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Karen Waters
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The sign for my studio arrived just in time for my Open House this weekend!  Anyone who's in Santa Fe this Saturday and Sunday should definitely stop by as several of the other artists on the compound are also having open houses...it should be fun! Everything in my studio will be 30-50% off including Texture Junkie textures on CD and greeting card packs, both great stocking stuffers!! :)  And if you can't make it, you can order by phone.  Info on my website,  http://www.karenwatersart.com/calendar.html

#stockingstuffer   #stockingstufferideas   #texture   #texturejunkie  
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Thank you, +Corinna Stoeffl, it was great to see you! :)
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Normally I don't share how great an app is, but this is the best thing in my life right now... My world (at least my 'desk world') is cluttered no more.  I LOVE my Wunderlist!!
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Glad you like it so much!
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With my outdoor shows done for the season, I thought I'd open up a new studio in town so collectors could buy my work during the winter.  This is in a beautiful compound with about 30 other artists and sits along the Santa Fe River, nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. That's my studio at the top!  
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+E.E. Giorgi I hope the weather doesn't do what it's doing here today!  lol  I'm glad you heard about...I'm planning on posting it here today. :)
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Having some fun with my new macro lens.  And of course, I couldn't leave out the textures!  lol



+Texture Junkie  #texturejunkie  
+Texture Blend Photography curated by +Gemma Costa 
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Rick Leaf  +Carol Small +Astrid Bartels +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
#paintography   curated by +Gail Beerman +Sherry McBriar +Carol Small  and +Ray Bilcliff 
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Thank you, +Jim M :D
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'Heaven and Earth'  Abiquiu, New Mexico

The cross was cradled in this huge Cholla, and I couldn't resist.  Gawd, I love New Mexico!  :)

#textureblendphotography  curated by +Gemma Costa 
I used three textures from +Texture Junkie  #texturejunkie  
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Rick Leaf +k phelps +Carol Small +Astrid Bartels +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
#paintography  curated by +Gail Beerman +Sherry McBriar +Carol Small and +Ray Bilcliff 
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Thank you +Sofie Løve Forsberg!
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It's official!  My studio Open House and Sale is Saturday, December 14th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and you're all invited!  30% Off everything, that day!!  Refreshments will be served...hope to see some of you there.  :)    Directions are here:  http://www.karenwatersart.com/map.html
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Wow it looks really nice!
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Check it out and pass it on!
 
   Thanks to everyone for all their support this past year and for sharing your work using Texture Junkie textures. Please, keep them coming!!  For our G+ friends, all TJ Texture downloads are 25% off for the month of December.  You can find the textures at:  http://www.karenwatersart.com/texturepacks.html
Just type in THANKFUL25G+ during checkout.

#texturejunkie   #texture   #sale   #photoshop  
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We don't normally find wild mushrooms around here except up in the mountains, but this morning my husband discovered quite a number growing in with the iris seedlings.  I'm chalking it up to all the wonderful rain we've had this monsoon season...


#texturejunkie  +Texture Junkie 
#textureblendphotography  curated by +Gemma Costa 
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Rick Leaf  +Carol Small +Astrid Bartels +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
#paintography  curated by +Gail Beerman +Sherry McBriar +Carol Small and +Ray Bilcliff 
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Yes but too old and there is one agraricus that is poisonous that grows around here  - if you split the shroom and it has a yellow streak inside it in the flesh it,s agaricus pantherina (sp?) and poisonous, You would need to do a spore test to see for sure what it is. Lay one on clean white paper inside down - if it leaves brown dusty looking print after a few hours, it is agaricus.
In other words, don't eat it...  unless absolutely sure!
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Flight Over Bernardo  (working title)
Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area,  New Mexico
Northern Harrier with Snow Geese in the background

My usual problem is coming up with a title for my work, and this one was no different.  If anyone has any better suggestions, I wouldn't mind hearing them!  ;~D

I used 4  +Texture Junkie  textures #texturejunkie  
#textureblendphotography  curated by +Gemma Costa 
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Rick Leaf +k phelps +Carol Small +Astrid Bartels +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
#paintography   curated by +Gail Beerman +Sherry McBriar +Carol Small  and +Ray Bilcliff 
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Thanks very much +Gail Beerman, always nice to hear from you! :) 
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Wonderful video from +Dale Kincaid showing the transformation of his work.  Thanks for including so many of my textures Dale, I really appreciate it... and I love what you've done with them!! :)
 
Texture Art Photography   Vision Beyond The Lens
See the transformation as the texture blending comes alive. 

For #textureblendphotography   Curated by +Gemma Costa  +Texture Blend Photography  #textureblendtuesday  
 
#textureblendthursday    +The Official TextureBlendThursday Photo Theme Page 

+Texture Junkie    #texturejunkie     
         
#textureartphotography     
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Wow, wonderful video, thank you for sharing this +Karen Waters 
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My father was a photography enthusiast when I was growing up, so I've been toting a camera around since I was in kindergarten. When I was a teenager, I was gifted a 35mm camera and that's when I realized I had a true passion for photography.

When I made the leap from film to digital, I discovered that I could blend photographs of textured surfaces with subject photographs to create depth and emotion. It felt like I had been set free because I now had a way to allow my imagination to flow, unobstructed. Nothing excites me more than layering multiple photographs together to compose a completely different image.

I refer to my work as Photographic Art or Artography because it reaches beyond traditional photography and allows me the freedom to bring my images to life in a way that the lens alone cannot capture. Through these images I hope the viewer will experience that there is more to our magnificent world than meets the eye.

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I created the website Texture Junkie to share the textures that I have made and use in my work, which you can see at my website, Karen Waters Art.   You can also find Texture Junkie on G+ here.

I show with the Pojoaque River Art Tour and am also a member of the  Santa Fe Society of Artists and show my work with the group most weekends.  We're just off the Santa Fe Plaza from the end of April through mid-October. If you're ever in Santa Fe, stop by and say hello!

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