This post is about my creative process.
Away from technology, experiencing life through the lens of my camera, is my favorite place to be. Whether it’s a pink reflection on the lake, or orange flower petals reaching for the light, I’m in my happy place. yessssss.
Northern Michigan Sunset, Lake Charlevoix
I didn’t know the shape of this succulent plant would be so intoxicating.
I was drawing the angular shaped flowers in my sketch book — when I decided to go to the computer and start a textile design — my next favorite place to be. My heart was beating faster. I used the B&W version for reference to draw an idea in Illustrator.
Fabric design by Tresa Meyer-Clark
Taa Daaa! The finished textile design for a tea towel and a table linen.
Photo from Roostery.com/ClarkyWorks
ClarkyWorks is my textile design shop on Spoonflower and Roostery.com. There, you can choose and customize my designs in repeating patterns for fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap, home goods, and fashion.
Thank you for checking in on my creative journey. Your comments and questions are welcomed.
Today’s post was inspired by The Daily Post on WordPress.
As promised, our video from Mackinac Island on July the fourth. It was a very satisfying experience having lunch at the Grand Hotel. The view of the Straits of Mackinac was stunning from the highest point in the cupola, where we enjoyed a tropical cocktail. We always look forward to our next visit, satisfaction guaranteed! In the mean time, we have lots of photos to cherish and post later!
Do you have a favorite vacation memory?
This post was inspired by our summer vacation and The Daily Post on WordPress.
We’ve traveled over and under the Mackinac bridge in recent years. The exhilarating feeling of going fast under the bridge by boat will stay with me forever, but the images captured while driving over it are definitely grand! More on this subject coming soon.
Where do love to travel to in Michigan?
This post was inspired by MeyerClarkStudio and The daily Post, Bridge.
Only in Michigan! The sunset on the Straits of Mackinac from the Grand Hotel is breathtaking!
“A Perfect Day on Mackinac Island” by Jeff Blyth, focuses on the beauty
and uniqueness of the Island. More on this topic coming soon from our
Inspired by Pure Michigan and the Daily Post on WordPress.
I don’t have a bucket list, but if I did, this park would be on it.
I captured this stunning scenery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Elmira, Michigan. Stationed atop in the sand, with camera in hand, looking over the edge of the dunes. The vastness of Lake Michigan, and the seemingly endless cliff of sand, made me feel very small. The sky was painted with beautiful clouds, but the wind was picking up speed. To our dismay, the sprinkles from a partly cloudy day quickly turned to a down pour. Ahhhh, Pure Michigan!
Do you have a favorite place to vacation in Michigan?
Thanks for stopping by, you are truly awesome!
This post was inspired by The Daily Post/Atop
Photos by Meyer Clark Studio 2017
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.
Thanks for stopping by, you are awesome!
This photo is inspired by the wondrous Lake Michigan and The Daily Post.
Artists & photographers who love romantic boating scenes inspire me.
Catching the light in a photo or in a painting. Saving a moment in time.
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Tresa Meyer-Clark, Artist
North Channel Yacht Club, Anchor Bay,
I captured a lot of moments on my IPhone this past summer on the Great Lakes with my family. It was a bit hazy that afternoon in August. I uploaded this stunning wooden boat picture to my Instagram page and used a filter to enhance the colors.
He just needs a wooden boat for the next photo shoot.
Most dog lovers have at least two dogs on board.
This guy was alone and wanted attention.
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Artist, Diana Windsor Grenier
Les Cheneaux Islands Art Gallery
I love this painting of a bears flying by as they ride in wooden boat.
Shot this at Somerset Yacht Club, Boyne City, MI
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Illustrator, Suzanne Sakurasnow
Suzanne Inspired me to create this post about wooden boats.
She has a stunning website and blog and this is her post about a Viking Long Ship.
Every day we go about our business with one day leading into another like a continuous movement of waves on the ocean. Some waves are big, and some are really big and frightening. Then suddenly, I wake up from that horrible dream of a tsunami and feel so blessed to be alive! On a really good day on the water, a sailor needs some wind to arrive at his destination. So where am I going with this? Sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that make us happy, like watching the sun set on the shoreline, or the fisherman cast his line, and the turtles poke their little heads above the water. I guess it’s the scary things I experienced that helped me to grow and learn to appreciate the little things. Yes Dad, I did pray to God, to please get us home safe that windy day on Lake Michigan in Little Traverse Bay. I was so scared. Seven foot waves coming from more than one direction — slapping the 46′ Maxum with sheets of water that sprayed over us — was a day you hoped you’d already made “peace with your maker”. I was not proud of myself, when I got sick in Ron’s green cooler with that lonely can of beer in it. That boat ride to Lake Charlevoix was the longest trip ever! So, what I forgot to say is, growing up on the lake was a blessing, and I’m glad you were at the helm that day when the weather was worse than they had reported. I remember you said, “that’s just a part of boating, I hope we didn’t scare you away.” Even though I trust your judgement and your 30-plus years of experience on the big waters, I’m still a little afraid. Maybe that’s part of what makes it exciting, like the tsunami dream when I suddenly wake up and feel happy to be alive! Thank you for all the years of amazing adventures on the Great Lakes, and for being my Dad.
This video is from July 4, 2014, one of my treasured memories.
Colors of the Sea. A nautical anchor necklace with aquamarine beads and art glass.
My Etsy shop MeyerClarkCreative has a lot more examples of unique nautical jewelry!