LINGERING AT THE BEACH – Reflections by the sea on a sandy beach with a sea water mirror, ocean art created by the tides in the sand seem like trees & roots today, San Diego sunset with a green flash spark on the horizon. Don’t blink or you will miss it! Don’t hurry home after the sunset or you will miss the pink & purple afterglow on all the clouds. Turning to the east the moon is rising above palm tree silhouettes. These are the days when I remember living in a snowy winter landscape and played California Dreamin’ by the Mama & Papas over & over. San Diego winter is warm & lovely, but I still go home softly humming California Dreaming on Such a Winter’s Day.
HANDMADE BOOKS CAN BE SO MUCH FUN TO DISPLAY. This accordion crown-binding book can be displayed standing up & looks like a star from above! I thought this format was perfect for my photos of a San Diego sunset with a green flash. The green flash is the spark of green that is on the horizon the instant that the sun moves below the horizon. Don’t blink or you won’t see it & it doesn’t happen often. Pages for this book were made by dropping acrylic liquid ink & then speading it quickly with a large brush. I tried to keep the color palettes to the amber, yellow & moody blues of an ocean sunset. 2015