“All art is exorcism.  I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time.  Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself.  There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.”  Otto Dix


As I was swirling the fingerpaints around on the paper, I was reminded of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “A Descent into the Maelstrom,” the story of a man who survived a shipwreck and a powerful whirlpool.

And since butterflies are considered symbols of life and the soul, I felt they’d make a nice counterbalance to the chaos.

I’m enjoying the very tactile nature of fingerpaints…actually feeling the paint as it goes on the paper…moving it around to create an emotion, very enjoyable!!!

fingerpainting © Out Of My Mind Images 2015

black, white…

 gray :)

while messing about with my painterly software…Corel Painter Essentials 5…I discovered I could do this


and this


and switching to my camera I took this


black, white, gray tones…computer software, a camera…used to create images that  leave it to your imagination to see what ever you want to see

have a peaceful Sunday


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foray #2188…

into the backyard for Baron’s bathroom/exercise break and a photo shoot :)

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we had a delicious rain last night (after several days of high temps and high humidity) with enough wind and water volume to cause the lights to go out for an hour or two and “prune” the dead wood from the mighty oak :)  I fear this may be a prelude to our hurricane season which begins in June and lasts until November.

have an enjoyable weekend

Theanne and Baron

*have you figured out what my header is yet?

© Out Of My Mind Images 2015


aka Plumeria :)


such beautiful blooms that come on stalky plain looking jade green branches!  reminds me of cactus plants…without the spines to stick me :)

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul” – Luther Burbank

enjoy your Monday

photograph © Out Of My Mind Images 2015

if it hops…

maybe it’s a grasshopper :)


on the patio…during my apartment living days

if you know what kind of grasshopper he is…please share the information, I believe I looked him when I first discovered him eating my plants but alas the name is completely gone from my personal data base :)

have a peaceful weekend

Theanne and Baron