Monday, March 9, 2015

Macro Photography-Snowflakes

 I think we've had our final big snowfall here in PA. It was beautiful and the kids had so much fun sledding in our backyard. I had a great variety of snowflakes to capture and managed to pick a few of my favorites. It takes quite a lot of patience and tolerance for the extreme cold temps however I was rewarded with some amazingly stunning photos of nature's beauty. Enjoy! Looking forward to spring!
Relish the drops of white that linger and land
One can cap the cold to withstand
To capture, save and secure a moment
In the instant of today’s enjoyment
-Stacey Zimmerman

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Muse! Dream! Go!

Action words are inspiring! Write them down when you are feeling uninspired. Be insightful. Listen to the world around you. Write down ideas when you first wake up in the morning. Aren't they powerful? What other words to you like to hear?
Remember Nike's saying "Just Do It!"? Very powerful. Very smart.

Stacey Zimmerman
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pairing Music with Art

Are you hearing a favorite song in your head as you view artwork?
I think I'd pair this piece with something like:

Just like you pair meals with a specific wine.


 Stacey Zimmerman
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Nature's Perfection- Snowflakes Magnified

Stellar Plate
Hexagonal Plate
Stellar Dendrite
These snowflakes were amazing! I was able to capture 3 different types of snowflakes. Here is a guide to snowflakes link:
I did my best at classifying my snowflakes by using the guide above. I'm still in awe over capturing such beauty and perfection of these delicate flakes. The fibers of a scarf are holding up the snowflakes long enough so that I could capture with my camera.
Enjoy the rest of your winter!
Stacey Zimmerman
Mom, Wife, Artist

Turn off the Distractions to Exercise Your Creative Mind

Do you ever feel your brain is taken over by the constant chatter of electronics or television? I tend to get very agitated when I'm not involved in watching television; rather making dinner or if I'm driving with kids in the car, to be able to enjoy music or other stimuli. My brain has a hard time focusing on the moment. I sometimes think my ears are too sensitive but actually I believe it has to do with sensory overload.
Do you ever turn down the radio while driving when you are lost ? Do you feel calmer when the television in the family room is off while you are making dinner?
I know right now as I'm typing, the television is on mute. However, my eyes keep wandering to see the flashes of light. The ads lure you in and grab your eyes, basically taking over your thought process...wait "what was I saying".
Do you ever find that in the morning as you are rising from a restful sleep that you have your most creative moments?

*Keep a notebook handy for those fuzzy morning ideas!

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.