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


“The artist and the photographer seek the mysteries and the adventure of experience in nature.”

Ansel Adams

My apologies for being a little late this weekend with my art linkup. Last week has been good as far as the healing of my foot goes, but this healing is now taking a little more of my time as I have finally started physical therapy. I never had pt and I may not have been convinced I needed it, but now I am. I tell you my foot is so freakin’ stiff it needs all the help there is to get back to normal. But it will; get the help and get back to 100 %. I have already started putting weight on the foot and since yesterday I am experimenting using only one crutch for a little support. My goal is to have no crutches by the end of next week. Well, maybe the week after, we will see.

In any case, pt is now three times a week and with getting there and back and the pt itself I am easily two to two and half hours busy with nothing else. Which, of course, eats into my time I’d rather spend creating. Yesterday late I have started a new painting, but it is not finished. Plus I am not sure I want to put a nude painting on my blog, but maybe I will in a later post.

For now I will resort to photos I took this morning, my first morning walk around the block in a long time. Which I could not resist after seeing all the beautiful trees around here in full bloom. It is a beautiful morning here in New Jersey. Quite chilly, which makes the sun feel very nice and warm. The photos below are three original sized ones and then each a crop to show you the fine details. They are not perfect because 1) I could not bring a tripod as for now carrying a camera is enough and 2) balancing a macro lens standing on 1.2 feet is rather shaky. But I think these still show you what a fine artist mother nature is. (Please click on them to see them larger, especially the smaller ones in the gallery.)

I also wanted to thank you for your kind words on my more poetic endeavors for last week’s s~A(R)T~urday. It really means a lot to me. You know, I am feeling rather inadequate with words, so I did not mention that both the watercolor painting and the words were mine. My heartfelt thanks to those of you who so kindly expressed they liked them.

And a big thanks to everyone for joining me here each Saturday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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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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