Travel A-S-I-A ~ luang prabang, laos

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A large statue of a  gold reclining Buddha diptych on black background RECLINING BUDDHA

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A reclining Buddha is a rarely found statuary pattern and represents the Buddha during his last illness, about to enter parinirvana – nirvana after death.  In this iconic pose he is always depicted lying on his right side, head resting on a cushion or right elbow and his hand supporting his head.

One usually finds these icons in temples but I happened upon this massive sculpture while hiking Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos. The statue is so long from head to foot that I had to split it into 2 images and, as you can see below, I’m not very good at lining things up!

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Prior to this hike I’d injured my knee and considered staying at the hotel but Laos is a land of enchantment and reluctant to miss anything in this stunningly beautiful country, I decided to take…

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GET-ting B-E-T-T-E-R all the Time!

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Polaroid transfer image art The Rusty Nail

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I’m totally stoked!

My image THE RUSTY NAIL has been selected for the prestigious 2015 ArtFields art competition!

Arriving on New Years day the acceptance letter read:

Dear Artist, Congratulations! Your submission to ArtFields® received the combined rating to move forward and compete for $100,000 in cash prizes. The submission process by a panel of visual arts professionals  was extremely competitive.  ArtFields will be a diverse competition, exhibiting approximately 400 works from across the Southeast. The accepted artwork represents a wide range in subject matter, medium, and emerging to established artists. We are enthusiastic about exhibiting your artwork in Lake City, SC during ArtFields from April 24-May 2, 2015.

Limited to one submission, I chose a piece from a transfer film process I started working with this year.

The digital image was taken at The Rusty Nail – a downtown…

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A-L-I-C-E in my W-O-N-D-E-R-Land

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Two strangers shaking hands O.C. and Alice

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I believe I live in W-O-N-D-E-R-Land!

For where else but Wonderland could I introduce 2 strangers to each other, get them to hold hands, take a photograph and win an award for the image?

On October 11th I participated in the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk in Wilmington, NC. It’s an annual event where on the same day in over 1,000 cities world-wide, 20,000+ photographers take to the streets with their cameras to win some really cool prizes.

Hence, while on my walk seeking the prize winning subject, I happened upon young Alice who was sitting with her mother at a quaint sidewalk cafe table @ 9 Bakery & Lounge . The city of Wilmington may be familiar to you because this year USA TODAY readers voted it the #1 Best American Riverfront 2014 and FORBES magazine rated Wilmington…

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THINGS WORTH R-E-M-B-E-R-I-N-G

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A small boat tied to a dock at sunrise for-sale online THE GOOD LIFE

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THINGS WORTH REMEMBERING

The value of time
The success of perseverance
The pleasure of working
The dignity of simplicity
The worth of character
The improvement of talent
The influence of example
The obligation of duty
The wisdom of economy
The virtue of patience
The joy of originating
The power of kindness
Anon

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WOKE UP, IT WAS A CHELSEA MORNING ~

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Buy Chelsea Morning Sunrise Sunset Image Art Online CHELSEA MORNING

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A dramatic colorful dawn.
A vibrant sun barely peeking above the horizon.
A brilliant turquoise blue sky mirrored on the waters’ surface.
A seagull perfectly silhouetted in a water-world landscape.
The strains of a song running through my head.

Many times when I’m photographing, I’ll hear a song drifting in my mind. If it’s persistent enough it becomes the title for the image.  On the day I took this image, I couldn’t get the song ‘Chelsea Morning’ by Joni Mitchell out of my head!

In her 1967 introduction to ‘Chelsea Morning’ at the White Swan in Leicester, Joni said this of her song “This is my Chelsea Song. It’s also full of morning and rainbows and much the same things because it was inspired by the same set of stained glass windows.”

Happy humming!

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning

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A G-I-F-T to put under your Tree!

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This Holiday Season I’ve asked Santa to put these presents
under your tree  ~

The gift of Love
The gift of Peace
The gift of Happiness
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Lianne Schneider, Painter, Digital Artist

Lianne Schneider, Painter, Digital Artist

From 1 Artist 2 Another

“I have a passion for the landscape of Western New York and for the sea that I am unable to express completely in my poetry alone.”


lianne-schneider-1397780264-mediumLianne Schneider, Painter, Digital Artist

I have a passion for the landscape of Western New York and for the sea that I am unable to express completely in my poetry alone. Now, I have converted both those loves into digital paintings in an impressionist style that express what I see with the heart more than with the eye. I added to that the metaphor of the spiritual journey in my Sea Stories paintings – a visual metaphor for our personal quest for character, courage and truth. Contemporary, yet timeless, my digital paintings are modern realism but with homage to the classic works. In addition to my current art work, I have two self-published volumes of poetry, ‘Songs of the Heart’s Longing’ from Blurb publishing…

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