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Art Featured Again!

I wrote this blog post about one of my photographs being featured on the homepage of Crated…and it happened again today! I woke up to the notification email from Crated saying my one and only painting (thus far) on Crated is now featured on the homepage! Wild!

I am still trying to minimize my typing and heal my hands/arms, but will link to the history behind my paintings, here and here which contain better explanations as to why this acknowledgment is especially appreciated.

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Birds In Flight Over Water – Art At Midnight

Birds In Flight Art

A flock of seabirds soars overhead, gliding on salty ocean breezes. Turquoise waves crash below, throwing mist high up into the unsettled air.

I’ve already established in a previous blog post that I am not the best sleeper out there. I’ve done my fair share of watching infomercials about all sorts of nifty kitchen gadgets, as well as an incredibly wide assortment of beauty products. However, many nights I’d rather do something creative while the house and neighborhood is silent and everyone sleeps. Traditional photo editing just doesn’t appeal to me at 2 AM; I see things differently somehow, and I’d rather step outside of my comfort zone and delve into the unknown. I created this image in the wee hours yesterday morning, incorporating my love for the color turquoise, birds, and the ocean into a dreamy, misty piece of flight and fantasy.

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Painting Deep Into The Blue

 

Deep Into The Blue

Deep in the mysterious blues of ocean currents, jellyfish float through secret existences. An abstract alcohol ink painting on yupo paper.

I’ve spent the past couple of years struggling to hold my camera due to issues with my hands and arms. I was accustomed to living a life full of my pure love for photography – handholding 300mm lenses while stalking herons, keeping my body still in awkward positions for long periods of time to try and fulfill my vision for a photograph, planning trips and schedules around what, where, and when to photograph. I became incredibly frustrated, going through periods where I wasn’t able to photograph at all, and other times I had pain-filled outings that were struggles, no longer moments of joy. While I’ve never studied photography formally in a classroom setting (I’ve spent hours pouring over books and online lessons and experimenting with different techniques), I did study other traditional forms of art earlier in life. Painting in oils was a particular passion of mine at one point, and I wondered if my hands and arms could handle any sort of painting, so I could once again create and surround myself with color, shape, and movement.

Due to space constraints and concerns about fumes (I have a parrotlet who is sensitive to harsh chemicals), I decided to try painting with alcohol ink. I immediately fell in love with the rich colors. The somewhat unpredictable results both surprised and delighted me, and also helped me shake free from my own sometimes harsh expectations of what I create. Watching the inks interact with each other as they slip and slide, blend and meld along the slick surface of the yupo paper is a fun and almost mesmerizing experience. Unfortunately the inks themselves are incredibly strongly scented, even after they dry. I set up my inks and paper on an uneven wooden balcony so I don’t expose my little parrot to the fumes, and to reduce my exposure as well. I awkwardly crouch over my “work station,” dripping and smearing, blending and scraping. I close my eyes and see vivid flowing colors once again. And hey, my new, smaller, camera (Sony A7R) has now allowed me to begin to explore my life through a lens again…while I continue to struggle, all in all my world has expanded.

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Lunch On The Run, Baby Goose Style

Lunch On The Run, Baby Goose Style

Adorably awkward, a baby goose munches on grass while on the run.

I’ve already written about my day at the park with Mama Goose, Papa Goose, and their adorable babies here

After visiting with the younger family in my previous post, I walked to the other side of the lake and encountered a slightly older and much more rowdy bunch of goslings running around madly while their parents looked on. This cutie couldn’t even be bothered to stop running, as it munched on grass.

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Merced River Reflections

Merced River Reflections

Huge granite boulders and trees bare of their leaves are reflected in all of their winter beauty in the Merced River, at the entrance of Yosemite National Park in California.

Each time I create a blog post, I am drawn to highlight a photograph for a variety of reasons; sometimes I post a new photograph from a recent trip or an exciting new flower in my garden that has caught my eye, as the newness is what interests me. I find that I am sometimes drawn to a certain color and the subject is less important, or I might want to relive a memory that a particular photograph rekindles for me. Some photographs evoke a certain mood, and ‘Reflections’ is one of those photos. I have had a lot of time to reflect on my life lately, and find this image matches where I am at. The calming neutral tones, still water with perfect reflections, cold winter dormancy, and tranquil subject matter reflect my contemplative state of mind.

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Fisherman Casting

Fisherman Casting

A solitary fisherman casts his line into the misty morning water. This dramatically lit black and white photograph was taken at Silver Lake, which is part of the June Lake Loop in the Eastern Sierra in California.

The early morning light was dramatic, the mist was amazing, and all looks calm, beautiful, and tranquil. However, the one thing that this photograph fails to capture is that it was really, really cold! I will freely admit that I am a cold wimp, and despite my multiple layers, awkward winter coat, and a silly hat, my fingers and toes became numb with the cold. I waited for this shot for quite sometime, “nonchalantly” standing around pretending to be otherwise occupied while the fisherman rummaged through his bag and did various other non-photogenic activities. Finally, he lifted his arm, gracefully and skillfully casting his line into the cold autumn water of Silver Lake. I quickly took one photograph, and this is it.

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Robins and Crows, This Letter Is For You!

Robins and Crows, This Letter Is For You

I bought a wacom tablet while recovering from hand and arm injuries that didn’t allow me to hold my camera, and have been playing around a bit with digital art. I created this crow profile in turquoise, and it seemed appropriate to post it along with the following letter, written about the recent goings on in the garden…

Dear Backyard Birds,

Robins: I realize that the early bird gets the worm and all that, but could you be a tad less vocal about your successes and failures at 4:30 AM?

Crows: Mama Crow, I know you are trying to wean your fledglings (and hopefully this year one won’t get stuck in the garden again), but maybe you could feed them a tad quicker between the hours of 5 and 7 AM, as fledgling crow whining is quite hard to ignore.

Thank you all for your consideration. Feel free to continue to bathe with abandon and dismantle the coco coir hanging basket and use it for nesting material…that’s just plain fun to watch.

Sincerely,
Priya Ghose (an insomniac)

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