Welcome to the weekend. Welcome to Saturday art link up!


““Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” 

Georgia O’Keeffe

You may have noticed that I stuck with last week’s quote by Georgia O’Keefe. Why? Because that very first part ‘whether you succeed or not…’ – that’s me this time for s~A(R)T~urday. I wanted spring flowers and happiness and enjoying life and all of it together. But – I struggled. Finally last night I started on this piece. By just throwing a couple of images together, blending and masking bits and pieces and it somehow worked, but something was missing. I added texture overlays and deleted them. I outlined the flowers’ petal, in different colors, and deleted them all again. I added border after border, tried different color combination, but nothing really stuck.

Until this happened – my spring flowers mash-up. Do you see them? Dandelion with dew drops, daffodil and the pink one that I don’t know what it is, it is a tree actually.

Like so often I am not a hundred percent convinced I like this one. Or that I should even show it to you. But it does not matter (too much) I created it. That’s what matters.

I hope you’ll find some time to create something this weekend. Or just go out and enjoy the weather. We’re probably going for another bike ride later, never mind threatening thunderstorms – pssst, they will make for gorgeous clouds!

spring flowers

Speaking of clouds… a blogging friend of mine actually have a nice feature that I am going to adopt. My link up is open until next Tuesday and usually what happens is that the links that got added first get the most clicks. Therefore from now on I am going to feature the link that got added last the previous week. But, do not take this as an invitation to link up late 🙂 And guess what, it just so happens that last week’s last link comes from just this blogger friend: Jen of Pierced Wonderings. Check out the gorgeous light and clouds she caught on their local lighthouse. Isn’t this beautiful?

 *** Here is where I link up today. ***

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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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