My dog walking is a joy these Autumn days – I took some photos a couple of days ago and turned them into digital paintings – just because I can! My artwork has had the feeling of fall for the past few weeks, but then it is probably my favourite season. I love the smells, and the colour – there is nothing to compare with a sun infused Autumn day. What I see informs what I create – here are a few Autumn creations in my sites at Society6 and Redbubble and at Etsy. I love finding the beauty in ordinary – very Zen!
Greetings card at Etsy
River Impressions Art print at all sites
Fall favour – acorn style Art Print at Society6
And a highlight for me this Autumn was being featured in a beautiful digital magazine Nurture, where I got to share how I love my creative work. You can find the link here Volume 5 Nurture & Bloom
….or from another – the Spirits are there if you can hear and see them.
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My man. On top of the world. Beloved memory.
Rannoch Moor Scottish Highlands. A place of wonder where silence fills the soul.
It doesn’t get more serene than early morning by the Loch in Glen Affric, in the highlands of Scotland.
My response to the Daily Challenge prompt, but actually it was taken by my husband. But I was there!
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Experimental – this weeks photo challenge
I don’t stop experimenting with my photography but in this case the experimentation was after the deed had been done, in the editing suite. I love conker shells, and had to use these as a design for surface pattern at my site on Society 6. There’s some smoke and mirrors going on!
Perfect in mid air
See how against the weight in the bone
the hawk hangs perfect in mid-air-
the blood pays dear to raise it there,
the moment, not the bird, divine. from Envoi by Kathleen Raine
This is my take on WordPress Photo challenge ‘Temporary’ link ; Temporary photo challenge
The challenge was Peek – to pique your interest! A fun shot with the family on our local nature reserve. Happy days!
This is a wonderful spot for a picnic – there we were on the slope overlooking this little river at Glen Etive last Sunday, watching a fantastic stag watching us as he dominated his landscape. My husband is a real photographer – whereas I am a beginner – and as is his wont, he finished his sandwich and jumped up with tripod and camera to capture a one in a thousand shot . He didn’t manage it. I heard him before I saw him, in one glorious arc lose his footing and fall face forwards down the slope . My consciousness sort of disappeared I think. I moved, found myself next to him without knowing how, looking at a very deep gash gushing blood from just above his right eye. I didn’t know where else to check. He was horribly shocked from having to drink in his own blood as it flooded into his mouth. Horror scene.
Cut to the following day – put together like Jack that tumbled down the hill by a gorgeous young doctor at Fort William , he was wearing his stitches like a veteran.
What surprised me most was how physical shock attacks – I was functioning enough to cope on the hill – made a compress, found a sleeping stranger down the road to check him over- drove an hour and a half to the hospital – but the following day I was a wreck. Cognitively even more impaired than I normally am in a morning it was back to hospital to check out his dizziness. All o.k. on that front , but suddenly my back seizes up in chronic pain. Bizarre.
A week later and we are all good. And I am even more aware of how lucky I am to have him here with me. But when we go picnicking up waterfalls again, and we will, I think we will equip ourselves with a phone to message and possibly a flare. Often there is no signal up those hills and if he hadn’t been able to walk back down, we would have been in a much worse predicament. We are sensible , we have all the walking gear – but that doesn’t exclude accidents that can turn into nightmares. As the Scouts say ‘ Be Prepared.’
Some of the shots that my husband has taken in the past – and some of my own – are available in the sites that can be accessed on the pages in my blog if anybody cares to take a look! I love his photography and they can make great subjects for my work at Society 6 and Redbubble which goes onto lots of products. Here’s one I made earlier!