Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ygritte, Graphite

Ygritte, Game Of Thrones
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Oriental Lily, 2016

Oriental Lily, 2016
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/266337332/oriental-lilies-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Cattleya Orchid, 2016

Cattleya Orchid, 2016
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Angraecum Orchid, 2016

Angraecum Orchid, 2016
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/266337044/angraecum-orchid-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Oncidium Orchid, 2016

Oncidium Orchid, 2016
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Glimpse Into the Life of an Introverted Extrovert

A large crowd had gathered, covered in hats and gloves on an unseasonably warm Saturday morning in January, the temperature hovering around freezing. At the head of this energetic group was the unlikeliest of people... Me. I'm notoriously reclusive and like moving at my own pace, which is usually in and out as fast as possible.  Few things draw me out of the confines of my cinnamon scented artist studio. The St. Paul Winter Carnival annual orchid show happens to be one of them.

Frost on Leaves, 2016
Determined to avoid the mass of people I dealt with begrudgingly last year, I was the first to arrive. A nonfat latte filled my reusable coffee mug decorated in glow-in-the-dark skeletons. The doors didn't open for half an hour, but that was okay because I had the frost covered outdoor garden at the Como Zoo and Conservatory to myself. For the time being anyway.

Narcissus, 2016
Soon, other orchid fans started to arrive.  Droves of still in love elderly couples and fellow photographers lined up behind me. We all had but one purpose. To view this years orchids, and in my case, to also see the Narcissus and Cyclamen in the Winter Flower Show.

Cymbidium Orchid, 2016
After the doors opened, I quickly left the giddy crowd behind and was soon frantically taking photos of orchid after orchid. The cymbidium orchids were my first and last stop (I hit them up a second time on the way out).  There were less of them this year, which left room for other species of orchid.

Cattleya Orchid, 2016
Ever play hide-and-seek in the conservatory? That's what it felt like I was doing today. At each display, I would take photos until the crowd would catch up with me. Then I would move on. An introverted extroverts game of hide-from-the-horde. By eleven o'clock, I was completely surrounded by the herd mentality that happens when too many people gather in a confined space. My winter boots were being tread upon by strollers and feet alike.  My cue to leave.

Renanthera Orchid 2016
On my way home, as the sun hid behind the occasional cloud, I refilled my nonfat latte. Hide-from-the-horde is an exhausting game, but well worth it to see my favorite flowers all together at one of my favorite venues. Maybe next year, I'll have conversations beyond "hello" and "which orchid is your favorite?".  Gasp.

Frost on Leaves, 2016

Frost on Leaves, 2016
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Oriental Lily, 2016

Oriental Lily, 2016
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/266175791/oriental-lilies-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Renanthera Orchid, 2016

Renanthera Orchid, 2016
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Cattleya Orchid, 2016

Cattleya Orchid, 2016
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Cyclamen, 2016

Cyclamen, 2016
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Cemetery Tombstones, 2015

Cemetery Tombstones, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/253216103/cemetery-tombstones-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Janet Leigh in Psycho, Graphite

Janet Leigh, Graphite
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Chrysanthemum, 2015

Chrysanthemum, 2015
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Saffina, 2015

Saffina, 2015
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Sydney Opera House, 2013

Sydney Opera House, 2013
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rudbeckia, 2014

Rudbeckia, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/202259409/rudbeckia-flower-macro-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Oriental Lily, Macro Photography

Oriental Lily, Macro Photography
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/185818099/oriental-lilies-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Cemetery Tombstones, 2015

Cemetery Photography, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/251651485/cemetery-tombstones-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Ygritte, Game of Thrones

Ygritte, Game of Thrones
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Vincent Price, Witchfinder General

Vincent Price, Witchfinder General
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Angraecum Eburneum Orchid, 2015

Angraecum Eburneum Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/254273291/angraecum-eburneum-orchid-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Dandelion, 2014

Dandelion, 2014
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Cemetery Photography, 2015

Cemetery Photography, 2015
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Marley Shelton, Planet Terror, Graphite

Marley Shelton, Planet Terror, Graphite
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/251475906/marley-shelton-in-planet-terror-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Vincent Price & Barbara Steele, The Pit and the Pendulum

Vincent Price & Barbara Steele, The Pit and the Pendulum
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Abigail Breslin in Maggie, Graphite

Abigail Breslin, Maggie
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/251368593/abigail-breslin-in-maggie-fine-art-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Pine Cone, 2014

Pine Cone, 2014
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Cemetery Tombstones, 2015

Cemetery Tombstones, 2015
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Vincent Price, The Fall of the House of Usher

Vincent Price, The Fall of the House of Usher
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/207049617/vincent-price-in-the-fall-of-the-house?ref=shop_home_active_4

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tim Curry as Pennywise, Graphite

Pennywise, Graphite
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109044651/tim-curry-as-pennywise-fine-art-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Calla Lily, Macro Photography

Calla Lily, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/238551027/purple-calla-lily-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Calceolaria, 2015

Calceolaria, 2015
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Lilac Breasted Roller Bird, Colored Pencil

Lilac Breasted Roller Bird, Colored Pencil
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97113683/lilac-breasted-roller-fine-art-print?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Alcartraz Window, 2015

Alcatraz Window, 2015
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Narcissus, 2014

Narcissus, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/214724109/narcissus-flower-fine-art-photo-print?ref=shop_home_active_4

Vincent Price, The Last Man on Earth

Vincent Price, The Last Man on Earth
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207048443/vincent-price-in-the-last-man-on-earth?ref=listing-shop-header-2


Hippopotamus, Colored Pencil

Hippopotamus, Colored Pencil
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Cemetery Tombstones, 2015

Cemetery Tombstones, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/251598432/cemetery-tombstones-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Cattleya Orchid, 2015

Cattleya Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/255763393/cattleya-orchid-petal-fine-art-photo?ref=shop_home_active_5

Friday, January 22, 2016

Alcatraz, 2015

Alcatraz, 2015
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Rose, 2015

Rose, 2015
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Yellow Iris, 2015

Yellow Iris, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/158813440/yellow-iris-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Masdevallia Orchid, 2015

Masdevalia Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/211062615/masdevallia-infracta-orchid-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Shelley Duvall, The Shining, Graphite

Shelley Duvall, The Shining, Graphite
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