Category Archives: Art

Breaking Out of a Paradigm

Do you ever feel like this frog? Well, sometimes I do. If I could just push myself a little bit farther through that imaginary barrier, I’m sure there would be something more exciting and rewarding on the other side. I’m also sure that is what this frog I photographed recently was thinking as he scaled a glass wall. Here’s to breaking through the paradigms!

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A ‘Captured’ Lily

“To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real.”
Winston Churchill

If it is possible, I have to say I may have too many hobbies which I love. Two which give me much pleasure are photography and painting. I have taken thousands of photographs over the last few years, and painting, well, not so much. But recently, when I got out those tubes of paint again after a too-long sabbatical, I could not resist painting a lily, inspired from a photograph of one of the purple beauties growing in my garden last summer. There are those who feel that painting from a photograph is ‘taboo’, but while there is snow on the ground here, I still remembered the feeling of viewing that lily in all its splendor!


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