Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Layers




...and this is a good thing!

A piece of digital art made by layering different faces on top of each other (including mine), adding a couple of my digital textures and then treating the composite piece in Photoshop and RadLab. I know it has a rather grotesque quality ... but somehow I like it. The quotation seemed to fit well with an image composed of so many layers that could/should be peeled away ... and my current life process.




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

have a happy ...






May yours be merry and bright!






Thursday, October 23, 2014

Recent Painting



Bonnie Zieman original acrylic painting, "Walk With Me" (24" x 24")  Sold   (click on image for a larger view)




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

... sparked ... kindled ... ignited ...




This painting, as yet untitled, is part of my private collection.  It measures 36"x48"x1.5".  Click on it for a larger view.



There is a god in us who, stirring, kindles us.

~Ovid:  FaastiVI



The spark which is my true self is the flash of the Absolute recognizing itself in me.  This realization at the apex is a coincidence of all opposites ... a fusion of freedom and unfreedom, being and unbeing, life and death, self and non-self, man and God. The spark is not so much an entity which one finds, but an event, an explosion which happens as all opposites clash within oneself ... The purpose of all learning is to dispose man for this kind of event. The purpose of the various disciplines is to provide ways or paths which lead to this capacity for ignition.

~Thomas Merton



In a breakthrough, I find that God and I are both the same ... Love God as he is: a not-God, a not-spirit, a not-person, a not-image; as sheer, pure, limpid unity, free of all duality.

~Meister Eckhart




Friday, October 10, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fine Art Digital Textures Sale



If you like to make digital photo-art by blending your photographs with fine art textures, you will be interested to know that all texture sets at Pixel Dust Photo Art are now discounted by 40%.  Pop over to PDPA and take a peek at the unique texture sets available in both shops there.






If you are new to using textures to enhance your photos and just want to try out a few, you will be glad to know that mini-texture sets containing only 4 textures per set are de rigueur at Pixel Dust Photo Art.

At PDPA you do not have to purchase gargantuan texture sets containing dozens of textures just to experiment with adding a texture or two to your photographs.  You only need a few textures to figure out if you would enjoy creating digital photo art with your photographs. You will find custom-designed textures that intensify colours, that add a vintage feel, that help you create a piece of abstract art, that include script, among others. If you do not know how to use the textures - not to worry - there are dozens (probably hundreds) of free tutorials available that demonstrate how to apply and blend the textures with your photographs.

You can visit a post here to see what can be done with some of my fine art textures.  While you are there, scroll down through other posts to see examples of photo art created by photographers from around the globe.

P.S.   There are so many programs and apps available these days to help you create art with your photographs.  Some of these apps are designed to help you make photo art using mobile devices, so you don't have to be a 'professional' photographer with the latest DSLR camera to make photo art. Great photo art is being made using i-phone photos! All apps and photo art e-courses encourage you to use textures in your photo artistry exploits.  So check out PDPA's textures now while they are discounted.




Sunday, June 8, 2014

"... mad for our planet ..."


Translation:   "The future belongs to those who wake up."  ~Clean Energy Guru


I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, 
perversely, with no extraordinary power,
reconstitute the world.
~Adrienne Rich



One man with courage is a majority.
~Andrew Jackson



We must go beautifully and completely mad for our planet
and so become infused with her grace, confidence, wisdom and power ...
so nothing can stop ... us.
~Andrew Harvey



(This photograph was taken while driving along Sherbrooke Street in Montreal, Canada. While I did enhance the photograph in Photoshop, I did not digitally add words to the back of the truck.  The Clean Energy Guru - whoever he or she may be - goes quietly about his/her business sharing the important message that he/she applied to the truck.)