Tuesday, October 14, 2014

the perfect fall day.

I'm moving to the desert soon, so I decided to spend one of my last free days in my damp Pacific Northwest back yard in my favorite forest.  I breathed in as much fresh air and verdant green as I could, and said goodbye to the flora and fauna I've come to know and love so well.

I feel utterly clueless when it comes to identifying mushrooms.  I need to begin learning the names of the ones I photograph, but if you have any insight on what these are in the meantime, I'd appreciate it.  Here are a few snapshots from my day.

Monday, October 13, 2014

exciting things this fall!

I haven't posted in a long while.  Here are the exciting things:

It's officially mushroom season. Yay!

I'm moving in a few weeks to the Arizona desert.  I'm excited/scared/happy/sad/stressed/relieved. More to come on that topic soon...

I just participated in a wonderful exhibit at Ghost Gallery with another very talented Seattle artist, Michelle Smith-Lewis, where our black and white botanical works were on show.  Michelle displayed some incredible tintypes and I included some of my floral macros.

I finally have my artwork up in downtown Tacoma!  Spaceworks Tacoma has generously given me two display windows in the old Woolworth's building on 11th and Broadway to feature some of my environmental portraiture within 3-d "artscapes".  I designed around the theme (and accompanying title) of "ghosts/dreams" and my fingers were sore for a very long time from hot glue burns and tying all those little bundles of sticks.  I'm very happy with how it all turned out.  The Tacoma News Tribune wrote a very nice piece on the windows.  They'll be on display until early December, so get down there and check them out.