Friday, May 31, 2013

Braden's Hope

Braden is a little guy that has been fighting cancer for several years now. He was just three years old, a toddler, when diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. In 2009, he suffered a relapse. The odds were against him as the medical community indicated that people rarely, if ever, survive a relapse of this cancer. Here we are in 2013, and this little fighter is still here. Praise the Lord!

There is so much more to the story. They are a family of fighters. You see, during Braden's battle for life, his mama was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Their story is one of a mama who won't take no for an answer and a little boy who has a life to live and won't let the "c" word stand in his way.

Braden's mama, Deliece, has written a book about their journey thus far, how important the detours of life are, and how, through faith, you can face anything.

Please help to support Braden's Hope by clicking the button at the top of this post or over in the sidebar. Read their story. His mama can tell it better than anybody. Most of all, please pray for healing and restoration for Braden and for his mommy.

Disclosure: Texas Art and Photography Unleashed will not receive compensation of any sort because of this post. The link above is not an affiliate link. I just want to do all that I can to spread the word for Braden and others like him. Thank you!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Due to failure to thrive, the following three blogs will be closed on or about February 1:

Art & Photography Unleashed
Texas Art & Photography Unleashed
Reviews by Suz

Reviews by Suz will be absorbed into my other blogs:

Random Thoughts by Suzanne
and P.S. Annie!

The Artist Spotlight posts from Art & Photography Unleashed and Texas Art & Photography Unleashed will be moved to Random Thoughts by Suzanne.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all of you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, full of laughter, love, and family.

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Introducing: David M. Lane, Temple, Texas

What type of photography or art do you do? (For example: portraiture, landscape, still life, oil painting, watercolor, woodwork, sculpture, etc.)

I mostly do digital abstracts and what I call mindscapes. I sometimes spread pigments on canvas or even clay sculpture. Nature photography and photo-manipulation.

What attracts you to this form of expression?

I have a driving need to create so I use what I feel most comfortable with. I like the freedom digital tools give me, but sometime the tactile experiences of paint on canvas or molding clay into something is most enjoyable.

Do you remember the first time that you realized that this was your passion? What brought about that realization?

The fog of many years has dimmed any particular moment. I don't actually view it as a passion, but more of a necessary action, like breathing.

Who do you look up to the most in your field?

We all stand on the shoulders of giants. Monet, the impressionist movement, abstractionism, and expressionist movements.

How has your art or photography changed since that first moment behind the camera or canvas?

The digital revolution has opened up my freedom to express myself in so many ways. Its so enabling.

What do you do to get yourself ready mentally for a photo shoot or an art session?

Nothing special I just go for it.

What is the most interesting piece of artwork or photography that you have created?

I guess you'd have to ask the people who view my art. I have no favorites.

I have art in privates collections on 6 continents. My art may be seen on the web at

David M. Lane

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Introducing Texas Art & Photography Unleashed!

Texas Art & Photography Unleashed is the sister site to Art & Photography Unleashed. It is specifically for the benefit of Texas artists and photographers.

The intention of this blog is to feature one Texas artist or photographer per week to help gain more exposure for their business and art.

There is no charge for being a featured artist or photographer on Texas Art and Photography Unleashed. A listing on this site will also include a listing on the main site, Art & Photography Unleashed, although not necessarily at the same time.

If you, or someone that you know, is interested in being a Texas Featured Artist or Photographer, please click the page labeled Become a Featured Artist! for more details.

Thank you!