Photo Art Friday- Architecture

The prompt from Pixel  Dust Photo Art’s blog for this week’s Photo Art Friday is Architecture. This is a fun one for me, since in addition to taking photos of flowers in my gardens and anywhere else, I love to take photos of various old or old looking buildings such as barns, sheds, and faded and falling houses…   The first photo I played with today is this one of a shed with a tree near it. It is pretty simple, but grabbed my eye.  I didn’t do too much with Photoshop Elements on this one, just lightened it, added some contrast, then added the Paint Daubs effect with Sparkle brush to get the look shown.

Shed With Tree

Photo Art Friday

I have played with achitecture in the past with my quilts…  Here is one of my favorites- “My Dream House”

My Dream House available on ArtFire

This quilt was inspired by the photo below of an old house on the road we live on.

Water Road House

Back when I took this photo I could see some of the house, now it is pretty much hidden by trees, shrubs and weeds.  I used the photo as a pattern for the little house in my quilt. I have done another piece using the photo printed onto fabric and surrounded it with flowers in fabric and embroidery.

I have thought it would be neat to do a few more pieces similar with old, decrepit buildings surrounded by beautiful flowers…  maybe that will be something to try soon.


I am a former textile artist and new pattern designer with a degree in horticulture, wishing to share my love of nature, flowers and gardens with everyone through my photos, sunprinted fabrics, and now pattern designs. Chronic Lyme Disease has caused major changes to the direction my life. I have to limit the amount of time spent digging in my gardens, and quilting has become more difficult. I discovered pattern design as a way to get art back into my life. I now use my gardens and photos to inspire designs that can be used on fabrics and print on demand items.

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5 comments on “Photo Art Friday- Architecture
  1. Bonnie says:

    Wow – you have really incorporated architecture into several expressive modes! Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talents with Photo Art Friday, Sue.

  2. Judi says:

    Lovely photo and gorgeous quilt! I’m sure it’s even more beautiful in real life.

  3. louciao says:

    I love the stark simplicity of the Shed with Tree, and how the road disappears mysteriously over the hill into the unknown. Your quilt work is beyond beautiful.

  4. Kathy says:

    Nicely done…simple and beautiful!

  5. Pat says:

    Simple but beautiful!