Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stories of Nature

Have you ever seen a luna moth being attacked by wasps? How about carnivorous butterflies eating a carcass? The electric blue tail of a lizard salamander? A fitful millipede losing a battle to an army of ants? Well, I have seen all of these things at or around Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in the past five weeks. One amazing thing about this area is the biodiversity. Nature seems to have a story for me each day if I just take the time to look around. Even luckier if I have my camera with me. I have been uploading pictures taken at Arrowmont to my flickr page. To see more stories of nature, arts and crafts, check it out.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vis Stim

Well, I have been at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts for five full weeks now. Although I am inspired by the art and craft objects that are being made here, I am particularly in awe of the everyday scenes of the studio and around Gatlinburg. I try to carry my camera with me, as you never know when inspiration strikes. Here are some images I have captured since my arrival.