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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 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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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
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Finally got around to updating my website...check it out thisiswhatisee.com There's a new section for all the encaustic pieces I've been making, plus I've added more current (although not 2017 as yet) cyanotypes. It took a while and there is still some fine tuning to be done, but I've made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at The Third Act
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It's that time of year again...when I start posting lots of pictures and videos of my garden. Truth be told, I started with the videos a few weeks ago! The spring has been on again, off again starting early (a very warm February, followed by a more average March), meaning... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at The Third Act
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I hadn't thought about it being Thursday, therefore #tbt day. The "throw back Thursday" share isn't as noticeable to me as it once was. "As it once was" could mean two weeks ago in this day and age. Anyway, I hadn't participated in some time. I do so randomly, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at The Third Act
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Today I finally returned to art making and completed another 12 x 24 photo encaustic to add to my growing series. Before I work on any more of these, I'd like to expose new film for the purpose. There are still a few images of this kind (holgarama/faux pano/multi-exposures) in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at The Third Act
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I'm rather zonked at the moment, to write up an extensive report on the wonderful time I had with my sister, Mary, and how fun the road trip up to Philly with her was. So, instead I'll offer a selection of photos I made at Longwood Gardens on Easter Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The Third Act
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Embellished fabric cyanotype #2 now complete. I'm pleased with the results. I didn't have a solid idea in my head at the outset for this (nor for the first one I made). It felt appropriate to work with the form and let the ideas come during the process. Sounds like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at The Third Act
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I suppose if I were to title pieces, that would be fitting. I worked on another 12 x 24 photo encaustic today. The prints were made on my new printer, on presentation paper, the image being split approximately in half. Silly me, I thought piecing together two sections would be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at The Third Act
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I hadn't realized it's been nearly a week since I've posted here. Time marches on and all that, I guess! Spring is playing coy...warmish one day but then cool again, warm again, cool again, punctuated by some rain and thunderstorms. I suppose that's normal. While I'm glad the temperatures aren't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at The Third Act
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Just checking in with a couple photos of a new photo encaustic I made today. This is the first time I used a single solid, 12 x 24 inch print to make the piece. The paper doesn't seem as porous (having come from the printer on single weight, matte photo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at The Third Act
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There's this thing I do come spring time. The weather warms and the perennials really start putting out growth, the bulbs start popping and the dogwoods flower soon after. Every day brings a new surprise in the garden. So...this thing I do, just about every morning...after all the shower/dress/meditate happens...is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at The Third Act
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For the past couple days, I've been devoting my art working hours to scanning negatives. My fabric piece embellishment is on hold for a little while. After editing a number of the images, I think I have some that will work quite well with encaustic treatment. That being said, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at The Third Act
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It's been a lovely, subtle, first day of spring. Temperatures are only slightly below normal (it topped out today at 59F I believe) and mostly sunny. I thought I'd do some gardening, but the energies had other plans and I wasn't drawn to that activity. The day consisted of domestic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at The Third Act
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Today is the end of an era. While attempting to make prints for a new photo encaustic, my printer, well, essentially died. By the time I'd done troubleshooting and talking to Epson on the phone, it was clear the most sensible move forward was to say goodbye. The technician who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at The Third Act
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I woke from a dream this morning...one I actually remembered, for a change. In the dream, I was at the old house (now Matt's house) and he was showing Laurel and I (and some other person) the work he'd been having done. We walked into another room and there through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at The Third Act
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I don't typically make two blog posts in a day, but I'm delighted that I finally finished my first embellished fabric cyanotype. It wasn't the first one I started, as this one more firmly took my attention...although I can't say why. Near the end I was really dragging with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at The Third Act
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No, this picture isn't directly related to the title of this post. It is, however, indirectly related. I've been pulled, time and again, into the pit of depression and almost-despair, increasingly over this winter. It's a struggle to understand the appropriate solution to this problem. Maybe there is none. Maybe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at The Third Act
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I suppose I could have titled this "Stuff II", but how long do I want to carry that out? So...today... The weather has been decidedly chillier than it was for a while. Spring has reverted back to winter, except for the light. The light has been glorious! Temperatures, however, not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at The Third Act