Saturday, April 30, 2011

Seattle Festivals in May 2011

The 40th annual Folklife Festival is happening at the Seattle Center Memorial weekend May 27 - 30th!

The 42nd annual University District Street Fair will be held May 21st - 22nd. This is one of the longest running street fairs in the nation!

Don't miss out on these two great events.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. You need time and money so it doesn't happen as often as I would like it to. It seems every time I go some place I see the terrain and elements of light in a whole new perspective. The shots are not all lined up and in order. They have gained character and substance as I have grown older and wiser. Nothing has to be perfect it only has to be.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Western Washington Fun Festival Events

May Festival Events in Western Washington that you won't want to miss!!

Going on right now is the Tulip Festival north in Skagit County and upcoming events are the Viking Fest in Poulsbo the weekend of May 20th through the 22nd and the University District Street Fair the same weekend May 21st through May 22nd. Lots of Fun and great food ....Don't miss out!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Carol Eliassen Photography

Art Prints

Creative Art

I recently went to an Art Show and met a lady there who teaches Art. She said the misconception in learning Art at any age is that the lines or details have to be perfect instead of how the Artist sees the image in their mind or in person. Forget perfectionism and just flow with the creativity that you the Artist conjure up! She told me not to worry about perfect lines or edges or even having things perfect at all...the artist abilities lie in how they see the world NOT how the world controls them. Do you get that? I did and now I have an easier time in letting out my artistic concepts. They don't have to be perfect! Next time you see a painting or a drawing would you draw it the same or different then ask yourself why?