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Bhavna

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Reply #90 on: March 13, 2012, 10:03:20 PM
This is nice Karen  O0
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Karen

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Reply #91 on: March 13, 2012, 10:07:32 PM
Thanks Bhavna - there are some very fast responses around here! This was my second try at the fantail I like it smaller but you lose detail and this one is too far forward on his branch i think.


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Reply #92 on: March 13, 2012, 10:30:08 PM
Karen your birds are very nice!  O0
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Reply #93 on: March 13, 2012, 11:43:38 PM
Glad you were able to do something in pen and ink. Very good  :clap: :clap: :clap:
See how this makes for nice illustrations. When will you be back on stream again?

I've tried to photograph the fantails but they move around too fast and never seem to sit still at all :tickedoff:
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Reply #94 on: March 14, 2012, 01:31:41 AM
Well done Karen.  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #95 on: March 14, 2012, 02:01:47 AM
Karen, your paintings are delightful.   :clap:
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #96 on: March 14, 2012, 02:48:26 AM
They look great Karen,thanks to you all who commented on my giraffe ,i appreciate the input.We have fantails and other small birds come in for their daily bath so i will sit out there one morning and see if i canget some birds on my camera.


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Reply #97 on: March 15, 2012, 05:10:46 PM
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Please do not give up!  I have been "starting and stopping" my painting for 27 years! Spent a very successful number of years as a "healer of others"  retired and decided it was time for ME to start really taking care of ME!

What I found was a very powerful tendency to JUDGE my accomplishments in creative areas with an impossible standard of "PERFECTION"...

What BULL  :censored: :censored: :censored: !!.

For me, ALL that matters is that I enjoy the JOURNEY....When I allow myself to do that, the things I produce continue to improve!  Not in an even, straight up hill way, there are dips and valleys in the process. It's like climbing a real mountain.. sometimes we go down a little to be able to climb higher.

YOU are one of the people I admire on this form.  Your persistence and continued improvement motivate me to keep going. I setting here with tears in my eyes, I'm 70 years old and it has taken me this long to get where I am NOW able to tell the "critic" inside to "SHUT UP"  YOU and others on this form help me keep that Critic in it's place!!

Together, WE can and will climb the mountain

Somebody told me that the very "rich" Donald Trump MAY hold the record for the number of personal bankruptcy s ever filed.. That  was told to me to encourage me to KEEP GOING! The message was " there is no such thing as failure, EACH attempt that is less than..., is a LEARNING experience.


MY sense is that MOST of us on this form fight the same dragons,   I believe, that for me, ALL of you help me slay those dragons and If not, at least keep them. in their caves.

Sorry for the     L   o   n   g     rant.  I guess I needed to hear it for myself !!

Brian
 
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Reply #98 on: March 15, 2012, 05:28:46 PM
 :thankyou: Brian, for the voice of encouragement! :) I do get frustrated sometimes, because my work is inconsistent! practice, preactice, preactice!I will keep plucking away at it, though!
I have seen much improvement in your work, as well! Keep it up! O0 We'll all travel this road to perfection together!
Christina


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Reply #99 on: March 15, 2012, 05:31:21 PM
 :thankyou: !!
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Reply #100 on: March 15, 2012, 06:11:24 PM
 :thankyou: from me also, Brian.  Words of encouragement, so well put!   :flowers:

"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #101 on: March 15, 2012, 06:18:27 PM
PERFECTION IS UTOPIA ;D

Michael Jordan holds(held?) the record for the greatest number of strike in baseball. But you know what! Nobody ever tells about the number of misses he made. He had infinitely more misses than strikes.

So it is with anything we do in our life. Just remember the strikes in painting and GO FOR IT   O0
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Reply #102 on: March 15, 2012, 06:35:20 PM
Karen... love your FanTail birds...

Brian... such wise and true words.  I think we are all guilty of being too critical of our own work.   :thankyou:

Dennis>   :heeha: That  is sooo true.  Of all the successful people, we never hear the negative unaccomplished side... we always only hear of the positive and achievements.  Definitely a huge lesson to learn here.  O0 :thankyou:
Leana

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Reply #103 on: March 15, 2012, 06:57:54 PM
I thought Michael Jordan was basketball.   ???  But then what do I know.  :2funny: :2funny:  Brian thanks for your words. Yes we all feel this way. We just have to remember that it takes time. WE WILL GET THERE.
Nina
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Reply #104 on: March 15, 2012, 08:33:43 PM
I may have the name wrong  :confused:, but it's the baseball player I'm talking about  O0
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill