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

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

You probably gathered that I have got a whole stack of quotes by famous artists to share with you on my Saturday article. Today this quote by Andy Warhol spoke to me clear and loud – change is in the air. Distant, yet I can feel it.

Did you notice that you did not get many, if any, comment replies from me over the past couple of weeks? I had always hesitated to send out those auto-replies, wondering if they bugged any of you, and you were too polite to say or simply deleted or spammed those emails. Which is totally fine, I understand. I actually went through a major ‘unsubscribe’ spree just this week. There are so many awesome blogs with excellent content out there, but my inbox just kept on filling up and I just kept deleting, without reading. So, what’s the point? I was simply overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information. Plus a lot of my subscriptions are, or I should say, were photography and blogging business related.

Both photography and blogging are going to be part of my world, always, that will not change. I will continue to take photos and to blog about them. And I will also check out the posts you link on my site, be it in the comments or linkys. I truly enjoy and value the virtual community character very much. But the ‘business’ part – ever since I started working full time again here in the US, that became ‘my business’. And I have been struggling to keep up with the business of ImagesByCW. I have many ideas, but only limited time and energy to execute them. So I have to pick my battles carefully. And that means at this point and for the time being I will concentrate completely on my photoartistry and thus am pausing the ‘business’ idea of ImagesByCW.

I am sure that my friend Leslie a.k.a. Rorybore can relate to what I said a lot. Her full time job is taking care of her family while making time to letting her creative juices flow. She is a wonderful writer, just check out a few of her blog posts on Time Out For Mom, any of them will captivate you. And not too long ago Leslie also started to get interested in photography and creating photoart from her photos, calling herself ‘Photo Ninja in training’ – hahaha – that’s Leslie. It is fun to see her developing her skills. Heck, some of her creations are astonishing! Check them out e.g. in her link of last week’s s~A(R)T~urday. And don’t forget her writing is wonderful, too. Please check it out here: Last week’s entry here.

I hope you’ll be enjoying your weekend where ever you are. The weather forecast here in NJ is not too good and it is actually raining right now. But that only means that I can concentrate more on indoor i.e. photoartistry, which is not too bad, right?! Thank you for being part of our little art community, I look forward to seeing what you have been creating.
 
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I hope that over time we will be building a community dedicated to art and creating. My personal medium is photography and photo art, but I do not want to put a limit on my art link up. Thus I encourage you to join me, no matter which your art form is. Please do not be intimidated that I am calling this an art link up. I want you to share your creations. Art is completely subjective. It takes courage and time to realize that you may actually call your own creations art. If you believe they are pieces of art, I believe they are. They may be good or bad or great – who am I to say?! I’d rather like to think along these words from 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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