Current Events May 20

CURRENT EVENTS:

1.  Ongoing Gallery Show of my work,  mostly on Metal Prints, at Boda’s Kitchen in Hood River, Oregon, a lovely little Deli right at 404 Oak Street,  downtown. 

 

2.   Leannan Sidhe’s Music ,  My sweet daughter!

Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra'ti  at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother's Day weekend 2014

Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra’ti at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother’s Day weekend 2014

Leannan Sidhe is a Singer Songwriter and her music is often described as Celtic style, Fairy music, or even “Enya like”  You can hear her first album in the sidebar music player on this website, or hear and purchase her newest album on this link

NEWEST ALBUM:       Leannan Sidhe “Mine to Love”

Her first album is available at this link

FIRST ALBUM:        Leannan Sidhe “Fragile Dreams”

3.     My images being used in local papers:    The Weekender, an annual insert in The Enterprise in White Salmon will use this image to reference the Museum in Bingen.  Clicking on the image will take you to the Gorge Heritage Museum websiteBingenMuseum_SunriseLightningStorm_5886

 

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THANK YOU FOR COMING BY!  As always, please do check out my Galleries in the sidebar menu near the top to see many of my best images.  You will see a group of albums, each with several images.  The Biggest and Best album, “Best Prints:  Inspiring Light” can be reached directly by clicking on this photo link below.

Perseid Meteor and Milky Way over a very ghostly Locust Grove Church near Wasco,

Perseid Meteor and Milky Way over a very ghostly Locust Grove Church near Wasco, Oregon

 

 

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Travels with Leannan Sidhe, and Current Events

Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra'ti at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother's Day weekend 2014
Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra'ti  at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother's Day weekend 2014

Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra’ti at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother’s Day weekend 2014

I was so thrilled to be able to make a trip with my daughter as she performed at Glastonbury Renaissance Faire at the Port of Toledo just outside Newport, Oregon.  Leannan Sidhe is a Singer Songwriter and her music is often described as Celtic style, Fairy music, or even “Enya like”  You can hear her first album in the sidebar music player on this website, or hear and purchase her newest album on this link

NEWEST ALBUM:       Leannan Sidhe “Mine to Love”

Her first album is available at this link

FIRST ALBUM:        Leannan Sidhe “Fragile Dreams”

 

Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra'ti  at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother's Day weekend 2014

Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra’ti at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother’s Day weekend 2014

Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra'ti  at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother's Day weekend 2014

Celtic Musician Leannan Sidhe performing with Dara Korra’ti at the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire in Toledo, Oregon along the Oregon Coast. Mother’s Day weekend 2014

 

After the weekend event, Leannan Sidhe and I got to play on the beach for a couple of days before continuing home.    I am sure as time goes on I will have many more beach and Faire images to share, after I catch up on the pile of work waiting!

"Dancing Fairy Child"  Leannan Sidhe dancing on the beach  at Oceanside, Oregon

“Dancing Fairy Child” Leannan Sidhe dancing on the beach at Oceanside, Oregon

Leannan Sidhe at the Oregon Coast

Leannan Sidhe at the Oregon Coast

CURRENT EVENTS:

1.    Healing For Thomas:  Local Benefit Concert May 17th in Trout Lake, WA  for a remarkable heartwarming Trout Lake man, crippled in body by a farming accident.  More information can be found in these links:

          A.   Poster in a Google Document:   PDF Poster for Benefit Concert Event May 17th in Trout Lake  

          B.  GoFundMe video and information  

          C.  Facebook Event:  Healing for Thomas benefit concert event May 17, 2017, 4-8 pm at the Trout Lake School in Trout Lake, WA

       2.   ROUND #3 of Art For Oso Photography Auction Running MAY 16-May 19 AT 9:00 PM ( Pacific Standard Time), with nearly 100 lovely images on various mediums available for bidding!  All proceeds goes into a local Arlington non-profit fund set up to help both families and first responders following the #530slide, a landslide that took the lives of at least 41 people around Darrington and Oso, Washington on March 22, 2014.    This is entirely a Facebook run auction. You can learn more by CLICKING HERE to read this document if you are interested 

       3.  Ongoing Gallery Show of my work,  mostly on Metal Prints, at Boda’s Kitchen in Hood River, Oregon, a lovely little Deli right at 404 Oak Street,  downtown. 

 

 

 

THANK YOU FOR COMING BY!  As always, please do check out my Galleries in the sidebar menu near the top to see many of my best images.  You will see a group of albums, each with several images.  The first album, “Best Prints:  Inspiring Light” can be reached directly by clicking on this photo link below.

Perseid Meteor and Milky Way over a very ghostly Locust Grove Church near Wasco,

Perseid Meteor and Milky Way over a very ghostly Locust Grove Church near Wasco, Oregon

 

Current Events in February

Oh how I love Lenticulars! Yes, if you look over in the sidebar there is a menu link to Lenticular Clouds, a whole gallery of them spanning 6 years.    ALSO please look at the bottom of  this post for current information about my Gallery Shows!

February 11, 2013 Lenticular over Mount Hood

February 11, 2013
Lenticular over Mount Hood

at the same time this morning this is the view down the Gorge from White Salmon

View over Hood River Bridge and down the Columbia River Gorge Feb 11, 2013

View over Hood River Bridge and down the Columbia River Gorge Feb 11, 2013

a couple early February mornings (like Sunday the 10th for instance) there was morning hard frost in White Salmon, WA, and last week i took this frost shot in Odell

Frost on a sunny morning in Odell, Oregon early February

Frost on a sunny morning in Odell, Oregon early February

GALLERY SHOWS CURRENT AND UPCOMING

Stop on by Skyline Hospital in White Salmon,  Washington and enjoy my Gallery Show hanging on their wall until the end of February, just around the corner from the Front Desk.

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MARCH GALLERY SHOW

White Salmon Library will be hosting my show for the month of March, in the Sprint Baker Block Building.  I will be there to talk about my images, and answer any questions.  Come tell me about your favorite places you think should be photographed!

March 9, 2013 will be the Artist Opening, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, complete with snacks and live music by my daughter, the singer/songwriter  Leannan Sidhe.

You can also take a look at my books and calendars while you are there… I will have a display of items for sale, as well as CD’s of my original music by Leannan Sidhe.

You can also take a look at the products in these photo albums of books and calendars

2013 Calendars    There are only a handful of the calendar left, marked down from $25 to $20.00

Photo Books…

Moods of Mount Adams

2012 Photojourney

Trout Lake and Beyond

 Pacific Northwest

Also you can contact me at   starlisa.black@gmail.com    or on facebook at Starlisa Black Photography for special orders.  I work with prints of many sizes, framed or unframed, and especially the new Metal Prints, Thin Wraps, Canvas Wraps, and Standouts.  PRICE LIST AVAILABLE HERE

Also, click here  for my other blog  “In Search of Lifes Beauty” where I post more frequently right now.  You can also find it in the Photo Links tab of the menu and click on blogspot

Current Events

January and early February have been months of amazing sunsets and sunrises and remarkable clouds.

February 2, 2013 from White Salmon, WA

February 2, 2013 from White Salmon, WA

Winter has at least for the moment released its hold in the Columbia River Gorge, and over at Catherine Creek near Lyle the Grass Widows were already starting to bloom before the end of January.

Mighty Oak Trees and Seasonal Ponds

Mighty Oak Trees and Seasonal Ponds

Grass Widows in January!

Grass Widows in January!

GALLERY SHOWS CURRENT AND UPCOMING

Stop on by Skyline Hospital in White Salmon,  Washington and enjoy my Gallery Show hanging on their wall until the end of February, just around the corner from the Front Desk.

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MARCH GALLERY SHOW

White Salmon Library will be hosting my show for the month of March, in the Sprint Baker Block Building.  I will be there to talk about my images, and answer any questions.  Come tell me about your favorite places you think should be photographed!

March 9, 2013 will be the Artist Opening, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, complete with snacks and live music by my daughter, the singer/songwriter  Leannan Sidhe.

You can also take a look at my books and calendars while you are there… I will have a display of items for sale, as well as CD’s of my original music by Leannan Sidhe.

You can also take a look at the products in these photo albums of books and calendars

2013 Calendars    There are only a handful of the calendar left, marked down from $25 to $20.00

Photo Books…

Moods of Mount Adams

2012 Photojourney

Trout Lake and Beyond

 Pacific Northwest

Also you can contact me at   starlisa.black@gmail.com    or on facebook at Starlisa Black Photography for special orders.  I work with prints of many sizes, framed or unframed, and especially the new Metal Prints, Thin Wraps, Canvas Wraps, and Standouts.  PRICE LIST AVAILABLE HERE

Joy in Living

I found myself thinking about the idea of Joy and what it means to me, and it has little to do with acquisitions in the world, how much money I have, or what kind of work I do. It is those moments in time when all feels right in the universe, and I can feel the Divine Love reflected in the beauty of that moment. It might be in the smile of a child, a spunky spirit in a 90 year old, the brilliant temporary flash of a Rainbow, the spring leaves unfurling, or a tendril of hair tossed by a capricious breeze that wants to play. Life is full of such moments if you are aware… in fact today I stood and visited for half an hour with a woman who is 90, and we laughed and cried together remembering long ago days…I felt recharged!

My Daughter provides many of those moments of Joy for me, as it should be! Leannan Sidhe is a musician, an artist, seamstress, dancer and writer among other things, and of course I love her with all my heart! She is currently trying to finish up her second album of her own original music,

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Leannan Sidhe can also be listened to on my playlist on YouTube

She also has a BandCamp page with her first album available for purchase here

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This next image called Land of the Light was a magic moment that I am convinced was a gift from my Mother, Nina Black.  She loved these lenticular clouds we get over the Cascades, and I carry on her tradition.  I felt a push that day to drive up a road I don’t often go, and as a result got this image that was a contest finalist in the Chasing the Light contest and displayed in Hood River, Oregon at the Columbia Art Gallery in August 2012 along with the other 39 finalists.  So THANKS MOM!

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As many of you know, I LOVE clouds, and wild skies… especially lenticular clouds. This next one was happening one day as I got off work in White Salmon… the cloud is up near to Mount Adams and this is only half of it peeking over the Ridge. All my tiredness washed away and I chased it all the way to Trout Lake.

Giant Lenticular

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This next image has a wild feeling of Joy for me… hope you enjoy it too Joy in the midst of adversity, against all odds

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So, just a few images to bring you a smile I hope! Browse the links in the side bar for information about my books and calendar, and I have prints available on order. I am now able to take credit and debit cards via paypal by sending money from your paypal to starlisa.black@gmail.com or by contacting me at the above email. i am able to take payment over the phone also.

and now the sun is returning outside so I am tying this up until later! Enjoy!

Prayer at the Lake

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Darlisa Black

My daughter Leannan Sidhe and her Music Project

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Leannan Sidhe is a Singer Songwriter working on recording her second album of Original Music.  Her melodic tunes take on mystical and fairie like qualities, at times reminiscent of singers like Enya and other Celtic musicians.  She is also my daughter, and I am so proud of her!  She writes her own unique songs, based on stories of life.

Her first album sold well, and with help from an earlier Kickstarter Project she has made it mostly through recording on this second album, but does not have enough to finish Mastering and Duplicating the album.  By jumping in and pledging now, you will be prepaying for a copy of the music when it is finished, or depending on the level of pledge there are other prizes as well.

Please take the time to go listen to her title song on the link above, and come tell me what you think!

Thanks!

Darlisa