Embraced Within the Fog


A Choice

I was driving home after a wonderful morning with a friend when I noticed how much the fog had enveloped everything. I thought how cool the pictures would be at the arboretum. Almost passing up this moment because I didn’t have my good camera, I decided my phone’s camera would be good enough. The moment was here and I didn’t want it to slip away  just because the pictures wouldn’t turn out “Perfect“. I’m glad I did because I would have missed out on soo much fun and love.

 

 

Towards the middle of my adventure I made one of my famous snow hearts ❤ ❤ Odin had a good time too 😉 ~ ❤ We even came across deer tracks, which Odin followed enthusiastically. The rest of my time out and about though was pretty much absorbed in silence.

 



When I left the arboretum I picked up where I left off at home. I grabbed my camera and went out to my favorite spot.


My connection with this tree is beyond words ❤ ! I’m not sure which one I like best, lol.

 

A Reflection From Nature

The top left was at the end of the day at my mother’s house. At any other angle this rock looks nothing like a heart! The top right and bottom left were after my favorite tree. The last heart is a deer’s footprint in the snow, at the right perspective 😉 .

As I walked back nature reflected my snow heart, from earlier, back at me four times the amount of love that I gave ;). I’m really glad I didn’t let the fear of my phone’s camera not being good enough get in the way of all that I experienced today. If you ever feel the need to capture or express anything, take that moment…. the choice is yours~ ❤ !

 

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Lots of Editing

My drawing altered with different filters.

It sure has been awhile! Starting today I’ll be posting on Thursdays once again, yay! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Though I have been away from the blog, I did a few things over my break so I thought I’d share them today. ~

My drawing altered in Picsart.

Portraits

I’ve always been drawn to nature but I don’t often take pictures of people. A few family members saw some of my photography during my break and they offered me a job, to take senior pictures for my cousin. We had fun and I learned a lot about how to take good portraits.

I ran into a few problems during this experience though. One problem I was having was that the coloring kept turning out too red/orange. I found out it was because of the many shades of red in the frame. Editing the red tinted ones was an interesting endeavor, but we all thought it looked a lot better after the edits.

Another problem came up when I was going through the pictures. A few of them had extra background noise that took away from my cousin. So I had to play around on my free Photoshop program, GIMP. Along with taking out the green chair, I also edited the reflection in the windows, Darkened the background and redrew the street. I honestly had a lot of fun with this and look forward to trying out more portraits in the future. I think my favorite part was learning more about my cousins. I also enjoyed the research process of finding new ways to approach my subjects, whether it is a person or thing in nature.

More Editing

I had a point during the break where I was feeling stifled and insecure with my drawings so I edited a few free drawings by other artists. Most of them were done on the PicsArt app on my phone. The original owner of the drawing on the left is from a Picsart’s artist “@eoaneh.

The #freetoedit pic on Picsart is the left. My rendition of it is to the right.

I follow an artist on Baylee Jae’s Youtube channel every once in awhile and finally visited her website, http://www.bayleejae.com/. I browsed around her FREE Coloring Pages and got the pic above. My version is to the left.

Updating My Own

When I was finished editing the previous pictures I created the top two pictures in this post. Sometimes our creativity comes back after playing around with something different. Lastly, I felt like this picture was missing something so I decided to give it a new background today.

I’m still not sure if I like it but I’ll sit with it for a bit ;).

Okay that’s enough for this week. More to come soon, see you next Thursday!

Digital Mystical Trees

 

I’ve been kind of a shut-in the last few weeks so I’ve been recreating the feeling trees make me feel. Let me know what you think. Would you like to see more digital works?


Nature Walk Compilation 11/1/17


There are some walks I take that just seem to start off magical… I know I’m going back a few weeks but this particular walk’s evening gold light was filled with wonder.

It started as I walked to my car. Glancing down at the roof of my car, reflections of fall trees were waving me off to another adventure.

I pulled into my destination and was greeted by these golden gals lazing in the evening sun. I took many shots of different angles, but sometimes I just like to lay on the ground for the best effect.

 

I came across an evergreen that wanted to get in  on the Fall fun, one spot had green, yellow and red needles.

 

I love to take pictures of tall grass tops.

I had no idea what this stuff was called but the suns rays lit them up in a way that I had to take more than a few pictures. 🙂

I thought this one had a nice heart shape.

And something about the dried leaves dangling down the slanted plant looked interesting.

My next muse was this beautiful tree. I’ll have to look next time to see what kind it was. There’s not much I can say about these next few because I just feel the pictures say more then what I could so enjoy~ ❤

As I left I took one last look back and saw a hidden path waiting to have someone sit down and listen, inviting me to come again soon.

 

A Mix of Color

It has been a crazy busy week, but I managed to take a few quick pics. Today I messed around with my favorite app PicsArt. I’ve noticed I like to make pictures rainbow colored, invert the colors, or to”galaxize” my alterations. 🙂

I took another photo of something abstract, can you tell what it was? 

I’ll be back next week with more pictures and maybe even another Photography Reflections post, haven’t done one of those in awhile ;).

Crystalized Morning

 

Last week I woke up to find a thick frost on the windshield of my car. Since I didn’t have to go to work and I had not yet captured pictures in this type of environment, I decided to get my camera. I found the outlining of leaves, the glistening grass waking up to the sunrise, and the glittering garden to be intriguing. I even had someone greet me and give me the warmth of company for awhile. By the time I was done playing with my camera and nature, the frost had given way to the suns heat. While walking back, I remembered the small heart shaped plant halfway through my little adventure. This was by far another magical moment I’m glad I didn’t miss ~ ❤ ^_^ . See you next week! I hope you enjoy the video of my morning ❤ .

 

 

 

Living Truly

For the first time in my life… I feel like a true artist.

My first experience doing a show at the artwalk, “Fall into the Arts,” was such a remarkable experience for me. For years I have quietly shared my pictures with family and friends. Like whispers from my soul, my passion for nature is starting to be heard. This blog and all the wonderful comments on my posts is what allowed me to get more comfortable with showing more. For a month I prepared myself for this event and this past Friday I finally made my first step.

 

I received so much positive feedback and had never felt so alive in my life!

I am so glad I finally took this step, it may have been small but I did it! 😉 ~ ❤ When family and friends told me how proud they were of something I am truly proud of, I felt like I won the lottery.

Thank you everyone for helping me narrow down my pictures, Pam for helping me with my display, mom for giving me the courage to do this/for buying some frames, Trevor for helping me frame the pictures, and dad for posting my pics and staying with me all night. And thank you again family and friends for supporting me through all this, I could not have done it without you 😉 ❤ . 

See you all next week!