An 1800’s basket.
This was photographed at Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House in Corrales, New Mexico. This complex is part of and run by the Albuquerque, Museum. It’s full of rooms which are full of objects dating back in history. This particular basket was in the hallway entrance. Although the basket is indeed beautiful by itself I wanted to work with it in an artistic way to invoke the feelings I had when seeing it. I hope you like my rendition.
I had fun doing this. I love mixing it up and having differnt styles in my various works.
In this, the clock and windchimes are actually suspended by fishing line while the shell is propped up. As for the crow, I brought him back (image) from a trip and placed him on the plank. Along with the addition of the crow I added the title of the image onto the clock along with reversing the image reflection of the shell for fun! Hope you like it!
I wanted to do a Still Life celebrating the fall and the harvest. A time of year when many of us take a little more time to reflect on all the good things, and the people, the friends, that surround each of us in the present moment.
Originally I had planned on having a fall blooming clematis vine but the flower, being extremely delicate began withering before I had hoped. So what to do. Time for some Black Eyed Susans instead which may have worked out better, but still keeping the vine.
The first freeze of the year beneath a bird bath with falling water frezzing on the rocks and leaves overnight. The ribbons of ice in the central left are actually ice coated daylilly leaves. Pretty I thought, and worth a picture in awe of natures beauty!
The intricate beauty and magic of creation is perhaps what motivates me to be a gardener along with the great peace of being close to nature. I built my garden over three years as a retreat and a place for meditation. This is my first planting of Iris in the garden and it gets to have it’s picture taken. :)
We are ruled by time all or most of our lives. The creative people (you) know that it seems to slow down or even stop when we are involved on a project. Having practiced serious meditation for more than 4 decades, my experience has been that it doesn’t exist at all. Like the mind, it is a tool but a poor master! I hope you like my rendition of the false reality of time.
While working in the garden over the years, I have saved some of these beach pebbles because of their shape. I'm picky, so out of the thousands, I kept but a few. Recently, I decided to spend some quiet time trying to stack and balance them. It was fun and the concentration required can bring a heightened peace and presence, unless one falls off the table onto your foot! :)