Mushroom Houses

This is my interpretation of the mushroom houses in Charlevoix, Michigan, inspired by the mid-century architecture of Earl Young. I’ve spent many sunny days searching for Petoskey stones on the beach, and watching the boats passing through the channel. This is my second hometown, Charlevoix. To help my artwork gain recognition, you can vote for myContinue reading “Mushroom Houses”

Nature’s Jewel

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.” The tiny single flower caught my eye along side of the dock. I’m glad I took the time to photograph this. Looking forward to seeing how it’s changing, or if there are more, later in September. ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~ After further research, I decided toContinue reading “Nature’s Jewel”

Inspiration Therapy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.” Inspiration to create can come from where I feel balance. Balance in a color scheme I’m working on, or even in that feeling of accomplishment. Completing a challenging day at work, then returning home to receive a big hug from my husband where he meets me at the doorway,Continue reading “Inspiration Therapy”

It’s Quiet on Beaver Island

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.” It was a quiet morning at the marina on Beaver Island. I decided to photograph the morning light and capture the stillness of the water, and its reflections from the lighthouse. This is Lake Michigan on a misty, gray morning in June. As I steppedContinue reading “It’s Quiet on Beaver Island”

What’s for Breakfast?

I remember my first painting classes. When I was around 15 years old, I was invited to attend a ceramic class with my Step Mom to see if I liked it. This was a vessel she painted. Yes, I was feeling so happy to see it again sitting on the breakfast table last weekend, when we wentContinue reading “What’s for Breakfast?”

The Colors of Solitude

Photography Class – Day Five Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds.” We’re excited about today’s theme, solitude. In addition to thinking about what it means to you, also consider the placement of the subject in your shot. How can you interpret the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place? Solitude: Language… has created the wordContinue reading “The Colors of Solitude”