Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Serendipity...



I have had a cute photo of my 4 grandchildren as my desktop image since they were all here at Christmas. Sometimes, though, when I am going through iPhoto, looking for inspiration, I unintentionally hit something that changes my desktop. That happened when I was going through the Maine trip photos yesterday, and I found this image replacing the cuties on my desktop. It is a photo I took in Acadia National Park, and I don't think I've ever paid it much attention. The thumbnail is not very impressive, but when it filled my monitor, I fell in love with it! (I've left it a good size for you to enlarge to look at.) The problem with wonderful images like this is that I really don't know what to do with them, as an artist. I don't necessarily see this as either a tapestry or a painting. I just love it as a photo. And I don't usually do much with my photos, such as frame and hang them. So, for right now, I will enjoy it on my desktop, and will share it with you!

3 comments:

Valerie said...

I can see why you like it.

I see that photo as a collage opportunity. The water and central figure (the bird) painted, then the other things layered over top..perhaps in torn, painted paper or fiber/fabric.

Jennifer said...

I love that one as well! How great to have a treasure to surprise us! But as far as doing something???? Maybe you just enjoy the photo as you said on the desktop, maybe you learn something from it that you would use in a tapestry or painting, maybe let the image do while you just be...
I can almost hear the bird's lonely call as it echos across the water.

Julia Kelly said...

your photos are so great- your composition is perfect-you should post them up on istockphoto.com and get paid for stock photos- a dollar here, dollar there-