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Green is where the Heart Is for April 3, 2013

“A Robin Redbreast in a cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage.”
~William Blake, Auguries

By MO LINQUIST
Contributing Writer

What do a bald eagle, a ruby-throated hummingbird, eastern blue bird, red-bellied woodpecker, red fox and a turtle sunning on a log have in common? 
They are all subjects of the camera lens of Chuck Carmack.  These and others can be viewed at Artful Living Group during the month of April in the upstairs gallery.
Chuck’s eye for nature is amazing, especially when you realize most of what he captures on film is right in our own backyard.  Several have won him honors like the RED FOX #1078.  This mother fox was keeping an eye on him at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC. 
Her kits were playing behind her and she was very protective of them.  This photo won Honorable Mention in the North Carolina Wildlife Magazine Photo Contest.
On a canoe ride on Greenfield Lake in Wilmington, North Carolina, he spotted a turtle sunning on a log.  Most people at first sight believe that there are two turtles. 
Actually, the knot on the log looks like a second turtlehead.  The clear reflection of the turtle was due to a calm weather day.
“The eagle was taken at Grandfather Mountain.  To take advantage of the early morning (golden) light,” he says, “ I arrived at Grandfather Mountain at 8:00am.  I set up to take the Eagle’s photo and she turned just right into the sun to make an excellent portrait. Soft light is necessary to get details in the white and dark feathers of this majestic bird.” 
Soft light and PATIENCE I would add.  Once I asked his constant companion, Joyce, exactly how her husband captured the fine details in his work. 
She replied with a quip, “$5,000 worth of camera equipment.”  We both laughed but I admitted that you could put that same equipment in my hands and I could not come close to capturing the shots that Chuck does.   
Carmack was featured in Raleigh at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Art Gallery in July of 2012 but you do not have to travel that far to enjoy his work.
Join us in welcoming this extraordinary photographer during his artist reception on Thursday, April, 4th 6:30-8:30 pm in the gallery at Artful Living Group.  Refreshments will be served.  A winking great horned owl, a brown pelican flying and a wood duck display the elegant patterns and beautiful colors found in nature.  You will not see any of these animals in a cage.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.personplace.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.