Thursday, April 23, 2015

Interactive Art Hastypearl

Interactive Art

Ive always had this theory, feeling, that art doesn't HAVE to be flat!
I mean, most things in life aren't flat, right?

I think its also Fun and certainly Interesting, when additions to an art piece 
move or can be explored and interacted with.

The pictures in this posting are a corner of a piece, like many that I 
have listed in my hastypearl Etsy shop.

You can see that the piece has lots of texture, 
which makes Your eyes move around the piece and stay a while.

When You follow along today, You will see that if You are a Curious Person, 
You can actually open a Door of sorts, and see what is behind it.... 

I've used really wonderful butterscotch Vintage Buttons, 
stacked one on the other 
as the little lock to the Door.

If you U-N-W-I-N-D the Marsala fiber yarn... will allow you to Open the Secret Door!

And what do You see inside?

A ghost like eco dyed print of a beautiful Red Oak leaf, 
that I collected from my Fall garden!

Yes, I could have just glued this piece to the substrate, 
but You would have missed seeing one of the sides of the paper.

You can leave it open....

....or You can wind the yarn back around the button lock 
and keep it a Secret, until You are feeling Curious, the Next Time...

Art should be Compelling and Provocative...

And FUN!!!

Thanks for stopping by...Im so glad that You did!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Sunsets Hastypearl


Hi. My name is Laura.
I am a Sunset-Aholic :)

I knew when we bought our land 6 years ago, 
that the property itself, was beautiful.
When we found it, it was mostly "unwalkable", 
because the juniper was so thick 
that you had to bend over to get under the branches. 
Initially, we were forced to mostly look at the ground. 
One of my first visits, I was afraid that I wouldn't be able 
to find my way Back to my car!

Little by little, as we got to know the lay of things better, 
and we had the juniper cleared and turned into mulch, 
a wonderful thing happened...

We could see the Sky, and...

We could see LOTS of it.

Elevation, is a Wonderful thing as everyone knows.

With it, you can suddenly have a Long View,
 that being on the flat wont afford.
Our view off of our upstairs deck nets long views and Sunrises.
On the hill and standing on a large boulder in the front of the house....
you can see....

Toot toot too tooooooot.....


I know that when I'm inside and I catch a well timed glimpse outside,  
I run for my camera or Ipad. 
My dogs get excited and think that surely we are running outside,
 to chase something furry to Catch!

But NO...I'm Running to Catch another GreatView!

Because I always have some kind of camera with me, 
I'm also known while driving, 
to pull over on the side of the road at Any time.
After all, what I see, might not be there the next time that I'm passing by.

Below, are only a FEW of many Captures...because remember....

I am a Sunset-Aholic!

Someone once made famous the phrase...
No two Snowflakes are Alike.

Well, its True about Sunsets, as well....



The above image, is a Pano shot taken on my Ipad.
It takes a little practice to get the function down, 
but it is so fun to use, once you figure it out :)
Thanks Phillip, for the lesson!

I didn't alter any of these images.
I know that the camera isn't completely recording exactly what my eyes see,  
but I don't want the Responsibility of trying 
to make it Better than it already is.
I think God has a pretty good eye at this by now!

Taking pictures at the same spot during all seasons, 
will also tell you some things.
Here, I am standing in the same spot, with the same tree on my screen. 
In one frame, the Red Oaks have leaves.
In the next image, they are gone.


At the risk of making the image grainy, 
sometimes, I will zoom in a bit, to make the sunset seem closer.

I took this photo, walking down our 900' driveway. 
The WHOLE arch of the horizon, was filled with these amazing lines.
I'm sure, that a meteorologist would tell us what makes this happen, 
but I don't really care, I guess.
I just know that it stopped me in my tracks.

Of course, its inevitable that we will see the signs of people going places,
 by the remaining vapor trails of the jets.
I love how these two lines intersect!

Sometimes, there aren't enough paints to recreate scenes like this.
Like I said, I will just let God make the decisions about color selections
 and be filled with awe at seeing them.

We don't have the beauty of the Aurora Borealis in Texas, 
but I think that this is a pretty great dance of light.

Well, this could go on forever, so I will stop!
I know that there are just so many photos, that will hold our attention.

There is so much Beauty to be found.
It troubles me, that we may be too busy and miss it.

I think that we must teach ourselves to slow down and Capture and Bank, 
as much of it as we can...

To You and all of the FUTURE Sunsets, Sunrises, Oceans, Mountains, 
Rivers, Flowers, Creatures, Art, Architecture, 
or whatever it is to You that is Beautiful and yet for you to see... sure to Lift up your eyes and Capture your Next FREE Gift!

Happy Viewing to All and I'm so glad that you stopped by ...

Laura aka Hastypearl