Digital Art for Openers on Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
Both Images are Restorations, Subsequently Transformed to Digital Art
Your artistic brilliance still takes my breath away at times.
Good to see you, Mac!
Always feels great to see an old friend. Hope all is safe and well with you.
Thanks for the link, and you did a great job wtih those two photos. However, I will admit that YOUR dog Gracie is probably better than MY dog Baillie was.
Beautiful Mac! I'm blown away by what you can do with a photo!
indeed. that snow covered shack in the mountains brings back a childhood memory of the winter of 64-65 in south park colorado. (yeah, yeah, yeah) our cabin was 6 miles back off the highway and the county had a rule that you had to be a resident for at least 9 months before they would send a plow down your road in the winter. in the beginning of 65 a blizzard hit and we got snowed in for 10 days. we burned the lumber our horse barns were built from to stay warm and ate everything in the cupboard. finally, my mom put her foot down and my dad fired up his D9 caterpillar and made a beeline to the highway with us following in the station wagon. we put everything we could into it and we moved out of the mountains to the city. now I try real hard not to get out of the vehicle if I'm ever in the colorado mountains in the winter.
Breathtaking! The composition is perfect. Of course the cobalt blue portions tug at me.
I love your use of color and hydrangeas are my favorite flower. Beautiful!
Thanks, Perrie, although it's not actually a hydrangea.
Photos I don't believe I've ever posted before. I did some editing of some I originally rejected in an attempt to make them somewhat presentable and hopefully not too mediocre. They are from all my years here.
1. This was from my tour of The Great Wall in December of 2006
2. China is a world of contrasts.
3. This is an embroidered East Indian fertility blanket on which lovers would lie when making love. It was a gift from a friend who travelled the world many years ago, that I hung on my bedroom wall at the school where I taught English. I couldn't sharpen it more so that you could see that there is a baby in the circle in the centre with a man on one side of the circle and a woman on the other. Two storks above the circle to the right and left are carrying the circle to the man and woman. I used to have an editing program that could scew the image to look properly rectangular, but it was photoraphed from an angle.
4. It's possible you've seen this one before, a street scene from Zhengzhou, Henan province.
5. These drawings were posted on the Jewish museum in Kaifeng, Henan province. 1000 years ago Jewish traders travelled the Silk Road and ended up in that city which was at that time the Capital of China. The Emperor liked them, and alloeed them to settle there but around 500 years ago most of them had converted in order to get civilian jobs and intermarried eaving very few. NT member USA1 and I and our wives toured the museum about ten years ago. I then posted a photo essay about it, and may repeat doing that again soon. The image on the left shows the exterior of their ancient synagogue that no longer exists and the one on the right is the interor. I think I had focussed badly and this was the best I could do with my editing program.
6. On going through my photo library I think I must have originally passed on this one because the bird was so small in the original photo - and as you can see it did not enlarge well. I don't know what kind of bird it is.
7. I guess I thought this was unusual enough to photograph.
8. A few years ago (pre-pandemic) we took a tour of a park in Chongqing, and this was looking up at a pagoda above us and there is a waterfall seen on the right.
I'll look for more of these for next weekend's article if they're not considered boring and inferior.
So this was my view in back yesterday morning. We got hit with 2 days of heavy wet slush. It was so heavy the snowblower wouldn't throw it. It would just compact into a iceball in the chute. I had to shovel it all by hand. By the time I got about a 3rd of the way into my driveway the plastic shovel handle snapped into 3 pieces. I eventually got it all shoveled up to where the second car is. I moved that car behind the garage until we can clean the rest of it. I might have to chip away at it with an ice chopper now. And yes those internet/cable TV wires are laying on top of my garage now.
We were without power for a couple of hours in town, but thousands of people in the rural areas (like my sister and one of my coworkers) are starting their second day without heat & lights. Everyone stay warm and safe...
One thing I always liked about the snow, it was beautiful when it lit up the night.
Summer in Minnesota is a Tuesday afternoon in August.
Having grown up in the Buffalo snow belt back when it snowed like it's now happening where you are, before anybody had a snowblower, at least we knew that plastic shovels were children's toys. Back then, the image you posted was expected - it was a great reminder because I haven't seen snow for at least a decade, if not longer....thankfully.
YIKES!! That's a lot of snow and cold.
That's an amazing photo. Hard to believe it's real, although I guess it's too real for you!
They removed the claws from the lobster?
Great pics of the shark. Good thing that what just happened in Berlin didn't happen where you were, eh?
They are a kind of shrimp.
Oh, it looked bigger than a shrimp.
Like a Jumbo Shrimp?
Jumbo shrimp? Isn't that kind of an oxymoronic expression?
It's pretty ugly. (Not really.)
I love aquariums.
The nose knows.
He's so handsome!
He's so handsome!
Wiki is a she/female/fa'afafine/kwe.
The Baddest Dawg on the Planet, Wiki the Warrior Wonder Wiener.
Next life, I'm coming back as his bitch. I love him.
I think that there is a gender identification problem, cobaltblue..
Wiki has been a she for 15 years and although the Anishinaabe believe in 5 genders Wiki isn't going to change. She is imprinted as a female..
Actually, she is named after her hero, the famous Anishinaabe female warrior, ''Goes Across the Sky Women'' or in Anishinaabe, '' Aazhawigiizhigokwe''
''Goes Across the Sky Women''
Awesome name !
Believe it or not, this runs through the City of Philadelphia - just down the street from my house.
A river runs through it. That's the Philadelphia story. LOL 2 movies.
Good one Buzz!
Feels like "Hotel California"!
It's definitely California.
It kinda does have that vibe.
Fumny you should say that. My cousin is a great musician and he's working on an album of his original material, jazz-rock fusion type stuff featuring his guitar work. He wants to use one of my pieces as his album cover. They already did a preliminary work up the other day and it looks great. They hope to release the album in a couple of weeks or so on-line on something called CD Baby. When it's final I will post it.
In the world of Art, would that be known as Cubism? In any event, going to extremes - but nothing bad about that, it's creative.
I don't think it would be categorized as Cubism, which was an exploration of viewing things from different perspectives. Maybe Neo-Pop Art, and I overlayed serial images with color variations.
whatever, I like it...
Hey, thanks dev.
my daughter can build you a website to sell your art. I love the talent in this group.
Closely related to “minimalism” - a very strong artwork dependent mostly on form! A significant contribution to this thread and our Group!
Wow. Thank you very much.
Beautiful pictures all! Unbelievable how phones have such amazing cameras. Such wonderful captures. Thank you!
It looks like a giant cauliflower.
We grow 'em big here..🐨
This is just a small part of all the decorations, shona. There are over one million lights and numerous scenes and dozens of huge Christmas trees and a skating rink.
The decorations in the hotel are amazing as well.
The wonderful thing is that the owner of this facility does not charge to enter so families from every income level can come and enjoy this winter wonderland. Watching the little kids is a fun time in itself, they are awe-struck when they see this. Parking is free as well.
A photo of the toy shop in the hotel.
Since we're into posting pooches today, here's Clark, my daughter's sole companion. She adopted him from a shelter.
Ah ha, Clark Kent in disguise.
Clark is a beauty.
Yep, he takes off his fur and becomes SUPERDOG. Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's SUPERDOG.
My Dawg, Gracie.
The best of all.
Is her personality as cute as she looks?
She's a sweetheart.
I thought so.
Morning..yawn...now what to have for brekkie my first majour decision of the day...
I'm here - but more involved in closing off my movie quiz. I already have my photos ready for next weekend..
Arvo..I am shoving up the Christmas tree... can't rush these things..😃🎄 and listening to.. driving home for Christmas on a 10 hour loop..
That should drive the neighbours bonkers .🎄🎄
oh dear, not you as well...
50 years ago my mother thought it would be a festive idea to play bing crosby's white christmas album on the phonograph continuously during all waking hours. after around 2 weeks of that I snapped and the record hit the living room wall like a vinyl frisbee. I still feel a bit guilty about that...
Another evening in Stone Creek, another glorious sunset.
Thanks to all; see you Thursday night.
First-things-first; check the article at the ink below.