2014

It’s coming close to the end of the year, and the Daily Post has challenged us to make a post about it. 2014 has been one ‘Extreme Tale‘ (that’s today’s Daily Prompt, I wouldn’t normally say things like that…).

I’ve decided to respond with a timeline of my 2014 here on WordPress.

January

NYPD: Highway Patrol
NYPD: Highway Patrol
NYPD: Art Theft
NYPD: Art Theft
Underwater: Coral
Underwater: Coral
  • I was accepted into the Local Exposure Show at Gallery 725 and participated in Photo Jax for the 2nd year in a row.
  • I started hosting the One Word Photo Challenge! We are now 44 weeks in and going strong.
One Word Photo Challenge Badge
One Word Photo Challenge Button

February

Castillo de San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos
Consulting 101 Full Cover
Consulting 101 Cover

March

Wagon
Wagon
  • Torn Lace by Jack Bruns was published with my illustration and design on the cover.
Torn Lace ebook Cover
Torn Lace Cover

April

Kite
Kite

May

glow in the dark
Aliens

June

Stranger
Stranger
En Plein Air
En Plein Air

July

Gears
Gears
shadow 2
shadow 2
shadow 1
shadow 1
Project Management 101 Full Cover
Project Management 101 Cover

August

Travels
Travels
Playground
Playground
  • I had my work in 2 New York group shows. One was a selfie show, who would have imagined that would have ever happened?

September

Balloon
Balloon
Daisy and the Unwanted House Guest
Daisy and the Unwanted House Guest

October

Halloween: Ghosts
Halloween: Ghosts
zombie wp
Halloween: Zombie
Awaken
Awaken

November

  • I completed Photography 101.
Glass
Potion
Fire
House Fire
Construction
Construction
IMG_9178
Police Car Lights Detail

December

Squirrel
Squirrel

December has just begun, but I don’t want to let the momentum of Photography 101 die down. I have some Christmas images planned, as well as a bit of a mixed media experiment- then of course the One Word photo challenges and other challenges here and there.

My 2 favorite images I’ve made, thus far, are Kite and Awaken (seen above in April and October) – and I made them both this year (in response to the One Word Photo Challenge and the Weekly Photo Challenge). That’s got to say something about me improving as an artist and about the benefits of photo challenges.

I’ve also started building a lot more of my props. While in all my images I’ve built some part of it (painted the background at least) and I’ve arranged the scene, my images are beginning to become even more sculptural. i.e. the ocean in Awaken is made from clay and painted, the tree and the kite in Kite were made with a 3-doodler, the squirrel and ground in Squirrel were made with clay. Basically, the hands on process makes me feel more connected to the images.

Thanks for taking a look back with me.

What are your December goals?

19 Comments Add yours

  1. shinaj1 says:

    I love your work, I haven’t seen anything like it. You’re very talented. The squirrel is adorable and Awaken is amazing.

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    1. Thank you so so much! You just made my day :)

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  2. Steve Lakey says:

    This is an original idea for a post. Great pictures too! :-)

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  3. Nato says:

    What a great summary! I am impressed:) My goal is to just keep up blogging. It has become very therapeutic, educational and social!

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    1. Thank you :)
      Agreed in every sense about blogging. Glad you’re going to keep it up- a harder goal than it sounds.

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      1. Nato says:

        True. I just want to get into a regular schedule/pattern with my two blogs…and manage to exercise, eat and work, lol.

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        1. Oh goodness. Me too! I definitely wish it was easier to fit everything into one day. Good luck!!

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  4. What a year. Congratulations on your publications. You are very talented. :D

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  5. You’ve had a very good year! And I am really enjoying your challenges! :)

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    1. Thank you and I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying it :)

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  6. Wow, you have had a successful year! Onward and upward in 2015!

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    1. Thank you :) The same to you.

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  7. Cee Neuner says:

    This is way cool. I just might have to copy you … at least my version of it. Thanks for the idea :)

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    1. Thanks and no problem! Looking forward to seeing what you post :)

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