Thursday, September 29, 2011

What I Did on My Summer Vacation - at the Zanesville Museum of Art

What else? Created an environment befitting of Narnia's perpetual winter, of course!

The day I delivered this fine art photo "Winter Birdhouse" to the Zanesville Museum of Art, my car thermometer was showing 101 degrees F. It was an absolutely sweltering summer day. But two people at the museum, a son of Adam and a daughter of Eve, smiled and said looking at the photo made them feel cold.

The Ohio Show ran from July 23rd to September 8th, 2011. It was an awesome experience being able to participate in this exhibit as an artist.

As autumn begins and the temperatures start falling my way, I look forward to catching up with everyone I know in the blogosphere to see how your summers fared, as well as to meet new adventurers, like minds, and kindred spirits along the way in seasons to come.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Autumn Kaleidoscope

Autumn scenery featuring the fall foliage in a Southern Ohio woodland as seen through the looking glass of imagination. A long way down into the gorge so that you could almost get dizzy by just looking. A drenching downpour of rain gave everything that day a soft and indistinct dreamy watercolor feel. This photo was taken way back in October of 2004. A special effect has been added in Photoshop to further convey the mood.

My reappearance on this blog signals the changing seasons with their pleasantly falling temperatures. As we move into autumn's beauty, winter can't be too far away.

And this blog existing as it does within Narnia, that's just fine by me ...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Treasures from the Winter Realm of Narnia

* Disclaimer: Those sons of Adam or daughters of Eve awaiting the arrival of spring will not find it here in this realm. This is a flower-free zone. Lion-free as well, for it's not March just yet, at any rate! *

Due to a recent ice storm, all the trees in Narnia remained frozen solid and encased in ice or snow for two straight days. The ice took on a pleasing appearance of glittering silvery crystal.

The sun rose as though lighting a giant ice sparkler.

Another view of that same dawn from farther back.

Feathery snow-laden branches under a noonday sky of refreshing blue.

Enjoy the beauty of the season!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Go Light Your World

"I hope you like your present this year. It's really not much." So said a dear friend of mine this past Christmas. Seems many of us find ourselves on a budget these days.

I assured my friend that in fact I loved the candle. It was green. It was vegan. It smelled good ... like " fir, pine, and an earthy smokiness from the fireplace" according to the description. So I kept my Christmas Hearth candle from AuntieDis Etsy shop right by the computer along with a lighter.

Good thing. The power went out this past Sunday night just after I'd taken dinner out of the oven, and my flashlight batteries didn't work. Ah, the simple pleasure of enjoying chicken, rice, and rosé wine by comforting candlelight rather than in the unsettling pitch darkness of a blackened apartment complex.

Better to light one candle than curse the darkness. And even better to give light and joy to a friend.

This candle came from an Etsy shop called AuntieDis, which you can visit at the following link:

The photo below was taken by AuntieDis and shows the listing for the Christmas Hearth Candle: