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– Thoughts, and subsequent text by Margy. I have no published works, unless you count this blog as “being published”. That doesn’t mean the text in this blog is any less protected than if it was published in other media.
– Quotations from various authors, used in a manner that I think is consistent with ‘Fair Use Doctrine’.
– Photos by Antelope Street Photographers – Our family gathers as often as possible, and the happiest get togethers occurred in the summer at a small cabin on Antelope Street. (Sadly, the cabin was destroyed in the flood of 2013.) The families’ photographic interests vary, as do their cameras and their knowledge. But they all have a desire to capture what they see, in a format that they can share with the rest of the family. Collectively, I call them the Antelope Street Photographers. (99% of the photos in this blog are mine, though.)
– Cartoons purchased from Ron Leishman of Toonaday: Artist Ron Leishman sells his cartoons as individual images or as 1 month or 1 year subscriptions. He allows personal blogs, such as mine, to post up to twelve of his images once they are purchased.
– Cartoons by Phillip Martin who offers his clip art free for non-profit use. Phillip’s clips are designed to be used as teaching aids for children, but are equally appealing to childlike people… like me.
– Graphics purchased from The Print Shop
– Graphics purchased from ClickArt
– Graphics purchased from Microsoft Office
– Savage Chickens cartoons, courtesy of Doug Savage
Vladstudio has an eclectic selection of wonderful computer wallpapers, backgrounds and e-cards. Vlad is a very talented Russian designer who offers both free and licensed product. His website also has Photoshop Tutorials that demonstrate how intricate his designs are. Vladstudio designs are intended for personal use on both home computers and blogs.
Boundaries Between Art and Craft
The boundaries between art and craft are ill defined. Some people suggest that it is intention that makes the distinction. If a maker wants to express an idea as opposed to creating something utilitarian, perhaps that is art.
Some people think it is the material that determines if a person is an artist or a craftsman. Textiles, ceramics, and glass, for example, seem to fall into a craft category.
I’ve always believed I was a craftsman, not an artist. I am very good at making all sorts of things, but not very good at imagining what to create. My mind does not conjure up ideas! I have to look at the creations of others, in order to establish a baseline that I can start from.
The collection of posts in this blog that are in the Category Almost Artistic are the result of years of making things. I thank, and give credit to, all the people whose imaginations were the springboard for my creations!