butterflyblue “The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.” ― Susan Sontag 8h

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butterflyblue “Art is what we call...the thing an artist does.

It's not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.

Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.” ― Seth Godin
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butterflyblue Tagged recently to do 20 facts about me.
1. Years ago I struggled doing 5 facts about me but I was new to IG and wanted to stay anonymous which didn't last long
2. I'm basically very shy .. Not that many would know this.
3. I am older that I look here in this photo
4. I am an art teacher who is teaching a lot of photography to high school students. I have been a teacher most of my life and love to share knowledge and skills.
5. I am devoted to my family which is small
6. My husband and daughter now accept that I post photos .. I have promised not to post photos of them
7. I have travelled to a few countries and love seeing other places
8. I have a dog and a cat who are part of the pack they go on walks together
9. I take photos on my walks and play with apps especially after work and when I can't sleep 10. I am lucky to live near the beach to unwind and have lived here for 26 years
11. I am a recluse when I can be
12. I am secretly a frustrated painter but that's another story
13. I had a back operation that still haunts me
14. I am afraid of sharks
15. I always wanted to surf
16. I love anything to do with the past
17. I love art and art history 18. I like seeing the amazing talents of different people on IG and the kindness that people show 19. Forever grateful to those who encouraged me to continue to post photos in the early days and anyone who has put a like or a comment 20. Secretly, I am very lazy with tagging. So finally, if you are still reading this consider your self tagged Special thanks to @sherie_brinkley for tagging me
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butterflyblue “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ― Albert Einstein
#fineartstorage #gyrrro #mistyfoggymilkymoody #mobileartistry #moodjunky #igsomniacs #sundaybluesedit #ampt_community #ig_artistry #artistry_flair #scratchcam
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butterflyblue I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall—
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.” ― Mary Oliver
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butterflyblue In A Dream 4d

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butterflyblue Special thanks to @artistry_flair for the highlights lately and Karen @chocolate__eyes @karen2629 all fabulous accounts to follow have a good day 4d

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butterflyblue “Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.” ― Ansel Adams 5d

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butterflyblue A few Hipstas going over to Tammy @punkrawkpurl who is having a birthday have a great day #happybirthday_punkrawkpurl feel free to join the party 5d

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butterflyblue Dreams of Summer Adventures 6d

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butterflyblue “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” ― John Lennon #Hipstamatic #Vincent #Rijks 6d

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butterflyblue Hipsta Multi Morning to you #Hipstamatic #Vincent #Rijks 6d

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butterflyblue Beautiful trees with foggy atmospheres are the basis of this edit from the remarkable imagery from Maxillian @kunibert I have had these in my mind to do for so long ..... Thank you for sharing #kuniedits 7d

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butterflyblue “Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. O Beauty! Keep me good that secret gate.” ― Wilfred Owen 7d

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butterflyblue “What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.” ― Oscar Wilde 7d

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