Where do I begin? Thank you seems like a good place to start, so a thousand Thank Yous going out to each of you. Your submissions to last weeks Photo Art Friday were beyond amazing! What a great group you are!!!
I tried to take a peek at all your photo art images as they were linked up ... and the way you embraced the prompt was heartening and humbling. While it was inspiring for all who viewed your art and self-descriptions, it's my guess that it was even more satisfying to create and refine the phrase that represents your journey as a photo-artist.
I don't want to forget to thank those who chose to link up a favorite or recent piece of photo-art. That is always an option and what PAF is for!
I'll be visiting each one of you to take a closer look at your images and leave a comment in the next few days.
In the meantime, to thank you I'd like to offer you this free texture. If you like my textures, be sure to check out the automatic 30% discount on all the texture sets in my Texture Sets Shoppe. The discount expires at the end of this month.
To download a free, high-res version of pdpa Ancient Treasures texture, click HERE.
Below is an example of how it can be used. Can't wait to see how you use it in your photo-art!
Thank you, too, for your kind thoughts for my husband. THEY WORKED! He is home and doing great.
I so appreciated your insightful and caring comments about my fundamentalist childhood.
While my childhood was narrow with regard to cultural exposure and opportunities, it was not narrow with regard to love, tenderness and compassion. I have since indulged in both cultural and educational opportunities - just a bit later than some.
Both my mother and sister maintained loving contact with me after I left their religion - even though they were somewhat breaking the 'no contact with non-believers' rule by so doing. So no need to feel sorry for my childhood. It was rich and meaningful in so many ways - including some aspects of my religious education.
While I could not now be persuaded to actively espouse any particular religion, I consider myself a spiritual person and enjoy reading and benefit from the writings of a great variety of persuasions. I also understand that some feel 'called' to a fundamentalist belief system. Fortunately, in North America we are free to make our own choices - as adults.