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The newest frames are already almost gone!  I am down to the last few, and the frames I just ordered will not arrive for another week or two.  So, if you want these, better hurry!

With St. Patrick’s Day less than a week away, I cannot guarantee they will arrive before the 17th. BUT… anyone who places an order before 3/17 will get a free upgrade to Priority shipping.  That’s right!  For just the standard shipping rate, you get an upgrade to Priority for no additional charge!  And since USPS now advertises that it only takes 2 days, you should have it in time if you order within the next day or 2. (Offer applies only to orders within USA)

Framed 4 Leaf Clovers

Framed Four Leaf Clovers


After defeating a compatibility issue between my program and the webhost, the latest framed clovers are now posted for sale! Yippee!

And still in plenty of time for St. Patrick’s Day!  You can find them for sale, to purchase for yourself or as gifts, at http://soulbearing.com  There are still a few more changes and updates coming to the website, but since so many people are eager to have these, I wanted to get them posted!

New Framed Four Leaf Clovers

New Framed 4 Leaf Clovers


Have a peek at the new look in the Soulbearing zazzle shop!!

It’s received a makeover to coordinate with soulbearing.com and this blog.  While soulbearing.com offers fab original fine art and abstract paintings and real 4 leaf clover gifts, the zazzle shop offers hundreds of photos and images artfully printed on dozens of products, from phone cases and necklaces, to posters and canvas prints, for a total of almost 9,000 image/product combinations.  Happy shopping!!  :-)


I find it difficult to paint in the art studio this time of year, with so many flowers in bloom.  So, while I was stopping to smell the roses (and irises, and lilies, and…), I also snapped some photos.

Some of the best floral photos are already available on all sorts of great merchandise in the soulbearing store on zazzle.com, and there is always more new work on the way.

To show appreciation for my customers, the reduced prices in the zazzle store will continue until June 20.  Happy shopping!! :-)


Among my designs currently offered, there is a section titled “Kaleidoscopes“.

I first made this type of image as an assignment in a beginners photography class years ago.  I still like making them from time to time because the resulting images are almost always a surprise.  It begins with an image like this one, for example:

One Cold Morning Mousepad

One Cold Morning Mousepad

In this case, the upper right corner was chosen since it contained so many interesting lines.  Then apply (as necessary) some creative cropping, color enhancement, duplicating, and flipping.  The end result looks very different from the original image:

Sunrise Creation Mousepad

Sunrise Creation Mousepad

And, multiple images can be obtained from the same original image.  Tree branches often are excellent subjects for this technique.  I chose this photo because of the interesting lines and contrast:

Trees in the Snow Mousepad

Trees in the Snow Mousepad

By duplicating it 3 times, then flipping the original and duplicates multiple ways, I obtained multiple images:

Winter Lace Mousepad

Winter Lace Mousepad

Frozen Symmetry Mousepad

Frozen Symmetry Mousepad

 Winter Symmetry Mousepad

Winter Symmetry Mousepad

They all look fabulous on the coffee mugs and other merchandise too, by the way:

Winter Lace Coffee Mug

Winter Lace Coffee Mug 

All of these images were created with minimal manipulation of the original image.  With the various effects and filters in most image editing software, the final images can be manipulated farther and farther away from the original.  However, the point for me (at least this time) is not to entirely get away from the original object, but to reveal this sort of other aspect of it. 

If you like my work, these and more images are available on all sorts of merchandise here.  (You can even add your own designs and images.) 

Coming soon: An art sale and more original paintings for sale!!

(Originally posted by S.Lynnette on soulbearing.com, January 20, 2011 at 06:43 AM EST)


I enjoy photographing floral still lifes, rural scenery, and so on; I’m sure it shows in the quantity of these types of images in my collection.  I also enjoy painting and illustration, particularly abstracts.  This combination of interests eventually led to the question:  Can a photograph do what a painting does? (If you’re not an artsy type and don’t get it, read on anyway.  No, I’m not really going to explain, but there are important insights and links to buy stuff so I can keep painting.)

Digital photography and image editing software have made it incredibly easy for artists and amateurs alike to create attractive pictures; as evidence of this, there are literally billions of nice looking images on the internet. 

But, as an artist who prefers painting abstracts, making pretty photos can sometimes become mundane.  My solution for this has been to seek unusual angles, unusual subjects, macros, and other techniques which result in images that appear more abstract.

It started a few years ago with a photographic tribute to Jackson Pollock’s artwork.  Viewers stared curiously at the tangles of light and dark, wondering what was the inspiration for choosing to photograph these particular things, then grinned at the moment of realization that it wasn’t really about the things (It rarely really is.).

This led to more images done in tribute to other abstract painters, like images inspired by Rothko’s glowing squares:

Minimalist Skylight by S.Lynnette

Minimalist Skylight by S.Lynnette (This image is available on a variety of products.)

Heavenly Light in the Loft by S.Lynnette

Heavenly Light in the Loft by S.Lynnette  (This image is available on a variety of products.)

Or, more recently, more images reminiscent of the abstract expressionists like Pollock:

Trees in the Snow

Trees in the Snow by S.Lynnette  (This one is available in large prints on canvas! and a variety of other products.)

Of course, I haven’t given up the floral and rural photography.  I do still like pretty pictures:

2011 Floral Calendar

2011 Floral Calendar by S.Lynnette (Nature and Rural Calendars and other products are also available.)

And some images are even available on jewelry now:

Owl Necklace by S.Lynnette

Owl Necklace by S.Lynnette

So if you see the abstract art and photography, and think to yourself “What on earth is that?”, don’t panic.  I still haven’t completely given up making pretty pictures.  If you’d like to see more, you can shop for merchandise printed with my images, or better yet, shop for original art.

(Originally posted by S.Lynnette on soulbearing.com, December 29, 2010 at 06:00 PM EST)

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