Posts in Art
Abstract Watercolor Painting

To be honest, it's been a looong time since I've painted. It makes me a little bit sad that I don't regularly make time to bust out my watercolors and paint, but I have a lot of other creative outlets to keep me busy. My sister wants a couple of abstract paintings to hang in her room since she's redoing her space to make it feel a bit more adult. I decided that I'd paint them as part of her Christmas gifts. Here's a look at the first one. I'll probably keep the second more of a surprise for her. I can't wait to see them hung in her space! 

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Arts in the Heart of Augusta

During the second weekend of September each year (which is, undoubtedly, the hottest weekend before the Fall season arrives), Downtown Augusta is home to the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. Arts in the Heart is a three-day festival that celebrates global arts, food, and culture. There are various stages scattered throughout the core of downtown Augusta that highlight music, spoken word poetry, acting, and more. The Global Village located in the Augusta Common highlights food from over twenty different countries.

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Colonial Times - Living History on Film

I'm playing catch-up on sharing some film scans I got back from The Darkroom. These are from our visit to Colonial Times: Under the Crown at the Living History Park in North Augusta, SC from back at the end of April. It was a fairly cloudy day but other than a little graininess, I'm fairly happy with how these turned out. Kodak film captures greens and reds so well! 

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The Biltmore Estate

We had planned a trip to the Biltmore for the Spring so I could finally see the gardens. I've previously only been during Christmas time. Unfortunately, we opted not to stand outside in the pouring rain so we just have an excuse to visit yet again! We did get to see lots of beautiful blooms throughout the house, though! There were grand arrangements on every table and mantle. Our trip to the Biltmore didn't turn out exactly as planned but I'm glad that Alex was finally able to visit just the same!

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Max Patch on Film

I was anxious to login to our account and see how everything turned out. Like I mentioned in last week's weekend link roundup, we tried to follow some tips from the Plant Based Traveler and a video tutorial from the 1980s demonstrating the Nikon FG manual that I found online. Based off of that video, I knew that I wanted to ease back into film by shooting in Aperture Priority mode since I didn't anticipate taking any action shots where I'd need too much creative control over the shutter speed. I also challenged myself to shoot a whole roll just on Max Patch. I wanted to isolate as many variables as possible for this roll.

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Breezy Like Monday Morning

We were able to squeeze in a quick trip to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art to view their newest exhibit entitled "Do or Die: Effect, Ritual, Resistance". Fahamu Pecou's works explore life, death, culture, and violence in a contemporary context of black life. His drawings, paintings, and videos were so powerful. I can't relate to some of the things my peers feel but his works, especially the short film Emmett Still helped me understand a little better what it means to be black in America right now. Do or Die is a must-see if you're in Charleston before October 8. 

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2020

I spent a couple of hours trying to help Corey pick out her school schedule which was pretty much pointless because it's impossible to tell which classes are open or not until you get to your allotted time. It was at least good for her to experience the struggle first hand because it never really changes. Scheduling classes is the worst! Despite the disappointment of never getting the perfect schedule, at least there's the excitement that goes along with getting a few classes that you're really passionate about too (enough excitement to make you immediately want to go to bed).

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