Art is never finished.

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

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    1. Ivon, if I could write with the same incite and perception as you, I wouldn’t need to rely on an old master to convey my thoughts. But who could say it better than da Vinci? I appreciate your reflagging my post along with your beautiful caption. You’ve always been supportive of me and many other bloggers, which means more than you can know! Thank you!

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  1. I remember when you were a bit hesitant about your writing, which I think is wonderful. And now I sense you are pushing yourself more seriously into photography? Well, I for one think your images are topnotch. Love that Instagram surfboard picture on the sidebar!

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    1. Yes, still hesitant, but the support of friends and fellow bloggers has made it easier find my voice…meek as it may be! I am trying to improve my photography skills, but find that I’m usually so overcome by the moment that I choke on the technical. Thank you so much for your encouragement, I always look forward to hearing from you. (That is my daughter on the surfboard, who found that surfing wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be. A Go Pro shot taken by her friend.) Take care, and a squeeze to Tzuri!

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  2. What a gorgeous image, Elisa. I also thought it was a painting. I have to agree with da Vinci. I could have fiddled around forever with my lighthouse pic, but decided it would have to do as it is, or I would never finish and get onto the next one. πŸ™‚

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          1. not an artist? you! i beg to differ πŸ™‚
            pray continue you paint with words
            anyway… my next canvas is now prepped black… and i’ve got the gold leaf out πŸ˜‰
            argh! πŸ™‚ scary
            Nx

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  3. Niki, my friend, sent me over here. I am so glad I did, because I have just crossed paths with another Bright Light, Elisa. LOVED this post, your shot, and the quote, one in fact, I do understand, even applied to Life itself. “From out of the void, all Beauty is made.” Bless you! Words came that will match perfectly with a photo that I am about ready to post soon. Thank YOU so much!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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