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This little tree

One of my first flash tree pictures, taken about a month ago. The church in the upper left hand corner is Jarvis Street Baptist Church… 79 more words

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Strong winds blow change, hopefully

The wind is so strong this morning it blew my daughter’s plastic playground off the deck. Her green collapsible tube is now lying in the day lilies. 190 more words

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The Depth of Flatness

I used to gaze into a tree-filled forest and be amazed by my experience of its complicated depth. All of those leaves and branches – viewed stereoscopically – seemed to shimmer with the slightest nod. 111 more words

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A New Flash

I bought a new flash for my camera: Olympus FL-600R. It’s lightweight so I can carry it with me without feeling like I’m lugging a burden. 155 more words

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Welcome to the Abyss

Some weeks in the studio are very productive. I make lots of work, see progress and feel accomplished and satisfied as an artist. Other weeks I have little to show in terms of tangible results. 405 more words

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Tricks of the Trade

I’m beginning a new blog category today. When I was a docent at the Art Gallery of Ontario, I designed a tour I called “Tricks of the Trade.” I selected works from the collection that highlighted the tools used by painters over the years to create the illusion of depth and space on a flat surface. 305 more words

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Enter an Inch-Long Arachnid

A scene in an episode of The Big Bang Theory depicts über nerd scientists Sheldon Cooper and Rajesh Koothrapali “working” in their shared office on a physics problem. 152 more words

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