Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ART MIXER - This Saturday 3/21/09

Please join the Tampa Artist Emporium located in the Palma Ceia Design district at our March Art Mixer on March 21st from 5 to 9 p.m. 

Guests can enjoy a complimentary wine bar while purchasing affordable artwork and unique jewelry by one of our 70 local artists. 

We will also be teaming up with VETMADE. In doing so you will be able to purchase one of their beautiful Adirondack chairs or bird houses. 100% of their sales and 10% of all art sales will go directly to VETMADE. 

VETMADE’s mission is simple: Prepare disabled veterans for re-entry into the workforce; and then place them in meaningful long-term careers. 
www. vetmade. org 

Check them out, it’s a wonderful charity. 

Saturday, March 21, 2009 5pm – 9pm 

Tampa Artist Emporium 

Palma Ceia Design District 

(Located in the Starbucks Plaza) 

3415 Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629 

(813) 835-0212

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Green Spider

Green Spider, originally uploaded by Melisa Taylor.

Another angle of my new little friend.

He looks like he should have a mustache to go with those eyes. :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green Spider - look at those eyes!

Green Spider, originally uploaded by Melisa Taylor.

This spider was the size of my pinky nail. I shot him with my Canon 100mm macro lens with a reversed 50mm lens attached to it. This allows you to magnify past 1:1 macro onto "super macro". I love doing this, although, the depth of field can be very small - so patience while shooting is a virtue.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Orchid & The Spider

The Orchid & The Spider, originally uploaded by Melisa Taylor.

The first artistic photo I've shot in MONTHS (maybe even longer). It really feels good to shoot again. I bought this orchid on Thursday, and by Friday it had a lil' spider living in it! He's still there. :)