From Mind to Matter

Art in Photography

When the subject of art comes to mind, the first things that surface in an individual’s mind are paint patterns left on canvases or cathedral ceilings accomplished by such masters as Monet, Rembrandt or Picasso.

But art need not always be executed by the stroke of a brush. By definition, “It is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form to be appreciated by their beauty.”

Thus, artists also create jewelry, pottery, and photography, such as myself. Still sighting through the viewfinder after fifty-three years, I, time and time again, see a multitude of subject matter that thrills my inner being. The three components that excite me are composition, highlight, and shadows. If all are properly placed, then the words will speak for themselves - “A picture is worth a thousand words (Fred R. Barnard, 1921).”

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Beautiful Photographic Note Cards

Each assorted box of photographic note cards contains two each of on five views. The smaller cards have white borders around each picture and the larger prints are borderless. Each card is blank inside and comes with an envelope.

Neatly packaged in a white bottomed cardboard box with a clear see-through plastic top, the cost of one is $15.00 plus tax (15.90) or both for $24.00 plus tax (25.44). For an additional $8.00 one may have one box shipped or $10.00 for two.

Individual scenes of ten cards per box are available by special request. Special pricing for quantity orders either single views or assorted views can be obtained by special request.

One can also purchase these note cards from me at the Latrobe Farmers' Market, Legion Keener Park, Tuesdays, 12 noon to 4 p.m. (until the last Tuesday in September) or by calling or emailing me for other arrangements.

All orders may be paid by money orders, checks or cash as I do not deal in credit cards.


The art of making fishing lures, fly tying included, is a skill unto itself.

Once one learns a fish’s favorite dining practices, then it is up to the artist or fisher, such as myself, to create lures that will fool those aquatic species seeking a delicacy that will satisfy their hunger needs. Over the years, I have learned to handcraft fishing lures that have resulted in producing some great meals.

Hand-crafted fishing lures come in all kinds of colors and sizes, great for panfish, bass, as well as muskies. I have invented some unusual fish-catchers that have attracted youth to adults.

All my lures may be purchased from me exclusively at the Latrobe Farmers’ Market, Legion Keener Park, Tuesdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. (until the last Tuesday in September). All proceeds benefit the Restoration Program of Holy Family Church, Latrobe They are priced individually by bag.

Just for the record, I have donated literally hundreds of dollars of my fishing lures to be given away at youth’s fishing derbies. I’m all for interesting youth to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

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One of its popular kits to treat aging skin is Enfuselle, a series of liquids and creams that make one’s skin look more radiant, healthy, and beautiful. Shaklee stands by its word when it states that if one’s wrinkles don’t disappear after thirty days, one may receive a refund.

Consider the fact that all the products are not an expense, but an investment. By joining Shaklee for a lifetime cost of $19.95, there are a number of benefits. The first is knowing that one will be paying discounted rates for each product, second, a chance to share with others the many benefits of the various products, and third, building a team whereby one can monetarily gain from one’s efforts of using and selling the products, too.

If one’s goal is to feel better, lose weight or look younger, Shaklee is definitely the company to trust. For more information, please contact me.

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