Photograph of the Day – Cedar Falls

Hocking Hills State Park in Logan Ohio is always a beautiful place to visit. One of the park’s hiking areas, Cedar Falls, is home to this waterfall.

Fine art print of this image here,

Cedear Falls in Hocking Hills - Photography Print by Angela Murdock

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Cornea Transplant

Life sure is funny sometimes, like years ago when I decided I wanted to be an artist but was also diagnosed with a somewhat serious eye disease.  An artist that can’t see very well!  I guess that isn’t funny at all. But, that was the card I was dealt.  I was diagnosed with Kerataconus, and I struggled with it for many years until it got to the point that my cornea was scarred down the middle and my vision was very poor.  It finally came time to do a cornea transplant.  This happened a little more than two years ago.

For some reason it has been on my mind today.  I can’t believe it has been two years already.  The entire experience was very surreal for me; understanding that a stranger was going to die and I’d receive his/her tissue, accepting that part of my eye was going to be cut off and part of someone’s eye was going to be stitched to mine, and dealing with a year long recovery that was sometimes uncomfortable. It changed my life.

I never want to take for granted the special gift of sight I received.  I am so grateful.  I told myself then that all I could do to somehow show my gratefulness to my donor’s family was to use that gift to the best of my ability.  I had decided to work as hard as I could on my art and to learn as much as possible.  Two years later, I believe that I have lived up to that personal goal.  I don’t know my donor or his/her family, but I’d like to think they would feel honored.  I of course will continue to do everything I can to learn and create to the best of my ability.  Maybe someday they will see how their loved one changed my life.

Cornea transplant stitches

Panaoramic Autumn Landscape

My husband took this picture one evening when we were out doing photography.  It is one of my favorite images that we got this season because I love the wide range of colors.  This was taken at Alum Creek, Ohio.

Fine art prints available here, http://murdocksgallery.com/featured/panaoramic-autumn-landscape-mike-murdock.html

Fine Art Print - Panaoramic Autumn Landscape

Video – Digital Art Painting of a Leopard

Every now and then I plan to do small videos of me working on some of my art.  It will be a way to show some of my process and to see what I’m currently working on.  Here is a quick video of a recent digital art painting, and a picture of the final work.  Enjoy!

Fine art prints of this leopard digital painting can be found here, http://murdocksgallery.com/featured/leopard-resting-angela-murdock.html

leopard-resting-angela-murdock

Milestone Reached!

We’ve hit a milestone at Murdock’s Gallery.  We recently added our 400th image!  Wow!  That’s a lot of art and photography.  What this means is that we now have over 400 fine art prints for sale as well as other items like pillows, tote bags and phone cases.  I’m pretty excited.

For those that may be new to my site, Murdock’s Gallery, is a site I share with my husband.  We do photography together, and I’m also an artist.  We sell images of portraits, landscapes, nature scenes, floral and macro.  We’ve worked hard over the last few months to add to our gallery and hope you enjoy the new images.  And, Christmas is right around the corner!  You may find some gift ideas.  Check us out at murdocksgallery.com

Here are a few images that helped us reach 400.

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