Every year people flock North to Northern New England to enjoy the crisp, cool Autumn weather while the birds start their migration south. These people are called 'leaf peepers' and excited to take photos of the beautiful leaves changing color. The New England Fall foliage always amazes me.
A few weeks ago I did a little hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Although the foliage is a bit delayed from the lack of rain, there were still a few spots that had started to turn.
While we were hiking and walking along the stream and trail, we came across this beautiful waterfall. People gathered around to enjoy the breathtaking view. Kids played in the water while laughter echoed off the stone wall. Some rested and ate lunch while others waited in line to take photos to remember this moment. The crisp fall air in the woods was present and most enjoyable.
We snapped a few photos and continued on up the trail. There wasn't much foliage to focus on so the waterfall was great to have. It was a great weekend.
I recently sold some prints of this photo. You can buy your own prints here.
This upcoming weekend (Columbus Day), should be much nicer for the leaf peepers visiting New Hampshire. This weekend is typically a great weekend for viewing the New England foliage. I have seen much more foliage over the past few days and I am pretty excited about it myself.
If you are looking to buy some New England photography for your walls, you can view some of my photography here.
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Whew- 2014 is already here! Where did 2013 go?? It's been a great year and a busy one at that! I hope your 2013 was as fun filled as mine.
I know I haven't been posting much and I wanted to apologize for that. Life has been extremely busy and I have been hard pressed to find the time. To be honest, I haven't really even had time to create much new art either. But the ideas…. let me tell you, the ideas are still coming in from all corners of my mind. That's why I just purchased an idea book or my little book of ideas if you will.
Previous to this purchase I have been writing down my ideas in sketchbooks (when I was sketching) or on tiny pieces of paper - I will show you all the idea notes I have- the purchase of this book allows me to have all my ideas in one place. This is huge for me because I have hundreds of these notes all over the place and this book is harder to misplace.
I have however, found some time to and from work to take some photos. We have been fortunate to get some lovely snow in time for Christmas and holidays which always makes it look amazing! More photos can be viewed here.
Again, Happy New Year and I hope everyone's 2014 is a fun and prosperous one! Be safe and stay healthy.
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West
I haven't been posting a lot lately and to be honest I haven't been creating a lot of art either. We have been in the middle of Autumn -one of my favorite seasons- and it's been difficult to sit still long enough to create anything; plus the weather has been amazing! That said, I have been busy taking photos as I truly enjoy viewing nature's art and because we only have a short window of time, I have been focusing on that. I have also been focusing on my wedding that is coming up soon!
Once the wedding is over, I will be in a better place to create some new drawings and paintings. But for now, I am happy taking photos and living in the moment. It's good to do what you need to do and not live life by schedule. Don't get me wrong, it's good to have a plan, but I like the freedom to break from it and have some fun, don't you?
To view more of the photos I've been taking lately go here.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about going to Art in the Park in Keene, NH. My mother and I split a booth and have been doing this for about five years now. Every time there is an out door event, weather is always a concern. This year we actually ran into the worst weather we've had in years!
"Art and artists are driven by passion and the emotional ride can veer off to anger and/or depression. We should not forget to enjoy the experience of daily creativity, whatever that may entail." -(Diane Carter)
How do you like this quote above? I like it a lot and if I ever forget to blog or I am too busy creating more work, I will just repost this quote and say, "I am sorry I haven't posted in a while, I was busy creating"! :)
Anyway, we woke up around 4AM to get ready and load up the cars... the rain and humidity was in full force. We were driving by 5AM and the rain subsided, for a bit. Along our drive, we spotted a Great Blue Heron hanging out by this small pond and we both wanted to stop, however, we wanted to allow ourselves enough time to set up our booth.
As we rolled into Keene the skies were unleashing all the rain in the world or so it seemed. It was torrential down pour and a near wash out! The hard core artist were still setting up their tents and art. We on the other hand, decided to "take a break" and went straight to Elm City Bagels for some breakfast and coffee*. * Note: I don't drink coffee, but I do love coffee in porter and stout beers. After about an hour, the rain let up and we decided to set out booth up and prepare for the weekend!
Do to the weather there wasn't too many visitors so the weekend sales weren't too great. I did sell a few prints and I also sold the painting above "Duncan 2". We did get to see a ton of great art and make a few more connections.
All in all the weekend wasn't a complete wash and it's always good to see my moms! We haven't decided if we are going to participate next year, but we all Winter to think about it.
In other news:
I am working on a kids book and I am looking for more readers prior to selling my book on Amazon.com.
I've been creating art in some form or another all my life and it's what I love to do.