Leisure Imitates and Creates Art

My interpretation of a windsurf sunset. Painted by me in 2009.

Summer Sun sets on windsurfer getting the last bits of wind.

Photography often inspires art, such as paintings, drawings, sculpture and even crafts. Photography itself is viewed as an art. Creativity is inspired using any type of media. This week’s weekly photo challenge is Life Imitates Art , asking photographers to find artwork to imitate through a photo.

Years ago, I used to dabble in painting and drawing. Fast forward to 2009, I mentioned to my windsurfing husband that I used to paint, after we discovered a flat piece of plywood worn down by the river. I thought it would make a fabulous canvas for a windsurfing painting. I found something online and kind of copied it.

As years went by, I have taken scads of windsurf photos. One late summer day, as the sun was setting low in the sky, I took some shots of my hubby sailing. Upon looking back on the photos, I realized that the above photo looks very much like my painting.

Here is my painting:

My interpretation of a windsurf sunset. Painted by me in 2009.

Here is the photo I found that helped inspire it.

inspiration for windsurf painting, from pinterest

 

Indeed, leisure imitates and creates art.

 

 

Ornate Coastal Culture

San Dollar Art Sculpture at San Diego's Palomar Hotel

The Weekly Photo Challenge invites us to post a photo of something that can be described as “Ornate.” The word ornate conjures up the synonym, “elaborate,” marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; Ornate.

In the Palomar Hotel in downtown San Diego, as I walked around the lobby, filled with surf and coastal culture art, I found this wall sculpture that was too amazing not to photograph.

San Dollar Art Sculpture at San Diego's Palomar Hotel
San Dollar Art Sculpture at San Diego’s Palomar Hotel

Of course, I had to take the picture of the ornately-styled green surfboard on display.

Green Surfboard on display at San Diego's Palomar Hotel
Green Surfboard on display at San Diego’s Palomar Hotel

At an art gallery in Lake Tahoe, I saw this wonderfully ornate surfboard. I so wanted to buy this!

Ornate Surfboard on display at Lake Tahoe art gallery


The Palomar Hotel hosted the Above Time Premier of fashion bow-ties using the platform of Bowties Against Bullies. Check it out if you haven’t read this post.