Monday, March 27, 2006

The "A Night At The Opera" Series

~ Overture

~ Cadenza

~ Aria

- (click image for a larger view)

These images are available separately, but make an intriguing collection, from

They are conveniently offered in a variety of sizes, priced from $35.00 - $95.00 US, "Abstraction gallery.


The Backstory -

This mysterious arched structure sits back from the road, somewhere near (or in?) the Texas Hill Country. We were just driving around, and I have no idea where or what this is. However, it made for some fab manipulations!

If anyone recognizes the original photo, above, please feel free to chime in with a comment!

Which came first? Why, "Overture," of course!

Now, I've been up all night -- I'm off for an early-morning nap.

Later, all!


  1. It looks like a mini aqueduct!! Cute.

    Have a kind of mosaic floor feel. In the hallway of some strange house in a far off place, and made of unfamiliar, unknown stones. What does it reflect? (Don't walk on it!!!)

    I can't decide if the middle one is scary or beautiful. Pehaps both? Weird.

  2. Excellent manipulations! I thought at first glance that they were jewellery!

  3. Hey, Snoo!

    " . . . some strange house in a far off place. . . . (Don't walk on it!!!)"

    That's my house! How'd you know? So, we should, what? Levitate? (Forget it, I've been trying to do that since I was about 6-years-old!)

  4. Hello, Furtive (or should I call you "Wrangler"?)

    Thank you! You're very observant; the blue bits are actually designed after a very old abalone ring I own. The actual ring is set in sterling, but the dark-gold I used looked much better in print. The color's still a little off, but it's close enough to make me happy!

    If you stop back by here, consider explaining "Furtive Wranger." I'm intrigued!

  5. "So, we should, what? Levitate?"

    Never got that far in my thinking, sorry! Just feel bad for pretty floor that gets walked on.

    What don't actually live in Texas, but in this far off strange world, and all these works of art aren't just out of your mind, but inspired from all the wierd things around you!! Ooooooooooo.

  6. I love the way you do these pictures. I was surfing blog mad and saw your familiar title, so I spent some time.
    Great stuff!

  7. Snoo!

    Shhhh, we don't want everyone to know!

    In my head, where fondest wishes hide, I don't really live in Texas. I arrived here purely by accident, and still, years later, have not assimilated. The bulk of my existence really does take place in some "other" place. I know that comes through in my work.

    I'm very pleased, but not surprised, that you recognize this on some level. Of course, that leads me to believe that you're even more quirky (quirkier??) than the quiz revealed!

  8. 3COLLIE,
    great to see you (er, hear from you! I'm BlogMadding as we speak, and think I'll pop over to your place, right now, for a visit!

  9. "The bulk of my existence really does take place in some "other" place."

    Me too, maybe that's why I recognize it in you! And why I connect with your work so much.
    *happy feeling*

  10. Snoo!

    We're practically talking in "real time"! Technology is spooky!

  11. Oh how strange.
    And cool.