Monday, February 16, 2015

Abstract Macro Floral Photography

See link below to check out my work on Fine Art America:

Nature's art is captured in my abstract macro floral photographs. I love the curves and the natural colors of nature's elements. I love the idea that no other image will be like one of mine. Each image is unique and original and no other image will be the same as another.

Turning a rather ordinary flower into a piece of art by manipulating the camera and using a great macro lens is quite rewarding. I do not look at a bouquet of roses like anyone else. I tend to examine the curves and the contrasts in color. Light is a great benefit to capture the finest image. Adjusting the light onto my subject can create some breathtaking images, dreamlike macros that inspire the viewer with awe. My hope is that my images will evoke strong positive emotions.
-Stacey Zimmerman

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

5 Simple Creative Therapeutic Exercises

  1. Buy a big canvas and paint something large! Using your whole body to create can relieve stress and tension.
  2. Turn up the music! Try some new song...a new singer/songwriter with acoustic qualities. You may be surprised what areas of the brain get stimulated.
by Stacey Zimmerman
        3. Relax and breathe. Close your eyes and see in your mind's eye what you want to put on       canvas.
4. Read some poetry; paint what image comes into your head after reading.
5. Get inspiration from nature.



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Blogging Tip-Speed Typing

Tips for Bloggers!
1. Manage your time and become a faster typist and a speed reader. I've taken some tips from Pat Flynn's -The Smart Passive Income Blog
You can try this typing test down below to test yourself. I really agree that being a fast typist is beneficial. You save so much time. As you are typing a new post like I am right now I'm brainstorming and free writing...getting all those words out there to you, my readers, followers and fans. It usually takes me about 20 minutes to write a new blog post, about the time it takes you to grab a cup of joe in the drive-thru. I'm one of those people that when I have an idea I MUST get it out there. Just like when I have a blank canvas I usually have the picture in my head at that moment in time. Certainly I am not one to mess around with time.
Typing Test
Visit the Typing Test and try!
* I took a 15 minute break and was able to get a higher speed!

Typing Test
Visit the Typing Test and try!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Inspiration- Macro Photography

Grab your Macro lens!
I was intrigued by the falling snow and grabbed my Canon T3i and macro lens that my loving hubby bought me for Christmas. I was able to focus in on a snowflake in its awe and beauty. I love the details and texture of this image. Stay warm and enjoy the wonder of winter.
-Stacey Zimmerman

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Are you a sparkly yellow leaf?

Are you a sparkly yellow leaf flying in the breeze, a vibrant orange leaf falling, or a brilliant red leaf stuck on a branch? Why?
Which words attracted your attention: sparkly, vibrant or brilliant? A specific color: red, orange or yellow? Or perhaps you fell you are stuck, falling or flying?
I think I'm a sparkly yellow leaf flying in the wind because my life is an organized chaos right now. I've been packing and planning to move to PA. Boxes litter my house, to do lists are too long and my family has bittersweet feelings about leaving our great neighborhood. Changes are always a challenge. Fear of the unknown! All we want is for each of us to be happy, healthy and comfortable.

-Stacey Zimmerman
Mom, Wife and Artist

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Artist's Spirit-Explore Your Inner Creative Self

Task List- Week #9
Can you feel the change in the air lately? It's time for a list of tasks to conquer to feed your creativity.

1. Pull out your camera and take some pictures of items that you normally would not photograph. It's all about doing something that is not normal! Grab some beautiful fresh cranberries and arrange them in a bowl. Use your macro lens or macro setting on your camera and get some neat shots up close...real close! Puts things in a totally different perspective!  Try some different items such as cotton, flower petals, candy corn, or even material from a costume? 
2. Time to shop for a new pair of boots. Find a pair that are totally original.
3. Download a new song-try a Celtic or Gaelic song. How does this music make you feel?
4. Text a friend you haven't connected with in the past month. Time to reconnect and meet for a coffee date.
5. Make your Christmas wish list! Yes, adults can make a list too!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Need Inspiration?

Create a collection of ideas to spark your creativity...
In the past, I've cut out magazine articles, photos and quotes and put on an old cork bulletin board. Pinterest is a great online tool using an online bulletin board. I love to browse the magazine section in stores and pick out the most eye catching magazine based on the design, composition and color!  The magazine that grabs my attention will most likely be the one I decide on purchasing. Use this idea for your artwork...create with passion and create with vibrant or complimentary colors that the viewer's eye will be drawn to again and again. Gather all your inspirations and put them together and see what ideas come into your head. Your brain is an amazing network of ideas that are waiting to be pulled out into the world. You just have to find that outlet!
Stacey Zimmerman