Emerson says "Envy is ignorance, Imitation is Suicide." -- I learned the hard and painful way that comparing yourself with others - no matter what it is about - is simply torturing yourself and killing all your creativity.You may think this is being self-righteous but since I stopped trying to imitate other artists I become much more creative because I've felt free -- the feeling of that freedom gave me the freedom of creativity. I admire fellow artists works but I don't envy.... continue reading
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A pal runs a yacht hire company that has done nothing but thrive.He has a sun tan all year round and lives on a diet of ice cream cones.It feels like he was born in a bed of roses and I wish him well.Everyone knows someone like that even if it is from reading about someone luck struck in the Sunday newspapers.I asked him about resources and he said that wealth is all about what you know.I don't think he meant education in an academic sense but the assets we are surrounded by.He... continue reading
Oh well, not really. :-)This blog is simply to illustrate what I blogged earlier on Better Colour via Black and White.In this instance the Black and White was created using Calculations, namely using the Green and Blue channels, in that order, and blending them using the Multiply Mode.And a copy of the resulting Alpha Channel is pasted as a new layer above the image with a Luminosity blending mode, with some adjustments to Opacity.Now this particular Calculation and Blending mode seems... continue reading
This completes a trio faintly religious tinted articles.In this image, it is ostensibly about Buddhism as it has a giant Buddha statue, but it cannot be further away from reality.The Chinese version of Buddhism is highly pragmatic. It is more concerned with this world than any other, if at all.Hanging on that Buddha's belly is a large plaque that has the single Chinese character "Fu" meaning prosperity. That is in itself an oxymoron as Buddhism supposedly eschew all material desires.... continue reading
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