Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The heART of it

     I don't like interruptions. Even vacations. Somehow I got pursuaded to take two this summer. And then all the summer get together stuff, my children's remodeling projects (ceiling removal, floor refinishing, revamp entire front garden, etc.), the flu in June and on and on. So, I am overall mentally derailed artistically.
    I am one of those people who have to work on a pretty daily basis to keep my direction going and the projects flowing. It is work for me.
     So now, I am facing two huge deadlines- a show starting Sept. 1st and our guild show Oct. 3 and 4. Not done. And hard to move ahead quickly on the remaining projects. Despite notes and sketches, I am like "what was I thinking? What does this mean?"
     On vacation in the Adirondacks, I took a class with the masterful Kurt Gardner on photographing sunrises. I brought home over 300 photos taken in a three hour window. Most are not good, but I was learning and adjusting the camera like crazy to follow the swiftly changing conditions. I did take them all off the camera and labeled them. 
    Before I show photos of the art quilts I am working on, here are some ADK (Old Forge, NY) lovelies from my workshop, no retouch, with my old Canon DSLR.







9 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow, wonderful photos.....beautiful view. You put a lot of stress on yourself, so deep breathe and take one step at a time. Do what you can and enjoy, and the rest will have to wait. Life is for enjoying not proving you are super-woman.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I long to capture photos like yours. Guess that's NEVER going to happen with an Android phone camera!! Sigh...

Donnie said...

Beautiful photos! And I know what you’re talking about- I’ve just had 3 weeks of children and grandchildren coming and going and I’m having trouble getting restarted. I lost my momentum, groove, something?

Joyce Carter said...

Your photos are wonderful Linda. The views are really awesome! There is a view of the mountains behind our house that is so beautiful that I wish I could paint just so I could capture all of it. You have done a fantastic job with your photos.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Beautiful Images!!! Really stunning - and hopefully you will get back into the swing of things - I understand about wanting to work every day - it does help. Allow your self a little time to get back to where you were - Hugs

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I had a hard time reading - "It is work for me." I wish I knew how to get you to change that to "It is PLAY for me." - or - "It is FUN for me." Since I retired - I try not to WORK much - except for "chores" that never seem to do themselves - LOL - life is too short to not ENJOY doing what you do - ;))

Quiltdivajulie said...

What if you change "work" to "passion" -- that has helped me a great deal. Absolutely stunning photographs -- you created such beauty even while on vacation. Looking forward to seeing more of them.

Mystic Quilter said...

Your photographs are magical Linda! You do sound to have had a busy time lately and it does take time to get back into our usual routines. I like the idea from Julie of changing "work" to "passion" - in spired.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lovely photos.