Art Wanted

Monday, August 31, 2009

Japanese Tea Garden

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Village Artists have accepted my images

Last night I was voted in this Gallery, I am so excited, however now the work really starts

Monday, August 17, 2009

Aug 17 2009

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This is a flower from a farm stand in New Hampshire.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Blue Lagoon, not really

This image was taken at Quincy Bog in Rumney New Hampshire.
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Artist Michael Milburn

Wonderful Water Colorist has his images up for viewing. I am going to Merideth to see them in person after looking at them on the web. If you are in Mass or New Hampshire, this is a must go see!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Red Dragonfly Quincy Bog

Quincy Bog is located in Rumney New Hampshire. It is a natural area that is maintained very nicely by a conservation group.
The bog is teeming with life, at first you can hear the sounds of life. After being there for a little while you can start to see the insects in the bog. I found a Red Dragonfly and then a damsel which I took shots of. It was an extremely humid day, the sweat was pouring off of my face and body in bucket loads. My dog was doing a rather loud pant which I surmised would not allow me to see much. But, I saw dragonflies galore with in inches of me. Now, I did not have my telephoto lens with me because I made this stop on a lark.

Some of my best photography is very spontaneous. Projects percolate as I am doing the actual photographing. So, most of the time I do not know where the universe is taking me creatively. When I work with clients, it very structured and limiting creatively. My passion really comes out when I am hiking in the woods and stumble across the magic with in.

On this blog, I managed to upload some articles on how to shoot dragonflies. These photographers know what they are doing and supply much needed advice to yours truly. The biggest help is to remain patient and still, which I think is a very zen like activity. So, sweat dripping and misquitos biting I have captured my favorite insects.

How to Photograph a Dragonfly |

How to Photograph a Dragonfly |

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Wonderful Photos: How to Photograph Dragonflies

Wonderful Photos: How to Photograph Dragonflies

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Which One And Why?

Well I am done with the coffee shop project, I managed to get five of my images up on to the walls of the cafe. If you live close by the name of the coffee shop is "Common Cafe" and its in Rumney, and in Rumney Village.
What an exhausting day yesterday. I totally got stressed over getting the project together and then over to the cafe. Today, I did the house cleaning and then went for a walk with the wonder dog. By the time I got home, the sky clouded up and it was looking like rain. So, we sat down to a movie which was one of those psychological ones that scare the daylights out of you. Not my favorite type of movie, so I worked on my photos and websites.
Tomorrow, I will be working on the Ashland Gallery project, this one also needs to have five images for the jury process. The theme will be New Hampshire sights, like Mount Washington (which I don't have yet), Old Man of the Mountain with out his face ( which I do have) and I am thinking a few of Lake Region lakes. I have 10 days to pull this together, however I do not need frames for the images just the prints and matting--yippee!
Well, Ice Truckers just came on so I am off.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Yellow Day Lily01.jpg

Yellow Day Lily01.jpg
Yellow Day Lily01.jpg,
originally uploaded by wings4me1.
Ooops, it has been a long, and exciting week here in lovely New Hampshire. First of all, a new coffee shop in Rumney opened Aug 1 and when I went to check it out I got to talking to the owner Brian. I was working on my laptop of my media, and he was very impressed. He asked me if I wanted to show my images in his cafe and of course I said yes. Now, here is the twister, that was on Aug 1, and he wanted the images framed by Aug 8th, oh my god. So like a made woman I have been running around getting mats,frames,prints,business cards,flyers,and the list goes on. Well,pretty much at the same time, I got a call from an Art Gallery, and they would like me to come in for the jury process. At first, that is suppose to be on Aug 25, but three days later the Art Gallery called and said the jury process was moved up to Aug 18. Doesn't sound bad right, well there is a lot to do when you are being juried or showing. So, yes I have been running around trying to find an acceptable printer, framer, and what ever else.
Then to top it off, I had an accident while shooting rapids and waterfalls. Note to self, must buy better sandals for walking through rivers and rocks. Long story short, I slipped on a rock in the middle of the rapids and landed on my camera on the rock. The body of the camera is okay, but the wide angle lense is messed up. Oh, and I am a little messed up. Knee banged and cut, throat cut and banged by camera, and my chest has a big ugly bruise from the rock. Like I said I am having one crazy week. But, thank god the camera is okay!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sculptured Rocks on Caffine

Saturday was a wonderful day. I checked out the Sculptured Rocks and took a lot of captures. This one is along the gorge, and the trees grow right out of the sides of the rocky terrain. Climbing around the rocks with two cameras and a dog is challenging at best. I am no longer the climber I use to be when I was younger but I managed fairly well. I am considering this one for the gallery as a sample. any comments?
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

I am very excited today. I received a call from a women who runs the Art Gallery in Ashland New Hampshire. She explained to me that she needs another photographer for the gallery. For whatever reason she only has one photographer showing at the gallery and would love to see my work to see if it is a fit. The appointment was originally set for Aug 25 but today it was moved up to Aug 15th.
Now I am panicked, do I have what it takes? Do I have enough money to print up the 4 to 5 captures for the jury to judge? My head is in a whirl. I am anxious,and restless and am finding it hard to work on the images I took yesterday. I even had to go to my happy place (meditation) for a while.
Now, I am back to work on my images, the one above is the first one I got done today. However, I am easily distracted from my work. I would love to talk to some one about my work, another photographer to help me decide which ones to show. I don't know anyone locally, so I will have to go with out having another s input.
I am scared, thrilled, and pretty much loco

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Day Lily 01.jpg

Day Lily 01.jpg
Day Lily 01.jpg,
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Fantastic day today. I went to the Sculpture Rocks and hiked the trail. The trail was etched out by ice, and the rocks are very special. The gorge has these gorgeous waterfalls, swimming pools, and fabulous plants. First, Santos (my German Shepherd) went to the rocks that form the Gorge, these were shaped in the last ice age by glaciers. We climbed around taking photos of people jumping off cliffs into pools of water that are very deep.
We then went on the trail, and we searched out the bogs and miniature waterfall. Unfortunately, I got bit by a deer fly which was very itchy. When I was leaving my hand blew up twice the size of normal. I had to go home to get some Benydral, My hand is still pretty big, been icing it all evening but it is still getting bigger. I must be very allergic to the Deer Fly.
Tonight, I am processing the photographs I took and probably I will uploading then some time next week.
Have a nice evening!