Do butterfly like distractions haunt your mind?

“Distractions softly hover in the corners of my mind, 
like a butterfly haunts a flower.” ~M

Butterfly's

Butterfly drawings and paintings previously completed using a variety of mixed media including: colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, crayons, ink and pens. Each piece was completed separately and measure 3 1/2 x 5 inches. They were then scanned and assembled into the collage above with no color editing, only adding a border design line.  Original art work completed in 2012, copyright Mark Schutter.

 Life: is infinite in its variety and intricacies, if we would only take the time to look.

Beauty: a splendor in so many things that exist right before us, with no effort on your part.

Pause: we often fail to slow down enough to see, easily distracted by so many things.

I wish you moments when the distractions fade and beauty crashes in, causing you to stop and pause long enough that it simply takes your breath away. Happy Spring!

Alluring Shadows

(A pencil drawing I completed in 1986 during college and have now digitally edited.)

(A colored pencil drawing I completed back in 1986 during a college art class that I recently digitally edited using the free online PicMonkey photo editor.)

Drifting on scented winds
Across the azure horizons
Beckoning in the distance

Lost in memories bliss
Yesterdays and reckonings
In galaxies of cobalt space

A future that awakens
Into days yet pledged
And unknown sapphire dreams

Hiding behind the gaze
Of cerulean danger resides
In ever alluring shadows

~Mark Schutter ©2015

Perspectives of Colors

Negative Image

Black & White Image

Sepia Image

Aqua Image

Full Color ImageThis series of photos were taken on my little cell phone (no it is not a smart phone :)) during my lunch time walk along Capital Lake in Olympia, Washington.

 

 

They are in order from top to bottom; a negative image, black and white image, sepia image, aqua image and the full color image.  It was an overcast day, very little light.

The different versions got me to thinking about perspectives and how colors impact our vision.  Both externally and internally, as different colors, shades and hues cause different emotional reactions.

Each photo of the same scene has a completely different feel to it.  The lenses of how we view life also color our perception.  Do we see colors dimly?  Vividly?  How does that impact our own beliefs and perspectives?

There are colors all around us and many different shades, hues that impact our vision.  We must open our eyes to see the kaleidoscope of colors and allow them to touch our hearts no matter how small. ~M