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Magical Night

Today’s art challenge was “Halloween”. I couldn’t get a photo of me in a costume and the one I took of our girls in costume didn’t come out so well as I’d hoped. So I had a little fun in Gimp. I hope you enjoy it and have a great Halloween!

For more information on "Magical Night", please click the photo to go to my deviantART page. You can download a digital copy for personal use only. Or if you prefer to help starving artists, you can purchase a print! :)

For more information on “Magical Night”, please click the photo to go to my deviantART page. You can download a digital copy for personal use only. Or if you prefer to help starving artists, you can purchase a print! 🙂

Silk weed

This is a truly beautiful photo, in my opinion. I’m taken to a peaceful place where time moves slowly and wishes come true. Do check out John’s other wonderful and varied works in photography!

Experimenting With Digital Art

As you may know by reading a previous post, I just started experimenting with Gimp. This short post tonight is to show my first attempt at digital art. I had fun so I’ll work on it some more. I wonder if I will still love it after working with it over time or if I’ll get tired of it. I guess we’ll see!

"A Pleasant Distraction" - I'm really happy with the way my first attempt at digital art came out. Please click the photo for more info, to download a digital copy for personal use only, or to purchase a print.

“A Pleasant Distraction” – I’m really happy with the way my first attempt at digital art came out. Please click the photo for more info, to download a digital copy for personal use only, or to purchase a print.

There are days when I have so much fun creating things, I don’t care whether anyone else things they’re good or not. And then there are days when I think, “Why in the world am I sharing this terribly awful piece of work? No one’s going to like it!” It’s a terrible roller coaster ride. But I really am having fun and I’ll continue creating things as long as it’s fun for me. I’ll also continue to share the things I create, too, whether I or anyone else likes them or not. As similar as we are, we humans are not cookie cutters and tastes differ. You never know which work will speak to whom!

From a Teacher in the Trenches

I always learn something from reading Vincent’s blog posts. I enjoy his blog and hope more readers will take some time to stop by and see what he has to say.

VPBarras

LPAE

Thank goodness I live in a country that values individual liberty and freedom of speech. I can now see, however, that some entities believe their opinion is and always will be worth more than others.

I don’t tell doctors how to operate or lawyers how to practice law. I find the Chamber’s activities insulting and demeaning to my profession.

I have watched with growing trepidation how the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce thinks it has all the answers and is willing to use its considerable clout and money to impose their solutions on Lafayette. As such, they have raised thousands of dollars and have scoured the city for candidates to run in this school board election.

I have already written how organizations with little or no expertise in educational matters have tried to influence public policy on education. Such organizations are legion these days. I have also firmly expressed that as…

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