"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land
There are a couple of folks in our town that have taken to erecting a tepee on their land, which has become an attraction to me. I noticed the one above late last fall and made sure I made tracks through the area in case the structure went up again. It took me a couple of visits before I had a sky that worked well and this particular image is from a late evening when brooding clouds were about.
Several years ago my wife and I worked on an indian reservation in Arizona and this tepee was a reminder of the many friends we made and the interesting culture that we lived at the time. The elder Native America women were always adorned with yards of turquoise jewelry and colorful garments when they made their way to town. We had dinner with a few families and were even able to watch as one of our friends mother wove a rug that we later purchased.
The blog image was processed in Photoshop CS5 with some noise reduction done in Topaz DeNoise 5 and then a couple of textures added with Totally Rad software.
Summer is upon us and I'm preparing for 3 different "art in the parks" that are fast approaching. I hope all of you that visit this blog are having an enjoyable summer with famly and friends. I don't know about you, but to me it just seems like the days are flying by.
Sic 'em Bears!
For more views of my work visit;
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org