Saturday, May 2

"The Wave" - Digital to Canvas - Art by Larry Felder


Every now and then, I am completely blown away by where my blog takes me. An artist, Larry Felder, in Texas saw my blog and the photo I posted of a sunrise with a little poem. It inspired him to transform my image into a HUGE three foot by six foot painting in oils!! He was so kind to write and ask if he could use my image. Who does that anymore? I really appreciated him contacting me because now I am on his newsletter mailing list and get updated regularly on his beautiful artwork and the other artists he showcases in the Felder Gallery in Texas.
The above was recently published in his monthly Felder Gallery e-newsletter.

Larry and his wife are thinking about a move to Costa Rica and have visited here many times. He has other paintings of scenes down around Quepos/Manuel Antonio. Their website with more beautiful paintings is here: http://www.feldergallery.com/

I am so honored when something I create inspires someone else. To me, that is what it's all about because that is where I get my inspiration. I have no idea what possessed me that early morning to get out of my comfy bed and trek down to the beach before sunrise. Yes, to capture an awesome image but that's rare.
I believe that when 'our hearts' are in the right place, it all works for the good of everyone it touches.

This is pure "PURA VIDA!" to me.

Please take the time to check out this link:
http://yo-yoinparadise.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunrise-sunday.html
It's from a fellow named Brace. I've never met him, don't know much about him but he knows me,,, through my blog. He found out I needed sensor swabs from my comment one of my past post and sent me a WHOLE BOX. Amazing! Not only that but a beautiful book on kite photography and an entire set of DVD's from the Midnight Special episodes with Wolfman Jack. A TOTAL blast to the past. Unreal. You just can't know how much that means to me coming from a stranger and me, living over here in a strange land.
It was borderline surreal. Like life most times.... I'm AMAZED. "Life Is Good Today".

6 comments:

anewlifeincostarica.com said...

Congratulations! I know how you feel, having a photo of mine used in the JacoSun was a thrill for me. I don't think readers realize how much a part they play in the blogging process.

TICA MACHA said...

Amen to that!!

katemeri said...

How cool is that!

Anonymous said...

Liked the painting of your photo, but prefer your sky!
Mike

TICA MACHA said...

The camera captures "what is", the artist paints what "could be".
With Photoshop, it's possible finally for the photographer to "paint with pixels" as well. I love both mediums!!
I am baffled by Photoshop CS3.

Anonymous said...

Teri – Hope this week finds you well.
I always look forward to your Church on Sunday photos or blog – thanks!
Take Care – Paula, North Carolina