Author: Phil

  • Cyber Monday Sales

    Take advantage of these great Cyber Monday savings for your holiday shopping!


  • Zombies of the Desert

    Zombies of the Desert

    Zombies of the Desert prints, gifts & apparel items are available in these shops:

    So, where exactly did these Zombies come from?

    In 2006, I was visiting Marquette – in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – and took a photograph (below) of a flagstone wall which I climbed in my youth. I later used pieces from this picture to create this character.


  • Shots from the Trail

    Prints available of photographs from Twin Arches, Cades Cove and Cane Creek.


  • Little Presque Isle

    This photograph was taken on the beach of Lake Superior at Little Presque Isle, located near the city of Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Prints and more available in my Redbubble shop.


  • Desert Scene

    Desert Scene

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like observing a barren desert while standing inside the fossilized jaw of a giant prehistoric dinosaur…perhaps this image will suffice.

    As you imagine yourself enjoying the shade, make sure to check out the following shops for some really cool stuff –


  • Beauty in the Forest

    The sight and sounds of water cascading in a creek strewn with rocks provides a pleasant respite while hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Seen here, Thunderhead Prong located along Middle Prong Trail. Prints available.


  • Haiku: Time Travel

    Thinking about space after reading an article (Big Bang Impossible: Galaxies that weren’t supposed to exist) outlining recent observations from the James Webb Space Telescope, I woke up this morning and wrote this poem…

    Haiku

    One stone, then again
    Human lineage transcends
    Astronaut sojourn

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    Space Debris

    You can find my original artwork on a variety of great products when you visit these shops: Society 6, Redbubble, Tee Public, Pixels and Cafepress. Thank you!


    Music

    Space Oddity by David Bowie (1969) – see lyrics here.


  • Piney Falls

    Using a zoom lens from quite a distance, this photograph features Piney Falls, a 95-foot tall waterfall located within the Fall Creek Falls State Park. Though obscured by a tree and in the shade, this scenic autumn landscape would look wonderful as an accent piece on a wall in your home or office. It also makes a great gift! You can visit the following galleries to see more:

    Thanks very much!


  • Small Cave

    I shot this photograph inside a small cave at the base of South Arch, at Twin Arches near Oneida, Tennessee. It was a narrow cave approx. 12-feet tall, with an opening in the rocks (upper left) allowing sunlight to filter inside. Prints available.


  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Twin Arches

    Twin Arches is a 1,500-acre natural area located on the Cumberland Plateau within the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, featuring many scenic gorges, sandstone bluffs and rivers.

    Both sandstone arches are situated end-to-end with a land bridge across the top. In terms of dimensions, the North Arch has a top deck height of 62-feet, a clearance of 51-feet and a span of 93-feet, while the South Arch has a top deck height of 103-feet, a clearance of 70-feet and a span of 135-feet.

    Hiking

    The park has two modern (septic tank) restrooms and a small seating area. Not far from the parking lot, the trail splits: to the left, you’ll encounter a set of steep wooden stairs (more like tall ladders with planks as steps) leading to the base of the cliffs; and, to the right the trail leads to the top of the arches.

    Prints

    You can find many great prints available featuring my photography when you visit my gallery. Print types include framed (customizable), art, metal, canvas, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks for stopping by!


    Information

    The text and image below are from an informational placard on site:

    Weaker layers of sandstone form the base of the nearly vertical walls of this narrow ridge. The weathering of these erosion-susceptible layers caused sections of the wall to fall away, forming shallow rock shelters on both sides of the ridge.

    The collapse and shelter enlarging process continued until two “windows” in the narrow ridge were formed. This opening enlarged until it reached the stronger and more erosion-resistant sandstone layer of rim rock that caps the Twin Arches.


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “My Inspired Blog Back Story“, written by the very talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she elaborates upon her decision to pursue writing, discusses challenges, hard work and successes – I was inspired to write this poem…

    From an absence of light came a spark in the dark
       In a call from her dreams to connect with her heart
    Inspiration brought joy with both truth and reward
       When she answered to make a creative fresh start

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Soul Searching by Average White Band (1976) – see lyrics here.

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.


  • Boat in a Bottle

    Boat in a Bottle

    I’ve always wondered how a sailboat could fit inside a glass bottle, not to mention an entire ocean? This photograph features a vintage round-bottom bottle from my collection, and you can enjoy my collage on a variety of great gifts, prints and apparel in the following shops:


  • Black and White

    Photo One This is the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee – prints available.

    Photo Two This is an old wooden barn photographed while visiting Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains – prints available.


  • Into The Cosmos

    Let your imagination explore the cosmos on a futuristic golden spacecraft! My digital artwork is available on a variety of out of sight products which you can discover in these shops:

    Thanks very much!


  • It’s About Time

    Take the time to discover great merchandise (gifts, prints & more) featuring my creative abstract artwork…

    Shops

    Poem

    A clock is wound
    Round and around
    To tell the time of day

    Asleep at night
    That we may work
    To make the time to play

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    Music


  • Autumn on Lynn Camp Prong

    This photograph was taken along the Middle Prong Trail, in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and features Lynn Camp Prong in autumn. Prints and more are available here: Pixels, Redbubble and/or ArtPal.


  • Beach of Shells

    Beach of Shells

    Step into a sunny and surreal scene at the beach, as you enjoy my digital landscape artwork of two gargantuan shells – possibly, prehistoric fossils. Or, not. Nevertheless, you can discover some really cool products (gifts, apparel, prints, etc.) available through these galleries:


  • Music and Design

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Black and White Mountains

    Black and White Mountains

    More specifically, a black and white photograph of the Smoky Mountains, as captured from a location known as The Jump Off, a scenic detour along the trail to Charlies Bunion. Prints available.


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