Wolf watercolour painting @ InkTorrents.com by Soma

Wandering Camera – Curiosity and Creativity

Wolf watercolour painting @ InkTorrents.com by Soma

 

Hi Everyone! I needed to take a break last week, so I moved Wandering Camera to this week. This month the photos are a mixed bag. I took a few photos of the lunar eclipse through a telescope. The Girl and Her Cat are continuing their adventures in the north while I continue to work in my atelier.

 

 

Lunar Eclipse May 2022 Photos @ InkTorrents.com by Soma

 

I had intended to use my telescope for the lunar eclipse, so I got everything set up the night before.  The forecast had also called for clear skies, so I thought I was all set.  Then the not-so-proverbial clouds rolled in the next day.  Nevertheless, we decided to spend the evening in the garden and hope for the best. 

Time went by and then, very suddenly, my husband spotted the moon.  I have been watching and photographing lunar eclipses for a while now, and this one was particularly dark.  We could barely see it.  Even a thin layer of cloud made it completely invisible.  It came out  just long enough for me to take this photo of totality, then it went into hiding behind the clouds again.  

 

 

Lunar Eclipse May 2022 Photos @ InkTorrents.com by Soma

 

I almost gave up hope of  seeing the exit which I find most interesting.   However,  just when the exit started, the clouds parted to reveal a crystal clear moon.    During the entry and exit phases, Earth’s Ozone layer scatters red light.  It also lets through some blue light which is otherwise filtered out by the atmosphere.  The blue band along with Earth’s shadow cast over the moon are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

I am looking forward to spending a lot more time under the stars, browsing the sky with my telescope.  I love the blend of curiosity and creativity they evoke in me.

 

I have been keeping a very short ( no more than 5-7 items) play-list to stay focused and fulfill my curiosity.  I like calling it a play-list instead of a to-do list because I much prefer a playground over a classroom.  This certainly was at the top of that list.

Finished –

  • Photograph lunar eclipse photos
  • Sow seeds for plants that I can use for dye or ink making – planted madder
  • Block print – Small one to learn new tools

New and In Progress –

  • Indigo leaves printing
  • Hand bind my sketchbooks – Made progress
  • Sew flower blocks for Garden Path quilt – 5 – No progress
  • Kitty blankets – Made progress
  • Block print carving – Made progress

 

 

Block Printing

 

Fairy Lanterns Northern California Yellow Wildflower Art @ inktorrents.com by Soma

 

Getting acquainted with the new tools my husband got for me on a small piece before I start working on a large project.  I couldn’t pass up a chance of taking a b&w photo before starting on the large project.

 

 

Fairy Lanterns Northern California Yellow Wildflower Art @ inktorrents.com by Soma

 

The large one is almost finished.  I will share more of my process and something very special next week.

 

 

Distant Pages

 

In the meantime The Girl and Her Cat have ventured further into the stories of the north.   This blue book of paintings was inspired by my love of all things north, specially mythology and stories.

Please click on the image thumbnails to see the pictures and read about their wanderings –

 

 

 

The Shepherd

 

Wolf watercolour painting @ InkTorrents.com by Soma

 

I would have loved to hear the stories of ancient voyages the shepherd is telling them, but those stories are for their ears only.

 

Not only did my husband and I have a week of anxiety (it’s all fine now), but lately there is also nothing but grimness everywhere.   I needed a break to curl in within my own world that only resides in my head.  I do hope these posts give you some joy.  I am looking forward to sharing more creative and curious adventures with you soon.

 

I look forward to seeing your photos and reading about them.

 

Wandering Camera art and photo linky party @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya

 

Wandering Camera starts on the last Thursday of every month.  Photos, art and creative-themed posts, including other linky parties are all welcome.

You can continue to link up multiple posts.  

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52 thoughts on “Wandering Camera – Curiosity and Creativity

  • Michelle June 27, 2022 at 11:15

    Wow..these are amazing……

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  • Michelle June 26, 2022 at 07:15

    I’m so glad the eclipsed moon finally made an appearance for you. The photos are awe-inspiring. I love your artwork. You are so talented. And the idea of calling substituting “play-list” for to-do list is brilliant. I’m a firm believer that language programs our minds and emotions.

    Michelle

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  • Nikki - Notes of Life June 20, 2022 at 14:23

    It certainly looks like the block printing is going well.

    The photos of the moon are wonderful. I have to say the 2nd one if my favourite. :)

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  • Patrick Weseman June 19, 2022 at 12:03

    Thanks for hosting this great party.

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  • Amy Johnson June 18, 2022 at 05:24

    Your capture of the Lunar moon is incredible. I can never stay awake long enough to see them so I have to live through other people’s photos of them. I love your “The Shepherd” drawing too!

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  • Sharon Wagner June 16, 2022 at 07:04

    You captured the strawberry in the moon! You also have a lot of creative irons in the fire. I’m working on two book covers this week, so I have some art projects in the works too.

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  • Linda Calverley June 15, 2022 at 12:59

    Well done on catching a shot f the moon, it looks great. Love the wolf painting.

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  • Patricia in New Mexico June 14, 2022 at 07:42

    Yes, your photos and words gave me joy this morning. I’m glad all is well in your part of the world.

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  • Linda June 14, 2022 at 05:09

    I enjoyed this peek at your talent again! Thank you for sharing this goodness with To Do Tuesday! :)

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  • RachelSwirl June 11, 2022 at 12:46

    You are so talented, your work is incredible. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.

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  • Sarah MumofThree Wood June 10, 2022 at 23:08

    So glad you got to see the eclipse. Your photos are fabulous!

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  • Juliet (craftygreenpoet) June 10, 2022 at 06:59

    Lovely photos of the moon! It’s amazing to see a lunar eclipse.

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  • Einari Sinappi June 8, 2022 at 21:15

    Fantastic Moon shots! Are those planets I´m seeing? Stars that bright are seldom.

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  • Peabea June 8, 2022 at 11:53

    Love seeing your artwork and photography. How fun on the eclipse. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Sam June 8, 2022 at 09:33

    I like the moon phase so interesting x

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  • handmade by amalia June 8, 2022 at 05:52

    The moon photos are amazing.
    Amalia
    xo

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  • John's Island June 7, 2022 at 16:25

    Hi Soma, Your blog, your art, your creativity … they are all inspirations to me. I love the story of how you set up your telescope to get the photos of the moon. It was a divine intervention that cleared the clouds for those cool photos. :-) I need to get organized with something like your play-list … what an excellent idea. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog today! John

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  • NatureFootstep June 7, 2022 at 15:52

    wow, so much great things in your post. I really like how you started out the Block printing work. Such a great thing to work with. And I love the images you added to the girls story. :)
    Very beautiful work. :)

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  • Christina Morley June 7, 2022 at 11:35

    I love it all! Thanks for linking on Amanda’s Books and More. Following on IG.

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  • Divya June 6, 2022 at 21:13

    Your work is always a joy to look at! :)
    And the moon photography is superb, yeah!!
    I managed a couple of phone shots. That’s it. It was a lovely sight but on a terribly windy day here. So we didn’t stay out too long.
    If the latest edition of Wandering Camera is still on, I’ll play along. :)

    Have a good week, Soma.

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  • Lydia C. Lee June 6, 2022 at 14:01

    The wolf is fabulous and I love the moon photo. Great work!!

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  • Veronica Lee June 6, 2022 at 03:48

    How awesome that you were able to get the lunar eclipse!

    Incredible moon shots, Soma!

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  • Angie June 5, 2022 at 20:57

    Soma – stunning pictures of the eclipse. I like the idea of a “play list” rather than a “to-do list”. I have been trying to take things off my “to do list” so I can focus on my “play list”. I especially made this resolution while I was at the beach and things seemed clearer. I am doing reasonably well so far, but it has only been a week! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday; I will plan to link to Wandering Camera next week!

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  • Connie Griffin June 5, 2022 at 19:41

    So neat you were able to get the lunar eclipse, we weren’t able to get it here.
    I like that you call it your play list instead of your to do list :). I have lists all over my house :)
    You did a wonderful job with that block carving.
    Great pictures once again, love the rainbow drawing, and the shepherd, very cool!
    Hope you have a great week ahead!

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  • Debbie June 5, 2022 at 14:25

    your images of the eclipse are so much better than mine, i am sharing mine tomorrow. a play list is much more friendly than a to do list, i like your reasoning. the block carving is very ambitious but fun…your art, as always, gorgeous!!

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    1. Debbie June 7, 2022 at 11:52

      on my second visit…i enjoyed everything so much more. your art is very special!!

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  • Kim Carberry June 5, 2022 at 11:28

    What wonderful photos, especially the one’s of the moon. Your art work is amazing.

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  • The Joyful Quilter June 4, 2022 at 12:18

    Love, love, LOVE those photos of the moon and your stamp carving, too!! Thanks for further adventure of the Girl and her Cat, Soma. Wonder what they will be up to next?

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  • Lavender Dreams June 4, 2022 at 09:48

    I’m sorry you had a hard week and hope this weekend it better. We get out in nature as often as we can to help with anxiety. There sure is a lot to deal with every day…personal and more! Love your art! The moon photos are awesome!

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  • Eileen June 4, 2022 at 02:44

    Hello Soma,
    Your moon photos are just gorgeous, well done. Love your block printing, looks beautiful. The Girl and her Cat with the Shepherd is awesome. You are very creative, love your art.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  • riitta k June 3, 2022 at 23:37

    I loved your moon shots. I am just now listening a Finnish book – The Women of Astronomy. It reveals many names the world has been quiet about – clever women, but not acknowledged because of their sex. Girl and her cat & the white wolf is awesome.

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  • Erika N June 3, 2022 at 14:28

    My new and in progress list is very long right now. Yours sound great Soma. And wow. That art is amazing. And your carving is also gorgeous. Share some of the prints with us when you finish them please. Have a wonderful weekend. hugs-Erika

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  • Rain Frances June 3, 2022 at 13:47

    Hi Soma! ☺ You captured that beautiful moon. It was overcast and raining all night so I wasn’t able to see the eclipse! Beautiful photography. Now, I don’t know if it’s a coyote or a wolf, but wow, that sketch is just beautiful! ♥

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  • Christine June 3, 2022 at 13:45

    Beautiful post Soma, love the eclipse photos too.

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  • Su-sieee! Mac June 3, 2022 at 11:38

    I love all your creative adventures. The Girl and Her Cat, oh my, oh my, what passion and love you have. Thanks for sharing you with us.

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  • Valerie-Jael June 3, 2022 at 10:46

    You have got so much done! The Eclipse photos are great, thanks for Sharing, Have fun with the block printing, I’m looking forward to seeing your results. Hugs, Valerie.

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  • A ShutterBug Explores June 3, 2022 at 10:13

    Awesome post ~ fantastic photography of the eclipse ~ dynamic and well done block printing carving but favorite is the ‘wolf’ ~ the shepherd ~ Wow! ~ so much creativity in one place ~ thank you ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  • Sallie (FullTime-Life) June 3, 2022 at 09:14

    The amazing part of what goes on inside your head is how beautifully you share it with the rest of us! I have a fairly busy inner life, but it is untranslatable to paper due to lack of talent and ambition (in just about equal parts). Thanks for sharing yours, I really enjoyed the journey!! — the moon (or lack of it, sort of) is a wonderful picture — I love your artwork as always and the bits of myths and history that you share as well. Also love the idea of a play-list rather than a to-do one. I need both!

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  • Dixie June 3, 2022 at 07:26

    Your eclipse photos are spectacular, Soma.
    Can’t wait to see your block print.
    I absolutely love the Shepherd with the girl and her cat!

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  • Linda June 3, 2022 at 04:51

    How kind of the elements to cooperate briefly for those beautiful lunar photos! I am enjoying your girl and her cat drawings and expect to see your book on Amazon by next year. I had to look up the meaning for “atelier” and it sounds even nicer than studio. Haha play-list is much better than “To Do” – thank you for sharing! :D

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  • Gillena Cox June 3, 2022 at 03:57

    Luv the printing block.
    Thsnks for dropping by my blog and linking to Art For Fun Friday

    Muchlove

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  • Joanne June 3, 2022 at 03:33

    Those shots of the moon are spectacular! I remember printmaking in college; but I made an error of carving out the Earth but forgot to mirror image it so it was all backwards when I went to stamp it! I ended up making up a title about a topsy turvy world and made it both work and seem intentional but it really wasn’t.

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  • Alison June 3, 2022 at 00:45

    A wonderful post Soma! Your paintings and photography are so beautiful.
    I’m glad things are better now, after your anxious week. Anxiety is a horrible thing!
    Take care, and have a lovely weekend.
    Alison

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  • Kathy June 2, 2022 at 15:07

    Yes I love your posts very much, very inspiring for me. Love your eclipse photo, sadly I fell asleep before it happened. I love seeing all of your art very much, cool wood carving. a few years ago I grew my own indigo and did dye with the leaves-did not make a vat of it-I forgot now what instructions I used but I did come away with a couple really nice pieces-it was fun. I miss not doing my natural dyeing since we moved to the lake.
    I have been troubled about what is happening in the world and in our country now-art is the best relief from it all-hugs Kathy

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  • Luisella June 2, 2022 at 14:05

    Hello,
    Your moon shots are very nice!

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  • Pam June 2, 2022 at 11:00

    You have so many creative and wonderful things going on! Just beautiful.

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  • Nikki - Notes of Life June 2, 2022 at 10:37

    Loving the moon photos, especially the second one. I’ve been meaning to do some lino printing… I must get around to it!

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  • Pat June 2, 2022 at 07:37

    I loved seeing your block print carving, Soma, and learning more about the story you are redeveloping of The Girl and Her Cat. It has been a busy spring for you and sometimes we all need a bit of a break

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  • Angela Grasse June 2, 2022 at 07:13

    Oh my gosh! So much eye candy here! Amazing!

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  • Carol June 2, 2022 at 05:52

    amazing moon shots – I love your wolf and the block printing calls to m

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  • Karen June 2, 2022 at 05:32

    so neat that you got the moon eclipse it looks really neat and love your small paintings and sketches.

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  • Michele Morin June 2, 2022 at 04:21

    Really amazing photography!

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