Friday, September 30, 2016

BILL'S BIRDS






Ever since I met my husband Bill, I've known him as a person who takes risks. When we were dating, he came to my parents' home, donned a paint smock, and went to work on a painting on our back porch. He said he hadn't painted since grammar school, but he stood in the yard of a family of artists, and painted away. Bill used to send me hand-drawn cartoons. Again, a risk since he was sending a card to a young woman whose dad drew comic strips for a living.


Gus is one of my many nicknames.


He's not afraid.

Bill has not been afraid to put aside all of his business acumen to take on the challenge of photography. He takes photos with the same single-mindedness as he does with all of his activities. And the proof you will find in these photos of birds.













As I have said before, all of us are creative and can acquire artistic skills. It just takes practice, and  the willingness to take risks and to fail.

Enjoy his photos. Let me know what you think of them!

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful! The cropping and the viewing angle are so interesting. I see a "coffee table" book in the making.

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    1. Thank you for both your comments and encouragement! I'm hoping that Bill will start to exhibit his work soon.

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  2. I love your husband's photographs---so clean and sharp---and the story about his fearlessness in painting for the first time since grammar school in a family of painters. Love can make us step out of our comfort zones, can't it.

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    1. Thank you, Jean. Yes, love does have a way of pushing into new realms! Thank you for your comments!

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    1. I'll pass your words on to Bill. Thanks!!

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  4. A very sweet and illustrative way of encouraging people to draw. Tell Bill a see a cartoon column in his future!

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    1. I'll tell him that! He is very creative.

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  5. Love to Bill! Thanks for writing about him and give him a hug for us.

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    1. Thanks to you, Sara. I'll pass your comment on to Bill.

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  6. Wow! Great photos! He's so very talented, which I've known forever. ❤️

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  7. Beautiful. You are so fortunate to have married a creative person and you have merged your talents. I love your story too. He sounds very sweet.

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  8. Judy, yes, I am fortunate. Bill is a special person. And thank you for comments. I appreciate the feedback!

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