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Queen Anne's Lace...Backroads Series

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flash post...back to cleaning files for me...
~Moon 

Sometimes, simple is better...mixed digital media...Queen Anne's Lace

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This is a flash post...laters...

Backyard Visitor...toad

Friday, August 29, 2014

Toads are interesting...I ever realized just how much they look like gargoyles, sans wings and big ears. 

Laters...~Moon 

Thistles, Butterflies, and Cats...photography and watercolor

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I've been out driving around looking for thistle...as you can tell from above, I hit the motherload.  I think I've got enough images now to do a series this winter. 


This is a watercolor cat I did from a friend's photo.  I don't work from photos every often and never from somebody else work.  If I know I'm going to paint from a photo, typically I do a quick sketch and then take the photo myself.  Anyway, it was a good learning experience for me. 

Laters... ~Moon 

World Art Drop Day...clues

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


You will see this a couple more times this week...I want to make sure clues get out to the local peeps. 

~Moon 

Big Sky Sort of Day...new digital piece and not getting everything you want


I was out and about yesterday looking for thistle...yep, again.  I'm working on a thistle series so I'm betting this is going to be a forever and ever project.  Anyway, I turned around and poof...I heard thunder and saw the above sight.  I was lucky, my camera was in my hands.  It didn't last very long.  It looks like a pop up storm happened and broke apart as soon as it formed.  I wish I would of gotten the lightening as well but you can't have everything. 


The above is a new digital piece.  I haven't decided what I'm doing with this one.  I'd really like it the way it is but I'd also like to paint it.  It would make a rockin' mixed media piece.  

Laters...got lots to get done today!
~Moon 

Out and About...gathering photos for this winter...

Monday, August 25, 2014
This summer I've made it a priority to gather up photos for winter. Last year I didn't and I was sorry. Here's a few that are in my 'to be painted' image file. Just in case the Farmer's Almanac is correct, it's also time to start working on my bird feeders. 




Here's a teaser...I've got a huge project that I'm working on for Danville's Scarecrow Festival. More later on this one...

That's it for me today...back to working on crows...
~Moon 

World Art Drop Day....working on my watercolor pieces

Monday, August 11, 2014
One of the wonderful perks of the social media is finding out about some fun artzy project.  One of those projects is World Art Drop Day.   It's really rather simple but one of the kewlest acts of random art and organized by Jake Parker. 

Anyway, take a peek and see if you are interested as well.  


I'm starting to work on a few itty bitties; these are watercolor 4x6s that I will mat out to 5x7s.  Yes they are small but easy to hide as surprises. 

Laters....I'm off to the studio....
~Moon

Back in the studio...morning sketches over coffee....

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The last couple of weeks, I've been focused on other interests...like digital, photography, and the Danville Handmade Market. It's the old story, not enough hours in the day. 


It's been over a week since I've had a brush in my hands.  That's just too long and I found that it wasn't as painful as as I'd thought it would be.  Still, it wasn't as liquid smooth as I was a couple of weeks ago.  I need to paint more often. 

Mr. and Mrs. Crow are a simple painting for me to get back in the swing of things.  

Later gators...
~Moon 

Danville Handmade Market this Saturday

Friday, August 08, 2014

Saturday is the last market of this summer.  So far, we have been very luck with the weather and the crowds.  It's been a long haul putting this together and next year will be even better.  

Have a great weekend!
~Moon 

Photo Editing...Mayberry in the Midwest, Danville Indiana

The last couple of days, I've spent in front of my computer screen with a couple thousand photos as company.  





So far, these were the fun ones that I liked...

~Moon

A Photo a Day...butterflies, thistle, and a still life...textures

Monday, August 04, 2014

It's been a couple interesting days. My laptop is full, stuffed full of images.  I've been moving around a half terabyte of data the last two days.  I've been moving some of it to an external drive and some to my iMac. It's been digital cleaning to the max. 


I managed to get a some thistle hunting...I am so surprised that's it's so difficult to find in my local area.  I've been driving up and down back roads looking for plants. 


The above is one of my favorite shots...

Have a great week!
~Moon 

A Photo a Day Project...my day, yesterday and today...a new fine art photography piece

Friday, August 01, 2014
The past couple of months, I've been working on a series called "BackRoads." I'm certain that I'll be working on this one for many more months to come. 

The are short slices of time...that's what I call a photo...that I've viewed driving the back roads of the Midwest. 



Some shots, like the above fawn, I was lucky. It was a one shot deal, I had my camera and she was there.  She spotted me and poof, she was gone. 



Then there are some shots that just catch my eye.  



Then there are scenes that are iconic in nature...yep, it looks like the typical Midwestern farm. 



This one, no...it's not part of the series.  It's one of my fine art photography pieces...I like it and it's what I worked on today. 

Have a great weekend!!!
~Moon