I have been focusing on assisting my father during an unexpected illness, but now "we" have finally been released after a three week hospital stay and moved on to rehab, I would like to post one of my latest photo fusion creations. All elements utilized are my original photography. The pampas grass stopped me in my tracks a while back when I was in Carpinteria, CA shooting a unmongous Banyon tree. I turned around and saw this profusion of glistening pampas grass as tall as I am in front of a business. It literally looked like it was adorned with a profusion of Swarovski crystals in motion....a moment to remember! My fine-feathered friend found the environment most conducive to serene mediation ....same sensation as I had!
This fine art print is available in my Etsy store: artBJC
It is so natural to see things in series, relationships or themes when capturing images. This was certainly true with these first two visions of my "Shadows Series" that formed a life of their own.... instantly creating a calm feeling flowing within me.
I hope you feel the same peaceful aura that caught my eye.
We all owe ourselves the value of cherishing the moment....for that is really all we have. If we miss that, we miss it all! We tend to be caught up in the issues of yesterday and our concerns for tomorrow.... and forget living the precious present... the only time we really have.
That is why one of my mottos is:
"Keep the Zen!"
These images somehow created their own elegance of design in addition to emitting a therapeutic quality.
To add a little Zen to the environment of your décor, they are available in 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" in my Etsy store:
I love to combine my history of design and illustration
with my background in photography and painting to create unique combined
visions. I started with my
original oil painting, "Magnolia Glow"... and then set out on a fun, creative
While painting this composition, I felt a Zen-like energy as I worked. The image just felt like it would continue on in motion forever, so it was easy to choose a name for it......“Elegance of Infinity.” Infinity is truly elegant and truly exists!
I have added 6 new items to my artBJC Etsy store, so you may want to take a look by clicking on my store listings on the right sidebar. The sidebar only shows a portion of the items in my store, so check it out if you would like to see more of them. I will include a couple of my most recent works in with this posting. As you will see, I have a lot of fun in the creative abstract arena, both with my paintings as well as my photography.
Soon I will post some of my figurative work, so you can see I do have a penchant for traditional realism also. In fact, that is where my real roots are.
There are so many wonderfully talented artisans on Etsy that it is a joy to be part of their creative community! I would like to share one of the TREASURIES I created featuring the work of some of them following a theme of "Color Me Purple." I chose that theme since purple (and all variations thereof) is my favorite color! You will find this Treasury in the right-hand column immediately below my artBJC Etsy Store items.
If you would like to see my latest artwork, "Heart Bouquet" in my Etsy store, please use the link above. In the listing, you will be able to read the creation process I used to develop this piece.
I will devote more attention to my blog as I put final structure to my art/photography. As with all artists, there are just soooo
many wonderful things to be creating, yet it is impossible to do them
all (even though one can't help but try!). Yet it is hard to know what
to walk away from. I am sensible....but, my drummer isn't! I need to
follow one of Steve Job's great wisdoms:
"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on.
But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are.