Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photo Compositions




"...Exploring the eye of the photographer, through the camera, as I capture the composition in view!"


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Camera Compositions

Chasing a Blue Jay with my Camera...







...with the Fall Colors as Background!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photography: A Fall Afternoon

I recently enjoyed an afternoon photo shoot along the Blueridge Parkway. It was late afternoon, so the sun was low in the sky. The changing leaves and colors of the mountains along the horizon created a nice backdrop for my photographic compositions.


See more photos on my Picasa Web Gallery here.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Postcard Art

...with Abstract Pen & Ink Techniques

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

County Fair Exhibit

I recently entered 13 works of Art and a few Crafts into a County Fair. I am very pleased that 12 out of 13 of the entries were awarded ribbons. Check out my Picasa Web Gallery to see the entries as well as some photos of my 'fun at the fair.'


Friday, September 3, 2010

Mail Art: Mixed Media Postcard Designs


My 2nd Postcard for the 2010-2011 Postcard Pal Exchange:


Title: "Together"
Media: Scrapbooking Paper, Tissue Paper, Gel Medium, Permanent Marker
Date: September 2010


My 1st Designs for the Art Teacher Mail Art Group:
Title: "Forever"
Media: Scrapbooking Paper, Tissue Paper, Gel Medium, Permanent Marker
Date: September 2010


Title: "Determined"
Media: Scrapbooking Paper, Tissue Paper, Gel Medium, Permanent Marker
Date: September 2010

Note: Over the past 2 summers, art teachers have been asked by our lead teacher to design and send in postcards for a teacher exhibit at Central Office. This year, instead of ending the mail art at the end of the summer, I suggested we have, and then organzied, an exchange for the school year. We currently have 14 Art Teachers in the group.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mail Art: 1st Postcard of the Exchange Year


Title: Circular Movement
Genre: Abstract Pen & Ink
Date: August 2010

This is my first postcard design for the2010-2011 year of exchanging, which is the 2nd year of the Mail Art Group. This postcard went to Postcard Pal Ranita!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mail Art in Review: Luncheon

My mail art group is beginning a 2nd year of exchanging postcards. We have several returning members as well as a few new members. Members of the group live in Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. We recently had our 1st annual luncheon to share our collection of postcards, meet each other, share refreshments, and learn some new art techniques.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mail Art: 2010 Teacher Exhibit

Just as last year, my art lead teacher asked all art teachers to design postcards over the summer and send them to her for an exhibit to be held at our first meeting of the year. Here are my first three designs.



Title: Experiments with Pen and Ink Techniques
Media: Pen & Ink
Date: July 2010





Title: Blending the Old with the New
Media: Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, Watercolor Paint
Date: August 2010





Title: Reflections on a Window
Media: Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, Gel Medium, Photography
Date: July 2010
Note: Photos were taken in St. Augustine, FL.



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mail Art in Review

I have had a fun and successful year with the Mail Art Group I started after a challenge from my art lead teacher to create postcards over the summer for an exhibit in the fall. Including myself, the group had 12 members. Right now, we are planning our end-of-the-year social event at which we will share postcards from the year and meet old and new members of the group.

Check out the postcards that I collected from other mail artists over the year.

Click here to read my original mail art blog post.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Photography Details: Another Wedding



Congratulations Ashley & Nick... June 26, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Photography: Bridal Portraits





Title: Bridal Portraits
Date: May 2010
Genre: Digital Photography

To see more bridal portraits, visit: http://picasaweb.google.com/mandolinartist/BridalPortraits#


Monday, May 31, 2010

Photography Details: A Wedding



Congratulations Brooke & Casey... May 22, 2010