Nikon 3300 and Zoom Lens

Just a quick note. I bought a Nikon 3300 camera (the red one – because it’s red 🙂 ) and zoom lens (Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus)  last year. With working, writing, and family life I’ve had little time to play with it. A few weeks ago my husband and I took a few days off to go to Galveston and I gave it a try.

It turned out better than I expected. I used the automatic settings and a tripod (I’m not as steady as I used to be).  The image on the left above is a cropped version of the image on the right. I am so pleased with the clarity of this image. Now, it’s my header image on this webpage.

Hopefully, I’ll get some time to play with it some more. It’s just a wonderful camera. And a side benefit of taking on a dull job. Pay the bills, but find some time to create. It does the soul good.

 

Art for Non-Artists: Gemstones

Today’s doodle features my first gemstone.  Gemstones are a fun addition to Zen Doodling (or tangling). And so I thought I’d give it a try.

There are many fine tutorials on the internet on how to make gemstones (with traditional materials). Here’s one of them:

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Today’s Zen Doodle…AFNA: Less is (Sometimes) More

Today’s doodle.

This design is called “Creator Leaf.”  I think it’s very pretty all by itself – as if it’s floating in the sea.

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That’s all for today – it’s been a very long week.

 

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Today’s ZenTangle Update

I should have been getting some work done, but instead I played around some more with this same design I posted earlier today.

The face added to the design below is a stencil I created some time ago in Art Rage and this is the second time I’ve used it for pictures on this website.

Stencils are wonderful for non-artists because, on the rare occasion I create something that looks good, I can save it and use it anytime I wish.

I plan to do a Art For Non Artists post about stencils in the near future.

 

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Today’s ZenTangle

 

Today’s doodle – plus color variations.  🙂

Noise gradient…

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Light blue fill…

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Inverse…

 

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Deep sea…

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