Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekend update...

This weekend I had the fabulous opportunity of taking off of work Friday-Sunday! It was the perfect time to get out and take advantage of free events and enjoy the changing colors. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

The first was a community theatre and music group, drums as well as dance.

The second image is what remains of the Minihaha Falls! It was completely dried up. I tried to capture the slowly falling specks of leaves.

Lastly this is an image of Martin Dosh. He was playing a free show on Lake Harriet at the band shell. Amazing!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

I had a wee bit of trouble this weekend working on my drawings for class. My intentions were to use images printed and transfered onto paper, BUT I had been completely out of the photo transparency sheets for quite a while and Penco decided to get rid of them:( So for now my drawing is a representation of what's to come I guess.....but in the mean time I was looking for alternative ways to do similar techniques without the expensive transparency photo paper. I think I am on to something...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Elena Kalis; underwater images

Her combination of the figure and the weightless quality of being in water is so beautiful to me. I have never shot underwater and these images are really sparking some inspiration. Elena Kalis was born in Russia and is currently living in the Bahamas with her husband and children, who she uses quite often as her subject. My favorite image is the girl holding up the insides of a turtle, the similarities of the skeletal structure to the scale of our own is really intriguing to me. check her out: http://elenakalisphoto.com/?goto=portfolio

Monday, September 14, 2009

Summer Update!!

Since summer for me is usually made up of work, sun, class, and above all fun, this will be my first update in quite some time!! yikes! As far as summer goes a good chunk of my time was devoted to creative things! First and foremost I took a ceramics class.

Majority of my education and focus has been drawing and photography, I was convinced ceramics was a class I simply had to take and was not going to be enjoyable. I soon found out that ceramics is and incredible stress reliever and more then that something I thoroughly enjoyed!! It was a completely different creative experienced then I have
had before. So here are two of the many pieces I took away from the class. Along with a new appreciation.

Other then actual class I also had a few other outside inspiring and artistic events. One of which was Rock the Garden at the Walker Art center in Minneapolis. Four great bands, food, beer, great people, great weather there was nothing more I could have asked for! I of course brought my camera and captured MANY shots of fellow listeners. The inspiration for me was not just the music, but the crowds of people, the fashion and the conversation.

On a completely different path, also staying within the creative realm, I met a lady this summer who was willing to give me (completely no charge) not one, but TWO of her vintage Singer sewing machines! I had been looking into purchasing a used machine for quite some time and oddly enough conversation led to her sewing machine collection and our common love for fabric and crafts. Within the next week I had an amazing machine in my hands and found myself in a fabric warehouse digging through millions, literally millions of patterns, colors and textures. It was lovely. To say the least the summer was a success, but I feel it is time to get my motivation back for what exactly I am here for, which I am perpetually figuring out. Let the semester begin!!!!