Monday, October 27, 2014

Two For The Road

Two For The Road, Oct. 25, 2014


Two cameras were wanted, film and digital.
Two hats, one for him and one for her.
Two cups of coffee for the two hour drive, his black and hers white
Two pairs of mobile devices, large and small, new and old. 
Tools or toys? 
Either way road trip necessities now.
Bags of groceries for her short-order style of weekend meal preparations.
Two canvas bags of handyman tools, all his, for Sunday's seasonal chores.
Four books of poetry because she wanted, no, needed her favorite poets on either side of her 
as she birthed a new poem that her friend Doug said needed to come out.  
And lastly, a blank journal and red pen to record the poem in all its messy variations.
These twosomes and more were wanted for their October road trip "up north."
For this was to be their last two glorious, end of the season fall days together 
at their Place In the Pines!

And so it was!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Reflections

Fall Reflections, Oct 24, 2014

The fall colors this time of year are truly irresistible, especially when Karl brings home a lovely table arrangement for our dining room table.

But before it can sit too long on our table it needs to be photographed while it's still fresh.  And what doesn't finish off an arrangement better than reflective glass with some liquid in it!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pickled Peppers

Fall Harvest, October 18, 2014

Pickled peppers, pumpkins and all things fall harvest.

I'm so lucky that Karl and our friends Allen and Judy spent the afternoon cutting up vegetables. I was worthless because the light was calling me and I was focused on creating fall photo.

We all have our talents and should play to our strengths.  LOL

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Autumn Brew

Autumn Brew, Oct. 12, 2014

Autumn brew, fall apple harvest and colored leaves all elements of our short little road trip to Bayfield, Wisconsin.

The morning light was so bright and crisp I couldn't resist creating this image first thing Sunday morning and taking a sip or two of the variety of beers.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Vases, Light & Shadow

Vases: October  2013  (available for purchase)

As I go through my photo archives of last year's initial experiments with still life compositions this image keeps calling me.  I cannot tell you how beautiful the lines and colors are in that center rear vase that is made from wood. 

I love it!  The other pieces are lovely on their own but the vase is so singularly striking and precious.

When I started to collect items for this still life I wasn't 100% sure what I was going to photograph.  I went through Karl's collectibles upstairs in his man cave and pulled these items from a variety of different corners and shelves.  On their own they were nice but together they really complimented each other.

It feels important to document these collectibles that he has accumulated over the years so they are remembered in an image so that  they have a second life beyond their short life on our shelf.

Light & Shadow images on display

Bottles on Green, #8740, September 2014 (available for purchase)

I am so excited to announce that the day has come to select a few of my recent Light & Shadow still life photography series images and share them with my local community and online.

Join me
October 4, 2015 - Opening Reception

October 16, 2015 - 6:30 - 8:30p.m
KBEMfm Radio hosts GALLERY GROOVES, music and art

November 1, 2015 - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet and Talk to The Artists Closing Event
Vine Arts Center

GET BEHIND THE WORK, II, a member show of the
Vine Arts Center
2637 - 26th Avenue South, Mpls., MN  55406

Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Door Standing In the Wood

Red Door, October 10, 2014

Ahhh. The Red Door, how did I love thee let me count the ways.
Karl relocated the door from a friend's property in Trade River, Wisconsin fifteen years ago and installed it in the back woods at the cabin.

It has always been the doorway to the woods and countless friends have been photographed with their hand on the door knob with the question always "Are you going in the forest or out of the forest?"

It has suffered through the hottest summer days, strongest winds and deepest snow storms.

Two days after it received a fresh coat of red paint it fell over for the last time.
The impact of the heavy, wet wood pushed it apart at all the seams.
I loved it.

Next spring when I look out to that spot I'll imagine it still there.
I'll remember all the friends who have put their hand on the door knob and walked on.

Hands Are Full

  petrichor   heavy in the air   fills our hands