As promised, our video from Mackinac Island on July the fourth. It was a very satisfying experience having lunch at the Grand Hotel. The view of the Straits of Mackinac was stunning from the highest point in the cupola, where we enjoyed a tropical cocktail. We always look forward to our next visit, satisfaction guaranteed! In the mean time, we have lots of photos to cherish and post later!
Do you have a favorite vacation memory?
This post was inspired by our summer vacation and The Daily Post on WordPress.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Photography by Tresa Meyer-Clark
Walled Lake, Michigan, September 2016.
Sometimes all we need is a break from our regular schedule to think about how to go about things, to figure out a problem, or put the pieces together. Sometimes the gap can be a source of inspiration to keep going.
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This post was Inspired by The Daily Post and Michigan in September!
Sunset, March 16th
Eye Candy is a phrase used to describe something beautiful to look at. The sunset last night was just that. We were drawn to the light as it ushered our eyes into a celebration of color! The contrast of the dark budding branches on the backdrop of blue and pink gradients of color was sent from heaven for sure!
The sunset was captivating, with the warm and cool tones of lavender and pink cotton candy. My husband watched me while I captured a cloud formation from the kitchen window with my iPhone.
In retrospect, my husband is always an eyewitness to my creative process. He is watching quietly from across the room, or even better, sharing a moment, a thought or idea, that could be the start of a great collaboration.
Who is your witness to your creative process?
Your comments are welcomed!
This post was crafted by Meyer Clark Studio and inspired by The Daily Post and #Photo101 on WordPress.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”
As a graphic designer, my eye is trained to automatically find contrast and balance in my compositions. This image of a fireworks display from the fourth of July this year, has a rich gradation of pink to burgundy. Even though this shot is monochromatic, it is still full of color and energy. Capturing this color on my iPhone was surprising to me.
What surprising photos have you uncovered this Summer?
July 4, Northport, Michigan 2015 by T. Meyer Clark
Is there one word to describe feeling happy and sad at the same time?
The last day of August brings to mind how very short the Summer season is in Michigan. While I’m feeling melancholy that my favorite season is almost gone, I pore over all the Summer months of photos to get a sense of time gone by.
Summer Sunset with Dad and Ron.
Makes me smile.
Capturing the tiny details of flowers at different angles, watercolor sunrises and boats were my subjects this year. On August 22, my Dad and my Husband on the dock studying something in the water at sundown, symbolizes the goodbye to Summer for me. Still, I’m happy because we were all together in this beautiful place.
Traverse City, Clinch Marina
Moody Sunrise on Grand Traverse Bay
Photography by Tresa MeyerClark.
MeyerClark Studio 2015
August 20, 2015
It rained on our anniversary this year, but the rainbow was a gift. –We docked at Traverse City, Michigan – Clinch Marina in Grand Traverse Bay.
It takes time away from the every day work schedules to reflect. Time to think about how I’m leading my life and how I would like to feel like this, relaxed on vacation, and thinking about what I can do better. How can I be a better wife, be as creative as I can during the work week. I create more beaded jewelry on vacations than I do during a regular work week! My husband is very understanding and has valuable input to quality control. He also has a creative eye. If only we had more hours in the day to enjoy the fun stuff. Our fourth wedding anniversary has arrived today, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us!
August 2015 on our way to Traverse City
Dad can do what he wants, after all it’s his boat!
August 20, 2011 – Wedding Reception
Our cake cutting picture with the lighthouse cake I designed.
Poster design I did for our guests to sign at our reception.
A piece from my summer 2015 collection with turquoise, gold filled stardust beads, pearls and agate.
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, every day. And of course, the colors of the light, softly painted into an amazing summer sunset at the Northport Marina.
What inspires you?
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Photo by MeyerClark Studio. Inspiration: Sunset at Northport
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 stepped off
the boat onto the dock, I remembered a photography tip from my Dad, “watch the horizon line, make it straight.” I quietly walked down the dock to an open boat slip, not to disturb the other boaters still sleeping. Normally, I don’t divide a landscape image in half
when I compose a shot, but this time it was a perfect opportunity to blend the sky
with the water.
Beaver Island Chart
Beaver Island is a great boating destination if you want to get away from crowds of vacationing people from down state, what we refer to in Michigan as, “fudgies”. It offers great sunsets, and a laid-back atmosphere. It is approximately 30 miles off the coast, with two ferry services from Charlevoix. It is the largest Island in Lake Michigan.
More information about its history, recreation and Beaver Island Boat Company at Beaver Island.org
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”
Sunrise at the Marina at Northport, MI — Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark
A customer of mine told me that anchors have a lot of meaning to her and that she was having some health issues. When I asked her to explain, she said, “an anchor is a symbol of strength and stability.” She inspired me to make more anchor jewelry and I wrote this.
Anchor your happiness, anchor your love.
Anchor your faith, hope and healing, from the stars up above.
From the heavens to the sea, anchor happiness,
Anchor your dreams.
Hand Painted by my Step Mom, Jeanette
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 went up north to help my parents launch their boat for the season ahead. So, I couldn’t resist, I had to frame up my shot to capture the pitcher on the table, and the glow in the room. After all these years, she still has the woodland design pitcher with the yellow and brown mushrooms that she so skillfully painted. Hopefully some great memories of those classes we have yet to share. The peanut butter Cheerios tasted better than usual that morning! Thanks, Mom.