Week 16 - Storytelling: Shadow

“My shadow in my art is one way I trace who I was and where I have been. My shadow and I have been on a journey for quite a while now!” - Angela Cartwright

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek16

#2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek16

Week 3 - Inspiration: Black and White

“There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions.” - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wire-grid Bertoia chairs, circa 1952, Milwaukee Art Museum #2019dogwood52 #dogwoodweek3 #dogwood52

Wire-grid Bertoia chairs, circa 1952, Milwaukee Art Museum #2019dogwood52 #dogwoodweek3 #dogwood52

Week 3 - Technical: Full Manual

January 14, 2018  (014/365) • Forcing Spring

“Bulbs need so little and give back so much.” - Lauren Springer Ogden

Week 3 - TECHNICAL: Full Manual #dogwoodweek2, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • f/20 1/104 3mm ISO 125 [While the camera often determines shutter speed and aperture for the photographer, it doesn't know your creative intent. This week, challenge your self to assume creative control over the camera by using full manual mode. Select a subject where varying the aperture and / or shutter speed helps enhance the composition and visual qualities of the image.] Not exactly the clarity and color I intended, but I love the light and shadows and this project is all about learning and growing.


March 29, 2015 {88/365} "Foreshadowing"

Clutching a steaming cup of coffee with both hands, I ventured out to the deserted terrace of my favorite lakefront coffee shop. On this blustery March day, it's hard to imagine that soon the café tables here at Colectivo will be crowded with patrons enjoying the view while strollers, joggers, and bicycles vie for position on the sidewalks. Beyond the traffic on Lincoln Memorial Drive, Veterans Park will be bustling with picnickers, dogs playing frisbee, and children flying kites. The marina will be a forest of sailboat masts and on the horizon clean white sails will dance upon the blue waters of Lake Michigan. The sun will shine brightly in an azur sky and the warm air will be filled with the calls of seagulls and music wafting from the lakefront festivals. But today, it all feels like a distant memory rather than the foreshadowing of another summer in Milwaukee.


March 31, 2014 Photo (090/365): "Space"

The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of my favorite spaces in the world.

Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting the Art in Bloom exhibit...

The flower sculptures juxtaposed against the works of art that inspired them,

and the arrangements by local florists...

...were beautiful and awe inspiring!

Yet, as much as I love flowers,

...it is the space this inspires me most!

The Shadows

The light, the angles...

This space is truly a gift!

A cathedral of art, beauty, and inspiration: "God is in the details." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


March 7, 2014 Photo (066/365): "Light"

How bittersweet to leave our sunny kitchen this morning, knowing that on Monday, the darkness will have returned. I welcome Daylight Savings Time, an early harbinger of spring. I long to return home in time to take twilight walks to enjoy sunsets from our deck. Though I will miss these shining mornings,  I'm thankful for the changing seasons as long winter nights stretch into bright spring days.