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Old 10-13-2003, 05:57 PM   #21
Lynn T. McCallum Lynn T. McCallum is offline
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crying Good Bye?




Hello Schubert!

From your last communication, does this mean you are going home and not coming back here? If you are leaving, will you still be writing on the Forum? I have found a lot of subjects that you brought up very interesting and informative.

If you are not able to write to us anymore I will be saddened.

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Old 10-14-2003, 01:34 AM   #22
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You're truly welcome everyone. And, thank you Mary for starting this thread! If I ever feel blue, I can just come back here and read again.
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Old 10-18-2003, 04:44 PM   #23
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Dear Lynn:

Thank you for your encouragement and compliment to my posts.

I mentioned a tragic fate of a Chinese artist, who is among top ten of finalists in a national watercolor exhibition, but he surrended to the bad fate.
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:09 AM   #24
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If I calculate correctly, this post will be the beginning of my second thousand.

I'm not prone to slurpy sentiment but I thought this might be a good time for me to express my gratitude to all those here who have contributed to my continuing education. To all the regular contributors who have either summoned up the nerve to post their less than perfect work, so that I might learn from your mistakes, or, to the truly gifted artists who have shown me what is possible. To all the moderators, who will have to figure out how to edit that previous poorly constructed sentence. And to Al Gore, for inventing the Internet.

I would like to thank my daughter who, even as a little tike, could muster the nerve to say - Dad, it's just not right.

And lastly, and mostly, to Cynthia for giving all of us the opportunity to share our thoughts, our passions, our successes and failures.

To all above I offer this Irish blessing, author uknown:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rain fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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Old 01-20-2004, 12:06 PM   #25
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Dear Mike,
Congratulations for your 1001!

For all who past 1000, you are living on a fairy land.

Mike, if you email me a clear photo of you, I'll draw a sketch for you.
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Old 01-20-2004, 01:25 PM   #26
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Dear SB,

I am touched by your offer. As many photographs as I have taken over the years I have successfully managed to avoid the front end of the camera. I have searched for anything suitable and came up with some possibilities which I will e-mail to you. You may choose from them as you will. I could never pass up such a generous offer.

My daughter will be traveling to Beijing in the spring. She will be there about a week to take in all the cultural highlights including the great wall. I would love to be going with her but sadly will not.

I have saved this sketch, which you posted some time ago, and refer to it often. To me it is simply brilliant.
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Old 01-22-2004, 12:22 PM   #27
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Dear Mike,

Happy Chinese New Year or Spring Festival!

I am very impressed by your kindness.
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Old 01-29-2004, 06:08 PM   #28
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I don't conceive that there will ever be an end to this thread - as long as this site exists it will continue to be of great help to all who are exposed to it. The art is brilliant, the people are full of character, and the lessons are invaluable.

Personally, this site has been a source of inspiration for me and as far as boosting my career, since becoming a member in October 2003, my web site traffic has increased from an average of 350 individual hits per month to over 700 and climbing. More hits translates into more business and for the first time ever, I have a waiting list.

Thanks Cynthia!
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Old 01-29-2004, 07:38 PM   #29
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Heidi,

Wow, good to know. I always like knowing details of things that happen for artists and I include them in my very unscheduled newsletter that goes out to main site members. It keeps everyone inspired. If you have any further details, feel free to share.
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Old 01-29-2004, 09:48 PM   #30
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This site has made it possible for me to turn something I love doing into a business that I love! Before discovering this forum last summer, I had just a vague idea that about wanting to try to make a go of it painting -- but no idea (or maybe some half-baked ideas) about how to go about it. This forum provided so much information --about marketing, pricing, contractual concerns, potential copyright pitfalls, photography, painting technique and materials, etc. and that's even before the invaluable opportunity of having other artists critique your work and the inspiration of what some are able to achieve! Thanks to all of you, (and all the expertise, encouragement, and advice that you share) - I get to paint as my job!

Without this site I'd still be programming and just painting for myself on the side... wondering if there was any way to make something more of it. I would have always wondered if I could have 'done something' with the painting - but probably never really had the nerve to try it. It is so amazing to have found this community of artists, and I so appreciate all of you here! This site is a God-send. It's been my artistic lifeline.

Thank you Cynthia! Thank you all.
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