A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New

This is not really a “photo-as-art” post, bear with me.
Learned something new. Origami box made from six 3×3” papers.

Envisioning new usage for the reject day job pattern printouts.

The progression of the folding, starting from bottom.

Second box:

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Hat tip to @embellish_or_perish for finding origami octahedrons at a charity shop and making me curious!

And to Google for the How-To Tutorial.

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike

A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

I’ve driven across the US many times and in the process I’ve developed some photographic obsessions.
Hay Bales.
Grain Silos.
Water Towers!

This is one I captured in Cisco, TX. cisco_inspo_750

See the fingerprints in the lower left?
I used the photo as reference for this pastel:

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Cisco, TX, pastel on paper, 33 x 22″, available

Do you have road trip obsessions?

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

With this week’s theme of water, I offer some images from my On the Edge US series.
This was a project tied to a road trip that I took in 2014, circumnavigating the US as close to the edge of the contiguous 48 states as I could get on US highways and Interstates.

Each “edge” has an ocean, a gulf, or lakes/ rivers.

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US1, Florida Keys

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Maine Coast

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Niagara Falls, NY

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US101, Oregon Coast

I applied the watercolor look to my photographs using the Waterlogue app.
There are smart device and a desktop versions available.
To see the entire On the Edge series, click here.

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.
and
Michelle’s Creative Compulsions Linky Party