Saturday, August 28, 2010

365 just show up: How to find your Muse

Burst of Blue
painting by Rosa Phoenix

I'm guest blogging on 365 just show up. It's a new blog about the creative practice.

Maybe some of you also follow Audrey Low, who has the fabulous blogs Papaya Tree Limited and Wildhoop Productions. Audrey created 365 just show up to encourage people on the creative journey. (Audrey creates a lot of fascinating work herself, as an ethnographer, writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker!)

Click on the link below to read my post, How to find your Muse:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cloud Mini Paintings

3 mini paintings by Rosa Phoenix

I was thinking of the saying "every cloud has a silver lining"

There is a light beyond the storm.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Rathyatra Festival 2010

Rathyatra Festival, Hindu Festival of Chariots, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 2010. 

all photos by Rosa Phoenix

Altar of deities, Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra

 decorated with garlands of flowers

worshippers pull the cart containing the deities

beautiful chariot colorful with flowers

likeness of Prabhupada, teacher of the Hare Krishnas

All photos were taken with my iPhone using Camera+ app. Camera+ is great. It has a zoom feature, guidelines so you can get straight shots, lots of neat editing features and effects. Before editing, the photos didn't look great. With some experimentation, I was able to improve them a lot.


Rathayatra Festival

Camera + app for iPhone

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Washington Mews, New York City

 photos by Rosa Phoenix

There are quaint little streets with cobblestones, and cute little houses, like you would see in a village in Europe.

Washington Mews is near Washington Square.

One of the lovely old streets of Greenwich Village.