Appasionato is an Italian term used in music which is defined as telling the musician to perform with a great amount of emotion.
I photographed this at the end of a hallway at the Eastern State Penitentiary. The grand piano was photographed at the JW Cooper School in Pennsylvania. The vintage image is a composite of two images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The doves are from Madetobeunique on DeviantArt.
I photographed this staircase at the Trans Allegheny Insane Asylum in West Virginia. I love the way the light was coming through a broken window onto the wall. The beautiful colors of the peeling paint. This part of the asylum was a dormitory for women and is in a very decayed state. It is the only building that is and I loved the look of it.
“Born of Gold and Silver Spikes” lyrics from the “Great Big Rollin Railroad” song. Created by Bill Fries for the Union Pacific Advertising Campaign.
Photographed outside the window of the Lakeshore Limited heading to New York from Chicago. I photographed this with my IPhone using my Hipstamatic app.
I wanted a ominous feel to this without going too dark. Background was photographed at Waveny Park in New Canaan, Connecticut. Jackdaws are from FrankandCary at DeviantArt since I can’t capture birds as wells Frank can! Vintage girl is one of my oldies but goodies.
“Leave No Black Plume” from The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.
*”I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth
The background was photographed at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Connecticut. The pug and lavender are from an old vintage card that I found on Graphics Fairy. The clouds and sky I photographed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The best place to photograph clouds. The frame is an actual vintage frame from an old daguerreotype.
Photographed with my Fuji X-70 from my roomette window on the Amtrak Southwest Chief. This is just leaving LAMY, NV where I boarded. The sky and the red clay of the earth are just so unreal. I love the traveling on the train because you don’t get these views from a car. New Mexico is just incredibly beautiful. The Wild West.
I haven’t posted in two weeks because I have been in a workshop, “The Creative Digital Collage” at the Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, New Mexico. My instructor was the wonderful Maggie Taylor whose work has been an inspiration to me and if I had just a pinch of her talent I would be a happy artist! Maggie’s work is in museums and galleries around the world. Her work was used for the opening title for the television show “Ghost Whisper” which you can see here.
The piece above is one I started in Maggie’s class and finished at home. I learned so much from this class and will be always be grateful for Maggie’s generosity with her time and her sharing of her creative process. It was such a great opportunity to learn from the master.
I used numerous elements to create this piece. Water is from a local water reservoir where I live, the background is part of dutch masterpiece from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Open Access site, the queen’s body is from the National Gallery of Art Open Access site and the head is from a vintage photo, jackdaw from Frank and Cary on Deviant Art.
“Rust, rust, rust in the engines of love and time,” by Leonard Cohen, Front Lawn, Flowers for Hitler (1964).
Photographed at the airplane graveyard. I love the way the front grill resembles a mouth and the blue paint and rust mix so beautifully together.
Happy 4th of July!