Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today: ice crystals

“The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.”
~ Junot Diaz ~

I really, really need to listen to Junot Diaz’ quote, which is why I chose to utilize it for one more week. Wow – what a week it was. I feel the very overwhelming need to slow down and to start creating, because I know that it helps me focus and enjoy life by being balanced.

Last week was anything but balanced. I haven’t sat in my painting area even once. Photoshop? Only to put together my Wednesday post. And the worst thing, I am not sure if I will find the focus to start creating something today. But I will sure try and start. Because you know what Pablo Picasso said:

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So, with that sentiment in mind I will sit my butt down and start working. But later, because now, I want to finish this post. I hope you’ll forgive me that it is a short one.

On Wednesday I showed you the photo-journalistic photos of last weekend’s snow storm. And I thought that today it was time for a bit more artsy photos. However, all of these are straight out of the camera(s) and not edited in Photoshop.

First off two photos I took with my iPhone in the middle of the night:
ice crystals iphone

ice crystals iphone

And then a few that I took with my DSLR during the snow storm:

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And then this last one, also a shot with my DSLR, I did a tiny bit of editing, a split-toning in Lightroom:

ice crystals DSLR split tone LR

Did you find a favorite?

And what is your answer to the initial question?

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I hope that over time we will be building a community dedicated to art and creating. I rather like these words said by Andy Warhol:


Don’t think about making art, just get it done.

Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. 

While they are deciding, make even more art.” 

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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