Poetry

Mesa, Poetry,

 ~ Mesa ~

From the valley floor,

they entered the virgin motherland.

Climbing steadily up the sides of red rock

till they reached the narrow mesa

closest to the bright lights of night,

the land closest to the Sun.

With knowing they came to be

 in their own Sacred Place.

                                                                                                                   ~ terre (c)

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

Photography – Course Recommendation

Hello Everyone ~ 

In all the time that I have had this blog, I have never done a product recommendation. No, this is not a course that is for my own profit, but one that I have been taking as a student since the beginning of the year. While I do use some stock photos, I try to use many images that are my own as I  work to grow my photography. Some of the images that you have recently seen, came from my studies. I have found this course very useful in helping me with my photography skills while also being very affordable. I thought it is something that many of you who follow, especially those interested in Photography, might like to check into. I also recently wrote a review for the course to be shared on their site that I am sharing below. Enjoy. ~  terre 

Recommendation Review: 

I thought I knew a fair amount about photography, that is until I took my camera off auto shoot mode. Then I found out very quickly that I had no clue what most of the settings on my camera were really for. It was not until I started taking 365 Days of Photography that I really started to learn how to really use my camera. It does not seem to matter what model of camera each student has, we are all learning about our own camera and equipment. This is evident by the great improving images that the class community chooses to share in the course newsfeed.

I had never really considered an on-line photography course before, but instead had opted over the years to try to learn on my own. Even though I read and re-read, especially about aperture and f-stops, I just could never really grasp these concepts. Therefore, I could not apply them in a consistent or practical way in my photos. After finding myself with more time available this past  year, I decided to gift myself with this on-line course. I have been trying for years to achieve more professional looking shots. Yes, I have taken some great shots, but to master the technical aspects so that I could repeat it again, was not in my comfort zone. 

Even though I have only been taking this class for a few months, I have already learned so much! The instructor, Kevin has spent his lifetime as a career photographer. He is highly informative, patient, and helpful as he imparts his knowledge in a self-paced class format that is easy to understand, including the harder concepts, and through daily lessons. The course integrates previously learned concepts into the new materials to increase your knowledge as you advance through the lessons. You receive individual feedback as needed to help you grow your skills.

There is so much more I can now do with my camera and lenses than I thought possible. I am now the one in control of what my camera does. It is so much more than just an expensive point and shoot. I have rejuvenated my love for photography!  I do not usually write reviews, but this course is a real bargain that I highly recommend. Thank you, Kevin, for a great course! If you want to check it out for yourself, go to photographycourse.net

 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having a good weekend. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

Quilting – My First T-Shirt Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt Back.

Yea… it is done! Here is my first T-shirt quilt. I started this while in our Covid-19 lockdown after I got tired of doing a puzzle. I like puzzles. But quilts are puzzles… just with fabric, right? Also, hopefully you won’t be taking them apart. I am not going to call this my Covid quilt, though. But quilting has helped so much to calm and soothe me during these times of uncertainty, especially when the bad news kept droning on. It has given me a certain peace and something to plan when not being able to go as much as I want. Not to mention, I have good music in my sewing room.

I have been on a mission over the years to make each of my closest family members a quilt. It has taken me much longer than originally planned as I am a slow quilter. But it is always fun when another one is completed. Because each project takes me so long, I call this my ‘Cheap’ hobby. (Buying fabric for the stash is a separate hobby, of course.)

Tips for making a t-shirt quilt. Don’t forget to use at least a mid-weight stabilizer. Some people like to put their shirts together in strips. I can now see where this can be helpful as I had to keep ‘growing’ the sashes to get it to fit together right. I decided to put it together in sections … like a puzzle. Not everyone pre-washes fabric, but I did. I don’t trust red not to do its own thing, sometimes ugly. I had to be patient in receiving the Grand Canyon fabric panel, but it was worth the wait. The only thing is the panel is so beautiful, the quilt is now reversible. An unexpected surprise for me. So when it is reversible, where do you put the label? Another quilting friend suggested to just leave it off. What!!! But I decided to just do a very small one that does not stand out too much. Overall, I am happy with how it turned out. More important and the best of all, the person it was made for loved it. So, Happy Quilting. ~ 

Thank you for visiting today ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons  (c)2021

Haiku

Photography, Frozen Fog on Trees

~ Haiku ~

Frozen fog on trees,

crept softly into the night.

Caught in morning light. ~

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

Haiku ~

Poetry, Haiku

~ Haiku ~

Other peoples words,

I heard it through the grapevine.

The music plays on. ~

 

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

Photography ~ Finding Inspiration

Macro Photography

If you are a creative type, where do you find your inspiration? Who lights or inspires you to study in a certain direction, technique, or subject? One of my inspirations are the large flowers painted by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986), artist and ‘Mother of American Modernism’.

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” ~ (Georgia O’Keeffe).

No… I cannot draw or paint and I am not anywhere in comparison to O’Keeffe’s art, but I do have a camera and the desire. She inspires me to keep working on my images, including this one of my many flowers. There are always such surprises and beauty found in their structures and essence. Like many other artists, progressive improvement is the end goal throughout it all and to keep working at it, no matter your medium.

Thank you for visiting today ~ terre   

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2020

Haiku

Poem Haiku Clouds billow against the sky

~Haiku~

Time waits for no one,

clouds billow against the sky.

Gather while ye may. ~

 

Thank you for visiting today.  Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons

(c) 2020 tch

Poetry: Let’s Not Pretend

                         Let's Not Pretend

To know you,
or really anybody for that matter,
I need to see you,
spend time with you,
face to face.

To see what you are saying,
with your body,
your eyes,
the timbre of your voice;
at times more important than your words.

To know you,
or really anybody for that matter,
I need to see you,
face to face.
We need this,
to really know the essence of you
and you, me.


c.2019 tch

    

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