Hi art friends.

I haven’t been as good as planned with submitting my best canvases to Living The Photo Artistic Life in 2021. To date, I’ve submitted 5 canvases and 3 have been published, which is an improvement over past years. I feel the Denise Love photography classes I’ve been taking have improved the images I’m capturing in camera.

In the next few weeks, I’ll post the late September neighborhood walks. I found a lot of interesting blooms in my neighborhood: crocuses, a lost calla lily, other lilies, dahlias and, of course, spiders – it’s spider season in Seattle right now.

Yes, we have a Spider Season.

My latest published works are in Issue 79, September 2021. The issues may be downloaded for free, or you can order a print version for a pretty reasonable price: magazine for $12 or a hard back for $32, plus shipping and handling, of course. If you’ve never perused an issue of Living the Photo Artistic Life, I highly recommend it. I’m blown away every month by the imagery people come up with.

“Dotty Daisy”
“Morning Dew on Gerberas”

Dotty Daisy” and “Morning Dew on Gerberas” are also available as prints (framed, unframed, and metal) in my Society6 shop.

In other photography news, I ordered the Lens Baby Omni Creative kit and Color Expansion kit. As much as I enjoy using found items to shoot through, it’s a pain to hold the item in one hand and hold the camera in the other. In holding the camera in my right hand, I’ve accidentally changed the settings to weird effect. But more on that when I post the neighborhood walk photos.

I’ll do my best to post regularly but in some sad family news, my mother passed unexpectedly and there will be a lot of work to settle her estate. I’ve never been a personal representative of an estate before, so I have no idea how much time is involved. I suspect quite a bit because she didn’t have a will. But I also expect a lot of hurry up and wait.

I hope things are much happier in your world.

Happy autumn!