Monday, July 29, 2013

Look What I Found at the Orange County Fair!

The Road Through Bodie, photograph by Jennifer Geisert - that's me!
I entered the Orange County Fair again this year, and I won a second place for my photograph "The Road Through Bodie"! Yeeeeaaahhh!!!!

Bodie is a really amazing ghost town in northern California that's now a state park kept in "arrested decay." I first visited it when I was about 13 or 14, and the landscape has always stayed with me. When I started using the TTV photography technique, I thought it would be perfectly suited to capture images of Bodie, and I had the opportunity to do just that last October. (My family is great for putting up with my photo-obsessiveness!) What I love about the viewfinder images is that current images are made to look old - there's just something about the twist of perception that I'm really drawn to.

So, if you're in Orange County, check out the visual arts section at the OC Fair! There are some really fabulous photographs, and you might just find something you can't live without. And, if you get the chance, visit Bodie and see how great it is for yourself!

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Blog Post About Nothing in Particular. A Bit Like Seinfeld. (I'll be Kramer, you can be George.)

In lieu of a blog post about something specific, here's a random catch-all of what's been going on here lately.

Artist demos at work

Pasta-making in the kitchen

Visit to the Nixon Presidential Library

The most amazing kind of ugly but mostly awesome shirt I've ever seen - gold sparkly material with not one but TWO sequined elephants wearing party hats. Didn't fit me. Sigh.

Artwork drop-off time at the OC Fair

Beautiful 4th of July flowers from a client at work, complete with sparkly thistles that looked like fireworks. Not pictured are the patriotic cookies and chilled lemonade she also brought!

James looking fabulously patriotic at a friend's block party

New jewelry I've been working on
My July reading has gotten out of control because I somehow managed to finish 4 books in the first 10 days of the month. There's a little voice in my head saying "Whoa, back off, Tiger. Save some for the rest of us..."

So, how's summer treating you so far?