It is just amazing on how many unique captures I've been getting. Just when I think that I can't possibly find another shot different enough to photograph, I turn around to go back in the house to get warm and I see another one!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Snow, Leaves and Winter

For whatever reason, I have been extremely fascinated with leaves on snow....this year more than usual, I still have stray leaves falling on top of the snow in my yard. Some of them are frosted over with a neat textured layer of frosty snow crystals. Some are floating on top with just a sprinkling of snow. Some are partially in the snow, and/or are at odd angles. They make very interesting compositions, especially with the texture of the snow itself, and the different times of day and quality of light. Some of them are in mini drifts or areas where the snow started melting and then got covered over by new snow...I will share some of these in the days ahead. Here is one of my favorites....actually I like this one because it is one of the more unique leaf is in front of a snow drift, and the other is partially imbedded in it. The other reason I have been so interested in taking these photos is because I am trying to complete "Ode To Winter" part two in my Four Seasons Project's not quite there yet but I will post it as soon as I am happy with it.....
As I have said in my Squidoo Lens ZoomIn Don't forget to zoom in on the small bits of beauty that is all around us. Even in winter when it is freezing cold, just dress extra warm and brave the cold...even if it is only for 20 might just find a treasure to capture and make 'immortal'...