Jo Ann Tomaselli ~ Visual & Verbal Reflections



The variety of cloud patterns and the colors painted in the sky at sunrise and sunset are a gift from the Universe every single day! Today the sunrise was pastel yellow, divided by a brown marsh.
Many people know that the Sun ‘rises in the east and sets in the west’. However, the Sun only rises due east and sets due west on 2 days of the year – the spring and fall equinoxes.

Most ancient cultures tracked these rising and settings points with great detail. If they had mountains along the horizon, a jagged point could be remembered. Without a suitably interesting horizon, standing stones or poles could serve this purpose.

Many of the sunrise images in my portfolio are taken from my backyard and I too mark the movement of the sun along…

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Is Photoshop a Bad Word?

Abstract Art by Omaste Witkowski

Entertaining Energy Abstract Pattern Artwork by Omaste Witkowski

Entertaining Energies

I love bold and colorful artwork and when I create my pictures I use a camera and a computer. I enjoy using these digital tools to create a wide variety of pictures. All of my artwork start as photographs and then they turn into something else. My Macro photographs of glass art pieces are turned into colorful patterns and graceful abstracts. My offering today is a vivid example of what you can do with photography and photoshop and I loved ever second of its creation.

What I am wondering is why some people use the term “photoshopped” in a a derogatory manner? I find all sorts of interesting pictures and post them and share them on Facebook. Inevitably someone will comment “nice picture but it is photoshopped”. Why does it matter how the image came about if you enjoy it? So today I am pondering whether or not…

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Poet’s Beat ~ “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde Accompanied by Nina Simone “These Times They Are A Changing”

Fifty Shades of Jazz

39 Notes Courtesy of artismyaddiction by Cherrybam 39 Notes Courtesy of artismyaddiction by Cherrybam

“For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.”  Audre Lorde

For me, Feminism growing up in the 60’s with respect to the Black Culture was steeped in the Civil Rights Movement.  It was separate from the Feminist Movement because race was the primary focus.  The movement encompassed a mosaic of ethnicities within American life.  Audre came from Caribbean roots.  Lorde was a revolutionary within the revolution…

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Into The Future

Striking Photography by Bo

Into The Future

Into the future of the end of a storm chase.  Hoping to get a shot of lightning bolts in the sky with this image and had no luck,  then the storms died.   Colorado I-25 with an emergency vehicle behind the tree as 18 wheelers would pass the whole truck would light up with colors making for great light trails,  there is a tow truck on the left.  If you look in the sky it looks like a planet, the reflection of one the lights.


Colorado fine art nature landscape weather photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by storm chaser  James Bo Insogna  aka “The Lightning Man” .com (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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