Artists Inspired: April 2017: Black

Artists Inspired theme color for this month is Black.  Black should not be hard for me, I love black, it is my favorite color.  80% of my closet is black.  So why did I struggle this month.

First off, the day I was going to go and shoot my “black” theme, became Black Friday for me.  I flooded the double story house by accident.  Suffice to say there was a whole lot of water and it was not black.  Richards mood was not black either.

Then I headed off to the zoo to see if I could photograph the black monkeys.  Okay so I go to do that but truthfully that monkey was so bored that all it did was hang on a branch, and not move.  Once it looked at me and as I lifted the camera, it turned away. Reminded me of Ms Moonshine at home.  Each time I pick up the camera she will look away.

I was getting pretty desperate and actually took some images of Ms Moonshine simply because she is an all black cat.  I had one last Friday to do this, so after a doctors visit, and then breakfast with my son, I did a de-tour to Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum for a short walk.  I am not optimistic enough to think I am going to be able to walk right around the gardens, but I manage 1/3 rd of the way before I turn around and go back.  So today images come from my walk through the gardens.  Come walk with me.

~ Black ~

of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white.
















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The Artists Inspired Blog Circle is made up of an exceptionally talented group of photographers from all walks of life, from all over the world. They are wives, mothers, friends, daughters and visual storytellers who draw from their own experiences to create art that is inspiring, unique, beautiful and thought-provoking.

16 Comments on “Artists Inspired: April 2017: Black

    • Thank you Rachel. I have to admit I love them as well. They are a bit to busy for my liking right now but as soon as the days get warmer it will quieten down a bit.


  1. This is such a gorgeous collection, Sharleen! Even though there were bumps in the road, this set is just amazing.

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    • Thanks Nikki – we are kind of still living with the bumps, but hopefully they will be sorted out soon. I appreciate your kind words.


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