As most of you know, Benny and I have been somewhat overwhelmed by the busy-ness of our video production business in the past weeks (this, of course, is a good thing, although my injured, aching wrist isn’t so sure about that). So I’ve just briefly popped in and out of Armitage World for the most part. The lovely thing is knowing it’s always there for me when I do need it and have the time to play.
Today, I had time to play.
What powerful images Mr. Brooks the photographer has given us. I do not presume to “improve” on the perfection of his images, just do a little creative tweaking. I look at these images and see so much emotion, overt and covert, so much of what I imagine are the innermost feelings in the heart, mind and soul of this character. And, of course, I cannot overlook the mature masculine beauty before me.
Mr. Armitage, you look every inch the distinguished actor of the theatre here. I know those who will see you are beside themselves with excitement . .
Richard’s Q&A Down Under is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. which is–if I have calculated correctly–Wednesday at 4 a.m. CST in my part of the world. I will be following several folks on Twitter including Lady0akenshield aka Bechep of “Such is Life,” who has been counting down the days at her blog, as they share this exciting experience. Having seen how delectable RA looked in the new Sydney photographs, Bechep and her fellow Aussies all seem to be more eager than ever! And really, can we blame them?? Safe traveling and best wishes for a wonderful, wonderful time of it sent to all the ladies (and any gents I may not know of.)
“Back Porch Screen Door” by Angie Long
My former high school art teacher, who moved mainly into the arena of fine art photography a number of years ago, has been on my mind. She’s also an animal lover and fellow board member of the local humane society and I know she will love our new “additions.” It’s great to have someone who was a mentor to you when you were young become a friend as an adult. We are a generation apart in age, but we are still kindred spirits and that always bridges the gap.
I took some photos this afternoon during the afternoon walkies with the canines and did some editing that I rather liked. Definitely feeling very artsy-fartsy. Priscilla, you still inspire me–and plenty of others, I am certain. Thanks.
“Sky Meets Screen Door”
“My Old Bedroom Window”
“Farmhouse on March Day”
Ah, the fun of photo editing . . .
Just a girl, her cat and her gouache effect.
The things one can do!
How about a bit of a sun-kissed glow!
Or maybe I’ll try the look of Van Gogh?
Or maybe watercolor is where it’s at . . . I don’t know.
Maybe I’ll just be myself–more or less. 😉