Category Archives: Nature

Hummers

Four or five hummingbirds zoom around the window. Two males chase each other off. It’s not the females they vie for, I think. They want first shot at the refilled feeder. One lands. Drinks. Some land on the feeder, some … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland – I Never Asked for Adventure

I’m not a thrill seeker. For one thing, I’m 61 and while I still bounce when I fall, I’d rather not fall at all. I don’t love heights, though zip-lining in Costa Rica at my daughter’s insistence (3.5 hours, 13 … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 7 July 2014

Bamboo rafting on the Li River, north of Guilin, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios, Digital Infrared I’m watching the karst mountain peaks recede as the China South 737 lifts us away from what must be one of the most beautiful places … Continue reading

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The Land Always Calls

I know I’m a person filled with opposites. I love being with people, but I prefer to work alone. I am down-in-the-ditches feminist, but I like to be home with my husband and kids. I’m a homebody with wander lust. And … Continue reading

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Art, Your Cousin Is Science!

I’m a bit of a science nerd. I want to know how the world works. I want to travel to the stars. I want to understand the cosmos and the stuff squirming under the rock. I don’t want to do … Continue reading

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Finding Something New

One of the exercises I give photography students is to go to a very familiar place and find something surprising, something new, and make an image that wows you. It’s a hard assignment. Of course, it’s an exercise in slowing … Continue reading

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>Oh Sure! Anyone Can Do This!

>Some art collectors like to denigrate photography. “Anybody can take a picture,” I’m told. You cannot image how many times I’ve heard this. It’s said to my face because the patron thinks I’m being paid a compliment! It’s said as … Continue reading

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