Category Archives: Art

~ Wordless Wednesday ~ My Crystal Ball ~

Wishing everyone safe┬áharbor, as we navigate onward. Mask-up and stay safe.­čÉż

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #126: Subjects that Begin with the Letter A ~ Angel ~

Are angels real or imaginary? They certainly exist in many religious teachings, and are a recurring symbol in the Christmas story. “Angels are very important, because they provide people with an articulation of the conviction that God is intimately involved … Continue reading

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~ Report from the Edge of a Continent ~ Blue Moon at Sunrise ~

blue-moon sets at sunrise all saints lower to skyline dip under ocean all souls rise once more into a brilliant new day Wishing everyone safe┬áharbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.­čÉż

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 110 ~ Creativity in the time of Covid ~ Water Colors ~

lake water always moving transparent liquid wind riffles sunshine clouds water colors ~~~~~ Wishing everyone safe┬áharbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.­čÉż ~~~~~ All photos taken with my iPhone 7, while in my sister and brother-in-law’s boat fishing at Odell Lake, … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99: Old and New ~

The challenge from Amy this week is to show both old and new in our photography. A hand-forged metal wagon wheel leans against a contemporary building. Circa 1850, Chinese water bucket hosts a living plant. A hand carved Carousel goat … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97: Pastimes ~

When I retired, eight years ago, my colleagues would ask me, “What are you going to do with your time?” My standard answer was that I planned to focus my energy on the creative passions I’d tucked in around the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #87: Reflections ~

Unique Perspectives with Glass Upper left clockwise: Self-portrait in a window of┬áCabin #1, with a dreamy Orcas Island sunset behind me. Exuberant blossoms are reflected on the sliding-glass door at our condo. Shadows from the deck railing create another texture. … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract ~

  What a treat! Nature is filled with patterns that echo Abstract Art. Shots I’ve taken, like the one below have languished in my archives. Here’s my chance to feature some images that just don’t fit anywhere else! On a … Continue reading

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~ Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue ~

“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones…it will always stay blue.” ┬áRaoul Dufy “I never get tired of the blue sky.” ┬áVincent Van Gogh Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty and confidence. “Let the blue … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Candid ~

Looking back through previously posted photos, I was surprised how many candid photos there were, but I decided to delve into recent shots that I haven’t yet featured. I had such fun spotlighting the Albany Carousel last week, it was … Continue reading

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