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This is original art work done with Renaissance tapestries in mind. Now that I am painting again, it is hard to stop.
This is the first time I have received this type of award. It is my understanding that a recipient may pass it along to five bloggers deserving of recognition. I also understand that passing the award forward (to other creative bloggers) is not mandatory. So...rather than presenting this award hastily, I have decided to wait and give this presenting matter serious thought and consideration before choosing recipients. I wonder...Can this award be presented to one person at a time? :-) And...is there a time limit on choosing recipients?
Again, thank you very much, Judith, for this award. I am honored.
Supplies are important. Back when I was studying with Jack Flynn (a watercolorist), he stressed the importance of supplies. If your paper and/or paints are inferior the results will most likely poor as well. That advice stayed with me.
As a photographer, "good glass" is primary. A good lens will last a lifetime if treated well.
The pen I bought back in the 70s still feels good in my hand. The Hasselblad I saved for and finally got during the 1990s changed my life. Having good equipment makes a person work harder to live up to the equipment's standards.
Of course, when starting out, I was thrilled to be taking pictures. However, as you progress keep in mind...garbage in, garbage out and think twice about what supplies and equipment you want to invest in to enhance your talent.
Getting the best you can afford is worth the wait.
P.S. Also, remember...a good photograph is the result of the person holding the camera.
ANCESTORS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
FROST FRAKTUR (In Process)
By Elisabeth Bacon 2008
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Fraktur (Pennsylvania German folk art), a kind of Pennsylvania German folk art (definition from Wikipedia)
Through competitions (with self and others) we strive, learn and grow. When things are easy, we coast. The toughest and most powerfully remembered lessons are learned through experience and adversity. Adversity and challenge teach us discernment.
Today: Challenge yourself. Create something new. Then...stand back detached (be an observer) and view the results. Be honest with yourself. See what you could do better and also look for what you like. Give yourself a critique seasoned with praise. Both are necessary for balance.