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Digital Art Journeys

July 4th, 2017

Lately I've been exploring the joys of digital photography manipulation, discovering a new creative medium that reveals new and interesting perspectives in both my digital photography and my hand sketches. Although I was initially hesitant to change... 

New Things for the New Year

December 29th, 2016

As we close and lock the windows and bolt and bar the doors on 2016 (enough already!), I'm happy to be relaunching my Fine Art America gallery with some new work over the next few days. I'll be uploading new photography and artwork and look forward ... 

Au Natural

August 19th, 2013

My spring and summer have been celebrations of all things wild and wonderful, natural, bright and beautiful! Journeys through Miami, FL, St. Louis, MO, and Baton Rouge, LA, have taken me, somewhat unexpectedly but with great delight, to some stunnin... 

Now through August 31, 2013, receive a 15% discount on any purchases of artwork from TMWillingham Fine Art. Use the Discount Code FGMBLD when placing your order to receive 15% off your purchases,including the new customizeable iPhone cases. Enjoy! 

Ode to Swamps

August 16th, 2013

While uploading a backlog of photos to my galleries, I was amused to discover the preponderance of swamp photos I have. Evidently, I"m unable to pass a swamp or marsh without feeling compelled to immortalize it with a photo. Between Tampa and a rece... 

Time Passages

June 23rd, 2013

Taking what author William Least Heat Moon called "Blue Highways," the back roads of America that are rendered as thin blue lines on road maps, makes a journey of almost any length into a journey of unexpected discovery. On a recent road trip up into... 

Snap Shots

February 16th, 2013

Recently, my travels have taken me to a variety of places of both natural, and somewhat manufactured, appeal. At a Heritage Festival at the Crowley Museum and Nature Center in Sarasota, opportunities arose to capture compelling images of both people... 

River of Grass

November 17th, 2012

The natural landscape of South Florida, which persists through even the most determined urban construction in Miami was the catalyst for my love of the outdoors; a veritable botanical Eden populated with the ubiquitous palms – coconut, royal, date, q... 


October 28th, 2012

"To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries ... " John Muir said. For a flatlander like me, Alaska proved a study in stunning elevations, Alaska, I observed recently on my blog at, while touring this ... 

“Nature will try anything once,” Annie Dillard wrote in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. “This is what the sign of the insects says. No form is too gruesome, no behavior too grotesque. If it works, if it quickens, set it clacking in the grass.” All around ... 

Fall in Florida

September 21st, 2012

Fall in Florida is a subtle but beautiful thing. The air is subtly drier, the temperatures a tiny bit cooler - all just enough for the acorns to start falling from the oaks, and new birds to begin appearing at the feeders. We've had a wet summer he... 

Insect Contest Winners

September 9th, 2012

There were absolutely wonderful entries in the "What Insect is THAT?" contest I ran a couple of weeks ago. Check out the winners at the link. And check out some of my latest insect captures in my Little Things gallery at 

What Kind of Insect is THAT?

August 23rd, 2012

What with the cacophonous drumming of insect life vibrating the summer atmosphere outside my windows, I thought it might be fun to see what kind of out-of-the-ordinary insects might be lurking in other people's lives and journeys. So I'm running an ... 

Front Yard Hot House

August 22nd, 2012

Florida has been inundated with rain lately, in an uncharacteristically wet summer even by our standards. In between the torrential downpours, sunshine bursts through with a sizzling desperation, and the hot house that is the Sunshine State erupts in... 

Right as Rain

August 18th, 2012

Sometimes the loveliest things are right in our own backyards. Ordinary garden plants take on a new significance glistening in summer rain shower. A still backyard pool reflects colorful beach balls in a new way. Sometimes we just have to change o... 

Summer Travels

August 5th, 2012

Summer travels have taken me to the Ozarks and along the Natchez Trace in recent weeks, where new vistas have created fresh opportunities to reflect on the many and varied people and places that make America so remarkable. Travel broadens, and life ... 

Happy Fourth

July 4th, 2012

Summer is definitely upon us here in Florida, although we're apparently the "cool" spot in the nation this week. Between the torrential rains of Tropical Storm Debby and the warmth of our tropical sunshine, life has emerged in abundance around us - ... 

So Many Ways to Look at Things

January 27th, 2012

It becomes harder, as I grow older, to feel definitive about anything except uncertainty. That's not a bad thing - there's an elegance to the unknown and the unknowable, a certain beauty in unanswered questions, and endless possibility in all the pos... 

Art of the New Year

January 6th, 2012

The New Year is barely a week old and it's been full of beautiful vistas, intriguing vignettes of a world bright with promise and intrigue. I thought it a promising sign that the first day of the New Year dawned in an explosion of sunbeams in my own ... 

Wishing you the joys of your season, the light and warmth of friends and family, and a new year bright with promise and possibilities! 

My feeder is busy with birds again, as the winter migration flocks through our Florida yards. It's wonderful to watch the birds - and the squirrels - flitting in the bushes, raining seed down upon each other as they sort for the choicest morsels. ... 

New Contest - That One Thing

October 18th, 2011

I've hit one of those dry spells in my writing work that all writers encounter from time to time, and I find myself turning more often to the thought provoking, soothing, or just plain lovely to look at images in I find here, at FAA, and elsewhere,... 

The Faint Hint of Fall

September 12th, 2011

Maybe it's just wistful thinking, but I think I can feel the faintest hint of fall in Florida's September air! The sunsets have been spectacular, and the breezes balmy. Wildlife is abundant and I think I saw the first out of state license tags of sou... 

Labor Day Walk in the Woods

September 5th, 2011

Great day for a walk in the woods today - hot and windy from surrounding tropical storms, but lots of subtle beauty to enjoy! Stocked my Flora gallery with several new pieces, including this lovely Painted Leaf. 

Gulfport Gecko Fest Canvas

September 4th, 2011

Happened upon the Gulfport Gecko Festival yesterday, with a stunning turn out for a street festival in 92 degree+ temps! Great canvass for photos though! I loved this lavender door set in a side street building, but the mermaid was fun, too! You can ... 

Yay, I got second place in an FAA contest ...Maybe I need to get out more, but that was fun! :-) 

New Gallery The Things of Man

August 28th, 2011

We create art even when we're not trying! 

Had a great time hiking one of my favorite urban parks yesterday - Anderson Park in Tarpon Springs - where an anhinga provided some fine entertainment and great photo ops. Check out the new photos in my Bird Gallery, and some other fun pieces in Shad... 

I Spy with My Little Eye

August 20th, 2011

An FAA visitor saw something very entertaining in this photo from my Shadow Play album: . Come play with us and tell me in the comments section what *... 

New Gallery Flora

August 13th, 2011

I just added more than a dozen new images and created a new "Flora" gallery: Here you can find a wide variety of plants and flowers - which are a... 

Just posted my hearty congrats to the Power of Love winners on my writing blog, as promised, with their photo links and bios. Congrats again to our great winners! Terri 

Our top place winner in the contest was John Mabry's portrait of the inter-species couple, Belinda and Barney: Followed by Todd Thomas' portrait of Jesus titled, "I L... 

New Gallery Shadow Play

July 31st, 2011

I've always loved the unexpected art of shadows! Shadows and reflections create their own wonderful and thought provoking imagery. Shadow play is everywhere, if we know where to look. Hike in the early morning or late afternoon, and look beyond the ... 

The Power of Love

July 30th, 2011

There's one more day to vote in my Power of Love contest. The winning image will be featured in my upcoming book, The Power of Love Notes. Second and third place winners will be featured on my writing website. There are wonderful entries! Look the... 

Out West and Down East

July 23rd, 2011

I had a nice trip down memory lane this afternoon, collating some of my work from travels out west to Colorado and South Dakota, and "Down East" to Maine. I was using a much older camera for those journeys, so the shots are best for cards and small... 

Learning Slowly

July 21st, 2011

Like this little turtle that somehow clambered up into the crook of a branch on a floating log, I've managed to mostly figure out how this lovely Fine Art America system works - with the awkward exception of these blogs, which seem to necessitate a "... 

Light Thoughts

July 20th, 2011

Reflections on the art of photography. I'm delighted to have found a place to exercise my photographic creativity! Like writing, the act of looking through a camera lens is, for me, often cathartic. Life reveals itself in new and exciting ways, an...