cat scratching filter

I see visual interest in objects that I observe in my home. I look for common everyday functional objects and present the visual interest that I see in this object, like this round cat scratching circle. I placed the scratching circle in a home window and took a photograph. I think that the window screen showing through the holes in the scratching circle is visually interesting. John Foster Dyess

This is a photograph of a green paint shape on my porcelain paint palette. I like the shape and texture of this green paint on my palette. I will make a color print from this digital photograph. I think there are many visual images around me to choose from to use as a photograph or painting.
John Foster Dyess

Image  —  Posted: May 23, 2021 in art,John_Dyess, illustrations by John Dyess, Maritz, pencil drawing
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I think the words in Blind Willie Johnson’s song ” Everybody Ought to to Treat a stranger Right” , Should be read by members of all religious faiths. Look him up on the internet, if you don’t know this singer ,songwriter.

Attached are drawings that are based on photographs that I took several years ago when visiting San Miguel, Mexico, during the *Dia de los Locus parade.

Above are two images of the Los Locus Parade in San Miguel , Mexico.

Street Vendor selling flowers and plants.

*Dia de los Locos, is a day that encourages our madness to express itself in costumes, satire, folklore, and music. In the baroque town of San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, this colorful festival—officially named San Antonio de Padua Festival —swoons the expressive soul to detach from normalcy and beguile them into celebrating the bizarre.

Image  —  Posted: April 18, 2021 in art,John_Dyess

Easter Sunday 1948

Posted: April 4, 2021 in Uncategorized

This Is a photo of me on the left side, my mother in the middle and my brother Ronald on the right side of my mother on Easter Sunday 1948. I would have been nine years old.
My father was at work on this Easter Sunday.He worked as a radio engineer at radio station WTMV. He was usually working on most holidays. We were probably either coming from church service or going. Looking at our shadows
I think it was around Noon, and we have returned from the service. At this time we were living in the basement of our Aunt Ollie and my uncle S.M. Foster.In 1948 there was a shortage of houses available, The GI’s were returning home from overseas and they were looking for homes to buy or rent. When they were drafted and went to fight in Europe or in the Pacific theater many of them were still living at home. I think it was hard on my mother to live in the basement.I was a kid and didn’t think about the situation. Most Sundays my mother took my self and my brother to visit my Grandmother Kestler, in her apartment in a four family flat.Most of the time my mother would give me and my brother 50 cents to pay for theater tickets and snacks.

Trump’s supporters have taken over the Capital building. This madness has to stop
John Dyess

This is my second photograph of a drinking glass on a counter top. I enjoy seeing light and dark shapes created by sunlight shining through my kitchen window. This photograph was taken at 10:58 Am on November 8, 2020

This is my photograph of a drinking class and it’s shadow and light refractions. The vertical bars of light were created by light coming though window blinds. I took this photograph on November 6, 2020. I have taken many photographs of objects sitting on this kitchen counter top with a focus on shapes created by light and shadow.