I recently gave Vern Schwarz The Lemonade Award, not because he's an ole sourpuss, which he's not. But because he deserved it. He's the "Captain Kirk" of blog awards. James Kirk of Star Trek was the only one to ever pass a "No Win" Romulan challenge at Starfleet Academy. He never told anyone how he did it till ST, The Movie 3. He broke in and altered the computer program. "If you can't win, change the rules". Instead of nominating a list of other blog artists for the award, he gave it to the participating artists of Sheila and Carrie's "Art For Animals" Project. Kudos. "Aye, Cap'n...ats holdin 'er togedder." Oh, and Vern nicknamed me "The Godfather of Blog". LOL. I don't think I look much like James Brown....but I FEEEEEEEEL GOOD !!!!!
The Windows to the Words March challenge wound up with 15 submissions, 12 of which are exceptionally good. If you haven't been over to check them out, click HERE. Big, friendly, bear hugs to those that participated and have dropped by to view. There's a lot of participation events out there, so I am trying to make WTTW more personal, reliable and present subjects and reference photos that will enable the artist to wind up with a piece that may have sales appeal.
The above is what I refer to as a DAM project....Driven Almost Mad. It is my WTTW rendition of the photo of my two oldest children, Tish and Mark. I have Tish looking 13 rather than 6 and Mark looking like the neighbor's dog. So this is a work in progress that I'm sure I'll get plenty of free advice from them when I go to the States in a week. Tish wanted me to make sure I didn't let on that she was almost 42. It would be rather embarassing if her friends saw this portrait and I had blabbed that she was 42. So I won't mention that she's 42. And I'd better not mention that this photo is 35 years old, because anybody with minimal math skills could figure out that she was about 42. So..Mum's the word, Tish.
ARTISTS....The April Challenge (This month also children) is posted with the 3 children subjects on Windows to the Words Main Page.
PHOTOGRAPHERS....The April WTTW Photo challenge for photos is beautiful sunrises/sunsets. 3 of the best pics will be for the May WTTW Art Challenge. Get your Honey and your camera, go watch a great sunrise/sunset together...and take a picture if ya think about it. Like this................
I am in the process of packing up to go to Texas April 8. The cost of shipping to the States is about $10 a pound. I have 14 tons of stuff. To save you the math...that's a quarter of a million dollars in freight. I don't have a quarter of a million dollars. So I'm chunking...and it's driving me up the wall. My next blog will be about this little packing venture. But for now I have to sort through this mountain of stuff. First I need to go to the bathroom. Hmmm...now where is it?
"The Naked Eye"
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