Reflections – lines and shapes

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The light hitting this metallic face creates beautiful

abstract lines and shapes.

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Big Brain Creative Adventure

I was sorry to hear that the Big Brain Comics store will close in June.

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My Big Brain adventure started last year when I saw these wonderful reflections in the windows of the building that housed the Big Brain Comics store.   Each window looked like a mini abstract piece of art.

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I had a BIG idea to create a small ‘Big Brain’ painting using my digital image as inspiration.     After a few layers of paint, I let go of the original image and let the shapes and colors direct the painting.  I’m excited to have this painting accepted into the Minnetonka Center for the Art’s Juried Show that opens May 25th.

And here is the last layer of my Big Brain adventure.

BIG BRAIN FOR SALE

Placed the bid on the train

to buy a big brain.

Now for sale

by a fellow named Dale.

He hasn’t used it for a very long time,

so he’s selling it now for only a dime.

 

That doesn’t seem right,

since it’s not used at night,

and he hasn’t used it at all during the day.

Don’t use it-you loose it, is what mom used to say.

A dime for a brain that doesn’t show use.

I’ll consider it -since mine is used by my muse.

Susan Stone

 

Photographing Pets

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Pigging out on Peanut Butter

This is Wilber.  One of the tricks when photographing  pets is to give them peanut butter.    If they are allowed peanut butter and like it, you are rewarded with fun facial expressions and tongue shots.

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This image is  from my 2009 Wilber and Emily series.   Emily is now feeding babies of her own and last I heard, Wilber is tipping the scale to 275 pounds.