Tourmaline .

Miniature Diorama Photographer

2014

It’s coming close to the end of the year, and the Daily Post has challenged us to make a post about it. 2014 has been one ‘Extreme Tale‘ (that’s today’s Daily Prompt, I wouldn’t normally say things like that…).

I’ve decided to respond with a timeline of my 2014 here on WordPress.

January

NYPD: Highway Patrol

NYPD: Highway Patrol

NYPD: Art Theft

NYPD: Art Theft

 

Underwater: Coral

Underwater: Coral

  • I was accepted into the Local Exposure Show at Gallery 725 and participated in Photo Jax for the 2nd year in a row.
  • I started hosting the One Word Photo Challenge! We are now 44 weeks in and going strong.
One Word Photo Challenge Badge

One Word Photo Challenge Button

 

February

Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos

 

Consulting 101 Full Cover

Consulting 101 Cover

 

March

Wagon

Wagon

  • Torn Lace by Jack Bruns was published with my illustration and design on the cover.
Torn Lace ebook Cover

Torn Lace Cover

 

April

Kite

Kite

May

glow in the dark

Aliens

 

June

Stranger

Stranger

En Plein Air

En Plein Air

July

Gears

Gears

shadow 2

shadow 2

shadow 1

shadow 1

Project Management 101 Full Cover

Project Management 101 Cover

 

 

August

Travels

Travels

Playground

Playground

  • I had my work in 2 New York group shows. One was a selfie show, who would have imagined that would have ever happened?

September

Balloon

Balloon

Daisy and the Unwanted House Guest

Daisy and the Unwanted House Guest

October

Halloween: Ghosts

Halloween: Ghosts

zombie wp

Halloween: Zombie

 

Awaken

Awaken

November

 

Glass

Potion

Fire

House Fire

 

Construction

Construction

IMG_9178

Police Car Lights Detail

December

Squirrel

Squirrel

December has just begun, but I don’t want to let the momentum of Photography 101 die down. I have some Christmas images planned, as well as a bit of a mixed media experiment- then of course the One Word photo challenges and other challenges here and there.

My 2 favorite images I’ve made, thus far, are Kite and Awaken (seen above in April and October) – and I made them both this year (in response to the One Word Photo Challenge and the Weekly Photo Challenge). That’s got to say something about me improving as an artist and about the benefits of photo challenges.

I’ve also started building a lot more of my props. While in all my images I’ve built some part of it (painted the background at least) and I’ve arranged the scene, my images are beginning to become even more sculptural. i.e. the ocean in Awaken is made from clay and painted, the tree and the kite in Kite were made with a 3-doodler, the squirrel and ground in Squirrel were made with clay. Basically, the hands on process makes me feel more connected to the images.

 

Thanks for taking a look back with me.

What are your December goals?

19 Responses to “2014”

  1. shinaj1

    I love your work, I haven’t seen anything like it. You’re very talented. The squirrel is adorable and Awaken is amazing.

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  2. Nato

    What a great summary! I am impressed:) My goal is to just keep up blogging. It has become very therapeutic, educational and social!

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