Sunday, September 16, 2012

...thank you and a free texture...

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.


  1. So glad to hear your husband is doing better :)

  2. Good news about your husband. I am glad to hear that!!
    Such a relief!
    Love the new texture...fabulous!!

  3. Glad to hear that all is well with your husband, Bonnie. Your further info about your childhood and life just confirms the way I have always pictured ~ you as a non judgemental individual who has found a healthy & calm peace within themselves...
    Thank for the awesome texture...I am still working on something with the last one and I LOVE this so much! *hugs*

  4. Bonnie, I'm so happy to hear your husband is doing well. I hope he continues to heal and is back to 100% health very soon! This texture is beautiful - I love it! Thank you very much. :)

  5. Great news about your husband! Im sure that is a relief to both of you! Thanks for the texture:)

  6. Fantastic news about your hubby. - Thanks for the great texture. I really like it.

  7. I like how you captured this beautiful flower, an impressive texture, excellent photo.

  8. Thank you for the texture and so pleased your husband is doing great.

  9. Glad he is better. And interested to read your post about your background too.
    And - beautiful images - the first thought provoking, the second awe inspiring:)
    Thanks for visiting.

  10. Thanks so much for the texture it is lovely and so glad to hear your husband is recovering ....


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