Daily Archives: February 5, 2012
On frozen water
This is the Naviglio channel in Milano. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s and Olloclip wide lens.
The app used to shot the image was 6×6, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using PicGrunger, Dynamic Light, Rays and PhotoToaster.
Order & Disorder
Most of us seek order in our lives, or at least a sense of order. We want to believe that there are things we can assume and expect and even, if we’re really fortunate, control. Yes, those whose lives full of action and unpredictability and chaos would seem to exclude the possibility–extreme sports aficionados, high-powered businesspeople, rodeo clowns, astronauts, oil-rig roughnecks and those raising toddlers–look for order in their own ways so as make sense of their place in the universe. It might be in simple things like organizing the spice cabinet or sock drawer with obsessive neatness; it might be in the form of how they interact with people outside of the job, or it may be entirely internalized because inside is the only place they can see where they can exert their own opinions and desires and beliefs to the fullest extent.
In art, it’s often…
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Jill Joy – San Francisco – acrylic on canvas – 60×40″
In private collection www.jilljoy.com
Is a place I want to go
Is a place I so want to know
Is a place in my mind
It’s been there all the time.
A city of deep green and gold
Where my creativity is bold
Where my fears have been released
Where my soul is finally at peace
It’s a place of which I dream
Where I am finally what I seem
Where I meet my destiny
Where I am finally truly me
Is a place I want to go
Is a place I want to reside
Is a place where I won’t hide.
© Jill Joy 12-7-09
This 40×40″ mixed media painting is currently on exhibit at McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as part of their Art in the Workplace program. To see more of my Optimism of Color paintings, please visit www.lindajoyceart.com
About the Optimism of Color Blog
For 365 days, I am posting a photo or piece of art that I have created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after a near death experience.
Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.
All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2012
Links may be used provided that credit is given to optimismofcolor.com
As promised, today I continued working with that grayscale photo 🙂
(You can click on this image to look at bigger version.
This scene has lots of details, and it was a bit difficult to work with it. But it was a great practice, for sure!
Hope you like it 🙂
Cat walking away…with boots…
The latest drawing for Songs of Albion. I have been falling a bit behind and my buffer is getting slimmer than I like… still, you won’t see this on Songs until sometime in March. So til then you can only wonder where Cat is going and why he’s looking so dejected.
UPDATE: A new sonnet from Tom for sad Cat.
So dejected and bedraggled
rejected by his lady-friend:
a tale that’s been so often waggled
by village gossips end to end
yet felt acutely by the subject
of each new telling of this object
lesson for all lovers spurned:
come close to fire and risk a burn!
To love and lose is worth the pain
and a solitary life
free of love’s tumult and strife
stills the heart and dulls the brain.
Though Cat might answer with his claws
a friend who argues for this cause!
Copyright (C) 2012…
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