Sunday, March 30, 2014

Morning Cup

"Morning Cup" - enhanced digital photo
I love ceramic coffee mugs. I bought this one at a consignment shop about a year ago and it's my favorite because of its shape, size and color. I also enjoy coffee this half and half and that explains the paleness of the contents. 

I have a feeling I just may be doing a series of morning coffee enhanced photos as I have quite the collection of photos of beautifully served lattes in my NYC album.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

White Hydrangeas & Pink Roses

"White Hydrangeas & Pink Roses" - enhanced digital photo

Last weekend my niece, Olivia, got married and the wedding was all about white hydrangeas and pink rosebuds. They were everywhere, except for the bridal bouquet which was white hydrangeas and white rosebuds. (I absolutely adore white flowers!)

I was fortunate enough to be able to take home one of the table centerpieces which is the subject of this enhanced photo.

Monday, March 24, 2014

New Red Shoes

"Red Sandals" - enhanced digital photo
I'm not sure when my obsession began with red shoes. Like most of my obsessions (right, like I have so many) the idea crept upon me slowly and was just a suggestion in the back of my mind, incubating in my subconscious. And then, one day, it just sprung on me! Although I talk about red shoes a lot, this pair of sandals is only the third pair of crimson footwear to make it to my collection. But... you can be sure there will be others! ;-)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Full Moon Rising

Last week on the full moon, I caught it rising over the marshy lowlands of South Carolina. What a beautiful sight!
"Full Moon Over The Marsh" - enhanced digital photo

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Garden Spot

I love unexpected and semi-secret gardens. St. Augustine seems to have as many of them as Savannah!
"Garden Spot" - enhanced digital photo

Friday, March 21, 2014

Church Candles

Part of the day trip to St. Augustine included a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine - well worth the visit. 

"Church Candles" - enhanced digital photo

Thursday, March 20, 2014


A couple of weeks ago I made a day trip to St. Augustine. The day was drizzly and overcast but still I found some interesting things to shoot during my journey. One site which I had not seen since I was eight years old was the old fort there. It was just as I remembered, only maybe a little smaller. Or, maybe I am just a little bigger!

"Fort At St. Augustine" - enhanced digital photograph

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tulips At The Farmers Market

"Tulips At The Market" - enhanced digital photo
I absolutely love visiting the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings in Forsyth Park and seeing, touching, smelling and tasting the best of the best of what this area has to offer in the way of produce. This time of year, tulips blaze like jewels and I couldn't resist snapping a couple of photos as I made my way through the crowd.

"Tulips & Shadows" - enhanced digital photo

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pink Bunny

"Pink Bunny" - mixed media collage

Pink Bunny is finally finished and soon will be on her way to her new home with Maria Lucia who is the new baby girl of my good friends Mary Beth and Rich. I wish I could take the painting myself, but the United States Postal Service will just have to do.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Roses in the Alley

"Roses In The Alley" - Enhanced Digital Collage

The photo from yesterday's blog post inspired this enhanced photo. I love the colors and textures which comprise this image. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lady Banks Roses

This is a prime example of extraordinary beauty in ordinary places. This beautiful Lady Banks Rose bush grows unattended next to a fence at the end of the parking lot where I park for work. Savannah was built on a bluff. River Street, where I work, is at the bottom of the bluff and Bay Street, where I park, is at the top. I make my way from my car to the shop via a maze of stairs, alleys and narrow passageways. The Lady Banks Rose sprays over the fence and forms an arch over the fire escape type stairway that I descend to reach Lower Factors Walk on my way to work. Such a lovely canopy!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Rainy Day Deck

Even a rainy day can be a source of inspiration.

"Rainy Day Deck" - Enhanced Digital Photo

Source Photo for "Rainy Day Deck"

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


A  sunset can be very prosaic, but occasionally you'll see one that isn't!

"Ablaze" - Enhanced Digital Photo

Source photo for "Ablaze"

Monday, March 3, 2014

Another Magical Moment

"Hour Of Solitude" - Poem by Bobbi Rullan; Photo by Kristeena Crabb
It's no secret that I love the way magic happens when artists inspire each other. One example was a little over two years ago when artist/writer, Katrina Small, saw a photograph which I'd posted on Facebook and was inspired to write a poem about it. Here's the blog post which describes that inspired event, "And Then There Was Magic."

Well, just this weekend, Bobbi Rullan, the fearless leader of the Photoholics Not-So-Anonymous group to which I belong, rediscovered a poem which she had written in the 60's. It made her think of a photo of mine and so she superimposed the poem on the photo and once again, magic happened. I cannot imagine a poem more fitting for what I was feeling when I took the photo. The two go together so well.

I love belonging to this great big universal community of artists where creativity and compassion abound. And I just love, love magical moments! :D

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pity Party

"Tea Time" - Enhanced Digital Collage
I'm tired. I have a touch of tonsillitis and my asthma is acting up. Therefore, I'm feeling sorry for myself and I'm indulging in self-pampering and self-pitying today. "They" say that it's wrong. I'm tired of worrying about "they." I'm going to finish this blog post and my lovely cup of tea with lemon and honey and I'm going to go back to bed. So there! :P