A Real Page-Turner, Reaches out grabs you and keeps you in its’ world.

Brit Linden a Paranormal – Thriller writer, writes a real page-turner, reaches out grabs you and keeps you in its’ world.

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Received “Bulwark” by Brit Linden a Paranormal – Thriller yesterday to read and write an honest review. I started reading it yesterday evening and made it halfway through before falling asleep. By mid-morning, I had finished the book. “Bulwark” by Brit Linden is a real page-turner!

A book about a sheriff of a small town in Georgia, Bulwark. Recently separated from his wife and lose of his young daughter, has much on his mind when on a night of a full moon things went from troublesome to downright strange. An accident victim tells fantastical stories, then unusual sightings of wolves. He even made a visit to an elusive Gingerbread house.

I was a bit confused a couple spots at the beginning but

 

it quickly cleared up and I was drawn back in each time.

Have a read:

Bullwark by Brit Lunden

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New Name, A New Look:

New Name, Art On A Dollar, needs a new look!  So, I have done an overhaul of the site and also have become an affiliate of Dick Blick art site! What does that mean for you the followers and viewers of this blog? It means that every week we will be posting a special promo code just for you!  It will be posted over near our donation link and here in our blog postings.

Dick Blick Affiliate weekly promo code this week is:  wklypromo020518  So if you click the Dick Blick link and use the code wklypromo020518 you will be taken to their special page that holds specials that are from 35% to 61% off and use the code listed and I get a percentage back as well.

I am hoping a lot more changes are coming in the near future both here on this site and in my life, which I will be sharing with you.

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My next piece to the series of Deadly Sin paintings is ready to hit the easel and have next layer painted!

 

My Next Projects:

My Next Projects: A Mask And Dollar store Wreath

I am hoping to finish the mask I am working on:

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Plus, I have a new wreath in the works. All the supplies for the Wreath either came from the Dollar storeor from Amvets, a thrift store.

I actually got a simular idea and directions from the Dollar Tree onlineflyer. However, true to course for me I am making it my own and changing some of the materials needed.

Below you will see the pages I screen shot from the Dollar Tree‘s catalog.

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The rise wreath is created by making little roses from hot clue and felt then gluing them on a board you cut in the shape of a heart or you can take a foam form in sgape of a heart and fill it in the center with florist foam, which you can also get at the Dollar Store.

I am going to exchange the felt for cloth that I cut in strips. Not sure red and pink or stick with red and white. Also, not sure if I am going to stick with the pattern or design one of my own. As for backing of the Wreath I haven’t decided but I will be posting!

Let me know if you try this wreath and let me see your wreaths!

Peace and Happiness,

TrinityHawk

…And We Are Back!

We Are Back…Life has been a merry-go-round for awhile now, with lots of ups and downs, round and rounds.

Life has been a merry-go-round for awhile now, with lots of ups and downs, round, and rounds.  We lost our studio, ended up with a smaller one, lost that one, ended up living in a motel for a month, moved into a wonderful place (where we are now), health issues have constantly bugged me, we gained a great niece, lost a grand-daughter to heaven, and recently our daughter and grand-boo have moved away to another state.  OH yeah, and my lights and backdrops have gone MIA and so I am trying to regroup where that is concerned. But with all this up and downs I have been still creating art, have set up a site where I have been designing high fashion clothing that is created from my own fine art and paintings.

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However, I have been working on updating my Flickr site and my YouPic site.  I also, of course, have my portfolio set up on Facebook.  Feel free to go over to any of these sites and follow me so that you can get updates right away, otherwise, I will send you updates through my blog.  I also have a blog on YouPic which they had just added and I intend to keep it very informal and site based.

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I haven’t just been laying low as life has been swirling around, I have continued to work
with local photographer, Cheryl Gorski, to produce some different styles of Fine Art products until I can re-group where my own lighting and backdrops are concerned. You can see some of my collaboration works here. I also have been working with her to keep her site updated and her fashion photography img_4716posted.

 
I have been working on setting our home which has three stories, bedroom area, living room area, and studio/basement area This place is much larger than the last two places we have had in the 7-years we have lived in Buffalo, NY.   During this time, I must be honest I also have enjoyed having an actual back yard this Spring and Summer.  I was able

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During this time, I must be honest I also have enjoyed  having an actual back yard this Spring and Summer.  I was able to have people over for a house warming party, I had my Grand-boo over several times before they moved away.  I sat outside in the mornings and evenings just enjoying the weather and watching nature, distressing.  Nothing better than watching Nature and feeling soft breezes helps one distress.

 

 

Happy Modern Mother’s Day

I wish everyone a Happy Modern Mother’s Day. What do I mean by this? Will there are so many other types of mother’s than female gendered mother’s who are married and give birth to their children.  There are those who are single parents, gay fathers who are in the mothers role, divorced father’s who play both roles, as well as, the traditional mothers. All these mothers made up what a modern day Mother’s Day looks like in the 21st-century world.

I do have friends who are upset with this way of thinking, they feel mothers are getting the short end of the stick. Because they say Mothers have their days and Fathers have their day that they shouldn’t be blending the days.  However, just like Mother’s Day, there are also female gendered “fathers” on Father’s Day that should be wished a Happy Father’s Day, as well.  So, it isn’t just a one-way street.

Anyone who does the mother’s duties should be granted the rights to be wished a Happy Mother’s Day.   I was a single father for my daughter from the time she was 6 yrs old and she has been wishing me a Happy Mother’s day since she was 7.

So to all the mothers, motherly fathers, adopted mothers, and furbaby mothers I hope you have a very happy Mother’s Day.

We Moved!!

Trinityhawk Photography & Multimedia Are Moving!

TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia moved across town!

That is right TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia  are sitting up shop in a larger studio, and have a new film Motirola vintage camera, which I am planning to do some black and white projects.

I have already started sitting into motion a Environment surreal photo project!  In this project I will be making visual commentary about how the human race is effecting the Earth and our connection to nature.

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So, keep an eye out as this project comes together I will post examples here for you to see.

Also, don’t for get to check out my Facebook page, as there has been some changes. If you haven’t liked my page be sure to like it.

Peace & Blessings

Cut It Out – A Visual StoryTelling Project

I am working with a local photographer – Cheryl Gorski to produce a visual storytelling project. Thehidingcpr Visual Storytelling series is called “Cut It Out” and is about Domestic Violence. Visual Storytelling is a phase that has been making its’ rounds a lot more in the recent years.  In simple terms visual storytelling is a technique that uses photos, photo manipulation, videos, illustrations, presentations, paintings, and other visual means, to convey a message. The message can evoke almost any emotional response in a viewer, from humor, shock, informing, inspiring, etc.

About one quarter of the human brain is involved in visual processing more than any other sense.

Flash AngercprThe human species makes sense of the world around them by using all their 5 senses, will some people say by using all their 6 senses.  However, scientist have found that about one quarter of the human brain is involved in visual processing, more then any other sense.  Visual processing has been the way humans have made sense of the world since the stone age. Visual storytelling has its’ history in the prehistoric cave paintings and the impact from them still effect us today during the internet era.

TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia uses this knowledge and the knowledge found by the 3M Corporation earlier this year that our brains process images 60,000 times faster than it does text[1], and MIT scientist discovered that we are capable of processing entire images in just 13 milliseconds [2] to the process of creating their artwork.  Viewers look at a piece of work for a split second and decide what reaction it causes within them, if it is a good reaction, one of awe, even if it is shocking. This reaction will draw the viewer back to view the work again, more often then not.  That is the name of the game, if an art lover or collector is drawn back to a piece they are more apt to buy, because they are more apt to want that piece in their collection or on their own wall.

The photos posted in this projects are a collaboration between both her photography, my photography manipulation and my computer art to create fine art ready for printing and show casing at art shows.   We are hoping to also put it all together in a photo book combined with statics on Domestic Violence.

Please, enjoy this sneak peek and leave comments on your thoughts of the art and project itself.

[1] Tim Elmore |Growing Leaders | page6

[2] January 16, 2014 | Anne Trafton | Medical Press | “Neuroscientist Find the Brain Can Identify Images Seen For As Little As 13 Milliseconds”

 

I Have Been Published Again!

via I Have Been Published Again!.

I have been in photography for over 20 years, but took up Photoshop and computer art classes when I was going to college in 2004 through 2010. However, It wasn’t the last 4 years that I took it more seriously and started studying how to improve my skills. I wanted to be able to blend my artistic skills with my photography, or take my artistic skills and use the computer programs and create art with out photography.

So, I took a few more Photoshop courses, practiced with a few other programs and watched LOTS and LOTS of YouTube tutorials, as well as, other tutorials all over the internet.  I read as much as I could about the craft and practiced even more, and still do, you can never practice too much, or learn enough in this medium.

However, with all this effort it finally paid off!

It truly has been a long time since my art has been “active” besides in my own head, LOL

I can say I have had some buyers, I sell online, and I have had some commission work.  But things haven’t been where they were when I was younger, with art shows, published work and art festivals.  It seems that this past week might have been the catalyst point for my dying art freelance business and art life.  I ran spoke to an art associate I haven’t spoken to over a year now, I had a meeting with two art associates I haven’t spoken with in over two years, and ran into a friend who was part of the same art community as me over 17 years ago. All those re connections may of just breathed life back into this artist soul and my art life.

Because, since each one of their connection with me has been reconnected something great has been happening!

I booked an art show for November of next year, opening reception November 5th, 2016 5 to 9 pm

I have been asked to come up with an art program (weekly or monthly) and each it

I now able to announce, now that the magazine has been published, that I had Two pieces of my Digital art was published in Strange Beauty Magazine!

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Never give up on your dreams even when you think you’re getting to old, or you are to disabled and something looks impossible. There is always away!

J Is For Joker

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Digital computer painting created in Photoshop CC – All Rights Reserved: TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia.

You can see some of my art products here:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/sweetsexycurves

Also offering a special:  Deck out your device with 15% off smartphone cases & laptop skins. Use code DEVICE15.

My Art Facebook is here:  https://www.facebook.com/Trinton.TrinityHawk

Come have a look and like my page.  Let me know you have been there and leave me a comment.  I handle everything personally and will be happy to comment back to you.

I maybe setting up an Etsy and/or Ebay site soon, I let you know when this occurs.