Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Photography & Art - Blissful Journey
I've blogged about my adventures out and about - around town - and such - and I have some more to share with you. This time around it will be a bit different, tho.
Starting with this photo. The only filter I used was a 'Black & White' setting after taking the photo on my iPhone. It was taken at a local park. This is part of Soldiers & Sailors Park in our downtown/Business District (also known as our Historical District).
You can see the steps going up. On both sides there are cement seating/bleachers for outside concerts (the stage is behind me). At the top you will see a small structure - a cement gazebo. You can sit in it. There is also a large Sculpture to the left with soldiers as a remembrance. Behind you can see our Main Street Buildings and Storefronts. Of course there is a road in between this and the other side of the street.
Several weeks ago I took a walk over to our Crescent Park area of the city. That's were our General Hospital is and other medical buildings but also a very nice walking park and water front. This section of town is a big part of why we are listed as a Tree City USA City. It's not really promoted much around town so I had to do some research on my own! As you can see I took a LOT of photos that day and held off for a while to post here because I wasn't sure how to go about it. So last week I did a collage of a few dozen photos and thought that might be best - or this post would have been a mile long! You should be able to click on each photo to enlarge if you so choose!
There are many things that make me happy - nature, photography, art, culture, traveling, etc.
I thought I would take some time-out and share some of them with you. As far as ART is concerned - if you followed my old Crafting Blog you can see see many of my past projects. But I took a long hiatus from crafting and am trying to slowly return. I think I am going to switch gears and focus more on Mixed Media for a while and maybe more altered projects. I also think I will be posting them here on this blog instead of my old one since this is my main site now.
Here is one of my new projects - an Art Journaling page using mixed media. I know it's a bit dark for my Blissful Journey site, here, but it all can't be rosy. PLUS...I find this therapeutic so it does bring me bliss. Almost like a before and after type thing.
"Everyone Has a Dark Side"
"Darkness Lurks Its Head. Was It Something I Said?"
I used: Gesso, Modge Podge, Powdered Chalk, Glitter, Perfect Pearls, Tattered Angels Ink Spray, Digital Stamps, and Sharpie Craft Markers.
Because I did various layers this page took a few days of going back and forth. In a way I keep going back to the thought of dedicating this page to those struggling with depression and alcohol and substance abuse. I know of many and think and pray for them daily in my own way.