Art Spirit Village

Imagination – Inspiration – Transformation

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    Art Spirit Village is a sanctuary, a state of mind that exists within all who are compelled to express themselves through art. Michael Scott’s Art Spirit Village is my own safe haven. Here, I am the Butcher, the Baker, The Candlestick Maker and I suppose I am the Mayor as well. I always love comments and don't forget to connect with me on FACEBOOK
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Monday Mantra ~ #43

Posted by Michael Scott on August 9, 2016

rhythm section

Well I blew it!  For 42 consecutive weeks I managed to post a Mantra each Monday without fail.  This week, I find myself trying to cover my tracks late on a Tuesday evening.  This is the season of travel and photography for me and I have come to realize that this will not be the last time that I’ll miss the deadline.  The good news is I’m going to have some really good work to share in the coming weeks and months.

I’m about to embark on what is becoming an annual sojourn to the great Northwest.  Images of Waterfalls, rainforests, beaches and mountains will soon fill my memory cards.  September and October will likely lead me into the mountains of Colorado to capture fall foliage and when all the leaves have fallen in Colorado I’ll head to the desert in Utah to catch the season’s last gasp.

Have a great week!

 

 

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week #42

Posted by Michael Scott on August 1, 2016

too good to be true

A little positive thinking elixir to start the week off right.  Make it great!  If you read my mid-week post you will know that I just returned from a week of camping in the Crested Butte, Colorado neighborhood.  I hope you will stop by my Facebook Page and see more of what I’ve been up to.  Have a great week!

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Don’t Judge An Image By Its Thumbnail

Posted by Michael Scott on July 28, 2016

 

chairs sunset FB copy

I consider myself pretty lucky these days. The line between work and play has diminished to the point where I find myself doing pretty much the same thing on vacation that I do when I’m on assignment. I’m a photographer through and through. Every getaway is planned just enough to set me on a path that is likely to intersect with inspirational subject matter, but I never know ahead of time exactly what will be on the other side of the lens when I begin releasing the shutter.

Hello Bear FB

“Bear Alley”

 

My Wife and I made our annual journey to Crested Butte, Colorado last week to see the high alpine wildflowers at their peak. After finding a place to call home for six nights, a powerful thunderstorm descended on the valley and dropped an inch or two of rain. About an hour before sunset, the skies began to clear and I set out into the woods to see what I could capture. At first I found myself struggling find anything but by the end of the outing I had filled the better part of a 16GB data card. The golden hour did not disappoint. I returned to camp after dark. My jeans, sneakers and socks were just as soaked as they would have been if i’d jumped into the river.

parking lot rain FB

Several days after returning to Denver, I found myself immersed in the business of processing seven SDHC cards. As is my routine I began working on the images that I was most excited about, the ones that I anticipated to be the best and I made sure I saved all of the images with potential to the hard drive. As is also my routine, I took one last tour through each of the cards to clear them for formatting (erasing) only to realize that I had hastily written off the images from that cold, wet first night. I had forgotten that in that moment I was inspired by the mood of the evening and I was shooting with a purpose. I very nearly tossed these moments into the trash can.  Once again I’m reminded not to judge an image unworthy without first considering why I captured it in the first place.

Surprise Ending FB

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week #41

Posted by Michael Scott on July 25, 2016

Abundance

Just home from a fantastic Summer week in the Colorado Rockies with lots and lots of inspiring images.  If you don’t already follow my Photography page on FaceBook, I’d love it if you would check it out.  I hope you have a great week!

 

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week #40

Posted by Michael Scott on July 18, 2016

repetition

Have a wonderful week!

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week #39

Posted by Michael Scott on July 11, 2016

masterpiece FB

A little razzle dazzle from this year’s 4th of July.  Have a great week!

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week #38

Posted by Michael Scott on July 4, 2016

freedom mantra.jpg

Happy 4th of July and have a great week!

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week #37

Posted by Michael Scott on June 27, 2016

inhale the future

Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week #36

Posted by Michael Scott on June 20, 2016

Its what you see

Have a great week!

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week # 35

Posted by Michael Scott on June 13, 2016

count days quote.jpg

I tried and tried to come up with a mantra for this weeks picture of the spring melt in the Colorado Rockies and I came up totally short.  This week I out source and tip my hat to Ali. Have a great week!

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