After spending several decades capturing the world as I see it  first on film and then in digital format, I’ve accumulated a menagerie of images that often just sit on my desktop.  I worked as a photojournalist and writer at a small-town weekly newspaper in Oklahoma for six and a half years. Since that time, I have gathered even a larger array of photos and now, writings — often not in the typical journalistic style.

My youngest daughter who is also a writer, encouraged me to start this blog to show others my impression of art. I tend to get into phases where I will spend a great deal of time on “series” of images — depending on my mood. As for my writings, those also are dictated by my emotions, a serious faux pa in journalism. I also love to share book reviews and favorite recipes.

I started this blog to stay true to myself without the constraints of journalistic dos and don’ts. I hope you enjoy perusing through the inner workings of my mind and ideas.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 14:52:45

    I love this image of the icicles, and it reminds me to be happy that i no longer live where the temperatures get that cold!
    i saw your comment on the island traveler’s post; you would be a great addition to the wordpress weekly photo challenges.
    good luck, and i hope that you join the fun!


    • Darla Welchel
      Aug 29, 2012 @ 03:41:25

      Thanks, I’ve seen this on several person’s blogs, but have yet to have one of them explain how to do it. I will check out the site now! Thanks!
      I live in Oklahoma, we may only get really cold weather once a winter, but we do get ice storms. (how is it we can be in drought all summer and then get crippling ice storms?) Anyway, these were created after a heavy ice storm and then with a series of melting and refreezing days! I love the way nature creates art (i.e. God 🙂


    • Darla Welchel
      Aug 29, 2012 @ 03:44:52

      Some of them were almost to the ground! I experimented with the angle and the point of view!


  2. Darla Welchel
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 03:55:40

    Okay, I’m really new at this, but I’m not sure I’m doing this right. On the postaday signup, it said to “grab a badge?” Where do I find that?


  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 04:33:41

    hey! there’s a badge for post a day, and there’s one for post a week. the badge is i have the post a week badge. there is a prompt for ‘grab a badge’ — click that, and it takes you another prompt that shows four choices, depending on which one you like most! there is also a prompt on what to do next.

    you right click it, and it goes into your personal image file and will be assigned a special file name. then you go to your widgets and pull the image widget to where you want it to go, select the drop down choices and assign that file name where it belongs, save, and that should put the ‘post a day’ on your front page widget area.

    do you remember getting your first ‘real’ camera and had to learn about apertures and light meters and it all seemed so foreign? sometimes when i read the wordpress instructions, i think, ‘i’m not sure i’m following this,’ but it really isn’t that complicated. it just appears that way. follow their instructions and it works out fine!

    as for wordpress,, sign up to receive the announcements for the post a day. ditto for jake’s sunday post and where’s my backpack.

    this man’s journey who also has the weekly image of life… they’re all fun challenges; for me it’s finding the time to juggle these posts with responsibility to my art and other areas of my life.

    good luck!

    good luck!


  4. louslabyrinth
    May 13, 2013 @ 17:10:22

    Hey, I nominated you for a sunshine award as your blog brightens my day 🙂 See more here: xoxox


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