Thursday, January 19, 2017

Invitation to Winter Wonder 17

When winter white blankets unfurl from the sky, a hush settles over the land. Photographers capture stilled wonders. Artists choose mediums and poets quietly blend words to accompany what is seen through the lens. Artistry in white is christened and moments in time frozen for all to witness.  

In the quiet of the winter season, I invite you to find nature's artistry during January and February, whether the earth is covered in white blankets or warmed by the sun's brilliance in your locale. 

Adults, students, and classes across the globe are

Cordially Invited 

to contribute to my newest 
Reflect With Me Gallery of Artistic Expressions-
Winter Wonder 17

-Be inspired to find the beauty of the season.

-Capture your perspective of the winter season in photographs, videos, digital slide shows, songs, musical compositions, artistic renderings, collages, illustrations, image poems, digital inspirations, inspirational quotes, or hand-drawn pictures.

-Send a thumbnail (jpeg or png) of your offering to my gmail account (cvarsalona at gmail dot com). You can also send your winter wonder to my Google +, Facebook, and Twitter accounts (@cvarsalona). The preferred size of the image should be 450 pixels or no larger than a 3 by 5 image.

-A digital repository for the gallery's offerings can be found on Twitter under a custom hashtag #WinterWonder17. Please post your work there for all to see during the winter months. 

-All digital compositions must have proper credit for work displayed with the name of the author and location of photographic image embedded at the bottom of the image. 

-Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2017.

-Examples of past winter galleries can be accessed at: Winter Wanderings and Winter Whisperings

Thank you to Lester Laminack for suggesting the title of this gallery. 

Be encouraged to look closely at each winter day to find wonder and beauty in nature. Let your creative spirit move you to create an individual interpretation of what you have witnessed.

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose,
If there were no winter in our year!"
-Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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