"Masters of Flight and Freedom" gives respect to those who, through life experience, can see what others can't . . . can fly where others shouldn't . . . and fight for what others won't.
Let us feed, shelter and love those whose vision, endurance and courage helps us make life worth living.
Foundation photo by Catharine A Deever
“Where Buds Are Blue” in the other kingdom, everything grows according to the stars that showered them with the dust of life.
The dust sparkles and shines and . . . colors all beneath it with distinction and beauty.
We must allow ourselves to remember that kingdom – from which we all came.
Foundation photo by Greer Moyer, granddaughter.
“Hidden Cluster In The Garden” was developed from 5 layers - prior to applying a filter to highlight the lines. 34 versions of the foundation photo were created before selecting the one to layer and filter for this image.
The raw photo was taken in the Overland Park Arboretum – where each view seems more beautiful than the next.
Because I always think I know what I’m doing when composing a shot, I take extra shots coming and going from a scene. The truth is: it’s the scene I initially ignored that results in unexpected beauty.
Receiving the most comments on our botannicals, is "Hidden Cluster In The Garden".
(foundation photo by Catharine A Deever)
The “Fallen Branch Sings Like A Flute” was inspired by listening to a rendition of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major.
The light, sprite-like phrases float the listener into a pretty place of bliss.
I hope for you to hear and feel your bliss today.
“The Sweetest Bloom Within The Shade” is inspired by the poet, Jane Taylor, who wrote in part:
“ . . . Its stalk was bent, It hung it head, As if to hide from view.
And yet it was a lovely flower – Its colors bright and fair; It might have graced a rosy bower – Instead of hiding there.
Yet there it was content to bloom, In modest tints arrayed; And there diffused a sweet perfume, Within the silent shade.
Then let me to the valley go, This pretty flower to see, That I may also learn to grow, In sweet humility.”
“New Flowers Clash With Color” – was named because new flowers feel so very young, bold and want to be the loudest in the garden.
The sound they make is full of joy and mischief and courage.
I did not want to walk on . . . but, I did. There were other beauties to see and other songs to hear.
Still - I remember – and smile.
(Foundation photo by Greer Moyer, granddaughter.)
“Old Wood Warriors” are vital and strong. The love in their roots flows up and out into all they are.
They cannot be owned. They can only be revered . . . and so must it be.
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Recognized in a LensCulture Review, this image is among River Dee Design's prized artworks.
(Foundation photo by Catharine A Deever)
I took the foundation photo in an arboretum. Although the bench was empty and weathered from the elements - I had faith that it would be lovingly filled soon.
Each photo I take is cropped and toned for a foundation that I think will allow many versions of it to be created from it. Naturally, the original is saved in case I decide to crop and tone a different way for an altogether different approach.
Upon determining a base look, I then experiment with 20 to 60 versions of it - changing colors, applying filters, embedding additional images, or transforming them from a recognizable photograph to several painting styles. Because digital art provides so much flexibility, I can better serve a client who may like a certain image . . . but would love it, if it were different in a specific way.
“Gold In The Trees” is just out of reach – but beautiful to see from the ground.
Not all gold glitters or gleams or shines. Some gold is simply not red or blue.
It still has value without the glitter, gleam or shine. One must just know it when they see it.
Of course, “The Troll In The Stump” is not seen. He doesn’t come out unless he has opportunity to create mischief.
He has not come out today. He is sleeping . . . he is taking the day off.
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