Polaroid Sunday

I am having a great day today, which I have dubbed Polaroid Sunday.  My Time Zero Polaroid film, which expired in 2006, still held a battery charge and gave me some nostalgic glee.  Click, whrrrrrrr, anticipate – the magic image appears in a cloud and begins to clarify, like a vision in a crystal ball.  Yes, I’m feeling a whole lot of nostalgic today – capturing personal items from my world which bring fondness and memories of things past.  I give thanks to my ever faithful, Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Alpha 1, for being there for me once again. And to my husband, who has let me store Time Zero film in the lower 1/3 of our refrigerator since 2006.  I am shooting the farewell tour of my antiquated and dying film.

Selections of the images will be displayed in the O2 Gallery and Project Space in the Flatbed Building during East Austin Studio Tour  November 2013 in Austin, Texas.  My exhibit, Pola-Vision, will be a journey driven by over a decade of my Polaroid sentimentality (and addiction).


A Feast for the Eyes and Fine Food

Recently, I was fortunate to attend a fine art and fine food pairing.  Evidence of Obsession

I will let the photos do the talking.  The tasting dinner was magnificent in flavors and presentation.  The fine art photo gravure prints of author and artist, Jeff Scott, transpired the bond that can exist between visual art and the talents of a culinary chef such as Austin Chef, John Bates, to create a memorable evening for their guests.

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East Austin Studio Tour Nov. 10-11, 17-18

I have begun my serious countdown for the East Austin Studio Tour. Clean up the excess art supplies out of the studio space, finish getting prints made, get prints up on the walls…

Not only is my studio on the tour, but in the same art facility I will be participating in the “Emergence: Transformation” group exhibit with Studio2Gallery at the O2 Gallery Space.  Here is one of my images to be on display, “Meditations.”  I feel 5 years of practicing Kundalini Yoga has influenced my life in a great way, creating a “Transformation” within myself.

November 10-23, 2012
“Emergence: Transformation”
Preview Party November 9, 6pm-9pm
2830 East Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, Texas 78702

Hours: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Get to the Red Dot Art Spree by September 26!

As usual, there is an abundance of crazy good art available at this year’s Women and Their Work Red Dot Art Spree.  I love the large red hanging “dot” balloons and also that I got to be in a nicely curated black and white section of the installation.  My art wants/needs YOUR RED DOT! For a great cause, hope to see you soon.

I’m Participating in the Red Dot Art Spree

I will part of this year’s:

Red Dot Art Spree and Silent Auction at Women and Their Work

Click on the link above to find out about an Austin event you don’t want to miss. Great artists, great patrons, fabulous gallery and an awesome place to buy art. Please visit my art, thank you!

       “Across the Meadow” iPhoneography on Hahnemuhle Byarta

Printed by Peter at agavePRINT and framed by Neil Coleman of Pro-Jex in a great charcoal stained wood frame.

East Austin Studio Tour Announced for November 10-18, 2012

November 10-18 East Austin Studio Tour will be here, I have applied and will await my confirmation that my studio will be participating.  Time to get prints and materials rounded up.  This is one of my image choices for advertising.  Taken with an Olloclip lens for my iPhone 4. I love the feeling I can convey with multiple apps being combined. I’ll be having a preview party on November 9, from 6-9pm if you want to visit before the weekend crowds.

Goodrich Passing

Family Photos Lost in Japan – The Power of a Photo in Your Life

Family photos lost in Japan tsunami debris are slowly reunited with survivors.

I know how I feel when I create an image I feel someone will cherish in their life.  What I forget sometimes when I share that image, is how much more powerful an impact it can have later, in memories of our history. Kudos to those diligently working to save photographs.

Camp Mabry WWII Remembrance Dinner Dance 2012 Tina Weitz Photography