|Gratitude Still Life #9493|
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
|August 6th Still Life #9342|
My wish is to be able to eat fresh tomatoes on August 9th.
This year I was gifted with a dozen fresh tomatoes in my urban garden so the timing was lovely.
Monday, August 1, 2016
|Dance With The Light, 2016|
When the prism light shines -
in that moment,
stop, smile and dance with the light
There's no "real" music playing. But you imagine that you can hear it and the light is dancing to the music.
Time stands still as you feel joy and happiness from that simple moment.
You didn't control it yourself. You didn't have to "work" it. You simply were gifted with this magical moment that made you stop, smile and dance with the light.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
|Self Portrait #9136, 2016|
Saturday morning I went to the Mpls. Farmers Market with Karl's daughter, Carla. She had to buy some Minnesota cheese curds to take back to her co-workers back in Colorado. I had a small inkling that maybe, just maybe I'd buy some flowers if something called to me. My birthday is coming up and I could make an early still life that was autobiograpical.
I walked through the market and did a comparison shop of what flowers were available at the best price. From the onset the purples called to me and I knew that the yellow lilies would be the perfect contrasting color.
Got home and double checked that the green background was still up and usable for today's still life. I did however pull the fabric more taut to minimize the striped lighting pattern this time. Then assembled the following elements:
Poetry books, always Mary Oliver and my new collection by Wendell Berry
Cameras: tiny crystal Swarovski camera and gold plated miniature camera
Wine glasses: three glasses that represent Karl, his daughter Carla and me with a nice white wine
Glass paperweight which displays a picture of me from 2nd or 3rd grade in my school uniform
Fabric to add color and texture
It could have contained more elements but I've learned that less is more.
Repetitive elements that almost always appear in my still life portraits are
To my mind they are all representations of love.