Saturday, July 21, 2012

Well, hellooooo again --

I'm speaking to you from the land of retirement, where clocks have no meaning, every day is Saturday, and the biggest decision is whether to play with my pictures, do a little watercolor painting, or take a nap for a while.

It's been all of 3 days that I've been retired!  It's a kind of tumultuous time, no matter how happy it may be (and it is very happy, for me) -- it's also a time of looking back over things, taking stock of the things you've accomplished, wondering with all the things you're putting aside . . . who am I any more?

Well, anyone who's read this blog knows that I've been reinventing myself as a fine art photographer, so "fine" at this point that I've been accepted into Open Studios this year!  I was astonished to hear that they had chosen me  -- I really wasn't expecting it.


So, I've been working hard to get my stuff together, even though it isn't until October; I don't want to be rushed.  My greeting cards are done, I'm ordering big things printed on canvas one by one, my advertising postcards are done -- things are moving along pretty well, since it's only July.  

I like this picture of a heron I took a couple of years ago but just processed today.  For some reason, it makes me think of Gustave Klimt, and I wonder what the printed photo would look like, on matte paper with little gildings of gold here and there.  What do you think?  It looks like the rock behind him (her?) could be made into a circular moon kind of thing.  I really want to move into something that's kind of mixed media; I just finished a collage class and loved it, and I wonder if there are ways to incorporate my photos into collages and so on.  Anyone doing this kind of thing, so you can show me examples?

Anyway, I've missed you all, and hope that one or two of you have missed me :)  I now have the time to put my thoughts together enough so that I can share them with the world (haha) and so I'm returning to blogging.  Seriously.  I am.  Stay tuned . . .

 

6 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Welcome back and congrulations on your retirement.

Your image in this post is lovely. Looking forward to seeing more. :)

TexWisGirl said...

the heron is gorgeous! and happy retirement, i hope! :)

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Nancy and Tex -- I'm so happy to have the time to do what *I* want to do --

Lisa Gordon said...

Welcome back my friend, and Happy Retirement to you!
Also a very big congratulations on Open Studios.
This is so truly well deserved!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thank you so much, Lisa -- I'm glad to see you again, too!

raisingahappyfamily-momof8 said...

congrats on your retirement!! enjoy!! my sister retired last year..she is painting, traveling and taking pictures of everything. i have to make an appt to see her...
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
have fun!!