Art, Photography, Road Trips

Art In the Dark

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. – T.S. Eliot

In contrast to the black and white image of Cadillac Ranch that I did awhile back, I wanted to do something with color, but something unique. It reminds me of the moon for some reason. Cars on the moon… wouldn’t that be weird!

I’ve been thinking that it’s been a long time since I wrote, or blogged about anything meaningful here, but I thought I would say that it’s really just a matter of my mind being at rest these days. And believe it or not, I’ve been reading a lot about the brain lately.

I read the most entertaining book on psychology recently… Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century, by Lauren SlaterWhat an excellent read! If you find psychology interesting… I would highly recommend it. I’ll get into more about all of that later. It’s after midnight now, and I am calling it a night.

Peace and Love!

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung

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Neighbors Part Two

It might be overkill, but I have been using the parrot shots to get in practice with more paint effects. I found some cool online tutorials, but they have no talking… just music. It’s fun to watch them but it can be hard to follow along and actually learn!

Anyway, I zoom in on some of the interesting pointers, and little odds and ends here and there… so I wanted to try one more version of the noisy neighbors.

Plus I liked “the parrot eating a walnut” shot. I think it came out pretty cool. Kind of like a watercolor, and I added lots of blur and smudge to it.

That’s all for now…

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Noisy Neighbors

Well, I am killing two birds with one stone today…

no pun intended! 😉

This colorful creature has woken me up at the crack of dawn two days in a row now.

He (or she) sits up in the next door neighbors walnut tree and yells out what I can only imagine is some sort of song of joy. Perhaps trying to notify his friends about the delicious tasting treats he has found.

Anyway, he was also out there last night- before the sun went down- which is when I managed to get a few shots of him. He’s farther than my zoom really allows, so I jazzed him up with a painterly look, plus got in some more practice on Photoshop, and tutorials.

This is my last week before I start school full time, so I am taking advantage of every second. Come next Monday I will be spending most of my days commuting and sitting in classrooms… and I have to say that I am SO looking forward to it!! Not to mention the fact that I’ll be soaking in the cool air from the A/C there, since we have none at the house!

That’s about all for now. Have a beautiful blessed week!! Peace and Love everyone!!

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