Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tiles for many projects

The first project was to make 6x6 inch tiles for hot plates, wall hangings, and trivets. Then, it seemed a good project to produce 4inch square tiles for coasters and bathroom and kitchen projects.  The brochure will not load, but attached are some images of potential mosaics.

Any of my artwork can be converted to attractive tiles that can be used for tables, backsplashes, mosaics, and a variety of other things.  Let me know if this interests you.

Garden Glory!

I can't get enough of the early morning beauty in the garden and the lotus pond.  The soft light gently touches the flowers and also provides some nice back lighting.  Here is what I took this morning of the lotus and the fragrant lilies. The latter are very aromatic and the scent wafts for many yards to be enjoyed while sitting and contemplating the day.

There was a much needed rain last night and one of the lotus looks a bit wheepy with the moisture.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lotus, light, lovely early morning photos

The early light is seductive.  Everything has a gentle, soft appearance and is fresh for the new day.  In the present heat, it is one of the few times to photograph in the garden.

The lotus are in abundance in the pond and many other flowers are coming into bloom. The aromatic lilies are incredible.

Enjoy the images.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lotus with black backing

I seldom cut the lotus flowers, but could not resist with thoughts of testing the black background with the images. There has been a light breeze lately that makes photographs very difficult to achieve.  Here are some images taken in two different qualities of light.  I really like the black for the drama.

Tiles for tables and walls

I am producing some ceramic tiles with my photography that can be used as hot plates on the table, hanging picture on the wall, in mosaic trays or tables, and as back splashes on a wall.  There is an infinite potential for transferring my floral images to different sized tiles.  Some sizes include 4"x4", 6"x6", 8"x8".

Let me know what you think of this venture.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day Lily Days in Enfield, NY

The day lilies are gorgeous in the gardens of Ann Rider in Enfield.  She has many varieties of cultivars and most are in peak bloom right now.  She does have a visitation schedule, which you can obtain from her directly.  daylilyann10@yahoo.com

Enjoy a few shots here that I took last evening. The sun was perfect!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

First Lotus of the Season

I have been watching the lotus progress over the last month. First are the flat leaves that mimic those of water lilies. Then the upright leaves emerge that resemble umbrellas with the stem in the middle that allows them to sway in a slight breeze.  The bud comes later and starts to enlarge.

This morning, I found 7 in bloom!  This is always an exciting time of year, since the lotus is a gorgeous flower and because it is the name for my artistic studio, Lotus Studios.

Here are a few photos to enjoy, along with one of a mini water lily.