…And We Are Back!

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.

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”

 

Happy Holidays and Blessed New Year

Happy Holidays and Blessed New Year

Dear Readers;

May you have a Happy Holiday Season and a Very Blessed New Year!

The season of love and giving is here & I want to wish each of you a happy and healthy holiday season from my family to yours. I also want to take this time to say thank you for reading my blog(s). My holidays are filled with that much more happiness because of each of you. I have truly enjoyed writing each blog and hearing back from each of you through out the year.

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“We Are All One”

“The day everyone accepts the responsibility of being one with God, is the day we make our world more peaceful, loving and spiritual.”

Strength

Strength

I created this this morning for one of my other blogs: Go Green

I have been doing even more deep thinking then usual and I am known for being a deep thinker. This graphic is a result. I may turn this into a poster….still debating on this thought.

Your comments are welcomed.

“Kill The Zombie”

"Kill The Zombie"

“Kill The Zombie”

“Kill The Zombie”

I read today that the show Walking Dead has a saying: “Fight the Dead Fear the Living” This partly what inspired this digital enhanced Photograph.

Zombies can only be killed by burning them or cutting of their heads, or so I have been told. So, with in the photo I am burning the zombie. Yet, he is reaching out to me with pain in his eyes, begging me to stop. How could this be possible? I have always been told Zombies have no brain. I have always believed, that with no brain they can not feel pain, they can not think, they can not beg for mercy! They are an abomination! They must be cleansed from this Earth!

Wait! What if a Zombie has feelings? What if when you went to burn s/he begin to beg you to stop that the fire burned him/her because s/he truly did feel the pain from the fire? Then what?

This was my take on this digital photo, for those who Bully others and Gay Bash do so because they are ignorant! They do so because of “What they have been told” “What they believe”…those who are ignorant to diversity around them or to the fact that those who are gay are no different then anyone else except that they love another of the same gender.

Those who bully or gay bash truly go on “what they believe” because of what they have been told through the church, by their family, or through gossip, etc. Then they react out of fear, hate, ignorance – they cause pain and do it with a deaf ear, a blind eye to that which is being told to them by the one they are hurting..

So, this is how I came up with the idea for my digital enhanced photo.

Lets work together to Stop the silence…Stop bullying and gay bashing….think for yourself…learn that we are all the same human beings who are diverse people living on the same Earth. Lets find peace!

Exciting Things In the Works!!

ajourneysunexpectedpathExciting Things In the Works!!

Will it has made it through the editing process and now I just have to work a few details out with the publishing company Treering.com, then it is ready to be bought and published!

What you ask? My book of course I will be officially a published writer! “A Journey’s Unexpected Path” is being a photographic and poetic telling of my journey though life from my birth; to being misdiagnosed as a female at birth; realizing this misdiagnosis and taking steps to follow the path that I was meant for me to live, no matter how many bumps, trips, or bruises there have been along the way. I have also have had a lot of smiles, enlightened moments, and golden ring moments with in my life.

Each book will be $20.00 to be purchased, for full page, full color photographs with accompanying poems on each page to guide you through my life’s path to where I am today.

work, work, and more work

madhatterteapartyticket copywork, work, and more work

worked over 61 hours in a week and half. Today I put in unscheduled hours at the Gallery and I am working on a graphic design for Seven Chances organization. (http://sevenchances.org). They hired me to design a ticket for their Mad Hatter wine tasting and tea party event in May. Attached is my first draft of that ticket that I am designing. What is your thoughts on my design?

Wolf Code

Wolf Code

Been working on some posters of late along with other client’s photos. After my external hard drive crashed, one of my lap tops crashed and my phone has been acting funny – not been real thrilled with electronics. So, here is one of my recent posters.