I have taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging. It was way to time consuming for not enough return for the effort. I still haven’t posted photos here that I took 2 summers ago, and let’s just say life with 6 kids and several in diapers and a huge garden is busy and hectic –and even that is probably the understatement of the year.

So I have spent some time rethinking my priorities and I think I am going to scale way back. I would like to still post some highlights, but no longer share each and every photo with all the links to go buy them all. It’s just time to simplify.

Hope you all understand.

And all of my art and photography can still be perused at the links below.

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Two Augusts ago I made my first ever trip up to Mount St. Helens with my family. Despite having lived in the region all my life, I had never been before. It was definitely worth the trip.
Mount St Helens lava dome closeup by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome closeup by Dawna Morton
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Close up photo of the lava dome in the crater of Mount Saint Helens. steam appears to be venting up through the snow-covered dome towards the cloud covered sky.
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Once we reached Johnston’s Ridge, there were some breathtaking views of the mountain as well as a nice visitors center with a movie about the eruption and tons of activities for the kids. There is a day use fee for being there though, so If you go up be prepared to fork out some money.

Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
~see it framed

Swathed in billowing white clouds, the snow cover mount Saint Helens lava dome has an ominous kind of beauty.
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paintbrush wildflowers, Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
paintbrush wildflowers, Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

This focal black and white photo, bright paintbrush wildflowers on Johnston’s Ridge bloom surrounded by death and destruction. A clear blue summer sky with one fluffy white cloud in the background seems to represent renewal and hope for the future despite the site’s sad history.
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We only hiked up to the top of the first little viewing area and back, but it looks like it would have been fun to make a day of it and hike the whole path if we’d had more time and more energy that day. The paths  were paved  and even stroller  friendly, albeit a bit steep. Hiking along the ridge top allowed for some stunning views of the local wildflowers against the blue sky.

Dead tree devestation near Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Dead tree devastation near Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

looking away from Mount  Saint Helens from Johnston’s Ridge an entire forest of trees still lies dead on the ground of the surrounding mountains as a result of the 1980’s volcanic eruption.

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Shards of a tree, Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Shards of a tree, Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

Like a ghostly apparition, this shattered tree stump at Johnston’s Ridge stands as a reminder of the devastating volcanic eruption of Mount St Helens.The snow covered base of the volcano’s crater is seen in the sunlit background.

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These are just a small portion of my Mt Saint Helens photography. If you would like to see more you can check them out in my Mount Saint Helens galleries at Redbubble, Imagekind or Zazzle.

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Last spring I got some “snow in summer” flowers for free on clearance at Greg’s Garden’s over in Longview, and promptly took some close up shots with my new-to-me macro lens through my front window screen because the light on them was so lovely. I had read (on the canon website I think) that there is a way to take photos through obstacles like that and have the camera focus them out, So I was experimenting with trying it out.  It’s a bit tricky to do and I don’t think I quite have the knack down,  but it sure would be convenient to not have to take out the screen every time I want to snap a shot of a beautiful sunrise or sunset through the window.

Around the same time I learned about  and started experimenting with using my macro lens to take texture shots for use in my photo editing process. This really yields some dramatically beautiful results. While I was in the process of applying layers of my texture photos to my snow in summer close up shots I came across a video on twitter about artist James C. Christensen. I wish I could find it now to include here because it was really good and influenced the development of this piece.

One of the things that got me thinking during the video is when he talks about how he had all these sketches he “did for fun,” but never thought of selling, of these comical figures and one day a fellow professor said to him why don’t you paint those and sell them? He replied, they’d never sell, there’s no market for it, nobody else is doing anything like them . ..and then it hit him  like an epiphany that THAT was his niche. Once he started painting those subjects in that style that were unique to him, that’s when his art sales really started taking off.

So I got to thinking about “what is it that makes my work unique? what is my niche?” In doing several of my digital works of art/photo-manipulations I have had a lot of fun putting in and discovering “faces” that are kind of semi there with forest lore/fairy/nymph/ mythology symbolism and I thought “maybe that could be my niche?” So I went through my texture photographs and tried out several different ones with faces in them and started over several times because it just didn’t have the right feel.

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If you want to see some other works like his I have other blog posts about them here:
marriage of Titania; Salmon berry floral duet   Aeriel’s Gift
snowflakes and a bit about textures  Midsummer Daydream, water soluble oil painting

Once  it got to the point where one of the flowers resembled a blue star or nebula it called to mind something I had read recently about a group of stars anciently that were named after the Hyades who wept when their brother died. However, somehow I got it mixed up in my mind with the story of Hercules and the Garden of the Hesperides with the apples that were supposed to give eternal life, but which were guarded by a dragon (which is interestingly enough “serpent” in Greek.) I also liked the name Hesperia and found fascinating how similar the thematic and symbolic elements in the story are to those in the Garden of Eden. Even though I was a bit mixed up at first, the star bit still fits in since the father of the Hesperides is supposed to be the god of the evening star in some stories, and even without that there were stars named after them.

Honestly I’m still not sure  if this is my niche or not. For one thing, I got tired of working on this one several times and set it aside for months and months at a time –although that might have more to do with my frustration with the tedious process of blending the edges of the dragon on the computer (yeah I know I should really get one of those Correl paint tablet things for my computer), and for another thing I only put these transparent layers,  with “faces” created out of abstract textures and shapes, into my digital art rather than any of my more traditional artwork. Perhaps it is just too early in my artistic career to tell what is going to be the best niche for me. For now I am going to keep experimenting, learning, and having fun along the way.

What do you think?

garden of the Hesperides by Dawna Morton
garden of the Hesperides by Dawna Morton
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In this work of digital art, a semitransparent dragon –like a fiery furnace of hot molten glass–curls around fiercely, menacing and breathing fire, and poised to strike the warrior Hercules who dares to approach Hesperia’s garden in search of the precious apples there. Multiple layers of abstract semi-transparent, translucent shapes and textures overlaid on a floral photograph create an ethereal milky-way like scene in which  a starlit night merges with a garden where a larger than life profile of Hesperia’s face is overlaid on the apple tree in such a way that she appears to weep.  Beyond her, one of her sisters gazes in wonder at a blue flower, nebula-like in the glorious process of creation.

Although vastly different in scope and meaning, similar symbols, elements, and themes in the story from Greek mythology echo those of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. This calls to mind the idea that history tends to repeat itself,  and much like our predecessors we have our own ‘dragons’ to vanquish, sorrows to overcome, and quests to undertake, and victory to be won all while finding moments to create or discover “joy in the journey.”

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Any other artists out there have anything you can share about what you have done to develop your style, discover your niche, and make an income from your art business?

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This is the painting I entered in the Columbian Artists Association 36th Annual Judged/Juried Spring Show (June 18, 2012 to June 27, 2012 at the ROSE CENTER FOR THE ARTS Lower Columbia College, 1600 Maple Street Longview, Washington):
Womans Autumnal Twilight Serenade by Dawna Morton
Woman’s Autumnal Twilight Serenade by Dawna Morton~
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A country girl in a white dress and cowboy hat pauses to listen to the sound of the wind before continuing to fiddle a serenade. Autumn leaves fall peacefully downward through the dark, but tranquil forest in the background, as their silently drifting shapes create an air of magical wonder —glowing in the light in their downwards spiral towards the forest floor. As the wind flutters her dress and her hair, it also picks up the notes of her music from her inward ear, and carries them afar to the world.

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I first got the idea for this painting when I was cleaning up some gentian violet that spilled all over the bathroom counter. I made the mistake of setting the wadded up  cloth diaper which was used in the cleanup on the edge of the bathtub–which just made a bigger mess; however, when it was removed later I noticed the stain left behind resembled a cowboy hat, and upon closer inspection I saw a cowgirl playing a fiddle in my imagination. There are photos of the stain in my facebook album also.

I took a bunch of photos of the stain from all sorts of angles , and set them aside to use as a reference later before cleaning the whole thing up with a bleach spray. Then when my friend Heather suggested I should enter the competition, I thought this would make a great painting for my entry.

With a bit of a folksy feel, this painting has come to have a spiritual meaning to me. The wind can be symbolic both of trials and of the Spirit. Notice that the Tree in the background looks gnarled and weathered and bent by the winds that have beset it. We are like that sometimes, our past and the trials we’ve been through sometimes they make us feel all gnarled up inside, and we have to move beyond that and find healing. the leaves falling and glinting in the light symbolize change and the beauty of shedding the old so we can put on beautiful and tender new growth when after the process of weathering the winter season. The woman in the painting appears to have found a moment of peaceful clarity as she listens to the sound of the wind (or the Spirit)– then after listening she begins to play what she has heard, what she has learned, so that the wind can then brighten lives by carrying its message through her music to the hearts of listeners throughout the world.

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Last August I made my first ever trip up to Mount St. Helens with my family. Despite having lived in the region all my life, I had never been before. Along the way, we stopped at Fire Mountain Grill at Hoffstadt Bluffs for lunch. There are some great views of the Toutle River Valley from the back deck, including the desolate areas of ash and destruction which still surround the river.
Toutle River Valley, Mount St Helens ash & debris by Dawna Morton
Toutle River Valley, Mount St Helens ash & debris by Dawna Morton
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The summer sun breaks through a cloudy pacific northwest sky, shining on the Toutle River as it meanders through the ash and debris left in Mt. St. Helens’ path of volcanic destruction through the Toutle river valley. Off in the distance the mountains are peaceful below the ominous clouds.
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Once we reached Johnston’s Ridge, there were some breathtaking views of the mountain as well as a nice visitors center with a movie about the eruption and tons of activities for the kids. There is a day use fee for being there though, so If you go up be prepared to fork out some money.

Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
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Swathed in billowing white clouds, the snow cover mount Saint Helens lava dome has an ominous kind of beauty.
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Lake and mountain view near Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Lake and mountain view near Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton
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I’m not 100% sure which lake this is, but I think based on looking at maps that it is either Coldwater Lake or Clearwater Lake.

As seen from Johnston’s Ridge, near Mount Saint Helens, a hiking path climbs towards either Coldwater Lake or Clearwater Lake through mountains still recovering from the volcano’s destruction.

We only hiked up to the top of the first little viewing area and back, but it looks like it would have been fun to make a day of it and hike the whole path if we’d had more time and more energy that day. The paths  were paved  and even stroller  friendly, albeit a bit steep.

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Lake and mountain view near Johnstons Ridge 2 by Dawna Morton
Lake and mountain view near Johnston’s Ridge 2 by Dawna Morton
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I think based on looking at maps this shows Coldwater Lake and Clearwater Lake. As seen from Johnston’s Ridge, near Mount Saint Helens, Coldwater Lake and Clearwater Lake are seen surrounded by mountains still recovering from the Mt St Helens’ volcanic destruction.
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Mount St Helens lava dome 2 by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome 2 by Dawna Morton
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A break in the clouds over the snow-covered mount Saint Helens lava dome bathes the crater in summer sunlight..
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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light shining through the trees and on the water was just beautiful.

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view across Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon with l by Dawna Morton
view across Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon with lens flare by Dawna Morton
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Early Morning sun Shines through the forest canopy at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon—creating a lovely ray of lens flare orbs as it sparkles on the rippling pond water and making grasses and bugs alike glow tranquilly.

Love the colorful refraction in the lens flare in this photo.

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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light was just beautiful.

My kids love to go there to see the ducks and the frogs, and on this particular trip we got an extra special treat and spotted a turtle swimming near the shore..

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ducks feeding at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon by Dawna Morton
ducks feeding at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon by Dawna Morton
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Two duck at an algae covered section of the pond at Trojan skim the water with their bills for yummy things to eat in this vignette photograph.

 

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One of the  things I really enjoy about going to Trojan pond are all the old-fashioned roses along the paths and under the edges of the forest. Here are some photos of them Io took during early July of last year.

Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton
Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton

old-fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 13 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed
An old-fashioned pink rose at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon, basks in the summer sunlight in front of an elegant, dark, and soft background.

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Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton

Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon 2 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

An old-fashioned pink rose at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon, reaches toward the summer sunlight in front of an elegant, dark, and soft background.

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glowing old fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton glowing old-fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton glowing old fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

This old-fashioned pink rose, with it’s glowing, golden center, stands out from a dark and shadowy background. The texture overlayed throughout this photo creates a combined effect of sparkling sunlight and an aged elegant vintage feel.

The textures and editing really make this photo pop. I love the color and glow, and it was really fun to do.

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delicate pink old fashioned rose by Dawna Morton
delicate pink old-fashioned rose by Dawna Morton

delicate pink old-fashioned rose by Dawna Morton~see it framed

In this work of digital art, a delicate pink old-fashioned rose glows with in inner light surrounded by a textured night-blue background full of an air of magic and mystery.

Here is another case where texture and photo editing really make the difference, creating a lovely ambiance.

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Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton~see it framed

A purple tinted photo of an old-fashioned pink rose, textured and elegant, and glowing with sunlight.

I really love what texture can do to a photo, don’t you?

For those of you who are interested, my process in editing these often involves over 20 layers and blending modes to get the desired effect, but it is well worth the time and effort…

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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is during the summer is the pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. There are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light was just beautiful.

One of the birds I like to keep an eye out for while I am there are Great Blue Herons. During our walk that morning I was able to successfully stalk and photograph one.
Great Blue Heron in the trees by Trojan pond by Dawna Morton
Great Blue Heron in the trees by Trojan pond by Dawna Morton
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A great blue heron sits perched high up in a tree overlooking the pond on a summer morning at the Trojan nuclear facility.

I had never seen one perched up in the trees before.

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One of the places locally we like to go for family outings is The pond at the now defunct Trojan Nuclear facility. These are lots of walking paths, wildlife, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing and a little picturesque bridge. One day last summer, during early July We managed to get there pretty early in the day, and the light was just beautiful. One of the first things that you see when pulling in is a flock of geese that likes to hang out near the shore.
geese in Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon by Dawna Morton
geese in Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon by Dawna Morton
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In this dreamy photo full of warm, summer sunlight, geese swim contentedly in the pond at what was once the site of Trojan nuclear power plant near Goble, Oregon. Walking paths meander along the shore in the background, inviting a morning stroll, as tree reflections shimmer in dark, shadowy pond water.

Archival inks and papers, canvas prints, custom framing available on imagekind Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up. Prices subject to change.
 geese in Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon on RedBubble cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, photographic, mounted, canvas, framed, poster prices subject to change.
 geese in Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon on zazzle.com Geese Posters and art starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

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