webflowerlayerArtwork 3

stellar guitar solo

happy hues play patty cake

finger painted paper

art and poem by, Susan Stone copyright 2017

the world is small


hope travels time zones

tears fall, a child whispers

the world is small


art and poem, copyright, Susan Stone 2017



Dreamy Soft Focus


I spied a Lady Bug on a dead daylily.  We were eye ball to bug eye.   I told Her that I would like to take Her picture and asked if she would stay put till I got my camera.  She didn’t fly away.

I hurried inside, grabbed my Canon and attached a 12mm extension tube to the lens.  I hoped it would be enough to get me up close and personal with my new insect friend.  But, sadly, when I get back to the spot, she was gone.

So instead, I explored the landscape, the shadows and the warm fall colors.   An extension tube lets you get close to your subject and blurs things that are in the distance. I don’t know the all the technicals of the different lengths but I love discovery through experiments.   In this case, the extension tube added a painterly blur that reminds me of the place in dreams that isn’t quite in focus.

Summer Art Challenge

‘Heart Beat’  –  digitally created from original mixed media paintings.

I’ve challenged myself to create art using only the products that I already own.   The heavy watercolor paper and the canvas paintings that aren’t quite there will live again as new painting surfaces.  I’m excited about this personal challenge and I look forward to posting my progress.