It was a cool brisk and sunny day. The ride was planned at the end of the year 2016. We were supposed to go on January 1st. It was rescheduled due to rain. The expression, “we’ll take a rain check” was quite apropos.
There were eight motorcycles and nine riders. I was the 9th rider because I was the passenger riding with my husband. We rode on the red motorcycle in the main part of the image.
The ride was in the desert mountains of Southern California. We stopped at this spot overlooking Borrego Springs, California down in the valley. In January 2015, I created a photo gallery of images I made from this same exact location. You can see those images here.
We rode a different motorcycle this time than we did 2 yrs ago. I won’t do it again. Long story short; my body was beaten on this ride. The wind and the seat I had to sit on did not treat me well. I still had fun with the group. And, I got to spend time with my wonderful Technogeek husband!
What are you doing in this new year to have fun? Comment and let me know. I’d love to read your stories.
Standing on the edge of the deep, I look down. What do I see?
I see a rainbow of colors. They spin. They wobble. They bounce. My eyes are drawn in like a trippy puzzle. I am unable to turn my eyes away.
The more I look the deeper is takes me. It takes me into a parallel universe. Once I’m there I don’t want to leave. It’s the most peaceful place in the universe.
Where does it take you? There are no limits. You decide. Let me know.
This art piece is the 1st in a new series I call Project 52. Similar to the 52-week challenge, I’ll post a new piece each week for 52 weeks to make up one year of art.
All of my artwork is for sale. You can click on the menu options for the art web store to see what is available. If you do not see a piece in the store but it’s on my blog let me know. I’ll post it in the store for purchase.
This gallery contains 18 photos.
Friday, Dec 30th, 2016, my husband and I went to this event. It is being held at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, CA until January 8th, 2017. There was so much more than I captured. Some of it was … Continue reading
This gallery contains 7 photos.
This gallery serves to post all the images for the rest of the 52 week challenge. They are from a holiday lights cruise I experienced. Happy New Year!
Until December 21, 2016, I have two promotions to offer.
The first one is for Heart Of The Matter that can be found here!
The second one is for Autumn Whispers that can be found here!
The winds howl.
The rains fall.
The Christmas season is in full swing.
The Heart Of The Matter is this:
Life goes on.
We somehow seem to pick ourselves up
and dust ourselves off.
We find a way to go on.
This season is no different than any other.
Christmas lights go up and light the world around us.
Christmas trees get put in place and get decorated.
Parties get planned and attended to.
Gifts get exchanged.
There’s one gift, though, that isn’t exchanged, but given.
What is that gift? Tis the reason for the season.
That gift is the gift of salvation, redemption, transformation. We are redeemed by the blood of the lamb.
We are transformed into beautiful souls that go on to bless lives.
Today’s art piece is one of several I will post over the next 2 weeks. Yes, I got behind in the 52-week challenge. I’ll post this one as image 50.
You take care of the land and water it; you make it very fertile. The rivers of God are full of water. Grain grows because you make it grow. You send rain to the plowed fields; you fill the rows with water. You soften the ground with rain, and then you bless it with crops. You give the year a good harvest, and you load the wagons with many crops. Psalm 65:9-11
He feeds us! He brings the rain to cause the crops to grow in abundance. There’s plenty for all. Come as you are!
This is image 45/52 week challenge. With Autumn being here many have harvested their crops. Let’s all gather in thanks and celebrate!
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Tagged art, autumn, blur, colors, crops, food, harvest, image, photography, scripture, week 45
Going through the life.
It is on a superhighway.
All of a sudden there is strife.
Thinking it is time to get off and find the driveway.
The stress is building.
It is compounding by the minute.
All I want to do is (deflect) fielding.
My mind has a limit.
I feel it well up ready to explode.
The exhaustion comes upon me increasingly.
I feel the grip of its stranglehold.
There is nowhere for it to hide.
The heat rises.
Every part is going through a divide.
Here it is; a crisis.
Inevitably, emotion erupts.
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Tagged art, celestial, colors, emotions, image, photography, poem, supernova, week 44
The brightness reaches in and gives just a little squeeze.
Once in a while comes a wonderful soft breeze.
It’s emotionally draining to fight it.
Let it just happen and the breeze on the soft petals hit.
That emotion is a burst!
Don’t fight it, baby steps first.
Notice the soft squeeze is God’s way of giving you a hug.
What a wonderful feeling to know He is there, not a thug.
He loves each of us in a way that is bigger than we know.
Jesus, at Calvary, on the cross, was His love for us as He show!
This is image 43 of 52-week challenge. It is also the weekly challenge for an Arcanum multi-cohort.
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Tagged art, flower, image, photography, week 43
Crayons are fun. I recall, as a kid, pulling out my favorite coloring book, Pluto, Disney cartoon character, and pick a page to color. Once I decided on the page I would scoop up my box of coloring crayons and study the colors briefly to pick which color I wanted to start with.
Not much different than how I create my art today. I start backward, however. I pick the colors I want to use, first. Then, I pick up my camera. Once I decide the composition for my frame and the technique I would like to use, I then focus on the main point and click the shutter and make art.
Today’s art piece reminds me of all the Autumn colors in the crayon box. I love that Yahweh can breathe such beauty around us. Today’s image also makes me think of Yahweh’s breath blowing like a paint brush of colors and at the end of His breath, the result is this!
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Tagged art, autumn, blur, colors, crayons, fine art, image, inspiration, landscape, photography, scenery, spin and zoom, trees, water, week 42