Sunday, June 1, 2008

Irises to Honor Our Blogging Community

I'd like to thank a few blogging friends who have shown the spirit of community by being inclusive.

First I'd like to thank all of you who voted for me in the Saatchi Showdown. My painting "Untitled Gray," shown in my last post, had received 750 votes last time I checked, and that's not a bad showing. I didn't win, but with only one winner of each round, out of thousands, winning is unlikely. As we all know, it's how you play the game that counts, and of course, half the battle is showing up for the game! here are the two finalists from the last round: Paola Carlini and Kevin Gerien.

Next I want to thank Nikki at
Ethiriel, who has done a short article on my art. Stop in at Nikki's site when you get a chance, because she always has a variety of art featured and it's an eclectic and exciting collection.

Next I would like to thank Niels at
My Camera World for his great photography articles. He has inspired me to try new things, including intentional camera movement. You can view all my shots from my "Night Lights" series at my numerous sites or in future posts. Thanks, Niels, for your informative and clear posts! Right now I'm addicted to the sense of surprise and discovery I get from purposeful camera movement. Gee, I hope I didn't destabilize my in-camera stabilization feature!

I want to thank Hanna at
Amore, Poesie by Hanna for her kindness in including some of my art in her past posts, and Shinade at The Painted Veil for giving me a mention and for her friendliness and support.

And Kim at
Laketrees deserves mention for all her posts that benefit the blogging community, including her periodic compilation of Best Art Blogs. Kim truly shows a kind and inclusive spirit, and deserves our appreciation for taking the time to respond to comments, run contests, and more.

I likewise appreciate those bloggers who regularly show up on my page to read my posts and comment, but for the sake of brevity, I won't mention you all here. (You know who you are!) Thanks you to all of you!

Image c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to view more of my art or make a purchase, please visit Lynda Lehmann Painting and Photography or my gallery at Imagekind.

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  1. I love your Iris. They are like mystic flowers.

    Thanks for your kind comments

    It is so cool. I read your site for inspiration with your photography, the magical paintings and especially your writings.

    Life is so neat and maybe one day we will meet somewhere, hopefully at one of your gallery shows.

    Niels Henriksen

  2. wow Lynda
    750 votes !!!
    that's terrific :)
    I'll see if Saatchi will let my computer see the finalists' work...
    thanks for mentioning me and your kind words..
    it's been one of those weeks over here !!!
    will email you :)

  3. Ciao Lynda!
    Thx a million for having mentioned my person.
    I really wanted to write an article about your art!
    Your art is eternal, infinite...for that repetition, continuity of the subject...ecc.
    But...will see.
    Saluti da Italia,ciao.

  4. excellent post. thank you for the links. and great capture

  5. Excellent capture of irises - love the lighting.
    Am delighted you got so many votes!

  6. Niels, that would be fun to meet. At least we are on the same continent! I can't wait to show you my "Night Lights" shots!

    Thanks again for your inspiring and instructive blog, in addition to your kind comments here. :)

  7. Kim, I'll look forward to hearing from you! Whenever you can....

    Busy is as busy does, and it's much better than stagnation and boredom! Although we could use a little R & R, right? (as in, a vacation from our blogging and art preoccupations, lol)

    Thanks for stopping! :)

  8. Hanna dear, thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you saw the post. And you are quite welcome. Thanks a lot to you, for posting some of my art on your page! xxxx

  9. evlahos, you are one of the people i'm always glad to see. thanks for reading my blog and giving me feedback on my photos! :)

  10. Janice, good to see you! Sorry I haven't posted or been around much this week. I WILL catch up on your gorgeous posts in the next day or two. Thanks for your kind words. Hope all is well. :)

  11. Lynda:

    I just stopped by for a visit. There's not a lot for me to say about this post. 750 votes is a lot. As far as I'm concerned, you deserve every one of them.

    Have a great day, and I'll see you next time.

  12. Great shot of your Irises, love the lighting, 750 votes that's great, you should be very proud, you do great work.

  13. Fantastic post..Thank you for your comment. It's my honor to know you

  14. hi lynda
    thanx for the lovely flowers.i know i m one of them who received them.
    congrats for the 750 votes.
    and yes thnx for giving us a beautiful blog.
    ya one more thing... i have created a link of this blog on my picture blog as well...this time without ur permission. hope its fine with u.

  15. Kia ora lynda,
    Well done on the vote tally. And look how many new people have seen your work. Including me.
    I love the first photo, it looks so creamy and lovely.
    Have a great day!

  16. Beautiful Irises, we don't get them here. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Hey Lynda,

    What a magnificent flower :D!

    This is such a cute post, Lynda! It is very kind of you to thank the blogger community; be sure that we all love you and your posts (always so relaxing) :D!

    May Light be with you!


  18. Oh my Lynda,
    Thank you so mcu for the mention. I am very honored.

    Wow, this is better than award to get a mention from you.

    I am so grateful that we did run across each other on this internet interstate.

    Also I love Iris' so that just made it even more special. :-))))


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