Welcome to the weekend. Welcome to my Saturday linky party – s~A(R)T~urday!

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall

Good morning! And what a beautiful start to the day it is here in New Jersey. We are currently having such beautiful days, it really is hard to be stuck inside at work all the time. And last week was major busy. In a good way. But waking up to roll out of bed, get ready, go to work, have one thing on your mind and one thing only = work, getting home late, maybe having PT or cancel it due to work, make dinner, fall into bed, get up – like a zombie – and repeat. That was last week, pretty much.

But now it’s the weekend. Earlier forecasts called for rain and thunderstorms, but now – it is going to be another gorgeous one. Which means… exactly, bicycling is going to be our agenda for today. I don’t think I ever mentioned that after a sweaty bicycle ride we usually treat ourselves to – icecream. On the long road through Stanhope, NJ there is this small tucked away ice cream shop: Cones by Design. They don’t have a huge list of flavors, but the ones they have are wonderful and all we tried tasted simply great. They also make ice cream cakes and they support individuals with developmental disabilities together with the Center for Humanistic Change. Bonus for us, they have a drive through, so we’re having our treats on the go.

Why am I telling you this? Because one day, after countless visits, I finally remembered to take a photo of my waffle cone filled with ‘Black raspberry blast’ and Campfire crunch’ flavors. It wasn’t the best of photos from a technical standpoint, being in a driving car, cone in one, iphone in the other hand, while licking my ice cream in order not to drip. But – I got a photo and I made it into the image below. Who knows, maybe I’ll remember and try to take another photo this afternoon, you’ll see it on Instagram first. I am 99.9 % sure that we will be stopping there to be treated.

Last week’s final entry to s~A(R)T~urday came from Fenna Blue of The Honest Badger. In the post she linked up, she is touching an art subject that, despite all of today’s widespread, open communication and – supposedly – open-mindedness is still not widely talked about, or maybe I have just not been looking for it? – nude art. One of the oldest arts. Her photos of Kendra are something magical, also due to the location they are shot in – a beautiful state park. Anyhow, since I love her photos I urge you to have a look, but I thought it fair to warn you, too. You will find her entry here.

~ ice cream ~

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ice cream, waffle, cone, art

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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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