The real title of this post should be Merry Christmas to me !!!!!! I bought myself a new camera for Christmas. My little KODAK Easy Share (my introduction to digital), which I bought in 2009 has served me well. The only real complaint I had with it was that the date was never set properly. Every time I turned on the camera to shoot, the date started at Jan. 1 2007. And since Kodak is no more there was no tech support to help me. All the pics that I have taken for this blog were taken with my little Kodak. I have been seriously camera shopping for over a year. I had been strongly leaning toward the Sony a6000, and finally found it in this sharp gray color. The color of the camera can only matter to an artist.
One feature that attracted me to this camera was the tilting screen which arrows the photographer to shoot from different angles without glare. Of course it has interchangeable lenses as well. So far I have only managed to charge the battery. I have a big trip planned for late summer of 2017, so I have time to learn how to use it. Be prepared to see pics from this camera on this blog soon!
is the annual time for Sunfest: the arts, crafts, music, food, & beginning of the summer gathering. And with the temperature in the 80's made it feel like summer. We had our April showers in May along with mild temps. But today may be the start of a hot summer. I met two new potters today: Janelle and Sheetal. Janelle likes to create design & texture by carving into leather hard clay. Sheetal is combining some wonderful glazes.
An early morning Memorial Day observance at our city cemetery (White Rose). A gathering of people giving honor to those who defended our freedom and remembering family members who were loved. Always appropriate the patriotic colors of : red, white, & blue.
I have two passions in my life: the Word of God and Art. I am basically a self-taught artist, but take every opportunity to learn from others. I love acrylics and usually work in mixed media collage, but my latest experiments are with ceramic masks.