After so many great guesses that came so close, we have some winners! We didn't get ten, but we got nine. I decided to stop the guessing so that we can move on to a new photo perhaps tomorrow or Wednesday. The photo is a closeup of an old suitcase, sort of like a steamer. There were travel stickers all over it so it was hard to find an area of the suitcase to photograph with my compact macro lens that didn't have anything but the cool texture. It was from the early 1900s. If it is still at the farmer's market/flea market (they sell everything at our farmers market!!!) I'll photograph the whole suitcase so you can see how cool it is and why I photographed it.
So, the following people need to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) so you can get your coupon for $5 worth of free products from my store---please put on the subject line "I am a Winner" (isn't that just a great thing to be able to say in general?):
Wow, that was fun. I think that I will make the photography challenge at Divine Digital something similar to this. What do you think? If I posted a texture photo and the challenge would be for scrappers to guess what it is and then I'd turn the texture into an overlay with a little tutorial on using it--for me different textures call for different blending techniques. Let me know if you think that would be a good challenge. And I will still post fun photos here and do this, perhaps once a week. It is fun since I have some many photos of unusual things that I will probably never do anything with! A contest would be a great way to use those photos squatting on my hard drive.
I'm going to close this post tonight (and I need to close soon because it is storming and the thunder is getting closer as I type and the dog is get more nervous I'm afraid she'll pee on my bed) with some quotes that have really hit me the past couple days as I have stumbled across them in an email or an article in a magazine or newspaper. I'm a big quote person. It is a shame I stink at word art (perhaps that is another design item I should try and improve?) since I have so many quotes that I could share that way. Well, I regress.....
Here are the quotes that I thought about as all the "drama" of scrapbooking got a bit overwhelming this weekend. Someone I respect and admire very much told me that we're not soldiers, we're artists. And that scrapbooking, whether digital or paper, is about preserving out memories for ourselves and our families. To think that people go to the ends of the earth to bring shame to something so purposeful as scrapbooking is really quite sad. So tonight I have lost my anger and now I have moved on to genuine sadness. Sad for me, that people will think of me as someone I am not. Sad for the anonymous posters that must have so much bitterness and hatred within them that they feel such a strong need to spread it around, bit by bit, comment by comment. Perhaps someone visits my blog from that blog or one like it (unfortunately there are several) for the first time and will come to their own conculsions and find that I am not the egotistic designer I was made out to be. What I was searching for by responding to those who chose and will continue to choose to remain nameless was the truth. But we don't always get that in the world, do we? So quotes about truth and the way we treat others really stood out to me through my travels in print and online. I hope you enjoy those I selected tonight....
Life is adventure, not predicament.
James Broughton, 1913-1999
American Poet, Filmmaker and Teacher
Balance is the key to success in all things. Do not neglect your mind, body, or spirit. Invest time and energy in all of them equally - it will be the best investment you ever make, not just for your life but for whatever is to follow.
British Businesswoman, Health Spa Director and Author
To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for, rather than reacting to what we are against.
American Author, Speaker and Educator
Everything in society tells us to distrust others. I think it's the other way around. We need to profoundly trust in those around us, in their potential and in who they are.
Nelsa Curbelo Cora
Ecuadorian Peace Activist
There is great hunger and thirst in all of us for the truth whether we are aware of it or not. There is no-one unfeeling or unseeing. To think ourselves unique is the height of ignorance. --Agnes Martin
Our true wealth is the good we do in this world. None of us has faith unless we desire for our neighbors what we desire for ourselves. --Muhammad
But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. --Thomas Paine