Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Collage

Not much to say tonight, apart from the fact that I'm taking tomorrow off to spend the entire day painting and collaging and doing MORE ART! I'm very excited at all of the possibilities. I made the above collage tonight; it features a picture of my grandmother from 1941 and is mounted on top of a museum-wrapped 6 x 6 canvas that I painted several weeks ago. This canvas has sat on my work table for weeks now, untouched. I think it was waiting for just the right moment, don't you?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Camera, New Lenses, New Excitement

Last week I finally broke down and did it: I bought the Nikon D90, along with the kit lens (18-105mm) a beautiful, fast little all-purpose lens, and the coolest of them all: a macro lens so I can get all up in the grill of flowers and bugs and other tiny things that are beautiful and often unnoticed. I'm so excited at the possibilities this camera is going to offer me. Truthfully, I'm hoping to get some amazing nature shots and possibly sell them on Etsy. I'm even squatting on the store name Facing the Lens. Get it? Hahah!

If you'd like to take a gander at some of the pictures I've already taken with this lens, please go to my Flickr page. I will be taking a night class soon for my macro lens and hope to be adding to this page (not to mention my skills) constantly.

Oh, the excitement!

Note: Above image was taken this weekend with my macro lens. It's unbearably beautiful in my eyes.