For all but I hope to accomplish I guess I’m by nature not a natural blogger. I admire the bloggers who have the ability to constantly get content out on the Internet consistently and hopefully someday I’ll be able to do achieve the same level of output that they have achieved, but right now like to apologize to those who do look at my site to see what I’m up to and my site hasn’t been updated for a while.
My excuse this time is because or the move to Nevada and at the same time being busy on a quilt commission. I just never stopped or gave time to for get the information out.
I guess that I keep falling into the trap of feeling that if I stop to blog I wont meet the deadlines that I’ve set for myself even though this may be one of the best ways to be seen. Well I’m back and hopefully things will calm down enough that I’ll start blogging again on more consistent basis.
Some of you may have read I’ve been relocating from the New Jersey to Nevada and I’m still in a state of flux we’ve moved everything out to our new home but I’m back in New Jersey at lease for the few months (when my wife retires) and at that can permanently relocate once and for all out to Henderson Nevada.
But as many of us realize, everything is subject to change, I may be out in Henderson soon than later. If that’s the case my wife as already told me to go for it.
Family first, the past and the future
In the past, most of our family came out of South Carolina and eventually as most families do, grew and expended with people moving north to PA, NJ, NY & CT while others went to NV & CA. We are fortunate that as a family that the various branches stayed in touch and now over the years some of scattered branches are coming back together with Las Vegas as the focal point.
I’ve been a little slow in putting up new post since things have gotten a little busy around here, between working on my quilt designs, trying it put in time to do long-arm quilting and also preparing for moved out west, I didn’t have much time to work on the blog but it’s Tuesday morning day after Labor Day and I said to myself “it’s a good time to put up a post to let everyone know I’m still here.”
So going through some my photo library I decided to start looking at my photos I’ve taken on trips out to Arizona and Nevada and Utah and found this picture that took around 3 years ago, it seems like yesterday.
I took the photos the week the Grand Canyon Skywalk opened out at “Grand Canyon West” on the on the lands of the Hualapai people. The photo here is a panoramic picture taken about a week after the Skywalk opened to the public and I was standing on the edge of the canyon at the “bottom” of a bend where, as you can see on the left side, the Skywalk as it looked at that time just opening and on the opposite side, a group of spectators on the right side taking a pictures of it.
The photo is another moment in time that I thought might be interesting to put up and will give people an idea of what the canyon looks in that area and what the new Skywalk looked like when it first opened.
These are a couple of photos taken by my wife of the newly opened Skywalk while I went for a walk on it. We are planning a trip back out to the Skywalk at the end of October (2012). It will be interesting to see what changes where made.
For more information on the Grand Canyon Skywalk:
This was taken while walking across the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania on a walking bridge that connects Bulls Island State Park in NJ to Lumberville, PA. The day was windy and their was something about lighting that made the clouds seem to pop and have greater definition. Also in this version, I increased the contrast and sharpened the image slightly which gave me the feeling that I was floating over the river and could reach out and touch the clouds.
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This is a nighttime photo of the Las Vegas Strip (to the left) and down town Las Vegas (to the right). This is a composite photo taken from the the McDonald Ranch area of Henderson, NV, near my house there. So as you look at the picture, you are looking north toward the city with the strip being toward the west.
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My favorite photos… Places to go, People to see, Pictures to take… Memories to keep
The photos placed here are some of my favorites from my travels and my walks. I plan to use them as wall decor such as Mosaic Photo Quilts, True Image Photo Art Quilts and fiber art, as well as High Quality Photographs. I would love it if you would leave a comment and tell me what you think. The photos will placed in the order of your responses, from the highest to the lowest as the list starts to expands.
Thanks for looking.
Taken somewhere over the Midwest, by my wife while flying to Las Vegas, the photograph just won first place in this year’s Burlington County fair. I call the photo ‘Nature’s UFO’ because of the way the cloud formation looks like rising from the clouds below. Eva used her Canon PowerShot ELPH 12-megapixel and had it handy when she spotted the usual cloud formation while looking out the window the plane.
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about my photographs, ‘Mosaic Photo Quilts’ or ‘True Image Art Quilts’ or if you have a photo or photographs that you would like to have made into a ‘Mosaic Photo or True Image Art Quilts’ check out my website: www.MosaicPhotoQuilt.com or contact me:
Sometime the best art can be found in the images that are around you. My wife, Eva and I went into Philadelphia this past weekend to visit the new home of the Barnes Foundation, a collection of private art that just opened a few months ago on in a newly built complex on the Ben Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia that duplicates the collections original setting which was Dr. Barnes mansion in nearby Marion, PA. After years of controversy and legal hearings about what would happen to his private art collection of mostly Impressionistic paintings, it was decided that the collection be moved to Philadelphia where people could see it but kept in it’s original condition, as the doctors will stated. So here are a few photos that I took while at the foundation.
I’m calling this image ‘Still Life’ the reason is that while walking from one exhibit to another in a glass includes hallway my wife spotted a woman standing outside of the museum, a man standing in the concourse inside the museum while we were walking from one room to another in a glass walled hallway across from both of them. I took a picture to them because of the lighting, the geometry and the feeling of depth. I took the picture of the two I’ve been playing with the photo to give it a pencil sketch like quality like some that I saw in the Foundations collection. If you are wondering what the white image in the lower left of the screen is, it was the reflection of me from the glass wall wall of the hallway I was standing in. I was taking the pictures of the people across me as I indicated earlier.
This is the entrance to the new Barnes Foundation, a private art collection. The main premise of this new building complex expand the Foundation capabilities while duplicating the original house Marion PA that Dr. Barnes lived in and transferring from that mansion to this museum was basically all the art in the exact position that was the in at its original location in his house.
For more information or if you would like to see the exhibits, at the Barnes Foundation , click here to go to their website.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Barnes_Foundation
Well I just completed installing Dragon on my computer and the only trouble I had was getting it to run because the microphone on the headset was not working right but the mic function on my iPhone works very well with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Contrast: Light, shadows and dominate colors of green, blue and grey
Wow, this is been one hot summer, today just happens to be one of those actually perfect summer days. A nice breeze is blowing, the temperature is probably around 85 degrees and the humidity is low for New Jersey the air actually feels, dry. I just happen to be standing out in front of the house and the sun is at a good angle of about four o’clock in the afternoon and realized that the way the sunlight was coming through the leaves in the trees made the trees appear like they were glowing depending how I looked at them and they are also casting beautiful contrasts with the absolutely crystal blue sky again another rarity in the state of New Jersey.
The base images for a possible pair of future wall hangings – maybe called the “Tree”?
So I just ran back into the house grabbed my camera and I come out to take a pictures of the trees. Basically I’m doing this as documentation for future use as I think about how I can incorporate them into my fiber art and also at the same time I realize it’s a great day to take a picture of the house considering that were getting ready to move and will probably be heading out West and in the very near future.
A view of the front yard and the light and shadows this afternoon.
Most of my photographs tend to be, at least to me, to be a study of contrasts, of light and dark, sun and shadow, but above all the pictures will be added to my photos stock collection for future use as quilted images.
Rob at Olde City Quilts in Burlington NJ was nice enough to put this photo me with my recently completed Water Lily Art Quilt. The quilting was done at the shop on the long arm quilting machine known as ‘Miss Kitty’. Check out the Olde City Quilts Facebook link to the photo.
Olde City Quilts in Burlington NJ Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/OldeCityQuilts
Earlier this week I went over to the Grounds For Sculpture which is located in Hamilton Township, NJ, just outside of Trenton. In fact, the gardens sit on the site of the old New Jersey State Fairgrounds. But I don’t go to take pictures of the sculptures and believe me they have some very, beautiful sculptures there but I go there to take a picture of the garden plants, specifically the water plants, the water lilies and the lotus. I wanted to go to the garden now because the lotus tend to be in full-blown during the month of July. I think this year I waited a little too long to catch the water lilies in full bloom , probably due to the excessive heat this summer but the few pictures that I did get I think will be very very good for using in future ‘True Image Art’ quilting projects. However, the lotus flowers were in full bloom and here are a few of the photos that I took which probably won’t be used to my quilting projects and I just wanted to give you an idea of what I had seen while in the park.
If you happen to be in the Princeton, NJ area or in central New Jersey and are looking to do something a little different, check out the Grounds For Sculpture website and you may want to go there and see what they have. The garden is a beautiful private park and the in the admission fee is very affordable. Grounds For Sculpture website is www.groundsforsculpture.org
This fabric image is unique in that it can be used to create quilts, quilted wall hangings, framed or stretched fiber art.
The kit comes with the custom printed fabrics that make up the image, detailed assembly/sewing instructions, full colored detailed pattern to make this unique and colorful image quilt, care and washing information and the 5×7 photograph .
The sewn image measures 42″ x 55″ and the image is custom printed on cotton fabric with is completely washable following the directions that are provided.
If you would like to purchase the TEEPEE as a sewn image/quilt top, convo me. Cost for the sewn image/quilt top is $280.00
If you would like to have a custom art quilt or quilted wall hanging made made for you by me, convo me. Cost for a finished quilt is$400.