Social Networking

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My social networking adventure began six or seven years ago when I first picked up photography.  I started sharing my photos on Flickr and interacting with other photographers.  Some were actually pretty critical and even down right mean but others were helpful, supportive and encouraging.  The beauty of the whole experience is that I ended up making some wonderful friends, one of whom, has been a great support and encouragement to me throughout my journey as an artist and I feel like I’ve known her forever.

As I began to branch out to other social networking sites I found more friends.  Sometimes,  it feels like we’re all coming in and out of our favorite coffee shop, stopping to say hello and chat for a few minutes before moving on.  It’s really kinda wonderful.

There’s also the reconnecting with high school and college friends. I love seeing photos of their families and watching as my generation becomes empty nesters and first time grandparents.  Through the internet I reconnected with my best friend from college and recently we were able to see each other in person for the first time in 25 years.  That reunion never would have happened had we not found each other on through social networks.

I know that nothing can replace being physically present with our friends, but it’s nice to know that I can get up in the morning, open my laptop, and see my friends scroll by with interesting stories, family photos, new works of art, complaints and rants, news, and whatever else they may feel like sharing.

For all of it’s problems, I love social networking.

24 x 36 x 1.5

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted black for a finished look.

$2000 + free shipping within the USA

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