This is the first post in a series on Google Plus and Facebook groups dedicated to writers and photographers. Here you will be introduced to several online, social groups that can benefit their members in a number of ways.
First up Google Plus author groups
Blog Writers United
I’m A Blogger!
Promote Your Blog
Writers of Google+
Full-time architect and part-time artist.
Artistic styles include –
What does art mean to you? –
I love making for people watching them light up. Art/design can have such a positive effect on people and really change someone’s quality of life.
Other details about you –
I’m currently in the midst of starting up my own freelance architecture business: Chalker Studio. Like I said, it’s in the works so the website is still under construction.
But if you’d like, feel free to check out my progress: www.chalkerstudio.com.
These are some of her pieces and can be purchased here.
So It Goes
Is it time you decided to put away that old film camera and go all digital? If so, good for you. It will open up a whole world of new and exciting possibilities. As a silly little article that might help to ease in this switch.
5 things do do with those old film roll cases.
- Use them as a pill keeper.
- Make them work as a stand for toothpicks.
- Cut the top and bottom off and make a napkin ring.
- Keep them in your pocket for something to fidget with.
- Store your change.
Unless you’ve been living off the gird or under a rock for the last half decade or so, you have undoubtedly heard of the blogging platform Tumblr. After all, it is one of the most used sites in the world.
And in the last year or so, the idea of virtual reality has really been taking off with the introduction of wearable headgear for games and applications.
What if I told you that you can now combine the two, with virtually no tech skills, to promote your artworks? Here’s how:
If you don’t already have a Tumblr account, sign up and get started on a blog to show off your creative efforts.
Once you have one in place, use your Tumblr page address after this in an address bar – http://tbaloo.com/tumbvr/. So, if your site is http://pittsburgh-portraits.tumblr.com/ (little plug, lol) the address will be http://tbaloo.com/tumbvr/pittsburgh-portraits.tumblr.com
Click the VR google link in the bottom right corner and you’re all set to view your blog in full virtual reality!
No only is this really interesting but also a good promotional feature for any artsy person.
As a photographic artist, one of the things that might appeal to you is shooting stunning shots of some of nature’s wonderful scenes and animals. But, depending upon your location and ability to do some traveling, this may or may not be something that you can easily do.
In cases in which you can’t get out to the wide open spaces in the American Western states, take a trip to Australia or the Arctic, or even check out the hot, dry African wilderness, there are still some “cheats” you can do order to get some incredible shots of majestic beasts and landscapes.
1. Head to the nearest zoo
If you hit these facilities at the right time, you can get some great shots on animals and the man-made scenes that are set up for them to stay. Sure, you might have to deal with crowds and fences but there are sections that you can work around such problematic elements. You might also come across some aqua exhibits that you can explore through glass.
Here are a few samples of my own wildlife and nature photography at the Pittsburgh Zoo.
2. Find a local park or hiking tail
Some of these will feature beautiful vegetation and waterways and you might occasionally get a photo of anything from a small animal to something as large as a deer or bear. Of course, in these cases you have to be a little more careful as that there is nothing to come between you and the animal if it decided to get a little daring.
These are a few of the pictures I have taken on trails.
As a person who loves to be inventive in my own way, it was a while back that having been inspired by the likes of the Sonnet, Limerick and Haiku, I thought about trying to develop my own poetic format. This is what I ended up developing. Who knows, maybe it will catch on.
I call it Singular Linearism.
The name is a result of the fact that it is made up only lines of a single word or single small phrase of less that 5 words. The full piece can be either 16 or 20 lines. And the structure is as follows:
If 16 lines –
Lines 1 – 3 – One word
Line 4 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 5 – 7 – One word
Line 8 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 9 – 11 – One word
Line 12 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
Lines 13 – 15 – One word
Line 16 – One phrase of 3 to 4 words
If using 20 lines the phase should be at lines 5, 10, 15 and 20.
Art comes in many forms and it’s always a fun experience to learn about a new artist that you have not heard of before. This was the case when I came across the vivid and detailed creations of one Micaela Buantello Enriquez.
While this young lady does a lot of work in the horror genre (you can check out her Facebook here), she is rather diverse in her designs and certainly offers an intriguing style for her fans.
Below you can take a peek at a few samples of some of her pieces.