Sunday, December 20, 2009

One Christmas Season, Two Holiday Art Shows ... Or From Narnia to Oz, and Back Again

The day this photo "Over the Rainbow" was taken, August 25th, happened to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz movie release.

What a long, strange trip it's been. Ohio, New York, Narnia, and the Land of Oz. Haven't been blogging due to life being so darn adventurous lately, but in a real good way! Sure have missed everybody meanwhile, and I look forward to being around more ... it'll have to be a New Year's resolution!

Two of my photos are once again on display at one of my favorite haunts, the Market Street Art Center in Lockport, New York. These featured photos are "Mineral Water" and "Welcome to Narnia." The "Deck the Halls" Holiday Show runs from November 21st, 2009 through January 3rd, 2010. Been so busy decking my own halls, writing cards, and wrapping gifts for Christmas that just now do I have time to share this happy news!

You've seen "Mineral Water" before. An abstract image of my favorite frozen pond named Dreamkeeper.

Another one you've seen before, "Welcome to Narnia." Well of course as the self-proclaimed Queen of Narnia I must share winter's finest with the sons of Adam and daughters of Eve in the form of a cold and snowy scene ...


The other big news is, my work is also currently being featured at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center in Niagara Falls, NY. There I have three photos on display. Namely, "Over the Rainbow," "Morning Pasture in Deep Emerald Fog," and "Stairway to Winter." The NACC Artists & Friends Exhibition runs from November 21st, 2009 through January 9th, 2010.

Somehow in the weird weather combination of strange wind that moved only the British flag while leaving the American flag untouched along with the dense fog on a fateful morning I began blogging about earlier, I apparently was transported to ... could it be the Land of Oz? Perhaps this is where the Horse of a Different Color lives ... in a field not too far from the Emerald City. Thought I heard at least one horse through the heavy fog. Didn't see any Yellow Brick Road, but something felt like a familiar adventure, so I followed that instead. And called what I saw "Morning Pasture in Deep Emerald Fog."

My very favorite season, as shown in "Stairway to Winter." Stone steps hewn out of weathered rock at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Northeast Ohio. The sedimentary glacier-carved rock formations along the Ledges Trail date back 320 million years to the Paleozoic Era.

9 comments:

Annie said...

These are all so beautiful. It would be hard to choose a favorite but, as I look at them, I keep returning to the first one with the grey, cloud-shrouded sky. It looks like winter at my house. We don't have snow but we do experience weeks of overcast and fog. Yes, #1 would have to be my favorite.

CoyoteFe said...

You deserve every showing and success! Your photos are magical (the sky in over the rainbow is a case in point!). Who knew Ohio was the Land o' Fantasy? You did.

CountryDreaming said...

Annie: Fog is truly wondrous, whether in Oz or California.

CoyoteFe: "Over the Rainbow" as well as "Morning Pasture" were taken on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Virginia, actually. Although Ohio serves as a door to Narnia and Middle Earth. Tennessee also holds some memorable Middle Earth scenery ... there's wonders all around!

Mary said...

Congratulation!
Your photos are beautiful, and so appropriately named.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Montanagirl said...

What beautiful work! I agree - I would have a hard time choosing a favorite. Welcome back and Merry Christmas! Congratulations on your "showings" too!

Teresa Mallen said...

Beautiful work and congratulations on your success! So glad to hear that your adventures were of a good kind. Welcome back and Merry Christmas!!

Jane said...

Congrats on having your work shown in so many places! No wonder - your pictures are excellent.

Jane

Mary said...

Congrats that your work is being shown so much! It is hard work to make it as an artist (I have a struggling artist son) Your photos are wonderful and I'm glad you are getting some recognition from them.

Mami said...

I miss you。It has been long time to see you. Have you traveled long time? Your work eems to be going very successful.Congratulations!!