I was visiting some friends this past January and was taken in by their two feline family members. I am known for saying “I am not a cat person” but these two characters drew me in.
Coincidentally, The Mix It Monthly art challenge I like to follow posted a “We Love Our Pets Theme”. Kate and Collin seemed to fit in nicely as they had posed for me throughout my visit and I had captured their love/hate relationship!
So here they are trying to share a windowsill ….
For lesson 2 of Alena Hennessay’s class “A Year of Painting” we painted and played with ink and acylics and then went in with pen and ink for line work.
First we played with inks on a water saturated surface – let it dry – then added the acrylicsto play transparent against opaque.
After I let that all dry I discovered a birds eye and then he showed me his feathers and voila…
I used a portion of Maya Angelo’s poem Caged Bird to add the verse to the piece.
This creature did name the sky his own.
I am excited to participate in Kate Sloma – Kat Eye Studio postcard swap
Here’s a sneak at what I will be sending out! Can’t wait to see what I get in exchange! Great way to start off the new year:)
Enjoy a year of discovery!
I know this is a full to the brim post but there was so much I wanted to share in anticipation of a new year starting! One last piece and then I’m done - this video that comes via the above link also…it is so much fun to sit and watch the sky as a canvas …I have always been captivated by the scenes of the sky. Enjoy: Yosemite HD
In the spirit of the holidays, I would like to share the story and work of a photographer I met as a sophmore in college, Brian Nice. He was that guy that always made you laugh and is a part of many of my fun college memories. I lost touch with him after we left RIT pursuing our own paths. I recently picked up our alumni magazine and was taken a back with a story they ran about him and the cross country team he had been a part of. I knew he had become a successful fashion photographer but the rest was astounding. As he recovers as a Traumatic Brain Injury pateint I wish him continued strength and endurance and hope you will share in a moment and look at his work.
To B. Nice -Peace.
Link to his blog: http://mypointofviewproject.wordpress.com/
NY Times Article about his story
RIT News Article – Forever a Team
Just before all this happened in his life he put together a book to benefit rescue dogs – a wonderful and touching book: Rescue Tails. If you would like to help take a look – it is wonderful and a peak at an artists heart.