Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Tree in Maine


A Tree in Maine -  by Lynda Lehmann Art c 2016


Here's a beautiful tree I photographed one spring, in Maine. There were four or five of these Kwanza Cherry Trees in a row, about 20 or so feet from each other, and their pink was just exploding in the sunlight!

Seeing all those cherry trees in a line, glowing pink and magenta in the sun, was wonderful serendipity, a touch of welcome color when walking down a road past grisled forest where the green was broken only by tree trunks and fallen branches.

The sunlight on the trees made the scene seem bigger than life.  Isn't it amazing how the light makes all things pop, indeed, seems to make things come alive?  In short, light seems to make things "real!"


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Musing on Creative Process


Orbiting Seashells - Digital Art c 2016 Lynda Lehmann



I believe the "logic" of abstract art is purely an internal logic: a logic of the visual language. Some or many elements compete for various positions in the totality of the piece, and those elements can be compared to the elements of spoken language. Some areas are dominant, like the subject of a sentence. Some carry the "action," as a verb does. Other areas of the composition are transitional and create linkage between one area and another, kind of like a preposition. 

This is just my own perception. But in my thinking, I have run into this metaphor again and again. And I'm fascinated by the language comparison: in this case, with the analogous visual parts making up the analogous (visual) "whole." 

In what way do YOU regard abstraction?  Maybe you think of it in a musical or psychological or religious paradigm?

Lynda Lehmann c 2013 
from "Peripheral Vision: Inner Sights by Lynda Lehmann"


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Return to Blogging



Fantasy with African Violets and Peace Lily - c 2016 Lynda Lehmann



I have gone through many life changes since I last blogged here or at my Mindsights Blog, which you can visit here: www.mindsights.wordpress.com.
You’ve likely gone through a lot of life changes as well, and I hope that you are finding good outcomes.  I hope to post more frequently and to not have to drop the ball again.  I had met so many good and interesting people while blogging that I can earnestly say it was one of the most interesting and fulfilling endeavors of my life.  Mostly because of YOU!  Blogging would have meant nothing were it not for the persons behind the posts.  And that’s obvious.  Nonetheless, good feelings are always worth sharing.
So I will begin now by offering some of my words about art and creative process, and try to post much more often, both images, writing and whatever other forms of communication seem appropriate.
You can read my short #‎essays on #‎art, including ART AND POWER here: http://www.creativity-portal.com/articles/lynda-lehmann/ and share your thoughts with me!
My best to each of you.  Much time has passed, but our creative passions have a way of re-igniting themselves, post adversity.  Or perhaps they are a potent force that helps us prevail both during adversity and after!  What’s your feeling about that?  How has creativity, whatever form it takes in your life, worked for YOU?

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Beautiful Seashells on Your Postage Stamps!


 



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Monday, August 10, 2015

Return to Blogging...



  





To my readers and blogging friends whom I met so long ago, on our respective blogs.  I don't know how life threw me off course (but then again, I do) but the tides have taken a peaceful turn and my little boat is upright.  So I am aiming for solid land and to blog and produce a lot of art and gift products, the things that give me joy.   

I know we have all gone through all kinds of changes.  Sometimes getting back on our feet is tough. My advice is to hang in there and believe in the future you were trying to make for yourself. 

I hope to find you again if you are still blogging.  I will try to intersperse the usual nature articles and poems with my more "commercial" posts. I hope to keep it going!  My best to you!

All Photos c Lynda Lehmann

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Monday, March 9, 2015

IDENTITY THEFT and FRAUD SITUATION!


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Image “Waiting” c Lynda Lehmann
I want to advise my FB, artist and blogging friends that the URL to my main web site has been stolen and is being used fraudulently and no doubt, to dubious ends. I have no idea how many folks who know me or who don’t know me, have visited lyndalehmann.com, and I want to warn you against doing so. If you choose to go there, you are at least forewarned and are doing so at your own risk.
Someone has snatched my name/URL (from my first and primary site, now defunct, with the owners no longer at the helm) and used it, along with my photo and some content from my bio, to create a site of dubious merit. This person has posted numerous articles in my name. Many of the articles it links to, look legit at first glance. A mysterious disclaimer on the front page about cookies and tracking makes me wonder….just what they’re after. Harnessing traffic from my once-busy site that I have lost possession and control of, or just stealing identities to pull off internet schemes?
So, lyndalehman.com, which was my beloved first and foremost site with well over 1000 art images on it, now appears to be a fraudulent baiting/phishing site of some kind. And the worst thing is that it appears at the top of all my web listings! So that means a lot of unsuspecting people have visited there.
I’m trying to address the situation, but just want to warn you that if you go there and see my name and image, it’s not me. It’s a case of internet identity theft. Just so you know!
I have been advised to post this on my sites, so that no one will be unwittingly taken advantage of.  In the meantime, I am “Waiting” for resolution of this problem.







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Thursday, July 17, 2014

“Seashell Burst” and Other Archetypal Forms


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I call this image "Shell Burst" because it reminds me of the proverbial "Sunburst."  The sun has been a metaphor on numerous levels for the human species since the beginning of time, so it seems to follow that any image resembling a sunburst might conjure subconscious archetypes.  This closeup of a gorgeous fluted conch in relation to an adjacent shell makes a meditative still life that to me, is a tribute to nature's gorgeous diversity.

I am impressed by the delicate ridges of shell that encircle the center, and I'm reminded of the repeating, self-mirroring forms in nature that are expressed in the mathematical algorithms of fractals as well as in so many natural forms.  The self-replicating forms of ferns and other plants are perfect examples of the impressive genetic codes that determine each species of life on earth, and the same majestic display of order within diversity goes on at the highest heights of mountains as well as in the depths of the oceans that comprise our globe.

What are some of your favorite examples of repeating forms?



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