Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I must say, I do love Mothers’ Day! I love being a mom, even when that means wiping a nose, stopping the older one from strangling the younger one, teaching them math, driving to soccer/baseball/dance/girl scouts/skiing…because it also means lots of hugs, lots of “I love you”, and lots of joy. Let’s hear it for all the moms out there!!
And since Mother's Day is just around the corner on May 9th, I am offering THIS WEEKEND ONLY $75 gift cards for only $50 for studio portrait sessions at Karen Minzner Photography studio. One card will cover the sitting fee and can be used toward a print!! That's 33% off!!!! What mom would not love photos of her children or grandchildren? The best part…you can simply give them the gift card and let them decide exactly who and what they want photographed.
This offer is ONLY available at April’s Final Friday. You need to come see me in studio 313 on April 24th (or, ok, you can call me on Second Look Saturday too) to purchase the gift cards. Posted by Karen Minzner
Monday, April 20, 2009
As I hold the camera up to look through the lens, the world changes for me. I suddenly start to see the things I miss in my everyday life. The beauty of a curve of a petal, the wanderings of a ladybug, or the flight of an osprey. All these small things slow my mind down long enough to appreciate what our magnificent environment has to offer us. It helps me realize that I am but a speck on this rock we call the earth, and to act as one of it's many stewards.
So on this up coming Mother's Day, I would like to thank the Mother of all Mother's, Mother Nature for the gifts she leaves us everyday. Small gifts or large, the beauty we encounter and those overwhelming moments of pure gratitude for what is put before me. It is my joy to be able to try to capture those moments. Posted by Elizabeth Murray
Sunday, April 19, 2009
With this painting I was experimenting with texture. The Grapefruit was painted using the tip of a palette knife. Learning to control the paint and edges of the forms with a knife is a fun challenge. I added more creative colors to spice it up a bit.
Painting what I don't see is what makes the painting really work for me. It can mean emotional/spiritual or, in this case, simply the use of color. The act of creating is for me always somewhat based on what we don't see but what we chose to communicate. With the Grapefruit painting I am just slightly exaggerating what I see.
A painter once said to me that the best thing we can do when making art is..."at some point putting down or turning away from the material we are looking at to make the art. When we turn away from our perceived reality we allow something new and different to occur."
Isn't painting wonderful...its SUCH a mystery! Posted by Cindy Olmes.