Log From the Beach

Hi everybody! It’s a new year filled with possibilities! I wish you all a great 2018.

Over Christmas Warren and I went to the Washington coast to Copalis Beach and stayed at an awesome place called Iron Springs. It’s several cabins on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Totally awesome.

I haven’t been feeling well, so it was nice to get out of Seattle for a week. Christmas can be a difficult time. For me, sometimes family makes it even more challenging. So my solution now is a quiet time at the ocean.

The two enhanced photos above are of an interesting log that had been washed up on the beach.

I used several various spps to get the effects. I’m a total app junkie and I’ve been letting most of them just sit on my iPad and iPhone. There are just a very few I usually use. Now, I’m branching out.

Last year I had hoped to take my photography to a step further in an abstract way. But we had our house remodeled. It took over six months and threw my life and ultimately my health in a tailspin.

Dealing with a general contractor and an interior designer that I fought with constantly was horrible. The interior designer could draw up plans, but had different taste than me. I think designers are used to just shoving their ideas and colors down the customer’s throats. I had very specific color ideas and design ideas. So we fought over colors, over floor coverings, everything.

All this and then the contractor was to finish in two months and didn’t.

My art work got pushed aside.

So now I am at 2018 and ready to start exploring where I want to go. There are so many kinds of art or photography out there. I try some of the types of photography art to fit in some place. But I never feel like I click. So I need to just explore, and try to figure out what I want to do.

With photography, I feel like I’ve been trying on all kinds of dresses, but none of them fit.

Things are always changing with my painting. But I’m comfortable with that. It feels like growth to me. I feel very frustrated in photography.

Here’s to an art-filled, creative 2018.


  5 comments for “Log From the Beach

  1. January 7, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    wow – beautiful – elegance – deeply valuable and meaningful!!


  2. Ros
    January 5, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I’m not sure about the first one. I like the composition and the cracked painting effect works really well for the log πŸ™‚ However, for all that I love the vibrant blue of the sea, I’m not sure it works in terms of perspective. The log is trying to pull my eyes away into the distance and the sea feels too close for that. Just my thoughts – do what you want with them!

    I love the second one! If I remember rightly, you’re not a great lover of blue, so you may not share my enthusiasm. However, it makes the log stand out really well. And the contrasts and textures you’ve got going there work really well. I really like it πŸ™‚ Makes me think I should try doing something with this: https://i1.wp.com/ripplesinthewind.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/imag0091-3.jpg?ssl=1&w=450 – or you can, if you like!


  3. Carole
    January 5, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Oh, Wow! Kerry. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 5, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Lovely post. Best of luck with your goals for the New Year!


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