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Studio Table

The wonderful Seth, over at The Altered Page has a new challenge!

He has a call to participants to join him on Thursday September 18th, "as we celebrate the studio table: uncensored, unedited, and most likely unkempt."

So, thinking of this I started a new project and here is the mess I made.

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I started out with some calligraphy sheets of paper, my twinkling H2o's and some inks. And a water dish and paper towels of course.

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Then I bagan paintng over the papers with watery colors and glazes.  I had to be careful as the paper fell apart really easily. 

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So you can see I was happily making a mess!

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These stained and glazed papers made a perfect cover for my Nature Journal thats filled to the brim with projects and ideas. and I am going to teach this process at my workshop next week at Art-Is-You in Petaluma that you can read about here… which is all I can think about here in Southern Oregon besides the hot dry winds roaring out my windows and a red-flag fire warning has been issued all over the lands.

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And I wait for the Autumn rains to come and soak our dried forests and gardens. Maybe I should do a raindance!

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Transitioning into Autumn with Beauty, Radiance, & Grace

yogaSun WomanYOGA flyerA reminder from yoga teacher and artist, Dena Carter:

Traditionally, the Autumn Equinox is a celebration of the harvest, summer’s fruits, collected in preparation for winter. A time of balance between day and night before night takes over and brings the coming winter. Spiritually, Autumn is about balancing the light and dark within oneself, an inner preparation in the process of spiritual transformation and in preparation for Winter.
-Excerpt from Belsebuub.com

 

Sending you a reminder that this Saturday, Sept. 20th from 10-11:30am we welcome the Autumn season through an enjoyable Kundalini Yoga Movement & Meditation mini-workshop.

 

The theme:
Transitioning into Autumn
with
Beauty Radiance & Grace
Please RSVP by tomorrowWednesday Sept. 17th.
email solehealingatdenacarterdotcom  (solehealingatdenacarterdotcom)  

 

See this link for more detailed information:  

 View the workshop listing on Ashland Art Center’s calendar here:
http://www.ashlandartcenter.org/event/yoga-workshop/

Learn Photography from A to Z

tom2Tom Glassman is a fine art photographer with a passion for pushing the boundaries of image-taking. He is part of Ashland Art Center’s Artists Services LLC, as a giclee printer. He knows the workings of cameras (and fine art printing), inside and out, and captures amazing images of ordinary scenes that are made extraordinary by his knowledge of how a camera functions, including its depth of field and exposure values. He does not use Photoshop except minimally, to do minor adjustments. He has many fabulous stories about his various images. Tom is excited to share his philosophy of photography and the knowledge he’s gained from years of experience. His workshop, Photography A to Z will give you many wonderful details and tips for how to use your camera and make amazing photographs.

Photography A to Z ~ Whom it’s right for:

tom4Beginning photographers who need to learn the basics and fundamentals so they can begin to practice and understand how to use the different controls on their camera to get the kind of shots they want to get.  They will also learn how to review their images (and the shooting information data) so they can understand why the image looks the way it does, what they did correctly, and how they could make it better next time.

 

tom5Intermediate photographers who need to review the basics and fundamentals so they can look at a scene for a potential image and know what lens and settings to use, where to focus, and the best way to frame the shot for the best composition.

 

 

 

tom1Advanced photographers who might appreciate a quick review of the basics and fundamentals (that they may not have thought about in years) so they can get a good “creative kick in the pants” and get back to having fun with the camera.

 

 

 

There are also a gazillion little settings you can use (that the instruction manuals don’t talk about) to help you get the most out of your mental approach to photography, your photography technique, your camera, your camera’s sensor, your lens, your computer, and your image editing software. 

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Anyone who signs up for this course should be able to go forth with a little more knowledge, a little more confidence, or a little more commitment to help take them to the net level.

And as an added bonus, this course should give anyone enough of a running start to go back and read the instruction manual and finally understand it. 

Photography A to Z with Tom Glassman

Starts with a Wednesday evening kick-off class plus two Saturday outdoor workshops to practice (and really learn) your newly acquired skills.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ AAC

Saturdays, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm @ Lithia park

Bring your camera. All skill levels welcome!

 Click here for the registration form

Learn Photography from A to Z

tom2Tom Glassman is a fine art photographer with a passion for pushing the boundaries of image-taking. He is part of Ashland Art Center’s Artists Services LLC, as a giclee printer. He knows the workings of cameras (and fine art printing), inside and out, and captures amazing images of ordinary scenes that are made extraordinary by his knowledge of how a camera functions, including its depth of field and exposure values. He does not use Photoshop except minimally, to do minor adjustments. He has many fabulous stories about his various images. Tom is excited to share his philosophy of photography and the knowledge he’s gained from years of experience. His workshop, Photography A to Z will give you many wonderful details and tips for how to use your camera and make amazing photographs.

Photography A to Z ~ Whom it’s right for:

tom4Beginning photographers who need to learn the basics and fundamentals so they can begin to practice and understand how to use the different controls on their camera to get the kind of shots they want to get.  They will also learn how to review their images (and the shooting information data) so they can understand why the image looks the way it does, what they did correctly, and how they could make it better next time.

 

tom5Intermediate photographers who need to review the basics and fundamentals so they can look at a scene for a potential image and know what lens and settings to use, where to focus, and the best way to frame the shot for the best composition.

 

 

 

tom1Advanced photographers who might appreciate a quick review of the basics and fundamentals (that they may not have thought about in years) so they can get a good “creative kick in the pants” and get back to having fun with the camera.

 

 

 

There are also a gazillion little settings you can use (that the instruction manuals don’t talk about) to help you get the most out of your mental approach to photography, your photography technique, your camera, your camera’s sensor, your lens, your computer, and your image editing software. 

 tom3

Anyone who signs up for this course should be able to go forth with a little more knowledge, a little more confidence, or a little more commitment to help take them to the net level.

And as an added bonus, this course should give anyone enough of a running start to go back and read the instruction manual and finally understand it. 

Photography A to Z with Tom Glassman

Starts with a Wednesday evening kick-off class plus two Saturday outdoor workshops to practice (and really learn) your newly acquired skills.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ AAC

Saturdays, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm @ Lithia park

Bring your camera. All skill levels welcome!

 Click here for the registration form

Highlights From Barcelona

I have been busy this summer, and I’m doing a little fall cleaning – on my desk are images and ideas I’ve been wanting to compile into a post since the beginning of June. I went to Barcelona in June – if you know of any artist residencies there, let me know! I’d love to […]

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NEW – Naked ATC / ACEO French typography advertising ephemera backgrounds – digital download.

Today’s new digital download sheet in my Dreamy Papers Etsy store … Naked ACEO ATC French backgrounds digital collage sheets instant download art – great for jewelry display cards by DreamyPapers on Etsy. http://etsy.me/1oM5nwG by DreamyPapers, $3…

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Volunteering

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge I joined the “30 Paintings in 30 Days” challenge sponsored by Leslie Saeta even though I had projects coming up that might prevent me from finishing the challenge.  Why take on the challenge?  I thought it was worth the start and good practice.  Even if I don’t post, its […]

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It can be yours

From today’s New York Times, Bill Hayes on art: When you go — not if, but when (and soon, by the way; the show closes Sept. 21) — I suggest you bring a thesaurus. Because it wasn’t long before we found words failing us. An image of an acrobat caught midleap on a Manhattan street, […]

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Sand Tracks

This is the beach at Ocean Park, Washington. Vehicles are permitted to drive along specified sections.

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Oysterville Beach

Just north of Oysterville, WA is the estate of Craig Tillotson, NuSkin entrepreneur. On this property is a lighthouse like structure that is actually a water tower and guest residence. It can be seen for miles along the beach.

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