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My work is currently being featured by a wonderful metal poster online company called Displate. First of all it is an incredible honor to have a company take notice of my photography, and then for it to feature my work in its very first feature of artists’ pieces on its site, AND to feature solely MY WORK in this modern bathroom view as interior inspiration to its clients is A M A Z I N G ! ! At first I was in shock, when I saw it on my laptop, and then as I examined it and realized it was all my photography work, I did not have words to describe the gratitude to Displate for doing this!! I have felt so honored, when I have had sales from my shop (displate.com/inou) on their site, because it really does validate my art and makes me feel good about what I am doing!! In the art world there are good days and bad days, and THIS was a FANTASTIC day!!!! : D

Displate Interiors: modern view bathroom

Displate Interiors: modern view bathroom

My displates featured by Displate.com

My displates featured by Displate.com

Besides this, which was QUITE enough for me to take in and process, Displate featured another one of my photography posters in Commercial Interiors, Modern Office. There they used a photo I took from the top of the Empire State Building of busy New York City. It is the fourth one down in the left column of posters. SO honored!!

Displate's Modern Office, Commercial Room

Displate’s Modern Office, Commercial Room

My displate entitled "we stand together"

Huge THANK YOUs to Displate and to the people who have loved my work so much as to purchase it and put it in their homes!!!! So incredibly honored…

See my Displate galleries at displate.com/inou

Linda : )

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As with anything we are novices at, repeated practice hopefully improves our procedures to craft whatever it is we are working on at the time. Sort of a vague statement, but at the beginning I was totally intimidated by texture layers. I have grown more and more at ease with them, having sat in front of my monitor hours on end, astonished that over two hours has already gone by in one sitting. I had received a health bulletin in the mail, reiterating the importance of exercise for a healthier old age. Somehow I will work out my time. For now I am having WAY too much fun, sitting there, basking in my computer’s glow, imagining what may be. The master of creation.

This photo was taken in my living room, with the sun streaming through lace curtains at the window. The flowers in the glass vase are my own from the garden…beautiful, pink roses and lusciously fragrant peonies. No ordinary peony either; this plant was purchased at a local garden nursery, specializing in quite the assortment of rare and unusual species of plants. In fact my hangout during the warm months, when I scour the nurseries for that new, unusual specimen I will adopt and take home to place in my garden…and of course photograph.

The color photo of this still life was very pretty, but as I have realized, when some people look at photographs and exclaim they could have taken that photo themselves, adding texture to your photos will not only elevate them to “art”, but also make them even more special to you. They become the product of your hands, as you imbue them with a beauty they would never have possessed, had it not been for you. (Let’s not get TOO carried away here…) It is much like the painter, who takes up his brush and paints and creates something from nothing. In this case, however, you are given a head start in that the Lord created it and you are just enhancing it. As I added layer upon layer of texture, a deeper image evolved, and with each layer’s addition, I became more and more amazed at the power of texture. For instance, the bottom of the vase took on a whole new appearance, almost ghost-like and ethereal.

So here I present to you “fragrance {no.4”, which yes, does have predecessors, but this version is the dearest one of all.

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Out of nowhere, which is probably where most of my blogs will likely originate, I would like to share a photo of “graffiti” on a building in the old part of Salvador, Brazil, known as Pelourinho. My family and I had the opportunity to tour this part of Brazil in February 2011, as part of my daughter’s and son-in-law’s honeymoon…which became a “family honeymoon”…long story…I digress…

In MY estimation I would consider this organic ART! It spews such ENERGY! The colors are so BRIGHT and VIBRANT! Look at the components! The whole piece is so FASCINATING!! (…thus the reason for the photo…) “Onassis 2004” sign over the door…? The illustration attached to a wooden board in the window is the likeness of the girl portrayed in paint. She almost hovers there on the face of the building!! (LOVE her outfit!) Unsure whether this is a vacant storefront; many buildings look abandoned, but I am sure people do live in the majority of them. This is true all across Brazil, where you can have a structure in such total disrepair that you can look right through it, with pieces of it crumbling, and then next door is a perfectly fine occupied structure. Quite the poverty and disparity in Brazil.

Pelourinho is what the old historic part of Salvador is called, on a peninsula in Bahia, northeastern Brazil. When slavery was prevalent in Brazil in the early 1800s, Pelourinho was the location where incoming African slaves were auctioned off. After slavery was outlawed in 1835, this became the center for nightlife and where musicians and artists practiced their craft. In the 1990s renovation of this part of the city, long in disrepair, was begun, and it has grown into quite the tourist attraction and the cultural center of Salvador with galleries, caf├ęs, restaurants, music, its colonial architecture, and unending supply of quaint, interesting shops! It is also now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site!

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