A Simply Fine Cabinet Transformation

The Possibility Of A Curio Cabinet Of Sorts... Here's the first of many new projects I hinted at in a recent article called The Joy of New Projects. This piece started as a beautifully made example of cabinetry made by the donors uncle. He told me he was a well known German Cabinet maker, but … Continue reading A Simply Fine Cabinet Transformation

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The Cool Lines Commode Transformation – Part 1

Rescued From The Dump To Blow Up My Imagination The son of the original owner showed me this old piece he was getting ready to toss and asked me what i thought of it. "Funky" was my first impression. Needs lots of love and I'm just the guy to love it, was my second thought, … Continue reading The Cool Lines Commode Transformation – Part 1

Rococo Display Tables Re-Imagined

From Curlicued Snakes To Flamingo Heads Take some old and obviously used, um, I mean well loved side tables. Start removing the odd varnishes accumulated on them, smooth out the dings, chips, and water stains with a fine grit sandpaper, then remove some details from a bygone age. The raw form is what we have … Continue reading Rococo Display Tables Re-Imagined

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #500 – Dandelion

Dandelion Musings of the Artists Mind Dandelions offer amazing mood shots. Naturally full of light and life, even when they are dead and gone to seed. This one attracted a bee and I wondered what pollen or nectar might remain that we cannot see. It is beautifully Halloween like to me. I feel it captures … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #500 – Dandelion

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #499 – Encyclopedic Beauty

Encyclopedic Beauty Musings of the Artists Mind The composition of this shot felt like an illustration from an old encyclopedia, so I chose to age the image digitally, as if it was a lost picture cut and pasted, with real glue, not digitally, into a book. I can imagine the long-winded description of what genus, … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #499 – Encyclopedic Beauty

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #498 – Ghost Of The Cemetery

Ghost Of The Cemetery Musings of the Artists Mind Here’s another example of things with minds of their own in the St-James Cemetary. I was trying to capture the roots of this tree and this little blue flower kept popping its head in from of my camera lens. The camera was focused on the tree … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #498 – Ghost Of The Cemetery

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #497 – Where Have You Been, Mary Ann?

Where Have You Been, Mary Ann? Musings of the Artists Mind You can see that I had to manipulate this image quite a bit to show the name on the nearly buried stone. It was only a little clearer to the naked eye, but try as I might, I couldn’t catch a clear shot. There … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #497 – Where Have You Been, Mary Ann?

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #496 – Attraction

Attraction Musings of the Artists Mind How could any pollinator pass up the pull of the rich core of this bright pink flower? They came and came and came. All touching the yellow pollen and leaving with their legs heavy with the stuff. It was an amazing sight to see how they flower opened more … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #496 – Attraction

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #495 – Ballerinas

Ballerinas Musings of the Artists Mind The perspective of this shot may not give an obvious view of the ballerinas I see, however, look closely at the stamen and it looks like an areal view of a group of dancers twirling together to cover the small circle, all gracefully twirling together in the gentle beauty … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #495 – Ballerinas

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #494 – Dragon Lily

Dragon Lily Musings of the Artists Mind I have to admit that I feel strongly that I may have used this shot in a different part of this collection, but I can’t be sure, as I often take a great many similar shots before choosing the one that appeals to me. This one has very … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #494 – Dragon Lily