Sunday, March 3, 2013

Along that Ol' Country Road

  


 



 Too bad I wasn't able to truly do justice to these pussy willows with my photography.  They were spectacular in the grey light against the alder trunks when I went for a walk.  But. . . story of my life. . . I did not have my camera.  I went back out later, but of course the light had changed.  I must say, the pussy willows were the main event along this road.  But the fern wreath was a lovely discovery, too, no doubt only in view during the winter months when the deciduous leaves are down. 

Still haven't started painting on that silly panel yet.  Instead, I spent a few hours this weekend cutting paper in preparation for a couple new pieces.  Hope to have something to show for my efforts soon.

And I'm still working on getting the hang of Facebook.  My initial attempts were thwarted by having gotten the cart before the horse:  I set up a "page" not realizing that I was supposed to set up a profile first!  I spent a couple of weeks backing myself back out of that one, but finally, Gloria Freshley Studio is up and running!  I'm not certain I'll ever establish a Twitter account, so theoretically, my professional studio page will be the place where I'll  post very short updates about what's going on in my art world.  Hope you'll stop by, when you get a moment. . .

And if the above photos leave you in want of color, check out the work of Becca Stadtlander and Martyna Zoltaszek.   Becca's mastery of pattern and detail is amazing, and Martyna's world of animals is dreamlike. 

Cheers!


6 comments:

annamaria said...

Hi Gloria,love the silvery glow of the photos.
When I put up a Facebook page I wanted it to be a proffessional page too but it turned out to be a better place to connect with extended family and friends in faraway places! And I still haven't really got the hang of it...I will drop by and say hi though! Good luck with it all!
xx

em said...

hi gloria... i think the photos are spectacular, especially the pussy willows with the grey barn (?) in the background, and the fern wreath is a joy! you live in such a beautiful area!

Catherine said...

I think the pussy willow photos are fantastic! Love them.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and for your compliments!

Annamaria, connecting with family and friends is a good outcome, too!

Em, the grey structure was an auto garage/repair shop in an earlier incarnation. Generally, I like pussy willows best before they bloom, but those yellow blossoms were amazing in the light of that day.

Catherine, do you have lots of pussy willows where you are?

Leslie Avon Miller said...

These are beautiful images.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Leslie,

So nice to see you here! And thank you for your kind words. All the best. . .