Friday, August 28, 2009

Some favorite photos

I'm good at finding photos I love (and I mean LOVE!) on the net and losing them again. Today, I came across a few I've been searching high and low for as well as some new ones.

This photograph just draws me in. I could stare at it for hours. I want to be on that ridge with the wind whistling around me, feeling the sand nick my skin, as the sun sets. It has a lonely, almost apocalyptic feel, yet peaceful and only slightly melancholy. I just love the quality of light. Shot by Jason J. Corneveaux.

This another one done by Jason. Again, it's more surreal, but I find it playful.

This is a new favorite. I actually gasped when I saw it. It won Panoramio's First Prize in Scenery and no wonder. I'd give up toes to be able to take pictures like this, maybe for just one picture like this. Taken by FWWS in the Ukraine, you can see more of his work on his Panoramio page. Trust me, this is not an isolated instance of great talent.

And now I have to go find a photograph I lost while tracking down all the links for this post.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Maia Waye art

I came across this artist on etsy and am in love with her gourds. They are unfortunately out of my price range, but her prints are not and they are impressive as well. Pyrographed gourds are decorated with burn marks and then colored. This process is time consuming and exact, requiring great skill. These are two of my favorites, Momma's of Africa above and Tutankhamun with Scarab. I would love to have these to drool over in my home.

Her prints are stunning as well. Rich and vibrant with an inner harmony. Below are Triangle Sun and Water and Planet Shared

For more of Maia's art visit her etsy shop