I'm trying something a little different today: a midweek post. I've been thinking about all the photos I make, all the paintings I create, all the inspiration I run into on the web, in books, and elsewhere during the week, all of which stays inside these four office walls - for the most part. And maybe that's where it should stay. I don't know. But I want to share my work. My work has been clawing at my ego, share us! my work says. It's your blog, my ego tells me. You can do whatever you want to!
So we here at Amy C Collins have decided to introduce a new aspect on the blog: midweek posts! These might be photographs, artwork of various mediums, quotes or anecdotes, and links to other artists, designers, writers, and bloggers who are doing great work and sending inspiration out over the internet. Creativity's objective, after all, its mainline lifeline, is the sharing of ideas.
These midweek posts can show up at any time between Monday and Friday and Friday and Monday, in multiples or singles, several times a week or every couple of weeks; it's a freelance brouhaha!
Don't worry about missing cartoon friday and The Column on Monday afternoons - they remain solid staples.
And please, my loyal, regular readers, let me know how you like the new additions! Leave me a comment or send me an email.
Now, on to the show...
the garden in macro: photos
I recently acquired a gently used macro lens (from friend and fellow artist/photographer Emily E.) These are some of my first shots.
echinacea, cranberry cupcake
echinacea, powwow white
lemon mint, an ornamental
young lavender, we're looking forward to next year...
pineapple sage, a gift from friend, June
tiger lily, on its side
foxglove, watch out! (it's poisonous)
monarda, jacob cline
cosmos, orange, wild, reseeded from last year
anise hyssop, me thinks...
blue speedwell, "deer resistant" (not true!)
same as above, which I planted, but I don't know what it is...suggestions?
and rose verbena
*All images are copyrighted under a creative commons license. Please feel free to share or repost my work (link back to me!) so long as it is not for profit.