On love and beauty, peeling paint and my recent fame

Love Potion 2

Hello! I’m famous! This newly acquired fame should get me some invites to all my friend’s summer barbeques! Well…I’m famous on one website, anyway. It’s a site for photographers and we get little trophy icons on our profiles whenever we achieve a certain level of popularity. Drop my name anywhere else and people will give you strange looks and ask, “who’s that?”

This bottle of love potion is a remake of an older piece I did for Valentine’s day. That was done in red. I think I like the blue better. It’s like I took some of this love potion and poured it all over that photography site. (http://www.redbubble.com/people/mzzart/works/15686187-love-potion-2?ref=recent-owner)

To add a little contrast to this post, I’ll tell you that I’ve always found beauty in peeling paint. In fact, you can find this photo of peeling paint on my Redbubble account, available on skirts, notebooks, etc. Like..every woman wants this on a skirt, right?

(http://www.redbubble.com/people/mzzart/works/14918653-a-certain-appeal?c=389803-old-and-moldy)

This beholder finds beauty in everything, even peeling paint

This beholder finds beauty in everything, even peeling paint

True Confession:

I found peeling paint to be really irresistible when I was a girl. I loved peeling paint from anything I could find. I would paint my fingernails just so I could peel it off before the polish set in.

Well, now that you’ve read the words of a famous artist, you should go visit one of my online stores.

Playing With the Moon

That’s pretty much what I do. I play with the moon. I grab my camera and go looking for the moon. Then I try to get the perfect shot. When the mood is right, I run that thing through a digital art/photo-editing program and give it a little boost. Sometimes I leave it just as I shot it. Either way, I have fun playing. Here’s a little haiku to go with this one:

I chase phantom moons

Across empty parking lots.

Capturing bliss.

Image

haiku and all artwork  ©Mel Bohrer 2014

Picking Lavender

I’d love to be picking lavender but the ground is covered in snow.  When you like to take pictures you’ll jump on every chance to get a great shot.  Here’s a pic of the tree in front of my house during a huge evening snow storm:

Winter's Artwork

I had to create something colorful, something that reminded me of something that lies just beneath all that snow. I call this one “Picking Lavender”:

lavender 2 copy