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In suspense

Post by minniev » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:05 pm

This is how I feel right now, with my first exhibit coming up in two weeks, and utterly lacking confidence and lacking knowledge of how to pull it off.

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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:06 am

I see a person making a great leap of faith! (Y)
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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:02 pm

I see that branch falling - it doesn't look suspended though granted, suspense as in waiting to crash on the ground, it looks like a definition of gravity. Love the textures on this and the leaves upper left to give this context. The branch falls - Minnie however is a bird that flies. She can defy gravity!!

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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:08 pm

PietFrancke wrote:I see that branch falling - it doesn't look suspended though granted, suspense as in waiting to crash on the ground, it looks like a definition of gravity. Love the textures on this and the leaves upper left to give this context. The branch falls - Minnie however is a bird that flies. She can defy gravity!!

edit - PS, love that you are nervous - we got to know you before you became famous!!

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Post by minniev » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:34 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:I see a person making a great leap of faith! (Y)


It is a great leap, but the faith is very lacking. I am expecting nothing but disaster to befall me for daring to step into this circle of fire.
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Post by minniev » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:36 pm

PietFrancke wrote:I see that branch falling - it doesn't look suspended though granted, suspense as in waiting to crash on the ground, it looks like a definition of gravity. Love the textures on this and the leaves upper left to give this context. The branch falls - Minnie however is a bird that flies. She can defy gravity!!


It is actually suspended by monofilament line left over from an errant cast by some fisherman that snagged the branch.

Thanks, glad you liked my little diversion from my own anxiety!
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Post by LindaShorey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:01 pm

Unique and interesting, with all kinds of possible interpretations. Love Piet's "we got to know you before you were famous." Break a leg, Minnie!
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:06 pm

Minnie, Jitters before a performance , I am told, is a good sign. Not sure I believe it. Anyway, your photos will do the work as they have on this site, UHH and your portfolio for the exhibit. This is a stunning image. When I grow up, I want to be like Minnie. Remind me; when is the show? (The image conveys "dancing" to me; you should be.) Good luck. Matt
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Post by minniev » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:26 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Unique and interesting, with all kinds of possible interpretations. Love Piet's "we got to know you before you were famous." Break a leg, Minnie!


Glad it was interesting. A dalliance to take my mind off my troubles.
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Post by minniev » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:27 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:Minnie, Jitters before a performance , I am told, is a good sign. Not sure I believe it. Anyway, your photos will do the work as they have on this site, UHH and your portfolio for the exhibit. This is a stunning image. When I grow up, I want to be like Minnie. Remind me; when is the show? (The image conveys "dancing" to me; you should be.) Good luck. Matt


Definitely pre-performance jitters, you're right (raw fear).I like the comparison to dancing. I, of course, saw the long thin legs of egrets, whom I often accuse of dancing.
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