January 28th, 2013
Yeah, it's been WAY too long since I've contributed to my own blog! During December I had a 13-piece exposition of my Grants Pass photography on the walls of the Barnstormer's Theatre here in GP. It was well received -- and Sarine and I just finished putting up those same photos (done in metallic finish without glass in the frames) in our booth downtown. Sure makes for a great looking display!! Now we're just waiting for the doldrums to pass by and the spring influx of tourists and visitors to begin. I'm hoping I have predicted the desires of the public sufficiently to sell a few in the next month or two :)
Since it's now 2013, I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. God Bless us all! Keep in touch... I certainly plan to :)
November 11th, 2012
Yes, November is here, the cold weather is upon us... and the Holidays are approaching fast! Autumn is my favorite time of the year, followed closely by the Christmas season :) The colors, the food, the smells and the jolly attitudes of those I run into make this time of year really special! I just finished putting up a series of photographs called "Autumn Piano" that I hope you will take a look at. Music has always been a big part of my life, and now I'll put up a collection of music-oriented art pieces for your pleasure. Hope you like what's there now and what's to come.
I'm also preparing a group of 10 enlargements on metallic paper for a showing at Barnstormers Theatre here in Grants Pass during the month of December. The play is called "Our Town" and I will have a showing at the theatre during the show's run. My photograph also is on the cover of the program. If you're in town, come to the theatre and see "Our Town" -- I guarantee a good time at the theatre!! :)
October 23rd, 2012
Hey everyone! The Holiday Season is fast approaching! We went from high temps near 90 just a couple of weeks ago to our first snowfall on the hills around town last night... and it's doing it again tonight! We're getting a good start on our rainfall for the season :) At CareSource we're having out second art and craft sale later in November -- the planning starts tomorrow at noon. I'm about to put sale prices on my photography at "Special Creations" in downtown GP, and the most fun event to come my way this year will happen during the first couple of weeks in December -- an art show of MY work at Barnstormers Theatre here in Grants Pass!!! That's right, I get to put up 10 of my favorite photos depicting "Our Town" to go along with the play of the same name showing at that time :) My photography is even featured in the poster and program cover for this play -- I am so honored!! It's going to be a wonderful Christmas Season, and I hope you all can share in the fun, no matter where you are in the world!
Peace, my friends!! ~ Mick
October 4th, 2012
I just learned that the Barnstormer's Theatre here in Grants Pass wants to feature my work -- specifically the Old Town -- in an exhibit to be held during the production of the play, "Our Town" later this fall. I am of course humbled and honored to be asked, and have accepted this call. I'll be studying the theatre with the director of the play this coming week to see what I need to do to prepare for this event. The plays generally run about two weeks, so that is how long the display will run as well. This will give me some much-appreciated publicity and perhaps drive a few folks to check out all my work online and in the store display at Special Creations. I sure hope some of YOU can attend the play and see the gallery :) I have more news in the works, so stay tuned!
September 21st, 2012
Lots of new images have been uploaded... in fact, I'm well over the 500 mark now! Most folks who seem to be selling on FAA have at least 500 images to choose from. 1000+ would be better, but I'm not quite there yet! Even so, I have plenty of stock to work with to attain that level, so keep watching! New to my lineup at Custom Creations in downtown Grants Pass is my first photo book! It's an archival collection of photos from the Grants Pass area that is selling for $25, a real low price for a book of its quality. There's only one copy there now because two of the first three sold right away! If you're in the Grants Pass area, stop by the store at 6th and G and take a look! It's free to browse :) The artist side of me is gaining momentum... I'll have new pieces of original art on display in the near future, and photo copies of it online on FAA. Lot's going on, so stay tuned! And thanks for reading :) ~ Mick
August 27th, 2012
Some local guys built rock cairns (balanced stones) in the shallows of the Rogue River just downstream from the Caveman Bridge here in Grants Pass just a few days ago. I ventured down to the river's edge to grab a few photos late Saturday and was rewarded with quite a few really nice images, some of which are now uploaded to FAA for YOU to see! Tell your friends -- these are really unique rock structures and there's a LOT of 'em in the river :) They are temporary -- the river (high water) and people (mostly kids and childish adults) will knock 'em down over the next few weeks until winter water arrives. If you live here (or near here), you ought to come down to the Caveman Bridge and take a look. Or, you can walk down to the river's edge at the south end of 5th Street where a path takes you right to them! A photo enlarged, framed and on your wall will certainly get a lot of comments!! :) [Tell your friends!!]
Stay tuned -- much more to come! Thanks for reading :) ~ Mick
August 21st, 2012
I've just finished (for now) uploading old and unique autos, and am now concentrating on some of the historic buildings in downtown Grants Pass. Thanks to all of you who have visited the galleries on FAA -- keep visiting!! I promise a lot more in variety over the next few weeks :)
Also, I have just updated my selection of photo-art available at Creative Images at 6th and "G" in downtown GP! Stop by and take a look :) Keep coming back because a LOT more is in the works!! Have a great week, y'all! ~ M
August 18th, 2012
Hi Peeps! I continue to add new images to my galleries here at FAA, and my latest offerings are abstract images of cars, trucks and automotive symbols.
Also, I'm adding more prints to my downtown display here in Grants Pass, Oregon. The ones going in now are metallic prints which I hope will spark even more interest in my art. Some really great frames are sitting in my garage waiting to be filled... and I have some nice prints to go in 'em!! A few more days and they will be on display :) [I have a week of vacation next week so I hope to get a lot done!]
Keep watching... you never know what I might bring to the table next!! ;) ~M
August 14th, 2012
I'm finally getting the classic car photos up from the car show a couple of weeks ago! Finally! :) Along with the standard photos (which I hope you will agree are aesthetically better than the average!), I have thrown in some special effects to bring out the beauty of the car from the busy background. Let me know what you think!
Also, I have started printing and displaying my metallic prints in custom frames without glass at Special Creations at 6th and G in Grants Pass! Stop by and see the new offerings -- they are really special :) More "stuff" coming, so stay tuned!! ~ M
August 5th, 2012
Well, it's Sunday the 5th of August... and is this summer going fast or WHAT?? :) We finally hit the 100 degree mark here in Grants Pass today, about 2 years since the last time we saw temps that high. I'm ready for a cool-down!!
I uploaded the file you see to the left just a short time ago. It is one of the nicest scenes I've seen above my house in awhile -- and after I played with it in Photoshop, it really took on a life of its own. What does it mean or say to you? Let me know in an email -- I'd love to hear from you! (firstname.lastname@example.org) :)
Sales are beginning to pick up at Special Creations in old town Grants Pass, and after I update the photos in there with new metallic prints I think there will be another "up-tic". Also, I now have well over 400 photos and art pieces on Fine Art America. My first goal there is to have 500+ images in my galleries -- a goal now within sight. Thank YOU for sticking with me as I upload and refine and learn and get better at this!! Stay tuned -- more new ideas are comin' atcha in short order!! :)
Peace, my friends!! ~ Mick