Recently, Megs of Midnight Musings with Megs invited me to participate in the Three-Day Quote Challenge (Thank you, Megs!).
♦ Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own.
♦ Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
♦ Thank the blogger who nominated you.
It took me awhile to accept, due to (i) recent events, and (ii) the fact that first I needed to find three quotes (it’s so hard, when you don’t read very well …), and (iii) then to write three consecutive posts! Quite a job!
Anyway, I am now happy to join in the challenge, and I have decided to do so by selecting a quote and then illustrating it with one of my very own photos (the excitement builds, right?), and then perhaps write a few sentences (or more) incorporating or responding to the quote. There’s no photographic or writing requirement mentioned in the above rules, but I always go a little overboard, don’t I?
To get it out of the way up front, I hereby nominate the following to take part in the Three-Day Quote Challenge, if they so wish (and, of course, I understand if the bloggers named are unable or unwilling to do so – just consider it an honor to have been so nominated):
Jason a/k/a Opinionated Man of Harsh Realty – few are brave enough to challenge him to anything because his blog’s so big, but I decided to step up to the plate, and I really would like to see Jason’s responses.
Alex MarKovich of MarKovich Photo Art – I love Alex’s photography, and I’m willing to bet he can do an absolutely awesome job of pairing quotes with photographs! Are you in, Alex?
Linda of Nutsrok – Most likely, Linda can come up with plenty of quotations from her own somewhat eccentric relatives, unlike the rest of us who have to use Google. Please, Linda? Or maybe your Mom? Or both?
It would be cheating a bit to include this last as one as my three nominations, considering who the author of the blog is, so I’m adding a fourth nomination:
Not Cordelia’s Mom – because I simply can’t resist, knowing her taste in quotes is likely to be different than everyone else’s!
Now – Challenge Day #1
Quote: A picture is worth a thousand words.
Author: Unknown, but according to Wikipedia, it’s an old English idiom.
As a newbie blogger, I was impressed by the sheer number of pictures on Flickr.com which were posted under Creative Commons Licensing, and extremely grateful to those photographers for allowing the use of those photos.
As I grew as a blogger, I began to slip in old family photos and personal drawings (nothing like a little added humor!). Then it occurred to me that maybe I could dabble in actual photography, so asked Santa for a camera for Christmas – and thus, a monster was born.
Now, I try to use only my own photography or “art work” on my blog (if nothing else, I don’t have to worry about copyright infringement) – and because I’ve convinced myself that I’m not any worse at photography than anyone else, I began publishing my work on Flickr.com.
Imagine my surprise when my photographic work began receiving more daily views than my WordPress writing! Imagine my excitement when serious, talented, well-established photographers began following me on Flickr.com!
I don’t know why, but gaining a follower on Flickr.com means more to me than gaining a follower on WordPress, Facebook or Twitter. I suspect it’s because I’ve always been in such awe of artists. Pretty much anyone can write, but creating a picture that speaks to others takes a talent I’ve never had, and never will have. I can only assume my Flickr.com followers have mistaken me for someone else, but hey, I’ll take whatever recognition I can get.
For anyone who’s interested, there’s a link to my Flickr.com photostream on the right side of this page. I’d be honored if you’d view my work. Just don’t all rush over at the same time and overload the Flickr.com server – ‘cause I know you all want to do that. See you over there!
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Images by Cordelia’s Mom