This new image is titled “Another Life Analogy”, and is one of my newest digital paintings, which is a new direction I’m taking on my artist journey.
I decided to make a calendar of some of my images last night, and with the help of lulu.com, it is already a “thing”! If you are interested in purchasing one, you can click here and get yours. At the purchasing page, you can get a preview of all the images that I included in the calendar.
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I recently vacationed to Oceanside, California. Before leaving from my hometown, I made the intention to “unplug” as much as possible, only checking my email and Facebook once in a while. Little did I know that my destination would conspire to make sure that happened. Upon arriving, I found that my device obtained very little 3G and the wi-fi in our rental was very poor. Honestly, I found myself stressing a little. I mean, it’s one thing to put the phone down with the knowing you can check in on emails if you want, but it’s another when the connection just isn’t there and you can’t. [Read more…]
I really don’t travel much, but would like to more often. When I do get the opportunity to see new places or experience new adventures, I’m reminde
d of how small I am in comparison to the wonderful place called earth. I recently had a quick trip to the tiny community of Wolf Creek, Montana… you’d seriously miss it if you blinked going by on the interstate.
The drive was mostly flat up until about 30 minutes from Wolf Creek, and then it seemed that the mountains rose up all around us. Cliffs, trails, rivers and creeks, tunnels, old railroad tracks, deer, big horn sheep…the beauty of nature and the evidence of the efforts of humans to co-exist in this beautiful place.
I recently was one of a select few to be included in a new online art gallery. I’m honored and excited to a part of the Artsy Shark Gallery, and have my images along side some really incredible works from other artists.
I would love for you to look at my work, of course, but I encourage you to see all the other artists work as well. It’s really inspiring to see what unique visions other artists have.
The two owners of the gallery have spent an incredible amount of time getting this gallery together, and it is so easy to navigate through. You can even see what a particular art piece might look like in various types of rooms or environments. Very cool!
Definitely worth a few minutes of your time!
I was recently accepted as an Arcangel contributor, and I’m so excited! I think I found my niche! I’ve been an iStockPhoto contributor for a while, but a good portion of the images residing there are more business based and I had a good portion of my work rejected there. Arcangel is suited towards book covers and the like, and I think I will be great fit there. Here’s their web site, you can see for yourself the type of work they do… www.arcangel.com.
My Photoshop abilities will be used from general retouching and color tweaks to major surreal composites. The fun part for me is now thinking of new ideas in a way I haven’t done before. In addition to that, I will be doing more photography and hiring models to help me create these images. I’ve let photography take a back seat lately, but now I will be focusing equally on photography and Photoshop.
I’m really looking forward to the day that I see one of my images on a book cover! I think that will be one of the most gratifying moments of my imaging career.
Not much else to say on my Arcangel experience yet, but I’m sure I will have more later. Right now I’m just focusing on new images and getting my feet wet.
It’s been a while since I wrote anything here at The Spirited Creative blog. This doesn’t surprise me since I’ve started up about a dozen various blogs over the years and my enthusiasm always fizzles out after some time. This time I’m being easy with myself. [Read more…]
My sisters and I inherited our paternal grandparents homestead, and it’s in a state of deterioration, to say the least. The house is starting to fall in on itself, the garages and barns are not much better. It’s hard to watch the progression of decay, but there is nothing that can be done to reverse it.
I have, however, begun to create stuff with what I find there. There’s quite an abundance of old weathered wood, and it seems that every time I go there, I find something new to take home. To some it might look like trash, but to me it’s more like treasure. [Read more…]