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Those who know me, know that I am passionate about painting trees. I wonder if I caught the bug when I was just a little girl watching my mother breath life into her trees as she painted them. Either way, I began my love affair with painting trees over thirty years ago.
I have several favorite trees along different sections of the Chattahoochee River. Recently, I took a long hike along this beautiful river in search of one of my favorite trees. When I finally arrived at my destination, the clouds overtook the sun, and all of the shadows that I love to photograph had vanished. So, I returned the next day, walked down the huge hill and hiked back to the same place. With great joy, I found the sun at just the right place and the shadows were perfect! This photo is from that day, but not of my favorite tree. I will share that after my painting is completed.
If you haven't figured it yet, the point of this post is PASSION and DETERMINATION. Passion without determination is like having a great car with no gas in it. I would have gone down to that river every day if I needed to, just to get the shot that I was looking for.
When you find what you are passionate about, stay with it, cultivate it, watch it grow, and watch yourself grow with it!
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