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Swans Enjoying Lunch in the Spring Sun Photo by Omaste Witkowski — National Geographic Your Shot

My camera has been a constant companion this year so far on my Boise River Greenbelt walks and last week I captured this photo of a swan swimming gracefully in a pond close to the Boise River in Idaho. I really love swans and the reflections in the water that seem to gracefully follow them in a loving dance of water and shadows.

This pretty pair of swans that like to have lunch around the same time as I go for walks.
This photograph is a bit different from my usual work because I am submitting it to National Geographic’s Your Shot which requires completely unedited photos. Normally I put my pictures through a fairly extreme process to alter them and reflect my graphic design visions. This image is completely RAW and straight from my camera, and ts funny but it almost looks naked to me

Source: Swans Enjoying Lunch in the Spring Sun Photo by Omaste Witkowski — National Geographic Your Shot

Intuition: Energy that allows my subconscious mind to communicate with my conscious self.

Intuition: Energy that allows my subconscious mind to communicate with my conscious self. #intuition #pantone2016 #roseQuartz #serenity

Abstract Art by Omaste Witkowski

Intuition For The New Year Motivational Artwork by Omashte

I had way too much fun creating this short video that shows the progression of my 1st piece of art in the new year. You can see how I start with a sketch and then add layers and textures to fill in the spaces. When I finish the first phase then I add in inspirational text and create a Motivational Artwork that is designed to appeal to both the left and right sides of the brain allowing for a beautiful and intellectual treat 🙂

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Believe, really believe, you can succeed and you will. ~David Schwartz

Abstract Art by Omaste Witkowski

Successful Beliefs Abstract Art by Omashte

I have realized that belief is the key to anything I want in life. As I explore my inner world I am realizing that it is always reflected into my outer world. I can literally see examples of what I am thinking in my daily life. If I am depressed I will see things in my day that will further depress me. When I change my thoughts I am able to completely change my reality. The lesson for me is to be very careful about what I believe and then trust in the ability to make that happen.

My latest favorite book is “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz. My newest piece of art is a direct quote from this book. I love these colors and the overall uplifting spirit of the words and overall visual message.

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Self-control is strength; right thought is mastery; calmness is power. Say unto your heart “peace, be still” ~James Allen

Self-control is strength; right thought is mastery; calmness is power. Say unto your heart “peace, be still” ~James Allen

Abstract Art by Omaste Witkowski

Peace be Still Abstract Inspirational Art by Omashte

I most recently read James Allen’s book, As A Man Thinketh. When I started reading this book I realized quickly how much wisdom was in such a small volume! My highlighter came out and I started marking specific areas that caught my attention most. Instant creativity inspired by the color combination you see above.

In the black, white, grey and red I see everything expressed as it is imagined. I am using red to represent life as a living flow. Blood and existence and vibrant expression. The grey areas are the same as circumstances in life. All of the things that happen in a day we are experiencing at various levels of consciousness. Shades of thought and the outside expressions of what we think and manifest into our world. Black represents the extreme of what binds us. Birth and death and what is solid and real. White is my attempt…

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Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. ~Auguste Rodin

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. ~Auguste Rodin

Abstract Art by Omaste Witkowski

Specialized Suggestions Abstract Art by Omashte“Specialized Suggestions”

I designed this piece and then when I really looked at it I understood that it was suggesting some interesting ideas to me. The idea of letting go and just being free. Throwing off the containing energies and dancing with the soul. I see movement and freedom and color and light. My imagination takes me on a wild ride as I contemplate the magic of the moment….

Specialized Suggestions Abstract Art By Omashte Photography Prints

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I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. ~Confucius

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. ~Confucius

Abstract Art by Omaste Witkowski

Conscious Cooperations Abstract Art by Omashte

“Conscious Cooperations”

Around and around and around I go. From one thing to the next and then back again. My artwork today is taking me on a roller coaster ride of sensations and feelings. I have written a rather mysterious tale here waiting to be read. An abstract journey into the past present and future.

For me I hear the sound of passion sitting quietly and waiting for the opportunity to feel itself. I know that pain of remembering what I have lost. I see the opportunities for abundant growth and I remember how far I have come. I do understand that this is just life and an illusion living itself……

What do you hear in this work, what do you know, what do you see and what does that make you remember and then understand and do? Can you look deeply into this image and answer those questions?

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An Introduction to Africa = A Continent of unsurpassed Beauty and secrets

Deborah

Hi Folks,

I want to introduce you to Africa. A Continent so huge that America almost pales in comparison. But how much is known about this massive Continent, the Countries that divide it, and the people who live in each Country, and who are vastly different from one another?

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, live the silverback mountain Gorillas. No animal, well, few, come close in beauty, stature and she awesomeness (if that’s even a word) to these incredible animals, who, people, are just ONE DNAmolecule different to us. So they could be our cousins!Truth.

gorillas        gorillas with man

Here we have a Mama and her babies. Shes content, and the babies look ever so happy. I bet their bellies are full. Then we have a man playing with a huge Gorilla! The smile on the man’s face is audible. I don’t know how he’s holding the…

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Sometimes You Have To Look At The Tiny Details In Order To See The Big Picture ~Omaste Witkowski

Sometimes You Have To Look At The Tiny Details In Order To See The Big Picture ~Omaste Witkowski

Abstract Art by Omaste Witkowski

LAYER 4 Today’s layer is #4 and consists of two images. One is the color paint layer and the other is how I have used the colored paint layer.
To start, I created a yellow/gold layer based on colors contained within the original design layer. I use the rectangle tool in Photoshop to create a layer. Then I make the layer a specific color using the color picker tool and choosing from my design. This way I keep all of the colors in my final picture compatible with each other.
After I have chosen the color I use a Snap Art filter to make the solid color more of a brushstroked color. I use short brush strokes, lots of color variations and lots of saturation and contrast. This makes a nice textured pattern that has some awesome color variations. Again they are all the same color tones as the original design.

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