I was fortunate enough to know a professional portrait photographer who could make me look good for my head shot in my online testimonial for the British College of Journalism.
Seeing that head shot gave me an idea for a series of the floral variety so here they are. Do you have a favorite?
Photo 1: Two tone Dahlia
Photo 2: Pompom of prettiness
Photo 3: Hibiscus
Photo 4: White Orchid Spray
My favorite time of the year. The sights and sounds of Christmas. So since I’m in a festive mood here are some reds and whites from the floral kingdom.
Photo 1: Festive Dahlia
Photo 2: White Orchids
Photo 3: Red Dahlia
Photo 4: Red Orchids
Photo 5: Speckled red orchids
Happy Holidays everyone!
The first Friday in October is World Smile Day! Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963 and thanks to him we now have more opportunities to share a smile and an act of kindness!
Here a few photos that I hope will keep you smiling!
Photo 1: Darling Dahlia
Photo 2: Spray of Pink Orchids
Photo 3: Flowers and Swords make me smile (this was at a photo shoot with my Kuk Sool Won Master)
Photo courtesy of Portrait Photographer, Sharon Cohen (@TheVanityFlare)
Photo 4: Bounty of Black-eyed Susans
There are few better ways for a floral photographer to celebrate a birthday as being surrounded by exotic flowers with camera in hand and time to spare.
My lovely family took me along to the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco and I spent a few happy hours bonding with the beautiful blooms.
Photo 1: Orchid
Photo 2: Hibiscus
Photo 3: White Orchid
Photo 4: Yellow Cattleya orchids
Making art is an expression of who I am.
The wonders I see and experience are a catalyst for creating and sharing.
I make art because the alternative is not an option.
Quote 1: “When passion fuels your destiny, joy will appear!” ~Vanessa Lee Thomas
My morning ritual usually includes reading the latest blog post by Seth Godin. It’s a way to kick my brain into gear and give me food for thought.
His recent post, What is your art? really resonated with me. I produce my art because I want to share something beautiful with the world and because I love it!
I am so grateful to all those who tell me that my art makes them smile and brightens their day. That they think of me when they see flowers. It warms my soul.
Quote 2: “Little deeds are like little seeds, they can grow to flowers or to weeds” ~Daniel D Palmer
Quote 3: “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our lives would change” ~ Buddha
Quote 4: ” Your soul can see the beauty that surrounds you, embrace it!” ~Vanessa Lee Thomas
A brief glimpse of sunshine this morning made these orchids glow.