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Don't have any family. I did when they were alive.



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Do you exchange gifts with your family at Christmas?

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What a great list.
I too am grateful for my parents, they are both gone from this earth now but their spirits live in me and my siblings.

I am thankful for my son. He is a good man and has given me 2 wonderful grandchildren.
Equally I am grateful that I have a DH who is a partner and friend. Sometimes second chances work out.

My art has given me a lot of lasting friendships.

A long and prosperous life.

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Thanksgiving Reflection emoticon I really am spoiled and need to be more grateful for the abundance in my life. I am truly grateful for:

1. My son, Dad, sister (having had my mother *miss her!) I was so lucky...
My extended family (Uncles/Nephews) & cousins
2. Dear Friendships
3. Talents/gifts of Art & Music
3. My car/home/clean air/water
4. My job(as a sub gives me flexibility)
5. Healthcare & my health
6. The abundant beauty of nature
7. Spirituality/love
8. My past experiences
9. Freedoms
10. Grateful for The Artists Way!


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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...

~Dr.Seuss -'Oh,The Places You'll Go!'


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Good friends who are so helpful and supportive.



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So Thanksgiving is upon us and I think it is time to ask ourselves the big questions!

What are you truly thankful for? I'll need to think about this and post my response later.

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I loved your share Proverbs31Julia. I also enjoyed the links you shared. This would be a wonderful challenge for 2020 with my photography group.





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11/21/19 11:16 P

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PROVERBS31JULIA, Never apologize for sharing..

Loved thinking about your life as a daughter of a piano tuner and how your exposure to that influenced a love of architectural things. I like too some of the lettering from the website you posted yes... love those (at a lack more for a better descriptive word “masculine” lines of architectural shapes/photos used to depict letters). Thank you for offering us a bit of what your eyes understand and enjoy.

I serendipitously stopped by a clock repair shop on my way to see the last showing of the Downton Abbey movie playing in our town (before it left the theater). What a wonderful visual and auditory treat all of the ticking and Coo Coos, bells and other clock sounds (many were very old).

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...

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Soooo lovely F8CONE8, the textures & colors...remind me of a beautiful fabric. More people need to share their work. Thanx for offering me a glimpse. emoticon

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...

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I like more of the list than not.... I also like recognizing when "patterns" are in nature and repeated by artists - like those photo collages showing the A, B, C's in flowers, trees, animal coats, bird feathers - etc. I guess because I like calligraphy so I enjoy seeing textural shapes

This isn't the website I was originally looking for but kinda shows examples of what I'm talking about (although mostly from the framework of architectural motifs as well as other man made designs...

nameart.com/ (never been here before but apparently they will sell you prints etc. Oh.. .there is a set of "Natural" alphabet and one of architectural :

nameart.com/collections/theme
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art-sets


So that's all a hodge-podge... years ago I enjoyed doing mix media collages and I don't remember what the themes were. Some were of my favorite pop stars of the day (like Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Michael Jackson etc.)... Some were of flowers cut out of various types of paper into various flower shapes. I don't have any of them any more...I think my parents threw out a bunch of them each time we moved and moved and moved, less stuff we could take. Some my ex- husband threw out just before we got divorced. So anyway it's all eclectic.

My dad being a piano tuner, we frequently went to colleges and schools and churches to repair their pianos (and later he did pipe organ repair and rebuilding as well as tuning and voicing.). So of course, always those types of places had a lot of varied architectural details as well as art for decoration or sculptures etc.

We have a LOT of art in our local area, as well as live theatre.

So I see all kinds of stuff - ethnic art as well as Western art... took like 3 or 4 different art history classes and thousands of slides...

It's almost overwhelming to try to think about what kind of stuff I want to "do".

Oh... and my grandma taught me how to sew. So... there's textile arts...

I need to shut up at some point before I wear out my welcome, if I haven't done so already.

SO sorry!

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
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My website is under construction right now. hugsfromoregon.com

I feel like I am a work in progress.


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Would love to see some of your work... do you have a website or link that you’ve shared with this group? Yes, I’m always learning albeit it feels as I get older that my emotional response or appreciation is much greater than my ability to remember & understand.

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...

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It is wonderful that you enjoy so much. I am still learning. I love color so it is no surprise I like Picasso's later work. Salvador Dali inspired some of my work.

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I love all kinds of art and styles. I went to the Louvre Museum in Paris once it was mind-blowing. I enjoy seeing masterworks from different countries, cultures, and civilizations (as well as art that has not yet been recognized by anyone significant as of yet). Art is visual poetry. I think that Expressionism is particularly fascinating. I have seen a lot of sculpture and glass as that is what I studied and was around when I was in an undergraduate program for art years, and years and years ago. I have although no particular era or art movement that I have found to be committed to saying is my favorite.

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Impressionism and post impressionism are probably my favorites.

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For art I like Western art, though I can't paint that. For me to paint I want to do animals (pawtraits) and some landscape.

For photography I'd like Rodeo and horse show or dog show. The best I've done in that is rodeo. I also like landscape when I can find something decent to shoot.



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Do you have a favorite genre of art such as Pop Art
Abstract Expressionism
Cubism
Art Deco
Art Nouveau
Post-Impressionism
Impressionism
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Surrealism
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FINE ART BY REGION
American Art
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French Art
Japanese Art
Mexican Art
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DECORATIVE ART
Abstract
Botanical
Scenic
Figurative
World Cultures
See all...
PHOTOGRAPHY
Black and White Photography
Color Photography
Sepia Photography
Vintage Photography
Hand-Colored Photography
See all...
Vintage Art
Fashion
Food and liquor
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Julia you need to do this and remember that no one blows you off once you are determined. I will restart as soon as my 21 days of meditation are over. chopracentermeditation.com/e
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11/12/19 12:13 A

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PROVERBS31JULIA, I had it sitting around in my house too for years and years (never finished it) & one morning I got an internal message somehow that said to just do it. Unfortunately, I had to purchase a new book as my original had gotten water damaged & mildewed. I ordered a new one at our local bookstore and picked the book up while on a walk with a friend. When I told her what I was doing she turned around and went back into the store and bought herself a copy too. It’s been fun having another person to meet with about it regularly. I’m finding it too surprisingly to be quite the intense experience The Artists way. I find I continue to enthusiastically look forward to the next week's chapter of exercises, morning pages, and Tasks

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I have that book too and have been wanting to get into it. I've probably owned it for most of 15-20 years! Was talking to someone about feeling stuck and wanting to read and finish reading the book, and whoever it was I talked to just blew me off ...." oh you don't need that book!". For some reason I've repressed that persons's name now.... can't remember if this was at church or at Sparkpeople (both places I had thought of as "safe"...)...

SO one of these day...

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
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I woke up early this morning thinking about all the possibilities open to me today. I have a ton of supplies and decided to take one little moment and decide what to do with a bag full of upholstery fabric. OMG I have so many things I can do with them. Very beautiful pieces for collage and maybe eventually I'll make some artsy tote bags with them.

What a great way to start a day.

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11/9/19 11:54 P

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Carol thanx for the Spark People/ Artist Group emoticon Welcome Mat,

I loved to read that Art is what you get up for in the morning! I would love to find that again...

Enthusiasm is contagious!

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FANCYQTR,

Well neat!

I remember having autoharps at school as a kid. How's it going? What a neat sound it makes.

As I've mentioned to a few other members here on this team forum I'm now working on 'The Artist's Way' by Julia Cameron. I'm suggesting it to anyone who feels blocked, intimidated or just can't seem to get going for other reasons. The Artists Way is a book that holds an intensive 12-week program for all creative souls who want to free their inner artist. Check it out if you think you might be interested. It has been around for over 25 years and is an amazing journey!

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I got a guitar and started learning it in 8th grade. I managed to play it well enough to get the one song done for school. After that I couldn't hold the strings down enough to get more than a thud from it. I did play piano for a while, but not well. Now I am trying to learn to play the autoharp and I really need to get back to playing it. I am too slow so far to get the timing right. Can't get to the different cords to start while I am releasing the cord that is done.

I also like to sing, but not in public. I did manage karaoke last Christmas, though.



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My older brother has been a musician for his entire life but at his age and years of playing guitar and bass his hands have been giving him much arthritic trouble. He is actually seeing a physical therapist who has been training him to use the bass differently to extend his career. He was very frustrated but now says he will carry on until he can no longer make good music. He is doing more arrangements for others as a way to keep going when his hands give out.

I can no longer through pots as my hands are too weak, especially my right hand but I may try some slab work as a means of getting back into pottery.

Since I love color I've acrylic paint pouring has been really satisfying.

I hope you find something that works for you. Art gives me a reason to get up in the morning.

Glad you joined us! Carol

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I studied sculpture in college and played beginning classical guitar but as I age, and arthritis has settled in my right dominant hand (after a serious break in my wrist the Summer of 2018). My life has really not been the same since.

For a while, I didn't do anything.. I felt despondent and decided to just give up ever doing any kind of art or music again. & I am 'still' healing emotionally but I am beginning to paint.

Painting is a real challenge for me and not something that I was NEVER innately drawn to doing as an artist but am learning new things at this time of my life. I'm still very frustrated about my guitar playing and have not really found a way to get around it emotionally yet but progress comes in challenging myself in small ways.

It's best to focus on what one can do then what one's limitations are.

That was an interesting question! Thank you. I'm pleased to find this Artist's Group here in Spark People.

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I am always switching from one thing to another. I will do photography (though I'm not too good at it), crochet, Painting of whatever medium I can find something in, beading and wire wrapped jewelry, or whatever craft comes along. I've also done leather work, glass engraving and stained glass.



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New Question

Do you switch artistic mediums or do you stick with pretty much the same ones? For instance, I am a photographer first but I also love quilting, collage, and acrylic painting. Truthfully I've never met a craft I didn't like. emoticon

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HOBBEs that was an interesting link. Thanks for sharing.

As Improvinme's stated there are good reasons so I think the debate will rage on.

Oregon ends time changes in Spring 2020.. Yeah us!

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Time changes do bother us.... worse in the spring forward than it is in the fall backward. And it really has no benefit to us.

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
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We have Daylight Savings Time and that is the time I like more because it is light later. I don't get that extra hour of sleep in the fall because Orzo wakes me up when he wants to eat and that is then earlier in the fall.

When Mom was still living she was always telling me to go to bed when the sun went down. That meant 4:30 to 5:00 during the winter months.



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It always seems to take a while for me to acclimate.

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Yes, I am in an area that has Daylight Savings Time. At the times of the changes, it takes a few days for me to get used to it, but after awhile I'm not particularly affected.

I have never cared for Daylight Savings Time, though, especially when I was raising my family. I was married to a farmer/rancher, and many farmers and ranchers get up and get to work before daylight, no matter what. They don't work by the clock; they work by the sun. The main reason I didn't like the extra hour in the evenings was because it cut into our family time when my kids were going to school.

Our farm was about 20 minutes from where we lived, so if my ex-husband worked until sundown, by the time he put up the equipment, etc., it was almost always after 9:00 p.m. before he got home for dinner. By that time I had already fed the kids and they were either in bed or ready for bed. And you can imagine how late it was when he and I finally sat down for dinner after he cleaned up.

During DST it was difficult for their dad to get off work to go to the kids' sporting events or recitals or other evening extra-curricular activities. We rarely went out socially during DST, and those occasions depended on what aspect of farming or ranching was going on at the time. So thinking back, I really didn't like it then, and I don't think it's particularly necessary now.

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Does the time change bother you or are in an area that doesn't change time twice a year.

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