The Week In Seven Photos

The artistic journey is continuing after another week of enjoying the combination of photography and fun photo filter apps.  I would love to one day to be able to transition from hitting a button on my iPhone to transform my photo into a painting to actually sketching or painting the photograph I captured.  I’ve started two online courses to learn how to draw and paint and I’m trying not to let the few disastrous arts and crafts projects from my younger days or the fact that I had no idea I could not draw a straight line discourage me.  In these very early stages, I’m finding it very difficult to imagine my little squiggly lines transitioning into anything resembling art, but it should be interesting to see how things develop.  In between lessons this weekend there will hopefully be some great football games to watch with the Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints winning and maybe a few episodes of Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting to help keep this dream alive.

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  1. Your photos are always beautiful. Are they all taken with your phone? They are so good it hardly seems possible. Have fun with your new creative endeavors!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 I’m using both my camera and phone for the photos and I’m looking forward to someday being able to also take a sketch pad with me while I’m out wandering around.🙂

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  2. plaidcamper says:

    Looks like you’re back to winter there. The lake shot is lovely. I hope the football, photography, and art courses all go according to plan – have a great weekend!

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    1. plaidcamper says:

      (The lake shot with sunrise in particular!)

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    2. Thank you!🙂 The cold weather has arrived, but I’m still waiting for more snow!❄️❄️ I can’t believe the football season is winding down and if my teams are losing I can try to sketch a football or favorite jersey to distract me.😁 Enjoy your weekend!🙂


  3. Karen Bradshaw says:

    Beautiful photos. Best of luck with your courses

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  4. M.B. Henry says:

    Hooray for painting classes! Someday I’d like to do that to, I will look forward to seeing your works here!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 I’ve always wanted to go to one of those wine and painting classes and after my first few lessons I’m very glad that I began practicing at home first.😁

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      1. M.B. Henry says:

        I tried one before. It was pretty fun! The instructors are very good about breaking it down step by step. I somehow managed a painting that looked half way acceptable 🙂

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  5. Janet says:

    Good for you! I hope you enjoy learning and share your work as you improve. My drawing and painting skills are the same and I’ve not yet found the courage to pick up pen or paper. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!🙂 The instructors definitely let you know a lot of practicing time is required and that became very obvious to me after a few lessons.😁 There were so many times that I almost took a paining or drawing class and I’m glad I’m finally trying after all these years.🙂

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Good for you for trying something new. The end result isn’t as important as enjoying the process. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 Over the years I’ve always wanted try this and I’m excited about finally deciding to give it a try. I had no idea that my computer breaking would send me in this direction. Enjoy your weekend!🙂

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  7. Dave Ply says:

    Those little apps are kind of fun to dabble with, although I’ve only played with Windows versions. And dabble will have to serve, drawing wise I never progressed past a stick man.

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  8. jillslawit says:

    I’d love to be able to paint like Bob Ross, I’ ve watched enough of his episodes on YouTube. Phone app drawing is cool if you can master it. Have fun with it 😀

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    1. Bob Ross makes it look so simple that I actually have a little hope I’ll be able to paint something, but I’m not so sure about the drawing.

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