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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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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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Why "Stuff"? I think because I've got way too much swirling in my brain right now. I want to write, but it's hard to choose... Shall I write about pulling myself off online dating? Shall I write about my trip up to retrieve my print from Alexandria? What about my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at The Third Act
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I finally got to photographing all the photo encaustic pieces I've created so far. There are a few pieces missing, in that those were the very first I made and were more in the line of practice efforts. That being said, I'm alway practicing! In any case, I got all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at The Third Act
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Oh, how I miss you. The Pacific, the light, the distinct forms of fog. Hills so green when your thirst is quenched. The smell of fennel and salt by the bay. When summer comes, your fruit and all the time your food. Highway one, redwoods and rhododendrons. And mostly my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at The Third Act
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The temperatures for the past few weeks have been generally running above average. Sometimes the temps have been far above average, hitting the upper 70's. Night time has been slightly closer to normal range. All in all, however, we're looking at an early spring. Daffodils and crocuses are blooming in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at The Third Act
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February 18, 2017 This morning was/is (?) what I'd call a two step backward start to the day. Woke early, 4:30, to a text from Julian telling me he and Karen got to Gualala fine (he sent it late because he forgot, but I was grateful to receive), went back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at The Third Act
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Well, let's see...where shall I begin... Firstly, the trip up to Alexandria for the Ipseity reception was lovely. It was great to chat for a while with other artists and also get acquainted with the juror. There was a decent little gathering for the talk, despite the frigid, windy evening.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at The Third Act
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...already! The first week of the month has flown by and it's well into the second. I've been busy, which is always a good thing. Over the weekend our dojo hosted a seminar with a highly regarded Sensei from Minnesota. A great time was had by all! I felt a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at The Third Act
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The world, my world, feels far less safe and secure than it did even six months ago. Who knows what the future holds? I'm heartened by the coming together of so many. The passion and determination to stand up for what is right is...wonderful. But every day...oof. Living alone, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at The Third Act
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It's been a very long time since I've processed any black and white film. The color film that I've been shooting, I've consistently sent out to get processed, scanning at home and working with the resulting images. Perhaps I've been more eager about the color work, simply because of my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at The Third Act
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The snow has melted...but I find myself mired in winter doldrums. Oh, this is punctuated by bouts of enthusiasm and activity (I bought a new chair and slightly rearranged my living room...see picture below), I have artwork in a couple shows (one currently on view in Philly and another opening... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at The Third Act
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and then the sun came out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at The Third Act
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The holidays are past and it's already the second day of 2017. It's been a little while since I last posted and while I have a number of photos documenting the holiday celebrations out west, I'm going to focus on moving into the fresh space of a new year. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at The Third Act
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What a lovely solstice Eve. A drive up the coast, home made dinner, fire in the fireplace and finally a soak in the hot tub, listening to the waves and watching the sky change colors entering darkness. Couldn't have been a nicer, soul nourishing day. Tomorrow will be food prep... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at The Third Act
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It's definitely felt wintry the past few days. After some rain last week, this week has found us dipping into the teens at night, and the past couple days not getting much above 30F for our high. Today, especially, has been dark and cold. Although Avery and I didn't get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at The Third Act
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...is as good a reason as any to make a blog post. Truth be told, I've not been in the frame of mind to write, or even take many photos. The reasons for this ambivalence? Many and varied. But the reason for not doing is the same reason I'm using... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at The Third Act
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I've been watching it for a couple weeks now. It was late turning this year. All the trees were late, but it seems the Japanese maples the slowest of the bunch. That being said, they can be quite the show offs as well. Julian was in town to spend Thanksgiving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at The Third Act