Sunday, February 28, 2010


This has taken me weeks to put together. Sometimes you just have to set something aside and let it rest, let your brain muddle it over, and then when you come back with fresh eyes and fresh ideas, it often all falls into place. The components are worn, torn and weathered labels I photographed on an old trunk, as well as numbers from trains, fishing boats, houses, nautical charts, and burlap bags. Oh, and there are some rivets in there, too. ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunflowers in February

Sunflowers from Trader Joe's. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Black Crow Black Night

Woke up this morning at 2:30 and had to make something. Had to. This is going beyond obsession! I used a lot of different elements in this piece, ranging from geese I photographed the other day, to a couple of my paintings, a crow on the beach, numbers from the side of a fishing boat, a wall photographed in San Diego, and more. A lot more. Think I'll go back to bed now. ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Architectural Detail

Architectural detail . . . from The Presidio in San Diego and from Santa Fe, New Mexico. ©Carol Leigh

Friday, February 19, 2010


A combination of walls from Mexico, Oregon, and California plus rivets on a bridge. ©Carol Leigh

Friday, February 12, 2010

Palm Tree Bark

A new project in the works. But then I realize I've not shown the previous "new" project. In due course. ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Disconnect the Dots

©Carol Leigh

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Corvallis Tree

Driving home from the airport yesterday I photographed this tree from the car window. I grunged it up, added some elements, and ended up liking the rather old-fashioned look it has. Good to be back with my own computer "gear." ©Carol Leigh

Friday, February 5, 2010

Home again

My flight home from San Diego didn't arrive until late afternoon on Thursday and it was pouring rain, so we elected to stay in a motel and drive home today instead. (It's a 3.5-hour drive from the airport to our house and it encompasses one of the most dangerous roads in Oregon. In the dark, in the rain, and when we're tired isn't the best time to be traveling.) So this morning we set out before sunrise and, en route, decided to take a few detours to see something different. The lighting was exquisite. Beautiful clouds, no rain, little patches of fog here and there, and then the coast was crystal clear, with the ocean looking a rather tropical blue and green with big waves coming in from the south.

In the first photo, I liked the strong shape of the tree and how the road leads my right up to it. The second photo is especially appealing to me because of how the tops of the trees seem to echo the tops of the hills in the distance.

The third photo shows how sometimes loggers will leave one sentinel tree remaining on a hillside, and this one really stood out way up there. And then I took a drive-by shot of trees lining a golf course. The grass of the course was in blue shadow, so it appears quite aqueous in the picture. And then finally the Oregon coast, from a vantage point just up the road from our house.

I'll be prepping and posting some of the photos from my San Diego trip once I get them off my laptop and into my "real" computer. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Brief interlude between photos . . .

Since I'm in San Diego right now and have no access to a fast computer and "real" Photoshop, I won't be posting any montages until I return home toward the end of this week. I've been shooting "components" like crazy, but there's no point mucking around with this stuff without my Wacom tablet, my software, and a faster computer than this little laptop. AND IT'S KILLING ME! More to come soon . . . Carol Leigh