Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Visit to Hagerman

Had a fun trip over to the wildlife refuge Tuesday.  The big pelicans were there in the hundreds and they seemed not bothered at all with me approaching for photos.  No flowers yet but lush green everywhere.
Textures by Kim Klassen, Distressed Jewel and Kristen Frank

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fears Challenge

Last weeks Beyond Layers Challenge was centered around a quote:  We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fears ~  We are working in black and white and in our journals of work we are confessing to our journals some of our fears.  
I thought right away of this Grant Zebra image how he looks out from the side lines to the world beyond. Sometimes I feel this way too, or how he perceives to look.  I used Kim's MagicMap texture on it with desaturation.  I decided to change this around to take away the negativity of black and white into a more positive or even  snarky perspective, as this image could represent a snob, and instructor taking charge,   a moment of decision, weighing possibilities.  I fear the idea of being alone in the herd, left behind, no friends and standing apart from life.   So a new goal, to take these fearful feelings and turn them into an exercise of self insight.   I Shall Fear NOT...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Remebering Louisiana

 I am gathering some of my favorite images from a visit to Louisiana some time back, and having a great time working them over in textures.  The images here are from New Orleans as taken by myself as a tourist.  Packed into such a small area you find so many interesting things such as carriage rides and yes I took one!   The old old Saint Louis Cathedral , the ancient First Street Cemetery with the above ground crypts.  No new body can be put inside till after one year and a day! Some old Law, and what this collection be with out a secret door!