20170422: What to do to Increase Creative Abilities…

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The other day I was asked a question, “What can I do to increase my Creative abilities?”

A little while later, someone else asked a similar question, “My creativity is at ZERO. What can I do about it?”

This list is the answer.

In 59 years of life I have never run out of Creative Juice, sure I can be stumped as to what to do. Or the pen sitting not moving in my hands. The keyboard motionless & quiet under my hands….

But I always follow these rules and have found and answer!

Cameras, canvases, paper, inventions, problems in business, every time words, paintings, drawing, photographs & even silly posters are all born from these simple rules!

Enjoy and have fun doing that Creative whatever You Like to Do!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170413: Opps, too much fun again Flowers….

OK, so like there are way too many beautiful women in this town.

But only one speaks English to me & still smiles while doing so.

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Monica, the waitress, owners younger daughter, wants to go to USA. So she speaks nicely to me most days & is quite cute as well.

Moneeca is the Spanish pronouncing of her name & my spelling. Dyslexic I prefer to see a word in the pronounced version for me to say it right… So I created this spelling of her name. She knows I use it & has not slapped me, and of course vocalized makes not any difference to anyone.

With the TRUMPed starting WAR, WW3 for all concerned… USA is a Fascism country and she knows that the dream of going there has falling in the trashcan.

I kind of wanted to offer some Peace to the world and being way to old & tired of the game women play, to care about giving flowers to women but seeing Moneeca who would have been chased around town by a much younger me, on a near daily basis…

this poster got made last night…

Not sure she will get to see it. Would not want to embarrass her in front of friends, Family, neighbors.

But heck I had fun with this design!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

 

20170307: Looking for “REMOTE” graphic work.

Just a little fun with the graphic toys I have…

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and playing as an artist with collages too.

Enjoy & Creative shooting

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

Inspirational posters to keep artist motivated, to keep Creating….created by the same artist

Well it evening, I am getting a handle on my migraine…lots of work to do today, so the posters reflex that I hope:

Enjoy “Curved Ride”

Valley of Fire, Nevada

A Hole shot, photographer wise….and yes, that is the whole frame as shot. Nothing is warped in Photoshop. Valley of Fire, Nevada. 2015

and this one is the Mossy Cascade photo,

“Moment of Quiet”

mossy cascade of water dripping down

It is a bit more fun in a big view like my 12 x 18 images I print. This is a fast shot, to catch so many drips and I slowed it down just enough to slightly blur the drips, but keep individual. Enjoy

Ah, yes well this mornings photo was taken the other day, the saying thought of this morning and refined as I worked on the photo.

Please enjoy “Natural Order”

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Monday morning, as Garfield the cat might say, oh really,

Hope the week is going good here is this morning inspiration poster,

“Sunrise/Sunset”

Remember, opinions are personal and pointless to force on others.......Lovingkindness energy to All.

Remember, opinions are personal and pointless to force on others…….Lovingkindness energy to All.

 

Good Morning, here is today’s Inspirational Poster,

“Unlimited Variety”

Night light painting photography in Joshua Tree N. P. California

Night light painting photography in Joshua Tree N. P. California

 

I was just answering a question of what I thought was the most Important tool as a self-employed person…….my answer is the quote. I liked it and decided to make a poster of it. Hope you enjoy it. 11pm time for a nap.

“Creativity”

Believe in yourself.

Believe in yourself.

 

Sunday afternoon, I’m sorry but I was working on a inspiring project, which is leaving me with out a comment to print on a photo.

Instead, let me share with you, my selection of BLACK AND WHITE prints, yes you only get to see the digital file on screen, I have been enjoying myself into the late hours of the night and again this morning: The Weston Cliffs at Red Rock Canyon, Mojave area Southern California, USA 2015 (shot 20151112)

A tribute to to my 42 years of photography, 15 years old in a print shop darkroom in high school working on the teacher’s Master’s thesis photos, 16 yrs. old I was in my own darkroom. I had a job and the apts. to run so a night time photographer I became, 10pm to 6am my play ground. Just instructions to tell me what to do, No teachers, no parent or brother, I was all to myself……….creative energy unleashed……..

I was a photo editor for a publisher that put out 6 weekly newspapers. First I was in the wet darkroom, later as I showed what my Mac system could do for my screen printing business, the newspaper went digital. The rest of the world was doing it already, us mountain folk get things slow…….1988-1997

I am at a loss for words after working on these images. The Weston Cliffs, named after Edward Weston for taking some photos there many years ago, are to me an awesome challenge to produce in Print.

I am making these prints for the Old Timers and Film Loving photographers of my Sierra Club Camera Committee. We are having a Member’s show in Dec. and I know I am moving from the area.

Since I have no words  to put on a poster and am going to send a copy of the prints to a good friend in the club who also has moved a bit far away, I would like to present these black and white photos as today’s Inspirational Posters.

Weston Cliffs, Red Rock Canyon, Mojave area California, USA 2015

Weston Cliffs Red Rock Canyon California

Weston Cliffs, Series #1
Stark landscape, a recent storm caused a plant to bloom. The Weston Cliffs showing in background. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

WEston Cliffs Red Rock Canyon California

Weston Cliffs, Series #2
Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

Weston Cliffs Red Rock Canyon California

Weston Cliffs, Series #3
Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

Weston Cliffs Red Rock Canyon Cailfornia

Weston Cliffs, Series #4
Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

Weston Cliffs Red Rock Canyon California

Weston Cliffs, Series #5
Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

Weston Cliffs, Series #6 Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Weston Cliffs, Series #6
Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

WEston Cliffs Red Rock Canyon California

Weston Cliffs, Series #7
Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

and the final shot of the series, turn around and see the vista the cliffs have at their feet.

Weston Cliffs Red Rock Canyon California

Weston Cliffs, Series #8
Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

I hope you can see that, even my poor attempt, at least is does not need words……..enjoy the views,

Lovingkindness to all.

 

 

 

Ok, so yesterday I got out of my photo studio for a little night shoot, left Wens. and got this shot at Red Rock Canyon, Mojave area of California…

A shooting star across the Milky Way as seen in the winter sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy.

“Grants Wishes”

Red Rock Canyon and shooting star.... a favorite place and time of day.

Red Rock Canyon and shooting star…. a favorite place and time of day.

 

Good morning, it the bump in the middle of the week and a Holiday in America….

Here is today’s poster of the morning, sorry it is a bit wordy, but I need the extra stuff on there, once again, someone who claims friendship has informed me that “No, I just close my ears, I am along for the ride. I don’t Want to know about you.” so,

“Long Road”

Yes, those are my tracks, I am coming back out.....Enjoy the wide open views folks.

Yes, those are my tracks, I am coming back out…..Enjoy the wide open views folks.

 

 

This one I thought of last night, driving through Los Angeles traffic on Santa Monica blvd. near the 405,

took a bit of hunting but I found a photo I wanted, so here is “Not a Target!”

maybe a redneck or an old car lover???

maybe a redneck or an old car lover???

 

Ah, just in time for noon coffee break, Kona coffee, from Peet’s Coffee, roasted on the 28th of Oct.

enjoy, “Without Complaint”

To those of you who believe they can tell any "God" what to do, just remember the ones that do not question......

To those of you who believe they can tell any “God” what to do, just remember the ones that do not question……

Lovingkindness all, here is the first one of the day……..took a while to find the photo, which shows how bad my business is.

It is the Lunar Ring and Joshua Tree I have posted for sale recently, as fine art also.

The saying is a TRIBUTE by me to me for a constant need to be trying to out Wit Murphy’s Law. I created the saying in 1978 or 1979 and have used many many times in writing, conversations and even a Paintings series. Now it is in my photography and Inspirational Posters.

 

“End of Circle”

May you all Find the end of your circles.........

May you all Find the end of your circles………

 

OK, Good morning, it’s Monday once again…..Hope it’s off to a nice start.

Here is this morning Inspirational poster,

Just the view to make you stop and Breathe. Lovingkindness to ALL

Just the view to make you stop and Breathe. Lovingkindness to ALL

 

Ok, well this afternoon’s poster is more for the environmentalist or spiritual, but it is a bit mean……

I have come to realize that my photography files are now a disaster as well……..I had 10 drives hooked up to try to sort through, (I’m bad), the plumber broke a 2 inch water main 5 times……..my biz has been being moved back and forth for 10 days…….I spent 2 hrs looking for a blank CD to write files on…….days looking for parts to fix a computer……

so “Essence of Creator”

walk quietly, respect before Disrespect...... Lovingkindness energy to All.

walk quietly, respect before Disrespect……
Lovingkindness energy to All.

 

Good morning! It’s Sunday where I am and that means people are doing their church things. Lovingkindness Energy to All

Here is this morning’s Inspirational poster, yeah, bit spiritual…..

At first I was going to pick one without the ship, but it fit the perspective too much.....Enjoy.

At first I was going to pick one without the ship, but it fit the perspective too much…..Enjoy.

 

 

OK, so this next photo is one I took and knew I wanted it when I saw this spot…….my camera stopped working about 20 spots later.

Love what I got and may find time to go back.

have not thought of a saying yet,

"Mossy Cascade" Please sit a moment and listen to the drops. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

“Mossy Cascade” Please sit a moment and listen to the drops. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

 

 

and another,

"Deeper Inside" $50 each free shipping

“Deeper Inside” $50 each free shipping

 

Digging a bit, trying to find things after a week of moving stuff back and forth so here is this thought and this Afternoon’s poster,

just be a Peace, lovingkindness all

just be a Peace, lovingkindness all

 

 

Good Morning, Lovingkindness energy to All,

Here is this morning’s poster, hope some one laughs…..

and yes, I grew up on SAILBOATS, wanting to sail around the world "just for fun, as fast a racing Trimaran as I could design......" America's Cup fan from monohull days...... So enjoy the laugh, been wanting to do something with this since I saw it down the street from my studio. Standard $50 each with free shipping.

and yes, I grew up on SAILBOATS, wanting to sail around the world “just for fun, as fast a racing Trimaran as I could design, single -handed. Even as a child, trust in my life of myself……” America’s Cup fan from monohull days…… So enjoy the laugh, been wanting to do something with this since I saw it down the street from my studio. Standard $50 each with free shipping.

 

for the individual...... Photography wise, near broke my neck shooting these clouds over my head one day. Enjoy with lovingkindness energy.

for the individual……
Photography wise, near broke my neck shooting these clouds over my head one day. Enjoy with lovingkindness energy.

 

Printing this for an order, Without the words, just remember this thought too many times in my travels of life.......

Printing this for an order, Without the words,
just remember this thought too many times in my travels of life…….

 

Ever have that feeling, you just are not sure what you are diiging for?? Same deal as the other $50 each free shipping is USA.

Ever have that feeling, you just are not sure what you are diiging for?? Same deal as the other $50 each free shipping is USA.

Inspirational poster

1st one designed and printed today, after a long, too long week of hits to my business…. I was going through for shots of ideas I thought of this morning, saw this shot again, thought of where I am at…….. sorry, just could not help myself. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Yes, I design inspirational posters for myself to drive myself for the 18 plus hours I like to work per day.

Knock me down and I stand back up…..

I’ll look at what I have and go forward…..

Yes, as I cried to my Creator, my muse touched me….

and back to work I go.

For $50, I will ship within the USA with the USPS system one 13 x19 inch glossy archival print, with 12 x18 image. Artist printed, signed and dated.

Unfortunately, it is TIME THAT I VALUE, and that is not retrievable. Paying my debts, a necessary Karma type thing, so I will be making a few today, tomorrow, when ever and update this blog post to add new ones in. Later I will just put them in a Zenfolio portfolio.

It is still kind of photography, just some graphics thrown in…..Please enjoy my sense of humor at least.

Better posts coming.

Every have one of these Bosses???

the next time someone asks a favor???

the next time someone asks a favor???

On a slightly bent spiritual side of my humor……..

can I touch the sky??

can I touch the sky??

so hot off a sarcastic mind…..same deal, $50 bucks each. free shipping