I guess I needed a bit of a break from the blog. That, and we have been super busy creating our mixed media, and fine art photography pieces for this winters art shows. But, I missed you guys.
We have been creating some pretty exciting art. I had an idea in my head of how this new fine art photography was going to look when we started making the large pieces. But, not every plan works out in real life. What I thought would look good, didn’t, so we went with a better idea. Thankfully, I am married to an artist, and together we can come up with some pretty good stuff.
Just about everything we have made this year is big. 24 x 36, 20 x 30, or 16 x 20 photos. Al made wood panels larger than the prints, then the real magic happened.
Around each photo we have textured, and painted to match the image. This is where Al has been invaluable. His knowledge of finishes, and paints has been what makes this work.
Oh my word, can you say slacker?! I completely missed last weeks from clicking to creating, and this week is going to be fast as well. We are so busy getting stuff created for this winters art shows, and then there was the 4 days with the horses……
Anyway, this week the Dogwood 52 was to create an image after a song. Since all I did was photograph wild horses this week, the Rolling Stones song Wild Horses seemed the best.
A song seemed pretty easy to create an image for. What song would you do?
My great friends Amy and Rod Burkert spent all of 2017 traveling to each state with their two dogs, Ty and Buster. They visited one pet friendly attraction in each state, and she has written a book about their trip to help people plan their own pet friendly vacations.
Amy created a virtual road trip for the month of October, to share some of those places through other bloggers who have visited them. I am thrilled to be a part of the virtual road trip, and share our experience visiting dog friendly Custer State Park in South Dakota.
We went to Custer to see the bison roundup, and participate in the art show that was the end of September. The first few days we were there, we camped at Legion Lake campground. Having never been to Custer before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, and we were very happy with our camp spot.