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Slowly returning from the woods & thank you’s!


Slowly coming out of the woods... ©copyright2015owpp

Slowly coming out of the woods…
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I am back but… there’s always a but isn’t there 🙂
Seriously, repairing a laptop means I am losing skydrive in my favorites which makes it impossible to retrieve photos so I needed the help of a connoisseur who would figure out the intricacies of our obscure (in my eyes at least!) world of technology.
I am still not completely out of the woods, my laptop is not one hundred percent up to its previous state of work but it’s faster & functioning better the rest are details which I hope will slowly get looked after with a lot of patience from my part & those always coming to my rescue!
Thanks for your patience, sticking with me through thick & thin, your commiseration & support through the likes & comments all along.
I will be posting hopefully today, a poem that I’ve been working on while all this was happening…

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World’s Toughest Job – #worldstoughestjob


I just received this video…the ending was so sweet & unexpected I had to post it straight away & share it with all of you 🙂

Enjoy!

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Published on 14 Apr 2014
Unlimited hours. No breaks. The most important job is also the world’s toughest job.

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Different is unique


Unusual... ©copyright2014owpp

Unusual…
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Unusual twist to a facade
Meaning beautiful & unique
Why be like everyone when
You can be different 🙂

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Nostalgia to a world long gone…


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This photo represents nostalgia
To a world long gone where things
Were mostly slower & simpler but
Nobody knew,
Nobody had a parallel to compare…
Now we do 🙂

P.s
I am taking off for two weeks
To come back with more…
Thanks for your understanding 🙂

Odyssey finally finished!


Odyssey is finally finished! ©copyright2014owpp

Odyssey is finally finished!
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Having restored the photos back in this blog I decided to take back the painting neglected (for a year+) to writing. I’m really happy to show off today the results of what I had started in 2012!! ( under post “Odyssey”) I’ll include photos from the 1st sketch onward.

This painting was based on a picture I saw & fell in love with…the clean lines, nuances of black, blue, white & the panoramic-like view.
I added my own interpretation, it’s one of a collection I started with Trek evolution, see…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/evolutions-trek-painting-finally-finished/

In the future a few will be following in that Theme.

The four men represent us on our life journey (notice the lines on their back expressing laps of time) the 1st is bent & struggling under the weight of a big question mark the 2nd is slightly straighter with a smaller one in front of him, the 3rd is already much straighter with a tiny question at his feet & the fourth has none, stands straight, there’s light shining from the moon, no more questions…

All is flat peaceful & serene.

Close up ©copyright2014owpp

Close up
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1st sketch ©copyright2014owpp

1st sketch
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1st layer ©copyright2014owpp

1st layer
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1st layer completed ©copyright2014owpp

1st layer completed
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Advancing project... ©copyright2014owpp

Advancing project…
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Nomination for the blog of the year award


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My deep gratitude goes to http://aristonorganic.com/2014/02/18/blog-of-the-year-award-2/ for honoring me with this award, her blog is a true breath of fresh air visiting is a treat 🙂

There are so many amazing bloggers out there which I could nominate, of true quality, each one in its own right but this time I’ll focus on the photographers who are admirable in their patience, technique, accuracy & creativity.
They have a lot to offer to the blogger’s world & their nomination is my way of saying thank you, for reaching out there to us with valuable advice!

http://imageryoflight.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/snow-layers/

http://talainsphotographyblog.wordpress.com/

http://bouldercounty.wordpress.com/

http://iamlostinthot.wordpress.com/

http://lignumdraco.wordpress.com/

http://edithlevyphotography.com/

http://joserasan66.wordpress.com/

http://weedimageoftheday.com/2014/02/18/the-one/

http://moorezart.wordpress.com/

http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/photo-editing-to-song-titles-1/

http://radiatingblossom.wordpress.com/tag/photograph/

http://lifetoreset.wordpress.com/

http://thegreatamericanlandscape.com/

My apologies to all those I’ve left out by inadvertence & once again thank you!

New beginnings! My whole blog is refreshed & gleaming…


I've reached the top! ©copyright2013owpp

I’ve reached the top!
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This time I’ve reached the top & can shout properly out loud! What a relief but what a pleasure to know everything is glowing…
I restored the photos back in the last three categories, Writings, O.a writings, award and celebrations and even polished it further by editing a bit the first few articles which were as my first experiences far from agreeable to the eye 🙂
The whole setting of the articles has changed as I replaced inadequate photos which others more relevant to the subject & of far better quality, even the awards & celebrations category catches the eye by its vivid colors!

There is a big sense of satisfaction for having done the job properly…
This whole adventure got me thinking about growth & life’s journey. This blog has been a long process of stages.

1. I learn how to write, edit & post. I feel I’ve climbed the tip of a mountain
2. I visit other blogs & get advice how to add pictures & compare myself to Einstein for having succeeded
3. I sweat over the blog to add them until it looks brilliant & think this is the end of a grueling but satisfying job.
4. I erase them all again & when I realize my error I feel my blood pressure skyrocketing (I’ve never had problems with that)
5. Now I’m done and feel I can now focus on the million tasks awaiting me that have been postponed for this and wonder if it is the end of a roller-coasters & trying beginnings… I sincerely hope so!

Last but not least I want to thanks you all for your advice, my GB went from overloaded at 76% down to 5%! I am very grateful for your help & support throughout.
As new beginnings require, I am going to change a few things & hope I get your understanding here too 🙂

I am going to have to get on with my painting after focusing on my writing for a whole year which I’ve truly enjoyed & in order to have time for that I’ll have to reduce my “reader” time & liking to one day a week.

I’ll keep you updated with the results & go on posting in the various categories my blog owns.

My deep gratitude goes to all of you, my faithful followers…through thick & thin 🙂
Thank you!