Category Archives: photographs

Upcoming Exhibit: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, August 27 and 28

Seventh Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail featured artwork “Emerging Spring” featuring art, photography and poetry of and about the Panhandle Trail plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 27, 2021 5:00 P.M. through […]

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Summery Flowery Tote Bags

Inspired by summer flowers in my yard and beyond, here are three roomy totes for shopping, for the beach, or even for a nice big purse. I made three flower designs, and have more in mind. Below is “Greenhouse Gerberas”, an oil pastel painting I created from photos I’d take at a favorite greenhouse. I’ve […]

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A New Tote Bag Style and 8 New Designs

A new tote bag style and size, and eight new designs! Five are feline, three are flowers. I’m pleased to finally see this idea become a reality. Designing this tote bag style I’ve had this idea for a few years for a larger tote bag. It’s based on the larger size fabric transfer I use, […]

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Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update: New Designs

You’ve seen some of these designs on other items before now, like masks and accessory bags, votives, note cards and, of course, prints. Now they’ve gone big-time on specially-designed tote bags and on garden flags. Read more on The Creative Cat: Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update: New Designs

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Dramatic Light Accepted Into “Pennsylvania Winter” Exhibit

A favorite photo was chosen to be part of an exhibit featuring Pennsylvania winter, one of my favorite subjects. Pennsylvania Winter: People, Places, and Things is an online juried exhibition that includes artists whose primary residence is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Forty images were chosen by juror Patrick McGrady, the Charles V. Hallman Senior […]

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Featured Gallery: Dramatic Light

It’s hard to believe I captured these stunning photos on a morning in March! Really, it was March 10, 2017 when I raced to capture the sun breaking through heavy clouds after a snow and ice storm the night before. When I saw the snow that morning, just an inch or two carefully blanketing each […]

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Dancing Woodland Sunflowers Votive

Typically my votives have just the design and some painted embellishments, but looking at my display of wildflower votives I felt the warm yellow wildflowers needed a little extra something. I pictured some burlap ribbon in autumn colors, some flower and leaf-shaped buttons and novelties and then some raffia too, and went to town with […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 27: Poem, Winter Bouquet

My daily photo today unexpectedly inspired some verse. It just began writing itself in my head so I thought I’d bring it here and work on it. I knew I probably wouldn’t have a chance this week to post anything new for my creative challenge. Though I’ve been plenty busy with creative work nothing is […]

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Sah’Side Pittsburgh On A Sort Of Sunny Day

I stepped out of a shop on a lukewarm January day and saw a feast of color and detail. “Sah’Side”. It’s still one of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh. If you know Pittsburgh, PA, you know that “Sah’Side” is how we pronounce “South Side” in Pittsburghese, and also that part of town is just as […]

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A Walk in Black and White Film

I loaded a roll of black and white film into my old Pentax K1000 and headed out to walk to the grocery store, bringing back images from around my neighborhood along with my groceries. Another in the occasional issue of photographing while walking an unextraordinary path and finding extraordinary things, on a path I’ve walked […]

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