Bound for Glory

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. –Corita Kent

Well this turned out to be kind of exciting! I shared this image before, with a much different look to it, on Electrifying Energy.

I went to check out the prior version of the image, and saw that I had used this Corita Kent quote on the post. I’ll be honest here and say that I had no idea who Corita was at the time.

For anyone who doesn’t know of her, she was also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, and was another graphic designer (and nun!) that I just learned about in my class this week! She spread spiritual teachings through her artwork… so I must admit that I am quite interested in her work.

Artwork by Corita Kent

Eventually I hope to share art that speaks to people, as hers did, but for now I am still in learning mode- with a year or so of college to go. Hey, you have to start somewhere!

This morning our pastor was talking about the fact that you need to have a vision, and I thought about my vision of the future- as a graphic designer. When I saw the Corita Kent quote I almost fainted. 😉 I was just thinking a few days ago that her work is something I should study, and get inspiration from.

Anyway, I ended up playing around with this train interior today. I was aiming for black and white, but once again decided that I couldn’t part with a little color. I kind of like the golden metal look, and the dark shadows.

I guess just by looking at it you might not get where the Bound for Glory theme comes from, but in hearing the story- it makes perfect sense.

That’s all for now. Happy Sunday!! Life is good and God is great!

An Open Book

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”  

-J.K. Rowling

I worked on some different effects last night. I really thought this looked like a book, but this morning I realized that a book opens at the center! That’s what happens when you do late night Photoshop work I guess.

I guess this is one for the books! 😉

Anyway, this is actually a tree at the old Zoo, in Los Angeles. I liked it because of the erosion, and exposure of the roots.

That’s about all. Have a beautiful day everyone!

Life is good, and God is great!!

Pieces of Peace

Well, like it or not this was a blast to create.

My summer school final is next week, and then I’ll be out taking more photographs. In the meantime, I wanted to add something to my series- even though I don’t have any good reflections, doorways or windows. So… I improvised.

Anyway, as the title says… it’s pieces of peace… with even more peace on the “other” side.

I like the idea behind it, and am somewhat happy with how it came out, so I’m hoping I can perfect this technique on some other images. Things may get interesting!

Interesting things happen when the creative impulse is cultivated with curiosity, freedom and intensity. –Saul Bass

(I wanted to share a Saul Bass quote because I just learned about him in my graphic design class)  🙂

Have a great evening, morning or afternoon everyone…

Peace and Love!!

Singing the Blues

There are happy blues, sad blues, lonesome blues, red-hot blues, mad blues, and loving blues. Blues is a testimony to the fullness of life. -Corey Harris

Between the heat and those every day struggles that pile up, one on top of the other… the blues was perfect for tonight. Hopefully the image looks blue. It’s more like cyan but I think that’s still considered blue, no?

This is another shot of the Texas coast. I haven’t been out with my camera at ALL lately, so I’ve really sifted through the old archives. Still nothing for the new series… but it will come.

I hope y’all had a beautiful weekend, and that your week ahead is blessed!

Through A Crack

Art is anything you can get away with. – Marshall McLuhan

I wasn’t planning to post anything tonight. I was about to turn off my computer when I saw this photograph from my previous adventure at the old zoo. I altered (slightly) the look of the cave exterior, and that really IS my friend inside. She was posing for me.

I never really liked how the photo came out, but I have to say that this new effect adds interest!

Peace and Love!!

Southern Shores

I thought I would re-do an image I posted many moons ago. This is also from the 2011 road trip, and was taken in Surfside Beach, Texas. We saw many awesome sunsets in this place!

The last time I showed this I used the deep, vibrant colors that I so frequently use, so I wanted to try the hazy look again. This looks much more natural than the prior image.

I like that you can see hints of the dark orange reflection on the water, through the misty looking air.

That’s about all for now. Still working on my new series ideas… it’s much harder than I thought!! 😉

Enjoy your day everyone!!

Some days you just gotta put on your cowboy boots and do the two step anyways. 

Shady Dreams

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. -John Barrymore

I found this quote not long after I wrote my bit about TIME. It sure makes sense! It doesn’t exactly fit with the featured image here, but considering I’m still dreaming of cooler places, the dream theme kind of works for now.

I’ve posted images of this location before. I finally googled it tonight and found out it’s Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area in Brentwood, Tennessee. From the 2011 road trip. Boy, it’s time for another trip so I can get a new stockpile of images!

Anyway, I did a light paint effect, and added a lens flare just for the heck of it. The way the sun was shining on the water made me think of that little addition. I thought this place was lovely. I think this image kind of looks like a jungle!

I’ve worked on several photographs for my new series, but so far I haven’t like any of the results…

But, I’m working on it.

I hope you are all doing well! Blessings, Peace and Love!! ♥♥♥