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.

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October’s Electric Stone

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“According to ancient legend the Opal was considered to be the most mysterious and bewitching of all gemstones, because it was believed to have all the virtues of other precious stones within. Opals were believed to boost the joy of one’s earthly existence.” redcjewels.com

 

October is a month full of color in Michigan, and the birthstone is Opal, which seems fitting with its kaleidoscopic of colors and glints of rainbow flecks.

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As you may know, I like to explore the what is “not so known” about each birthstone. Since Pink Tourmaline is also an October birthstone, I have found Black Tourmaline to be much more intriguing.

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Schorl or Black Tourmaline is Electric

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In a village in Saxony, Germany called Zschorlau or “Schorl”, ancient magicians used Black Tourmaline, known as Schorl, to protect them from evil in their spiritual rituals. Nearby there was a tin mine where black tourmaline was found. I find it amazing that in other parts of the world, Native Americans and African shamans included black tourmaline in rituals as protection against negative spells or curses as well.

Black tourmaline is an electric stone. “Scientists worldwide have long been intrigued by the unique electrical and magnetic properties of tourmaline. American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin, possessed at least one tourmaline stone and is said to have used it in his experiments (he invented the lightening rod). In Europe in 1880, Pierre Curie and his brother Jacques, a mineralogist, discovered that tourmaline carries a weak electric charge when it is heated (pyroelectricity) or when pressure is applied to its surface (piezoelectricity). Later, research in Japan confirmed that tourmaline carries a faint but constant electric charge of 0.06mA, which is why tourmaline continues to be known as the electric stone, especially in Asia. Japanese researchers also found that no matter how small tourmaline is ground or crushed, it is still capable of conveying an electric current.”
—- http://www.eyeofhorus.biz

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Black Tourmaline in Quartz

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Handcrafted jewelry by Tresa

 

I hope you learned something new about the October birthstones.

Thanks for reading, you are awesome!

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~~~Tresa

 

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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/

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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

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Nature’s Jewel

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:
“From Every Angle.”

The tiny single flower caught my eye along side of the dock.
I’m glad I took the time to photograph this. Looking forward to seeing how it’s changing, or if there are more, later in September.

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A close-up, side view of the tiny flower in Lake Charlevoix, Mi

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Tiny Trumpet Flower

A tiny slipper shaped flower growing in water next to the dock.

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A look inside the pretty speckled yellow and orange flower.

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After further research, I decided to reference, Artfire.com. where I found the definition of the flower, and its medicinal uses by Bonnie Klisiewicz Bartley.

“The Jewel weed grows up to five feet tall and likes a cool shady environment,
often along a river bank. There is a clear, liquid inside the stems and along the
nodes. This sappy liquid is often applied to the skin as a relief for various irritations
like poison ivy and insect bites. The morning dew sparkles on the leaves like little jewels because they are water-repellent, thus giving it the name, Jewel Weed.”

iPhone Photography by Tresa Meyer Clark.
Meyer Clark Studio 2015

To Learn More about Bonnie Klisiewicz Bartley, the “Soapsmith”, visit her facebook page.

Makes Me Smile

Is there one word to describe feeling happy and sad at the same time?
The last day of August brings to mind how very short the Summer season is in Michigan. While I’m feeling melancholy that my favorite season is almost gone, I pore over all the Summer months of photos to get a sense of time gone by.

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Summer Sunset with Dad and Ron.

Makes me smile.
Capturing the tiny details of flowers at different angles, watercolor sunrises and boats were my subjects this year. On August 22, my Dad and my Husband on the dock studying something in the water at sundown, symbolizes the goodbye to Summer for me. Still, I’m happy because we were all together in this beautiful place. 

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Traverse City, Clinch Marina

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Photo by MeyerClark Studio, Moody Sunrise on Grand Traverse Bay

Moody Sunrise on Grand Traverse Bay

 

Photography by Tresa MeyerClark.
MeyerClark Studio 2015

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Fun Times

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:
“Today Was a Good Day.”

We are always happy to visit Traverse City, Michigan. Traveling by boat is the only way in my opinion, because the water and the scenery in Grand Traverse Bay is gorgeous.
It takes us almost three hours to travel from Lake Charlevoix to Clinch Marina where we were docked. In this mini “mesh” photo gallery is a pic of a sail boat, and my husband on our power boat. Also, at Clinch Park, I quickly grabbed my camera to capture the cutie patootie toddler, who at first, seemed to be walking all alone. I love taking pictures, and there are lots of opportunities to capture beautiful sunrises and sunsets too.

Look forward to posting more soon.
~~Tresa

For more information on Traverse City:
http://www.traversecity.com/

For more information on Mesh photo gallery and sharing:
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https://me.sh/dashboard

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https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1011903565

The Colors of Sunset and Wine

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

Color is important to me. Before designing a jewelry piece, I combine shades and textures that I’m drawn to. The Swarovski Crystal beads have amazing light reflecting qualities, and this color, Antique Rose, it very close tho the Pantone color, Marsala. The bands of color on the agate slice that I hand-picked for this piece, blend well with the crystal beads. This is an amazing close up! The finished piece can be viewed here in my Etsy shop where I added fancy caps to warm, golden jasper beads.

Pink agate slice