I never know what to buy my mother for mother’s day, so I bought her flowers. They were beautiful, but not nearly as beautiful as she. She told me, “Angie, you didn’t have to get me anything.” I said, “Mom, you didn’t have to give birth to me.” Ordinary gifts just can’t quite compare to the gift of life.
But the flowers were pretty!
Prints available here.
I’ve been sick for what seems to be most of spring. I’ve been dealing with bronchitis now for about a month, and I’ve been exhausted. But, I’m finally starting to feel a little better, and even had a chance to get out and do some photography. I have lots of new work to share! But, before I get to that, I wanted to show off some pictures of my pets. My cat, Ripley, and my snake, Hissi, both recently turned 1 year old and I love to see how much they have changed in their first year.
My grandpa was a shy man. Truth be told I had very few conversations with the man over the years. Getting to know him wasn’t really possible by words alone, so one had to learn to appreciate the things he loved. He was a gardener and was proud of his flowers, and sometimes even had us grand-kids help him plant. He is gone now, but his flowers still bloom, and I like to take their pictures from time to time.
Prints available here,
I uploaded a photography video showcasing some of my favorite winter photographs. Winter is my least favorite season, but I can appreciate the beauty and peacefulness of a winter landscape. Enjoy!
I think love is in the air for these two cardinals. Believe it or not despite the snow on the branches, this was actually taken last week in April. It’s been a bit cold this season, but we were able to go to a park and visit their nature preserve to watch some of the birds. Cardinals are some of my favorites.
Prints available here.
I decided to start my spring photography features with this Daisy photograph I took years ago. It has a special place in my heart. My nephew came into the house proudly carrying this beautiful daisy holding it out as a gift. He found it and picked it all by himself just for his grandma . . . straight from her own flower garden! I love when kids do that, and of course my mother loved the gift no matter where it came from. Of course I had to photograph this special daisy.
So many sparkles from this peacock feather! I also love the subtle color changes. So many details from such a small feather strand.
The second image is an example of how it looks as a 34×24 in print.
I finished and uploaded the full time-lapse video for my Lion Art. It is sped up and shows the artwork process from start to finish.
I’ll be starting on my next picture hopefully tonight or tomorrow. It will be a little different, more of a fantasy type picture, but I’m not going to spill the beans yet. You’ll have to wait for some sketches.
Here’s the video. Enjoy!
I have finished my recent artwork, Lion Art. It is a digital painting in black and white, and another in my animal series. I’m kind of liking black and white at the moment, so I have a feeling a few more artworks in this style will be coming soon. That being said, I actually think I’ll be doing a few human portraits next, but I don’t know for sure. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what I’m in the mood for. I do have several pictures planned.
I’m currently working on the video I made while working on this picture, and I’ll upload that as soon as it is finished.
For those interested I have prints of this art here.
I have a new artwork started. It will be a picture of a lion in black and white. I’m not finished with it yet, but this video shows the beginning of the art. Enjoy!