Olbrich Bench, Two Views, and the Agora Art Fair

The Bench

Olbrich Bench © 2011 Bo Mackison

A bench photographed at Olbrich Botanical Park, truthfully represented, and as seen by my camera lens.

The Bench

I Never Did Like to Color the Sky Blue © 2011 Bo Mackison

Same bench, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, after a detour through the color filter in my brain (with help from Nik Color Efex™). Just as I never much enjoyed always coloring the sky blue, I sometimes prefer purple foliage to the greens more commonly seen…

I indulged in a little camera work, and then a lot of studio play this week, as I combat a very stubborn case of hives that appear to have a mind of their own! I think the studio play was exactly what I needed to counter-balance my current preoccupation with all things red and blotchy on my skin! (Hives apparently have the ability to induce wild scratching.)

Join me for my last summer art fair in the Madison area today, Saturday, August 20 at the Fitchburg Agora Art Fair, located just a few minutes south of Madison.Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday only.

Sherpa and I will be in Booth # 5. Look for the Seeded Earth Studio sign. Come say hello and see some of my newest photographs, up close and personal.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. Summer has flown past — hard to believe that today is the last local show of the summer. My next art fairs in the Madison area are the indoor Holiday shows in November!


About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. I love the original one best here, the second is over the top, too much for me

  2. Hope you’re feeling better and that your last fair of the season was a huge success!!! And – love your willingness to experiment and play!

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