October 15, 2021 ~ CREATIVE ARTS GROUP ~ Three Day Weekend

  
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October 15, 2021 ~ CREATIVE ARTS GROUP ~ Three Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

Good morning! 

Post what you care to share.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    one month ago

Great photos, Mac. Looks like I might be the first to start us off. (grin)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    one month ago

Came late to the party - busy with replies to my movie quiz, and watching astronauts entering the Chinese space station.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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2  Raven Wing    one month ago

Happy Friday all....

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devangelical
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2.1  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @2    one month ago

really nice RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @2.1    one month ago

Thank you very much, dev. I'm very glad you like it. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
2.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @2    one month ago

That is so beautiful!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
2.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @2.2    one month ago

Thank you, G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @2    one month ago

Yet another beautiful woman aptly illustrated.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
2.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.3    one month ago

Thank you, Buzz. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3  evilgenius    one month ago

Amnicon Falls covered bridge in black and white

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Gsquared
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3.1  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @3    one month ago

Nice.  Interesting photo, EG.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @3    one month ago

For me it's a bridge too far, not only in distance but in time.  Excellent judgment to use black and white for a subject from the past, besides just being a well-composed photo.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     one month ago

Looking for lunch and not doing well. I watched it for 15 minutes and after many tries,

he kept coming up empty and fish were swirling all around it.

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Gsquared
Junior Principal
4.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

The poor guy.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

Awww.  Why don't you open a can of sardines for it?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2    one month ago

He doesn't look like he's missed many meals, like any kind of fishing some good days, some bad days.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5  Gsquared    one month ago

Sunset

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Raven Wing
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5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @5    one month ago

Great work on both, G. The sunset is truly beautiful. The abstract is very colorful. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
5.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @5.1    one month ago

Thanks, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @5    one month ago

The top photo is dramatically beautiful, the second intriguing.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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6  Hal A. Lujah    one month ago

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We went to a big wine event last weekend and this was the scene when we left. The area has an interesting terroir with lots of hills and open space that frequently generates interesting cloud formations.  And then there’s Wilma, our ceramic dog.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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6.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    one month ago

Impressive!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.2  Gsquared  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    one month ago

Cool images.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    one month ago

A great cloud shot from an unusual and effective viewpoint, and Wilma looks very proud of herself.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    one month ago

Both are very well presented, Hal. Well done!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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7  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

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Brady's Lake, Pocono Mountains

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devangelical
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7.1  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @7    one month ago

a colorful start to the weekend. cool.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
7.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @7    one month ago

Awesome, Mac. It has sort of a surreal ambiance. Really beautiful. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.3  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @7    one month ago

That is beautiful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @7    one month ago

A nice colourful auitumn shot brought to life by inserting the bird.  Funny thing is that in the lower left there appears to be a person sitting with their back to us - just an illusion of course.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8  Kavika     one month ago

This photo was taken a few years ago from my friend's front porch just outside of Ashville NC overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains in the fall with accompanying fog. 

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @8    one month ago

A good depiction.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @8    one month ago

That's a beautiful photo, Kavika. I have been through Ashville and it really is a very beautiful area any time of the year.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
9  Raven Wing    one month ago

Saturday here we come!......

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Buzz of the Orient
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9.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @9    one month ago

Within an "innie-outie" frame, lots of jewelry on that guy.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
9.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1    one month ago

He is a Warrior of the Shinnecock Tribe of Long Island. A good deal of their jewelry tends to be made from various sea shells. The amount of jewelry he is wearing tends to be a bit on the elaborate side, which is not uncommon for their culture and various traditional ceremonies.

I promised Perrie that I would be sure to include artwork of her own Tribe, and this is one of them. 

 
 
 
shona1
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9.2  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @9    one month ago

Morning Raven..the picture has a very strong resemblance to the New Zealand Maori...the face tattoos especially. If you removed the feathers you would swear that is where they were from...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
9.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @9.2    one month ago

Thank you for the information about the Maori resemblance. While Indigenous people over the world are in many ways may look similar, it proves the fact that we are all related. 

The Maori are a very interesting people, with a very interesting history. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
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10  Kathleen    one month ago

A moon behind the clouds in my yard.

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Buzz of the Orient
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10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @10    one month ago

A moon shot through clouds is an ever-changing vision.  But does it not seem to be viewed through a branch of leaves?

 
 
 
Kathleen
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10.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    one month ago

It is, it was more clear and you could just see the moon, but I guess the phone camera just made it look like a big bright cloud. Actually this picture does not do it justice.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Invasion of the Metallica - on the campus of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

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The creativity in this case was not mine, but it was the Institute's students.

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Raven Wing
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11.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    one month ago

That is some truly great artwork, Buzz. Thank you for sharing it with us. The students did an amazing job creating their artwork.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
11.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    one month ago

They are great, I love all of them.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
11.3  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    one month ago

Cool stuff their Buzz..

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12  Kavika     one month ago

Stone Creek, is it skywriting, aliens or just cloud formations?

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Buzz of the Orient
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12.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12    one month ago

If it's a cloud formation it sure is an unusual one.

 
 
 
Kavika
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12.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.1    one month ago

I have no idea what it is Buzz. I walked outside and there it was, I couldn't resist taking a photo.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
12.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @12    one month ago

Whatever it is it is very intriguing, and casts a reflection on the water below. Father Sky has his own artwork ideas for us to enjoy.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
13  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Taking the photo was the right thing to do.  Note that the cloud is even reflected in the lake.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @14    one month ago

A beautiful photo of a combination of Summer leading into Fall colors. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
14.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @14    one month ago

A perfect spot to sit and meditate, enjoying the quiet and crisp Autumn air.  It's starting to get cold here.  To save power (and the cost of it) we wear sweaters inside these days. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15  Raven Wing    one month ago

This is still one of my own favorites. Hope others enjoy it too. A Warrior whose bravery needs no explanation...

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A. Macarthur
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15.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @15    one month ago

The powerful pyramidal figure stands solidly against a virtually featureless background which he dominates. The red atop the composition makes it clear to the viewer (or any potential enemy of the protagonist), that this is an icon representing impenetrable dominance.

Perfectly executed, RW!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @15.1    one month ago

Thank you so very much, Mac. I truly appreciate it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @15    one month ago

A.Mac uses the word "powerful" correctly - I sure as hell would not want to meet up with that warrior.  For this image, the wide solid black frame is very appropriate, symbolizing the strength of the warrior. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.2    one month ago

Thank you very much, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
15.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @15    one month ago

That is truly an amazing work of art.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
15.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @15.3    one month ago

Thanks, G. I'm really glad you like it.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
16  author  A. Macarthur    one month ago

Rock into Sunday.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    one month ago

Okay now post a picture of a "hard place" and I'll post one in between. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
16.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.1    one month ago

Not sure what you mean.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.1.1    one month ago

I think Buzz is referring to the saying, "Between a rock and a hard place". 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @16.1.2    one month ago

Exactly.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
16.1.4  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @16.1.2    one month ago

Got it!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16    one month ago

A great photo, Mac. That rock looks like dinosaur's face smiling. I know, I do tend to see odd things in photos and paintings....(big grin)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @16.2    one month ago

I see it too.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.2.1    one month ago

Glad you see it too, Buzz. At least I'm not the only one. (big grin)

One part of my enjoyment in viewing artwork of all kinds, is finding odd things in them. It tends to make the artwork come to life.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
16.2.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @16.2    one month ago

The "Council Rock" is a large outcropping of rock overlooking Pennypack Creek (Montgomery County,PA) and believed to be a place where Native Americans planned ceremonies and other activities.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16.2.4  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.2.3    one month ago

Thank you for the additional information, Mac. I have long heard of the "Council Rock" and its importance to Native Americans. During the 4 years I lived in No Virginia I was never able to go see it for myself. While living in No Virginia I was doing research on my Maternal Cherokee Ancestors and their homeland, the Shenandoah Valley and Mountains. As well as my Paternal Cherokee Ancestors in No Carolina. I would have liked being able to stay longer in the East to visit such places as the "Council Rock", but, my Father's illness required that I return to So Cal. 

Thank you for sharing this photo so that I can actually see it up close. (smile)

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
16.2.5  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @16.2.4    one month ago

Got more.

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16.2.6  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.2.5    one month ago

Thanks, Mac. That is a very good angle, and shows the adjacent rock as well.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.2.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.2.5    one month ago

I enlarged that photo on my computer, and could see two faces on the rock.  I can understand why that rock was considered a spiritual object.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17  Raven Wing    one month ago

Now I'm off to Sunday ....jrSmiley_113_smiley_image.pngjrSmiley_113_smiley_image.pngjrSmiley_113_smiley_image.png

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Buzz of the Orient
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17.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @17    one month ago

Well dressed for the dance.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.1    one month ago

Both the Boys and Girls learn the Tribal dances and related regalia at a very early age, most of them from the time they learn to walk. The tradition is that their Grandparents and/or Aunts and Uncles are their teachers. Most learn by watching the adults dance.

I think the hardest one of the dances for the very young ones to learn is the Jingle Dance, as it requires a great deal of hopping like footwork, and the timing is also an essential aspect of the dance. That dance is a dance performed by women, and requires a type of regalia that is covered by small bells. It is a type of dance that is difficult for the very young ones to learn But, they get out with their Mother and do their best until they are able to actually learn the dance. But, by the time they are 4-5 y/o they are usually very good dancers.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
17.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @17    one month ago

That is a great work of art.  I especially like the fact that he is dancing outside of the frame.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @17.2    one month ago

Thanks G. It was sort of an after thought to have him do that, but, it tends to make it more lifelike.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
17.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @17.2.1    one month ago

It also gives the image a bit of 3-dimensional quality.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17.2.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.2.2    one month ago

I agree.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
18  Kavika     one month ago

It's shower day in Stone Creek. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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18.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @18    one month ago

That's a super photo, Kavika..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
18.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @18    one month ago

A great photo, Kavika. And that bird looks like it is really enjoying the shower.

 
 
 
shona1
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18.3  shona1  replied to  Kavika @18    one month ago

Morning.. nice pelican...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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19  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

This one's just to help keep it going...

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Kavika
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19.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19    one month ago

For some reason, the photo reminds me of ''Blue Hawaii''...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
19.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19    one month ago

Are those orangish clumps on the tree dates or seed pods?  Very nice editing and framing, Buzz.

 
 
 
shona1
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19.2.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @19.2    one month ago

Was thinking the same thing about the pods..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
19.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @19.2.1    one month ago

There are two large palm trees in front of my apt. here, and they have very large clumps of seed pods that are still green hanging on them now. The pods will turn a brownish/orange when they are ready to pop open and spread their seeds. They make quite mess over everything when the seeds fly everywhere for several days. So the maintenance crews make the rounds and cut them down now while the pods are still green. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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19.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @19.2    one month ago

I'm not too sure what they are.  I'll look for my original unedited photo later and let you know.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
20  Raven Wing    one month ago

Sunday is here once again....and hear is the Loon once again. Hope you enjoy it....

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shona1
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20.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @20    one month ago

Morning Raven... gorgeous colours and absolutely brilliant.

Monday morning here cool over cast and dead calm. May get some rain. Been a cool Spring so far. The magpie family will be rolling up soon. They had three chicks this year and all survived. One is a lot smaller than the other two so I call him Runty. 

He was struggling as the other two were getting all the food. So I bought some mince steak $14 a kilo and have been supplying that. The parents are now feeding him more and Runty is looking a lot stronger and growing.

Yes I know survival of the fittest but some times if we give nature a helping hand it benefits everyone.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
20.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @20.1    one month ago

Thank you very much, shona, I'm very glad you like it.

Indeed, I think Mother Nature will forgive those of us who lend a helping hand to some of those we come across those that it to live on. Humans were charged with being caretakers of Mother Earth and all that dwell upon it, so it is not unusual that many of us take that responsibility seriously and do our part as best we can.

Thank you for helping the young bird live as longer, healthier life. (smile)

 
 
 
Gsquared
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20.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @20    one month ago

I love that piece.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
20.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @20.2    one month ago

Thank you, G. I'm really glad you like it.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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20.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @20    one month ago

I believe this image would be a magnificent stained glass window, the larger the better; be sure to have your copyrights notice appear wherever you show this!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
20.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @20.3    one month ago

Thank you very much, Mac. This group is the only place I care to share my artwork. It has very special meaning for me, and my artwork is especially for this group to share with my Friends and fellow Native Americans here on NT. 

Thank you for the suggestion of the stained glass window effect. I agree that it would be a good feature.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @20    one month ago

Whenever you post that image, it evokes for me my wondrous memories of sitting on my lakeside chalet dock in the coolness of dawn with a mug of Gull Lake Coffee (2/3 fresh brewed coffee + 1/3 Baillie's Irish Cream) listening to the many calls of the loon coming through the rising mist from up the lake.  Thank you - this is that very scene.

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
20.4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.4    one month ago

Looks like a very beautiful place relax. And as I remember, the call of the Loon is very haunting. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @20.4.1    one month ago

Yes, haunting, especially when the sounds echo down the lake. 

 
 
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