Bees Don’t Digress

Taking time to smell the roses, and photograph them is not always easy, especially when you have a few minutes in the morning before work.  I am a nature lover, so I always get up early to enjoy my morning time.  I’ve been known to get distracted by the bumble bees when I’m having my morning coffee. Their buzzing is very busy and non-stop. But, the cardinal is busy too, hopping around in our tomato plants. I smiled when he finally flew to our Rose of Sharon tree, and then I hurried to captured his portrait. 

 

 

A busy backyard.

The birds are not visiting as much when we are working, but the bees don’t care.

I digress, Time to stop and smell the roses.

~~Tresa

 

This post was inspired by the Daily Post, “Shiny” on WordPress.

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Go Back in Time

 

I wish I could go back in time and give my 29-year-old artistic self some advice. For one, I would say, try not to be too “judgy”.  I believe, as artists we strive to do our best, but at times, form a habit of judging ourselves too harshly. Do your best and the rest will fall into place, is the advise I would give to newly graduated art students.

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Spray bottle artwork and photo by Tresa Meyer-Clark.

 

This is a design for a spray bottle I created while working at Kmart World Headquarters in 1992. It’s interesting to look back and observe how some pattern trends are still popular. Trends have their place, which brings to mind Authenticity. It is important to love what you do, and in the process of experimenting —find what inspires you to “be you”— be authentic and the desire to create from your own ideas will come easier.

What advice would you wish to give to new grads?

~Tresa

 

This post is inspired by the The Daily Post

 

Edgy Pure Michigan

We visited The Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan twice in August. The first time was on a rainy day, and the second, in the evening for the sunset. I wanted to capture the vastness of the landscape in a photo. I felt very anxious about going down an enormous sand dune because I couldn’t see the pathway, only the edge. It was a crazy thought to venture all the way to the bottom. There were people there, at the bottom, on the shoreline. The edge was the main feature in all my photos, and the people were too far away to photograph with my iPhone. 

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sleeping bear sand dunes


Thanks for stopping by, you are awesome! 
~Tresa

This photo is inspired by the wondrous Lake Michigan and The Daily Post.
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/edge/

Eye Candy Witness

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Sunset, March 16th

 

Eye Candy is a phrase used to describe something beautiful to look at. The sunset last night was just that. We were drawn to the light as it ushered our eyes into a celebration of color! The contrast of the dark budding branches on the backdrop of blue and pink gradients of color was sent from heaven for sure!

The sunset was captivating, with the warm and cool tones of lavender and pink cotton candy. My husband watched me while I captured a cloud formation from the kitchen window with my iPhone. 

In retrospect, my husband is always an eyewitness to my creative process. He is watching quietly from across the room, or even better, sharing a moment, a thought or idea, that could be the start of a great collaboration.

Who is your witness to your creative process?

Your comments are welcomed!

~~~Tresa

This post was crafted by Meyer Clark Studio and inspired by The Daily Post and #Photo101 on WordPress.

Rosie Outlook

 

Being optimistic is not always easy.
Staying positive is not always a matter of focus. Training my brain as an artist to see things in a different light, rearranged, contrast from dark to light, and opposites, can have a healing effect. Immersing myself into my garden around the bees and weeds is important to me, and can be very therapeutic as well.

Rose Quartz rock

Rose Quartz promises to bring love.

While planting mint for tea drinking, I was surprised to find three rose quartz stones in my garden on two separate occasions! I’m sure whoever planted them was an optimist about finding love!

I’m certain it helped me too.

Challenging my design skills keeps me positive.
Recently, Pantonethe global authority on color, announced the colors for 2016; Rose Quartz and Serene Blue. Inspired by this color combination and our Michigan sunsets, I gathered up my beads and coordinated rose quartz with blue gemstones. This necklace is a new listing in my Etsy shop. According to common gemstone lore, rose quartz crystals can provide help in keeping a positive outlook, help with insomnia, and has a balancing effect on emotions. It is also the alternative to the garnet for January birthstones.

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rose quartz and serene blue gemstone jewelry

Jewelry Design by Meyer Clark Creative

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Being optimistic can be life-changing.
Positive thinking keeps you motivated and energetic, pursuing what you want with ambition, confidence and happiness. According to successconsciousness.com —how-to-be-optimistic—It helps you focus on your vision, and makes everyday a happy day.

Thank you so much for reading and sharing! Yes, sharing is positive! Tweet Tweet!

~~Tresa

Today’s journal was in response to The Daily Post’s photo-challenge, Optimistic.

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The Sky is the Limit

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

“I refuse to accept that I have limitations
beyond my own belief of boundaries.
Perception is all that limits the mind.”
— Shannon L. Alder

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Traverse City, Clinch Marina 2015

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The gold tones and shadows in this shot can only be captured at a sunrise or sunset.
This is one of my favorite times while on vacation in at Clinch Marina this Summer. We were there for five days because the wave height on Lake Michigan was at eight feet!

Thank you for stopping by, and please don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook! OK, see you soon.
~~Tresa

Photography by
MeyerClarkStudio 2015

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Changing Colors

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

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Going to the boathouse for the Winter in Charlevoix, Michigan

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“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” 
–Dr. Wayne Dyer

–More about Dr. Wayne Dyer at drwaynedyer.com/blog/success-secrets/

If you like this post, please share with your friends on facebook!
Thank you,
~~Tresa

Photography by Meyer Clark Studio 2015

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Shades of Celebration at Northport

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”

As a graphic designer, my eye is trained to automatically find contrast and balance in my compositions. This image of a fireworks display from the fourth of July this year, has a rich gradation of pink to burgundy. Even though this shot is monochromatic, it is still full of color and energy. Capturing this color on my iPhone was surprising to me.

What surprising photos have you uncovered this Summer?

~~Tresa

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July 4, Northport, Michigan 2015 by T. Meyer Clark