Student Images: Advanced Explorations in Botanical Photography Workshop

In the Advanced Explorations in Botanical Photography Workshop this past fall at Maine Media Workshop, we spent a lot of time in the studio exploring natural light, studio lighting and still life photography. Of course, that didn't keep us from visiting a garden each day for fresh air, inspiration and just a few more images. Here are a few of the photographs taken by the students in that workshop. I hope you'll join me in applauding them for their work!

Open Studio This Sunday

Open Studio and Gainesville Studio Tour

Sunday, November 12
1 – 4pm

Park at 518 Maple Street, Gainesville, GA and walk across the street to the metal warehouse building. Look for the black mailbox. 
I'm hosting my only open studio event of 2017 this weekend as part of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center Studio Tour & Sale. I'll have new work (herbarium prints on kozo and my shell series) available for purchase, a one-day-only sale on all framed prints and encaustic panels, special clearance items (open-edition prints and books), plus mix-and-match photo notecards (great for holiday gifts). 

My brother, Chris Romberg, who builds beautiful wooden canoes (see below) in the space adjacent to my studio, will have his boatbuilding studio and woodworking shop open. He has a couple of boats under construction and you can watch him work. 


We'll have desserts and other snacks from Two Dog Restaurant to enjoy.
This is a very casual event; come as you are.

$10 tickets may be purchased online or in the studios and benefit the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Stamped tickets may be used for a 10% discount at the Quinlan Gift Shop. Two additional studios and galleries are on the tour, as well. We hope to see you on Sunday!

International Center for Studies in Creativity Celebrates 50 Years

I celebrated my 50th birthday in a classroom at SUNY/Buffalo State discussing one of my favorite topics, creativity, with my grad school cohort. This past weekend, the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State--the first accredited college and graduate program in creativity in the world--celebrated its 50th anniversary. I wish I could have been there to join in the celebration and to reconnect with friends and colleagues. Instead, I was at Maine Media Workshops practicing and teaching what I learned at Buff State. Thanks, Alex Osborn, Sid Parnes, Ruth Noller and all of the amazing professors along the way who have made this such a great program--one that is changing lives and changing the world.