3.14.2014

Hi everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful week.

I’m trying to get back to work, it just seems the universal winds are making it sort of impossible…at least on an emotional front.  I appreciate your visits so much…thank you!

pansy –  dreaming of spring.   See it large here.

Have a great weekend!

xo

2.21.2014

Hi everyone…

All I can say is that it’s good to be back.  How has everyone been?  Thank you all so much for continuing to stop by to even check to see what was going on.  The few times I was able to check I was amazed to see the numbers still high.  I’m really humbled…

I had a bump in the road, but, thankfully, things are smoothing out.  Now, it’s a challenge to remember even how to post, let alone how to add to the new web site and it’s blog.  It may take just a bit to fully get back up to speed, but I’m going to try.  Today’s piece comes from the brutal winter that has attacked us this year in the Midwest.  I know it’s a barn.  But it’s new work, so I’ll take it.

Shelter… You can see it large here: Flickr  (It’s really long so it’s posting tiny, I apologize.)

Wishing you all a wonderful Friday…

xo

12.30.2013

Happy almost New Year!  I apologize for being away so long, it’s been a long couple of weeks and life has been a little of a pain.  I could get all introspective, but I’m just going to give you an iphone shot and wish you the very best that life has to offer in the coming new year.  I’m so glad I’ve had the pleasure to talk to some of you, to get to know you and to experience some of your amazing art.  I’m hoping to jump back into everything in just a few days, but it may be a bit sporadic for a bit, there’s some stuff going on.

Big love to everyone, please stay safe!

xo!!

dark woods, Michigan…(best seen here)

(p.s., if you’re on flickr, please add me…I’m thinking I might try to wander back there now and again…)

12.06.2013

A little back story:

If you’ve read my about page you’ll know I’ve been whining over losing my work for awhile now.  What you don’t know is that I had basically given up on art completely.  It had been the second time I had lost everything and I figured I needed to get the hint.  I dabbled, but I didn’t take anything very seriously.

Then, one day, while messing around in podcasts on my new (to me) iPhone 3 (or 3s, I can’t remember which) I came across a podcast called Tiny Shutter.  I thought it was a regular photo podcast and started listening.  Come to find out, Marc and the gang were talking about iPhone photography.  I think I listened to about 10 that day.  I’m not sure I’ve ever looked back.  (And I still to this day credit Marc with being the boot in my derriere to start working again, for better or for worse…thanks so much buddy!)

If you haven’t explored what’s going on in the mobile world of photography and art, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.  It’s not all selfies in the bathroom mirror and  half eaten food, I promise.  There is already (I say already, I’m fairly sure it’s been happening since the onslaught, but I’m just starting to see it) a fair amount of disgust from photographers, and even iPhone or mobile photographers with the use of apps, making pieces that look more like paintings or collage instead of photographs.  Especially if there’s notoriety involved.  (See comments in the last “faved iPhone photos” from LifeInLofi)  I’m not judging, I just like to make art.

Check out iPhoneArt for a wonderful gallery full of amazing mobile work.  5112 pages at this moment.  It’s worth it if you’re interested at all.  (They’re also doing a Kickstarter Campaign if you’re into helping the arts!)

Here’s one of my latest iPhone pieces.  It was a  park shot, put through a battery of apps on both the iPad and the iPhone. (There’s a second iphoto over on the other blog now if you’d like to check it out.  You can see it here.)

foggy autumn morning… (best seen here, later tonight)

I had hopes of having time to wander through the interwebs looking for people to add to a list of links for you all to see.  I haven’t been able to.  Scott did happen upon a very, very cool blog from Richard Gray.  He isn’t only doing wonderful stuff with his phone, he’s also teaching you all about it on his blog Iphoggy-bloggy!  Definitely worth some time!

I think I’m going to plan another iPhone post next week, only I will be more prepared.  I’m still working out the kinks, I hope you’ll bear with me?

Tonight on the Fourcrows Blog version, I’ll be adding another shot.  It’s added here!

Have a wonderful Friday everyone, and a safe and happy weekend.  Wishing you all the best, thank you for coming by!!

12.06.2013 – An extra thank you!

I am not sure I fully comprehend how artists do all this themselves…or maybe how they do it and not do anything else!  Eeesh, life is hectic.  I want to say thank you to everyone that’s stopping by these days…I want to come by and explore all your blogs, and I’m just not finding enough minutes in the day.  Please forgive me until after the holidays, or until I can find a rhythm to all this and gain some sanity in it all.

Last week I had two milestones for people who have liked my posts.  Two in one week.  I’m completely humbled by that…thanks so much!!

Here is one of my pieces for our iPhoneography day…

I’m putting together another post.  So see you in a bit!

xo

12.05.2013

Holy cow, today has been busy!  I have a so many emails to write, comments and Facebook stuff to handle, and then there’s the stuff that’s not in the virtual world.

Okay.  iPhoneography today and tomorrow.  Tomorrow (I say with great hope that I have time) I’d like to link you to some great iPhone (read mobile I suppose?) communities and artists.  I don’t know how many of you play in this medium, but it’s pretty astounding what comes out of those little devices.  If you’d like me to dedicate a day a week, or at least a couple of days a month talking about it, I think that would be fun?  This is one of my recent pieces from the iPhone/iPad.

12.04.2013

So the new site is launched.  And happily, we’ve gotten some really great feedback.  Now that it’s down to actually having to post a blog post over there, I’m not sure on some of the steps.  (It’s totally different than here.)

So for now, I’m going to post here, and have Scott fix it later.  I have to sit down and figure out everything when I’m not running in four directions.  Maybe a tall order before the holidays.

Here’s a piece for today…

the kingdom… (best seen hereand eventually here) ugh.

I’ve also added a Facebook brand page.  I’ll be sharing links and art that’s not anywhere else over there.  I’m thinking of a Follow Friday? Posting out other artist’s websites and pages.  I’ve already been told it’s silly to point people in the direction of other artists, but I’m all about community.  So if you’re interested, come on over…I’m Here.  Let me know what your page is, we can figure it out.

Okay, have a great day guys…I hope the weather is being good to you, and that everything is wonderful!

xo

12.01.2103

Rabbit, Rabbit, White Rabbit!

Hi everyone! It’s December 1st! The year is racing to an end, and there is so much looming in the next few weeks that I don’t even want to think about it.

That said, I have something wonderful and exciting to share with you. Late last night, Scott’s impatience won out over his perfectionism and he made the new website live. He has been working on it diligently in his off hours for so long that I think he’s as excited about it as I am. The new Facebook “brand” page is live as well, because we might as well, right?

And there’s more! I’m also going to experiment with hosting my blog on the new site. I’ll be posting to both locations for awhile to see how it goes. I’m so grateful for all of you who follow me here. I’d be honored if you’d pop over to www.fourcrows.com/blog going forward. I’d also love to hear what you think about Disqus, the new commenting system that Scott has setup there.

Wait, I have work…sorry! Here’s something for you to look at here…

ghosts… If you don’t usually click to read, today would be an awesome day to do that. I’ve got giant news, and I’d be so excited to tell you about it!  - Click the image for a better view…

I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend, The sun came out today for just a bit…that was pretty wonderful!

xo

11.29.2013

Happy Black Friday!  -.-  I’m not shopping.

I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday…it was quiet here, and Scott and I ended up doing nothing but playing with the website and cleaning house.  Not seeing family was strange for both of us, but not all together bad, because they were  all off doing things they loved, so we were good with that.

Here is a piece I did earlier this month but never posted.  Sorry,  it’s another barn…but I’m in the Midwest.  We have barns.  They aren’t amazing urban architectural pieces,   but they can be beautiful in their own right.

tug-o-war… (click image for zoom)

Have a safe and happy Friday., I’ll probably see you tomorrow!

xo