Red Rain

I wish I hadn’t, but I read somewhere that Peter Gabriel was discussing why he wrote “Red Rain” and he said it was partly based on a dream that he had of wine bottles falling off a cliff.  It also involved him swimming in a pool of wine I think.  Anyway, I of course couldn’t get that image out of my mind (the cliff I mean), so I created this image.  After returning to the cliff location three times, I ultimately didn’t like the way it looked.  I am more comfortable with a very plain frame.  The cliff behind me was too busy.  So I replaced it with sky.  Also, you couldn’t really see the red rain coming down in front of such a dark background.

Red Rain - Peter Gabriel

Red Rain – Peter Gabriel

“…I’m bathing in…
red rain
coming down…”

Thanks Peter!!  Listen below and turn it up!

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Harmony

A tribute to the first song I ever listened to on my very first Sony Walkman way back when. Being that I absolutely love music, I had always dreamed of being able to listen to it on my commute into work.  While living in the Boston area, we started out with no car, so I would walk a mile or so to the subway station, take the train into the city, change trains at Park Street, and then walk another few blocks to work.  Sony came out with a portable tape player that I could carry with me.  I walked out my front door, put the portable headphones over my head, turned the volume all the way up, and pushed the play button.  “Hello…baby hello!” blared in my ears and I was in heaven. My world had just gotten a whole lot sweeter. Since then, I do very few things without taking music with me.  Thanks Elton and Sony!!!!

“…harmony and me
are pretty good company
looking for an island in our boat upon the sea…”

Harmony by Elton John

Harmony by Elton John

#turnitup

Louisville, CO Annual Photography Juried Exhibit

Had an unbelievable trip to Colorado last week with my sister as I had one of my pieces “Take my Love” accepted into the 24th Annual Louisville, CO Juried Exhibit.  I didn’t win this time…big let down, but so much talent was displayed and the piece that did win was awesome!  You can’t see it very well here since the place was so crowded and the glare from the lights were a bit of a challenge with my cell phone, however, take a look.

1st Pz WinnerThe exhibit was held in a gorgeous old brick schoolhouse in Louisville, CO.  They had so many people, it was hard to maneuver around to get a good look at all the photos.

Crowded pic less crowdedMine was right next to the piece that won first place, so it was a little exciting when they were standing right next to it when they were announcing the first place winner.  In any case, my amazing sister flew all the way from Dallas to spend the weekend in Boulder with me and we had a great time!  And anyway, I read something once written by a judge of these juried exhibits that if you are not chosen, or chosen and you don’t win, it should be like a vitamin pill, to get out there and create and try harder and keep creating.  And that is what it is for me.

I look forward to posting my next image hopefully tomorrow or Monday.  A special tribute to my first Sony Walkman.

Peace