Abstract Women's Leggings

Abstract Women’s Leggings

Available in sizes XS-XL, these women’s leggings from Zazzle combine style and comfort! Each pair is printed before being sewn. You can wear your leggings over and over, and they won’t lose their shape. Sturdy, breathable, and stretches to fit your body. Print won’t fade after washing. Hand sewn in Canada. Enjoy!

iPhone XS Case

Retro iPhone XS Case

Printed in the USA, this glossy iPhone XS case has a slim profile, is lightweight and impact resistant. Made of durable hard plastic, the case does not interfere with wireless charging, and it has a lay-flat bezel to protect your screen from directly contacting surfaces. Made by Case-Mate. Available to fit many different models of iPhone or Samsung phone models. Enjoy!

Old Quarry In Knoxville, Tennessee

As a second part to an earlier post entitled, Ijams Nature Center In Knoxville, TN, the following photographs include scenes from another trail known as Haworth Hollow (see marker, below):

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

It’s difficult to read the small print, which cites that the area houses the rare Berry Cave Salamander, known almost exclusively from five caves within a 12 mile radius of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Walking along the trail seemed rather uneventful, until I turned a corner to see the beginning of a quarry with a limestone wall reaching approximately 100′ tall. It was quite a surprise!

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Here are a few more photographs taken in Haworth Hollow at Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, Tennessee:

Have a nice hike!

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Enjoy my creative rendition of Radio City Music Hall, located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Based on a photograph, it features a textural, shredded effect of random vertical stripes with a cross-hatching of rain in a night setting.

Guests are welcome to visit my galleries at Fine Art America and Redbubble to discover a potpourri of interesting items available print on demand, with many great gift-giving ideas to explore!

Thanks for stopping by!

Abstract Shapes iPad Case

Abstract Shapes iPad Case

This one-piece, clip-on protective iPad case is slim and lightweight with super-bright colors embedded directly into the case. It’s impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to all device ports, and the design wraps around all sides of the case. An iPad skin is also available.

Protect your investment in style!

Other products featuring this design are also available – stop by for a visit to see more.

Spectral Structure Wall Tapestry

Spectral Structure Wall Tapestry

This colorful graphic design is based on a photograph which I took of the Sunsphere, an interesting structure located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and features several scaled layers with differing blend modes, and a textural overlay. It looks great on this wall tapestry, available in three sizes (here, large measures 88″ by 104″) through Society 6. Made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finishes, it’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Also, see more products featuring this design. Enjoy!

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Fox

Fox

Enjoy my artistic rendition of a curious fox looking, perhaps, at an unattended campfire grill. If you’d be interested in a print for your home or office, or as a gift for family or friends, then please visit my gallery at Fine Art America. Select from several different print options –

  • framed
  • canvas
  • art
  • acrylic
  • metal
  • wood

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Black And White Geometric Aztec Pattern

Black And White Geometric Pattern

With an interest in geometric graphic design, this textured black and white image reminds me of primitive artworks from earlier cultures – Aztec, Mayan, Incan. Now, it’s available in my galleries at Redbubble and Pixels. Whether you’re looking for a cool print or other items, many unique selections are waiting to be discovered!

Check it out…

Ijams Nature Center In Knoxville, TN

I recently visited Mead’s Quarry Lake, part of the Ijams Nature Center, a 315-acre park along the Tennessee River in Knoxville, where I hiked various trails for a few hours. One of my favorites was the Ross Marble Quarry Loop, which included the Keyhole. A sign along the trail read:

If you take the time to look around, you will find large blocks of limestone strewn about this abandoned quarry pit and the wall that surrounds the Keyhole. Operations began in the early 1900s on the property originally known as the John M. Ross Quarry. The quarrying involved removing overburden, drilling the marble to form large blocks, prying the blocks from the rock face, lifting them using derricks and cables and transporting them out for cutting and polishing elsewhere.

Additional information included the following:

Mead’s Quarry Rail Line. FYI Railcars moved the large marble blocks to the nearby Tennessee River along rail spurs via adjacent Mead’s Quarry. During the 1920s, operations shifted to the Williams Lime Manufacturing Company, which is an indication that the large-scale marble extraction had tapered off.

When I came across the area called the Keyhole, I looked down to see a pathway leading to two sets of stairs. Recent rains had left the ground damp and the clay-mud dangerously slick. And, with moss growing everywhere, I decided to proceed with caution.

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Winding my way across ledges, over rocks and around puddles, I could finally see the Keyhole at the base of a 40′ wall of stacked rocks. It was an impressive sight to be sure, no small undertaking.

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Standing at the entrance, I felt small among the many massive boulders. The passageway itself was probably 7′ from floor to ceiling, a scale not apparent in these pictures.

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN
Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

On the other side, I encountered Sasquatch! Just kidding, but there were surprises around every corner. I was greeted by the sun brightening the surrounding landscape, and I descended a series of steps toward the bottom of the quarry.

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN
Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN
Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

Standing in the middle of the forest while surrounded by walls made of large blocks of limestone was certainly an unusual and interesting way to spend the afternoon. And I wasn’t alone, either, meeting several people who were also visiting the area for their first time. Which brings me to my advice – if you have time, the weather is decent and you’re in the area, I suspect you’ll enjoy hiking this quarry!

Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN

I’d also recommend hiking the Haworth Hollow trail – more on that another time…

Snow Sculpted By Wind

Snow Sculpted By Wind

Enjoy this wintertime, macro photography on a frigid day in Michigan, where swirling winds over the course of a few days have carved out interesting contours in this snow drift. Please visit my gallery at Fine Art America, where a variety of different print types are available for you to enjoy this image – within the warmth of your home of office!

Hope to see you soon!

Lakeshore Park In Knoxville, TN

I recently visited Lakeshore Park in Knoxville, Tennessee, along the Tennessee River. With 185 acres, there’s plenty of open space to enjoy the many walking paths throughout the park. And, several big hills provide for nice views of the river and the Smoky Mountains in the distance.

Here are a few photographs from my visit:

Shattered

Shattered

It had been a quiet day, with a gigantic metallic sphere reflecting peacefully on a black and white checkered surface. Some clouds overhead, but the weather for the most part was fine. Then, it happened.

A graphic artist arrived on the scene and disrupted an otherwise pleasant afternoon. First, a shattered effect was applied, casting segments of the image into random triangular disarray. An overlay then emerged to texturize the landscape, and adjustment layers soon followed. That is where the story ends, and this new design begins…

Guests may enjoy a wide variety of products featuring this image by visiting any/all of my galleries at Society 6, Fine Art America and Redbubble.

Enjoy!

Admiral Farragut Park

Admiral Farragut Park

This photograph was taken at the Admiral Farragut Park, located in Knoxville along the banks of the Tennessee River. I’ve added it to my gallery at Fine Art America – select from a variety of print types!

Stop by for a visit when you’re in the neighborhood…

Here are some more photographs – select to view full size:

Round Passages

Round Passages

This photograph was taken on the campus of the University of Michigan, at the Law Quad. By rotating the image, then adding definition and lighting adjustments, it reminded me of the interesting home belonging to Bilbo Baggins, title character in J. R. R. Tolkiens 1937 novel, The Hobbit, and several modern film adaptations.

You won’t have to visit the Shire to enjoy this image, however. Just stop by my gallery at Fine Art America to discover a variety of prints available for your home or office. Enjoy!