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Therese Brown
more of me found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisiswhatisee/
Interests: gardening, food, art, cinema, aikido, herbs, cultural anthropology, photography, jazz
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The past weekend was jam packed with travel (road trip), learning, and meeting new folks. While not every bit of information is useful for my art career at this point in time, I came away from the "Thriving Artists Business of Art" workshop with a better understanding of the livelihood.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Third Act
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So, I had a week [sort of] off last week. I got some cyanotypes made and worked on dipping more goyu paper prints in encaustic medium, building both of those series. I spoke with the folks at Sneed's Nursery and arranged to present a small class there, on cyanotype, later... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at The Third Act
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...prints on goyu paper, dipped in encaustic medium. I'm really loving this method. Some research is needed to understand the best way to mat/frame/present these. I like the idea of having them under glass, but because of the wax/resin coating, it might be better to have some space between the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at The Third Act
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I've been struggling with my photo encaustic technique. Some of the pieces I made months ago are showing signs of small air pockets. In light of this, I've been on the hunt for different methods to attach the prints to the cradled board base. I decided to print on a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at The Third Act
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I'm entertaining family this week here in RVA. Consequently, I'll be more delinquent than ever writing and posting substantive content here. In the meantime...enjoy this Holgarama from my trip to Seattle last month! Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at The Third Act
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It's been hot...and humid....typical for summer in Virginia, I suppose. The garden keeps evolving. Some plants bloom out and need to be cut back. Some plants get attacked by...well, you name it...and need to be removed. New plants take up empty spaces. Seeds struggle to germinate in the heat but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The Third Act
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New cyanotype in the Baba Yaga's Garden series. I'm going to get my head together and write about this body of work some time, but I need to give it some thought. Anyway, this is 18 x 24 inches...the largest size I've printed cyanotypes. It took a couple goes and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at The Third Act
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It makes me happy to make pinhole photographs. I always seem to connect with the notion that the images represent something deeper than the obvious truth of a situation. The pictures represent a spirit, a dream, the whimsical (and not so whimsical) idea that our existence is mere energy, solidified... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at The Third Act
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While there has been a good supply of flowers to cut and bring into the house (including the sunflower plant that bent in half, offering a dozen lovely blooms), and enough botanicals to reactivate the cyanotype series, it's only been since yesterday that there were enough veggies to contribute significantly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at The Third Act
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It's officially been summer for nearly a week. Interestingly, the weather the past couples days has felt more like early autumn...low humidity and very pleasant warm (but not hot) temperatures. By the week's end both of those factors will rise, with storms moving in. Either way is quite fine. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at The Third Act
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While in the garden, taking pictures this morning, a car pulled over to the curb. An older woman rolled down her window and told me how much she likes what I've done in my yard. She said she couldn't garden any more because of an injury she sustained many years... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at The Third Act
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Today at counseling, I was expressing to my therapist, well, many things. In a round about way, I came to pinpoint an issue that is touching many aspects of my life. It seems I continue to have difficulty with closure around the subject of the end of my marriage, my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at The Third Act
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I took a little trip up to Washington for a few days. It was a lovely time with friends, enjoying deep conversation, fun and beauty. Interestingly, I only came home with a couple rolls of film. That being said, the adventure wasn't specifically to make photographs. Still, here are a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at The Third Act
I wanted to see what it's like to embed a video on my blog...apparently, it works! addendum... here's another...an oldie... I have all sorts of thoughts, when I go back to viewing old videos...or photographs. There is the tug on my heart, a sense of loss. But really, what's lost?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at The Third Act
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....there is always the garden... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at The Third Act
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Ugh, ugh, ugh... Okay...let me back track... Heyoh! Just checkin' in here. It's been nearly a week and I have all these great intentions to build this blog into something unique and interesting, that will in turn feature all my other endeavors which will, in turn, lead me on a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at The Third Act
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...I was at my old house. There was group of people, some family, others who were unfamiliar to me. We were in the space that I knew as the dining room, only it was much larger in the dream...and empty, except for the people. I noticed the slope of the... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at The Third Act
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The past week has been a bitch for me. Try as I might, it's been hard to keep myself centered and confident. In a youtube video I recorded yesterday, I mentioned how I felt my emotions finally pushed through the well intentioned positivity I've been maintaining...like a wall of water... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at The Third Act
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Didja miss me?? I jest, I jest. It was a whirlwind weekend for Mother's Day. Hard to believe I was on a plane heading west at exactly this time last week. Well, technically I was headed southwest to Atlanta and then would be traveling slightly north and west on the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at The Third Act
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Yay! Okay, perhaps I get far too excited by this. But...I delight in some successful pinhole and toy cam film. My color pinholes from pinhole day are fun, as well as my Holgas from Longwood gardens. Sharing to follow below! In other news, I'm gearing up for a spontaneous trip... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at The Third Act
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May in the garden Life force pulsing through the plants Speaking for themselves elderflower buds... larkspur buckwheat poppy mystery plant! chamomile red (pink?) clover ok...I forget what these are called! comfrey angelica meadowsweet yellow and red foxglove valerian feverfew poppy russian kale motherwort lunaria resident arachnid rue columbine Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at The Third Act
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I was inspired to create a couple of cyanotypes, impromptu-like, this week. At the ready was sensitized paper, sunlight and pressed botanicals...and for whatever reason I was moved into the process. Now, the paper had been sitting since last year, and although it was in a dark drawer, I still... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at The Third Act
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It was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day yesterday. This was my eleventh (I think) year participating. I exposed one roll of black and white film (Ilford Delta 100) in my Zero, and set the frame size to 6 x 9. In the pinholga I had a roll of Kodak Ektar (and... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at The Third Act
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I decided to make a run to the nursery today and do some work in the garden. Having spent the morning (after 6am aikido practice in the park) indoors addressing art/work tasks, it was too lovely a day to not be outdoors. This being the new moon was an added... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at The Third Act
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It's been...oh, maybe four days since the sun has shown. The temps are slightly warmer today...in the 60's rather than the 50's so I guess that's an improvement of sorts. Still...it feels like the pacific northwest or something! That being said, after a few years living here, a streak of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at The Third Act