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Going to the Blue Ridge festival…

September 18, 2010

Our loyal Subaru Outback filled to the brim

Hard to believe we were able to fit everything inside-- the tent, walls, interior panels, framed prints, table, chairs, boxes, prints rack, cooler and a lot of other stuff. But with patience and some trial and error, everything fit nicely.

And you should have seen our Outback parked next to all kinds of huge SUVs, trucks and  trailers. It held its own.

Our booth

This is our tent ready for business.

More about the festival in my next post.

Coming soon…

September 10, 2010

New addition to our mini calendars: Eastern Shore Boats, from New Hampshire to Georgia, a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes to brighten your every day.

Coming in October. Reserve yours today.

Passing through…

August 20, 2010

It's that time of the year again, when hummingbirds pass through Georgia on their annual migration to Central America.

Summer heat

July 26, 2010

Double purpose: garden fountain and backyard pool

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Winter flowers

July 14, 2010

New photomontage: Camellia Sasanqua

4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2010

Tonight, I tried my hand for the first time at photographing fireworks. It was a last minute decision and the place was not ideal, too far away and too many trees in the way, but the fireworks themselves were beautiful.

Despite having read previously about settings and techniques, the first photos were bad, too much brightness and no details. I realized I was waiting too long to release the remote shutter trying to put too much in the same picture.

At the end, I was able to get a few good shots. Now I'll have to wait until next year to try again.

Fireworks at Indian Hills Country Club, Cobb County, Georgia

Shades of pink and gold

Blue, red and gold

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Red, white and blue

July 1, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

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The meaning of colors… Yellow

June 3, 2010

Yellow is the color of the sun - the life support for our planet. As such it has come to represent life, energy, happiness, hope and wisdom.

From Artyfactory

Yellow Daffodils

2010 Canton Festival of the Arts

May 20, 2010

Their annual fine arts festival took place this past Saturday and Sunday in the historic Brown Park in downtown Canton. Its centerpiece was the Artist's Market with more than sixty exhibitors. The attendance was great, the food was fantastic and the organizers, volunteers and fellow artists are a really great group of people.

The forecast called for some rains, but the weather held out just until past closing hour on Sunday giving enough time for everybody to pack up and find cover. It was a hot and humid weekend but at least our tent was under a beautiful large tree which gave some protection from the sun the few times it decided to show up.

We showed for the first time two of our prints on canvas, Periwinkle Iris and Brook Reflection. Both, but in particular the Iris canvas, drew everybody's attention, with people pointing to it and in many, many cases getting very close and touching it. We also answered questions from a lot of people wanting to know how it was done.

In general, maybe as a result of these hard economic times, people bought smaller and less expensive items like our new desk calendars, which were a success.

Saturday afternoon, my older son and his family came for a visit. My grandson and future artist asked me for a piece of paper because "with so much art around" he was feeling inspired and wanted to do some drawings while my granddaughter, who is very much interested in creating her own jewelry, asked for tips and bead sources from some of the vendors.

Despite the weather it was a very nice weekend which was well spent with some very nice people.

Our booth

Our booth

General view


Looking at the Periwinkle Iris canvas

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Gallery wrap canvas

May 14, 2010

I just printed my first PixelGraphs photomontage on a new smooth matte canvas. I finished with a top-coat of Glamour 2 Varnish and mounted it using the gallery wrap method. It looks really good. The colors have  more vibrancy, the details more definition. I'm very pleased with the results and I will probably start offering my prints also on canvas.

Periwinkle Iris

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