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Story Sample plus Links : Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Photo-Memoir Vol 2 #BVT

12 Oct
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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Photo-Memoir Vol 2

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October 12, 2014

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Sample Chapters & Links – My Blog Series

Though each digital outlet usually has a preview capability, what is previewed to the reader varies tremendously.

Some outlets have pre-determined unalterable percents, and some allow the writer to set the percent, which then is passed on to where the book is distributed. But even then, the receiving retailer may have their own set limits.

What I want to be able to present to a reader, is at least 10% of the actual content.

Of the story. Or photo-memoir. Or photography. Or poetry.

This new series on my site allows me that.

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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Vol 2

Synopsis

10 original images.

Photo-poem photo-memoir set in Burlington Vermont.

The images work their way from tight close items of interest – an underwater tree rocks, a snow flower, wisps of sea grass by a pond – broadening out to vistas of a winter landscape as the book progresses.

Unique commentary perspective. Initial commentary when first published. Second commentary added nearly two years later, giving a new layer of meaning as seen by the poet-photographer.

Links to related places of interest are also included (no ads).

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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Vol 2

© Felipe Adan Lerma

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Underwater Tree

 

1 tree on ice

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it’s in the winter’s icy reaching

that the light begins to cast

reflections

and

begins

to reach anew
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Broken, it’s as if the tree is reaching down to the source of its root, with its limbs. The once sky-touching tree tips dipped and frozen below the surface.

A whole other thought, of returning to one’s source, than when I first took and studied this image over two years ago.

Then, what caught my eye, remembering standing in an icy air I wasn’t used to being in at all, was how the light stretched as the short day saw the sun speed to the west. Though there’s a bit of reflection on the left side of the tree, it’s the tiny stretch marks of sunlight on the far left side I wanted to capture with the (relative) close-up of the tree and rocks around it.

As if the light was, even in the bitter cold, reaching out.

This is but one of many possible views on the bridge that connects Burlington to Winooski. In Vol 1 of this series (also now updated to a Second Edition), I try to show a few more.

A little more info can be found via the two links below.

Also, a quick reminder, I don’t use affiliate links in my books or website, ie, I’m not paid to suggest these. They just appeal to me – thanks so much.

Winooski Falls – http://www.northeastwaterfalls.com/waterfall.php?num=410&p=0

Winooski River Walk – http://www.localmotion.org/trails/trail.php?trail=78

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The Writer’s Life – 100114 : Pictures Are More Than What We See

2 Oct
Inspirations from Life - Thirty Three Years of Poems and Images

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The Writer’s Life -

100114 : Pictures Are More Than What We See

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Thirty Three Years of Poems and Images

Currently free and exclusive on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.

Eighty-four (84) Original Poems

Thirty-one (31) Original Images

Three “Poetry in Fiction” Samples

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Is this a New Series?

Yes, I know, I love to start new series. Most have continued, off and on, adding to the sum total.

But honestly, I have no idea.

This might be a one or two time thing.

It might be intermittent or steady, or both, in unpredictable waves.

And who knows, that very attitude might be what give this idea legs. (smiles)

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Where’s the Connection?

It’s almost unfair, to compare the two – Austin Texas and Burlington Vermont that is.

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Each with its own unique appeals.

And it would be more comparative, to use images of the senior center near our AirBnB in Vermont, to the one here in south Austin, SASAC. And of Lake Travis to Lake Champlain.

But this is about the writer’s life.

And what prompts what, in that regard.

The connection here, is bicycling. I guess I better explain (smiles).

 Bike Paths

Yesterday morning I was working on assembling the images that will make my wife and I’s new series, 5 Weeks in Vermont. And I needed to pause to drive to the Austin senior center to sign up for the member lottery.

The senior center’s lottery is the system where the members put their name in for outings that appeal to them. There’s limited space or capacity, and rather than first come first serve, which could be a disadvantage to any senior with transportation or health issues, we can put our names in, up to a certain date, to see who gets picked to go to which function outside the center.

Today we’re vying for a bicycling trip around Lady Bird Lake on Austin’s Hike and Bike Trail. Bike, helmet, and guide included, free. We’ll spring for the optional pay-for-a-meal downtown too.

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So this unpretentious building, with its huge parking lot, surrounded by more green than usual in Austin this time of year, is offering us a chance to revisit an activity we found so enjoyable in Vermont, bicycling.

In the next image, down below the power lines, among the trees, is Burlington Vermont’s Bike Path.

So today, my creative image work, merged memories past – with memories to come.

Not too bad (smiles).

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Connections

What’s really nice is, I’ve come to expect to find connections.

And when (if) Sheila and I do get to make a day of the Hike & Bike Trail outing, out of habit, I’ll be on the lookout for things. I don’t know what things. That’s “the thing” so to speak -

I never know til we do what we’re doing. Quirky funny challenging things happen.

Or at least I notice some of them (smiles).

Then they end up in a story….

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Header # 20 – Vermont, Lake Champlain, View From Our Window

13 Sep

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Vermont, Lake Champlain, View From Our Window

A state of mind, a way of being.

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Vermont, Lake Champlain, View From Our Window

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September 13, 2014

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Vermont

Well. It’s been awhile since my last header change. Since February 6th of this year, it looks like!

Sheila and I are about end another wonderful stay in her home state of Vermont.

Seems extra hard to say good-bye this time around.

This image, taken from the upstairs bedroom window of our apartment, carries a lot of what I feel about this small state, one so much like my own, Texas. A ruggedness and strong sense of independence. A sincere attempt to be fair. Though my own state of Texas was a bit better at this in the more recent past, I think. :-)

There’s steadfastness in the mountains, and borders of living foliage changing with the season. Mist obscures yet softens the distances. A lighthouse stands guard, rebuilt upon protecting lines with a place to pass. And what seems to pass, day in and day out the most that I’ve seen? The playfulness of small sailboats upon a wide long stretch.

A nice thing to take away and put up as my next header. (smiles)

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Me at Thompson Park near Stowe, Vermont, Fall of 2012.

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Like Vermont? I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

22 Mar

Prop Master, Where's the Liqueur? medLike Vermont?

I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

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My Scribd titles : http://www.scribd.com/adan1950_228525061

My currently available 56 titles of short stories and novels, and poetry and photopoems are now all easily accessible via Scribd’s subscription plan.

Below are my titles related to Vermont.

Other than a few larger works, most are small, some almost tiny, readable and viewable (many have images with verse) in short spaces of time.

I spent an extended stay in my wife’s home state of Vermont recently, a year and a half, and found the people and the area as unique and beautiful as herself.  So much of my recent photography has come from Vermont, rivaling that from Paris.  And recently, its setting have give birth to my first group of mystery suspense short stories.  Though my very first (light) crime mystery is “Dirty Sixth Street, Austin,” it’s powered by a protagonist from Vermont.  She features in all my mystery / suspense shorts to-date.

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Love’s Travels – Vermont Paris Austin

Hello, Darling

Sound From Nowhere

A Month of Mornings Vol 1

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

PhotoPoems Book One Seven Volumes

American Robins Arriving in Vermont – The First Swoop of Spring, A Photo Memoir

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Leddy Park, Autumn © felipe adan lerma

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Header Art # 6 (Photography) – 122411

24 Dec
Image-Poems, One Year of Images on Yoga-Adan

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New Header Art for Winter from Adan Lerma for Yoga-Adan.com.  First winter snow over red berries: Burlington, Vermont.

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Winter

being yesterday was the first full day of winter, thought it was probably time for me to replace my fall foliage leaves image

this is an image of my first snow fall here in burlington, vermont -

i got lucky ;-)

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Red Berries with Snow

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Original Image

the original is quite a picture, used it for my post, “First Snow – Original Inspirational & Places Poetry & Video

i guess i should qualify “quite a picture” as quite a picture for me ;-) since i haven’t since much snow in my life time ;-)

but i do really like the contrasts and patterns

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Text Tool in Photoshop

besides the obvious cropping, and a very tiny bit of lighting adjustment, the major thing i did was play with the “yoga-adan” text on the image

once i’d chosen the font size, placement, and color, playing with the text adjustment options was kinda fun

clicking on the shadow box effect brings up all kinds of adjustment options, lengthening the shadow, the shadow color (which decided i liked red rather than black), and the type of color overlay

from there, other adjustments included textures and gradients and such, none of which i used

i did experiment with the stroke option, liked the inside stroke effect, but eventually opted for adding a bit of the outer glow effect, with a reduced opacity

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Border

a reduced fill on the color intensity brought the right glow-ish pink i liked to the border

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i hope ya’ll enjoy the current winter header, and time will tell if it’ll hold all winter, or other enticing images prod me to do another ;-)

happy holidays everyone!

nameste´- con dios – god be with you

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Press Release – Poetry for and Celebrating Teachers Students & Education Specialties

12 Dec
Teachers Students & Educational Specialists

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“Poetry Celebrating Teachers Students & Education Specialties”

New self published press release from FelipeAdanLermaeBooks.

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YOGA-ADAN PRESS RELEASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 12, 2011, Burlington, Vermont

Six dozen original poems celebrating teachers, students, and education specialties rarely represented, chosen from nearly twenty years of creative work from Adan Lerma.

Elementary School Teacher * School Bus Driver * School Nurse

Assistant Principal * Graduation * College Freshman

A Yoga Teacher (beginner’s view)

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Teachers Students & Educational Specialists

“When my wife and I sold our writings in malls and art shows back in the 90s, people would tell us what they wished they could have as gifts for people, so we created them,” Adan smiles.

Adan’s poetry work includes many other occupations and concerns, and are also being published as eBooks.  Recently listed works include, “101 Sports Poems” and “Nurses Doctors & Medical Specialists.”

Adan added, “All our poems were positive in nature, kinda celebrating the person or profession.  We felt there was more need for this style of poem.”

More serious longer poetry pieces Adan has written, are posted on his website.  Among them are “Happy Father’s Day Dad” and “When It Ended,” the latter work written in 1981.

“Teachers Students & Education Specialists” is divided into sections, featuring poetry for each category.  A total of six dozen original poems are featured.

A small resource section with links to sites of interest is included near the end of the book.

More information about Adan, including his studies and degrees, can be found on his website’s About Page.

Adan’s eBooks page lists all currently available ebooks, with links to available Amazon Books and Google Books listings, plus press releases.

A new eBook featuring poetry celebrating love is expected soon.

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posting my own press release for some of the many exciting projects i’m working on has been a goal of mine for awhile, so i am happy to present these, my first in-house press releases! ;-)

thank you much!

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My First Snow – Original Inspirational & Places Poetry & Video

25 Nov
Everyday Inspirations - PhotoPoems Vol 1

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New Inspirational & Places poem for 2011.  Focussed on experiencing my first snow fall in Vermont.  Augmented with photos and a video link.


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Red Berries with Snow

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First Snow

first snow

came thickly

quietly

blankets of white

across the lands and lawns

woven through a

winter night’s

length

woven wet

in waves

of whispered flakes

wafted in flurries

specks – streaks

wandering stitches

stretching

sidewalk edges to their

lawns

the grasses to their graveled ways.

first snow stayed several

days.

quietly

laid

expertly

by its architect

like white quieted birds lined

along all the wet dark branches

brightening them -

slipped

like

covers upon the roofs

with white trim along eaves

highlighting

where we live and play

outlining

with crystals caught in light

all our lives our

hopes anew in warmed quiet comfort.

© 2011 felipe adan lerma

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Snow Thru Window

Early Morning View of First Snow Fall in Burlington Vermont

Winter of 2011 – 2012

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My First Snow in Vermont Video

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Final Thoughts

first snow ;-) like a first kiss, you know there’ll be challenges ahead ;-)

but without that first beauty of a moment, well…

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“Across the Lake” – Original Inspirational Poetry & Video

25 Oct
Everyday Inspirations Vol 2

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The first four volumes of the series “Everyday Inspirations” are exclusively images from in Vermont.  All original by the author.

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Original inspirational poetry – video & text, a changing view with the changing seasons


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“across the lake” youtube video poetry reading, readers theatre style

i assume, since i believe in process, that i’ll get better at this as i go ;-)

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Across the Lake

In

the summer

when it was warm

sometimes hot

the hills

sat

pressed against the sky

in slate blues, blue-greys

cut-outs

in

shades of distance.

Now

in

autumn

the leaves have turned

the sun has shifted

and i see

grey-green shrubs and

a road cutting a slant

across

the nearest lake-hills.

i can climb the hills

with my eyes

now.

The air has

shifted.

The light cuts

the drier air more

sharply

setting the soft shrubs

into view.

I

could always

see across the lake

but i see

differently now. I see new.

 © 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma

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a gift from vermont’s move into fall weather

besides the fall foliage color of course ;-)

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there’s a sense of settling in now, by everyone -

even the large tailed grey squirrels are noticeably slower, large uncracked nuts and bits of bark held dearly in their jaws

back in my parts of texas, around austin, the length of houston to galveston, folk are just now being able to get outside again, breath unheated air, and let the kids out ;-)

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yoga’s good about that, teaching people to feel the changes in simply being

which is simpler said than done , i know! ;-)

emmanuelle, finding her own way on the roads between belgium and france, said as much, in asking, “is there such a thing as balance?” in her recent article On Balance

nature has a way of bringing that question to the fore…

yoga has an all-weather way of keeping it there…

stretch, breathe, and let the eyes smile ;-)

do you hear the winds moving?

can you feel the sun glow?

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Header Art # 4 — 101611

16 Oct
Creative Gratitudes Vol 2

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Pictured, “Creative Gratitudes Vol 2, Impressionist Style Edition”

Ten Vermont photos digitally enhanced to created impressionist rendtitions, each with an original gratitude verse.

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take from the full image below, this is the view (at an angle) from the front porch of our apartment house

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yes, we are truly fortunate

in austin, and even houston occasionally, i did get to see some fall foliage, maybe once every 5-7 years, for a bit, here and there

but in burlington, wow – this is all over!

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what’s the lesson here?

geez, maybe just be grateful and enjoy?

grateful i’m learning, enjoying i’m practicing ;-)

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adan’s original paintings #’s 7-12 plus 1st review – at Art Hop, september 2011, burlington vt

10 Sep
Everyday Inspirations - PhotoPoems Vol 3

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Original images from Vermont, each with an original verse.

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adan’s original paintings #’s 7-12 plus 1st review – at Art Hop, sept 9-10, 2011, burlington vt

“red bud trail” – “rowing on town lake” – “winter morning, zilker park”

“view of the capitol” – “off hwy 71″ – “bryant park”

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Art Hop, Burlington Vermont, Sept 9-10, 2011 – Delivering My Art

Art Hop, Burlington Vermont, Sept 9-10 ’2011 – At the Festival

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Intro
 
Painting : “Red Bud Trail”
  • Commentary
Painting : “Rowing on Town Lake”
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Painting : “Winter Morning, Zilker Park”
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Painting : “View of the Capitol”
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Painting : “Off Hwy 71″
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Painting : “Bryant Park”
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Exhibit Location at Art Hop & thru September

Sneak Peek – Art Hop Friday Night, 5-9 pm

  • Intro
  • Stills from Friday Evening’s Video
Final Thoughts On My Exhibited Art
 
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Intro

if a picture is worth a thousand words, a painting then, is either worth none, or more than can be said -

and either count could signify like or dislike

so, i’m not gonna try that ;-)

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Adan Lerma

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Red Bud Trail

Red Bud Trail, Original Painting Adan Lerma

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“red bud trail” has a bigger brother, a larger version with couple-friend in austin

they live relatively near by, by texas-traveling standards ;-) and were the perfect people for the larger image

red bud trail park is another of those magic spots in austin -

cliffs, running rocky water, and occasionally, able to present fall foliage

though i haven’t seen the fall foliage here in vermont yet, and this will be my first time to see a full fall season up north, i can see this type terrain here in many places, and thought this was a good image-fit for the art hop show

the weather here in burlington, is already moderating, vs “cooling” to around a hundred back in texas! so i look fwd to this new visual treat ;-)

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Rowing on Town Lake

Rowing on Town Lake, Original Painting Adan Lerma

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“rowing on town lake” also has a bigger brother, though it is in storage in houston

this work is an earlier work than red bud trail, and is softer

i think i got better, in terms of physical representation, as i developed my impressionist style, the first few years after 2000, but i always still hunger back to the softness in this painting

a goal of mine is, to merge a more accurate representation, yet retain a sure softness…

one that now reflects a greater fondness in my heart for dear places ;-)

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Winter Morning, Zilker Park

Winter Morning, Zilker Park, Original Painting Adan Lerma

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“winter morning, zilker park” is probably not much of a winter scene here in vermont ;-)

in austin, though, it’s a welcome winter prototype from the year’s usual lengthy heat

but my still strong attachment to this painting is due to the combination of the rolling land and blending colors; the sun was shining as it does most the time, but more softly, casting accents of shadows that reach along the ground

“winter morning…” comes closer to my ideal above, of merging accuracy of depiction with softness

just beyond the small hill’s rise in zilker park, is barton springs, and all this is within site of the skyline of austin

both burlington and austin have kept the life of the land alive in the midst of many people

that’s an accomplishment!

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View of the Capitol

View of the Capitol, Original Painting Adan Lerma

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“view of the capitol”

i mentioned above how the land’s view in “winter morning, zilker park” is within view of austin’s skyline – if you follow the ridge to barton springs in that painting, and paddle north under barton springs rd bridge and the walking bridge that spans the banks, one can see the beginnings of the city’s center -

many would argue barton springs is austin’s true center; i couldn’t disagree with that ;-)

in winter, when the thick foliage along the banks has died back, it’s possible to get a peek at the texas state capitol

the bldgs down the view of the waterway across town lake (the colorado river) are no longer visible, as new bldgs have been built near the north shore

it’s not often one can glimpse the capitol from the park, so that, and the colors of faint fall foliage, appeal to me

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Off Hwy 71

Off Hwy 71, Original Painting Adan Lerma

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“off hwy 71″ is not a scene in austin, but about 3/4 ways to columbus

we liked traveling this route to houston to see family, as there’s sections of rolling hills, farms, lots of cows and haystacks

it’s a spring scene, around april, when the land is usually flush with abundance

i love the colors and chock fullness of flowers and old barn in the background

when i started this blog, i chose this image as my header for my page with information about the classes we teach, and when we moved to vermont, i didn’t spend much time wondering whether to keep the image -

it hasn’t skipped a beat in appropriateness ;-)

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Bryant Park NYC

Bryant Park NYC, Original Painting Adan Lerma

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“bryant park” is also not a scene in austin, and is also one of the rare paintings i’ve done from an image i didn’t personally see and take with my camera -

my son had taken this image on a trip to manhattan, and it’s always appealed to me

nature with bits of bldgs showing through, as with some of the images above, is a favorite motif of mine

below is a photo in the same line of city hall park here in burlington

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Burlington Vt City Hall Park

Burlington Vt City Hall Park, Original Photography Adan

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Exhibit Location at Art Hop & thru September

my six small paintings are enjoying their art hop stay at champlain college’s new se campus miller campus location, 175 lakeside ave, here in burlington

faculty and students have their art exhibit on the first two floors, and quite a few art hop artists are on the top, third level

the facility is top notch, and the art work through-out the floors, is eclectic and interesting

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my sincere thanks, both to the art hop folk at seaba for my placement, and to champlain college for providing such nice space for us to use

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Sneak Peek – Art Hop Friday Night, 5-9 pm

Intro

along with my wife and her brother, i got myself down to champlain college’s miller campus around 7 last night to see the exhibit in place -

the images of my paintings above were taken last night -

the images below are a tease of the art scene in general last night ;-)

next week i’ll post an extended view of this year’s Art Hop, hopefully with some video, stills, and (of course) commentary!

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this afternoon sheila & i will return to the scene of the fun, taking the shuttles this time (vs a car), and see what we see

for those wondering if they should go, this festival seems hugely family friendly, with large groups of young-uns with their older folk, the little ones definitely appearing to be enjoy the evening ;-)

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Stills from Friday Evening’s Video

i wish i could’ve gotten shots of the art work as well, but this at least gives an idea of the atmosphere of going to see the artwork ;-)

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this is heading down pine street, down from the champlain college bldg where my above art work is showing

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Arriving

Arriving, Original Video Still Adan Lerma

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this is across the street from the 1st still -

a uniformed officer was directing pedestrian crossing traffic, a very welcome touch…

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Elsewhere on Arrival

Elsewhere on Arrival, Original Video Still Adan Lerma

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these two guys were in one of many bldgs with art music and people!

if anyone knows their names, please let me know & i’ll update

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btw, have i mentioned all this i’m showing is a free festival?

no charge for entering, visiting, enjoying!

nice, huh? ;-)

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Fun Music Duo

Fun Music Duo, Original Video Still Adan Lerma

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this was back around a few other bldgs from the one we were in above

also “most” the places weren’t as dark as the image indicates, this is just a function of the inexpensive but very handy little polaroid digital camera i was using

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Fun Music Group

Fun Music Group, Original Video Still Adan Lerma

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people cars dogs and buses heading back ;-)

saturday still awaits, with day and evening stuff

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people were watching from lots of windows, lit into the dark like candles

Listen'

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we’ll probably only catch some of the mid afternoon stuff

maybe next year we’ll try and catch the “strut” fashion show & “after” party ;-)

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Headin' Home

Headin' Home, Original Video Still Adan Lerma

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Final Thoughts on My Exhibited Art

Adan Lerma

i like these small paintings -

and the 8×10 and other nearby sizes seem to suit me

it’s not that i don’t also like working on larger pieces, but they require space and time

and small pieces seem to ask an intimacy of me, an opportunity to find the essence of what i see and what i feel as i’m seeing it

my larger work has at times it seems, become almost as grand as the dimensions -

but the smaller pieces remain quiet, in the sense of their reach

they’re softer, like small poses within a larger pose in yoga

nuances that let a piece of me find itself and feel good

they’re small breaths of paint upon my canvas

happy, when the size constraints are…

accepted….

namaste – con dios – god be with you

adan’s orignal paintings series

art hop, burlington vermont, sept 9-10 ’2011 – delivering my art


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