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Kat B
Love photography, love art, love life!
Love photography, love art, love life!

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Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.

~ Marianne Williamson

Today is Day of Miracles, wishing you all a very happy one! 

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Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny. 

~ Carl Sandburg 

My favourite window of 2012 taken in an old art studio at #Hospitalfield  in Arbroath, Scotland, and shared for  #windowwednesday  curated by +Jason Kowing, +Jules Falk Hunter , +Simon Davis-Oakley, +Catherine Furet, +Cheryl Cooper and +J.J. Bentley 

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Happy New Year

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."

~Neil Gaiman

(Not sure who to give credit for this picture)

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Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.

~ Elbert Hubbard


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"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them."

~ Phil Pastoret

Wishing everyone a very happy Friday with this adorable Rottweiler puppy for #fidofriday , curated by +mel peifer, +Lisa Lisa, +Suhaib Ayaz and +Wes Lum.

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"Many people will walk in and out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

For #monochromemonday  curated by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz 

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Happy Halloween

This lovely pumpkin appeared at my work yesterday, taking residence in one of the offices (captured on my iPhone). It was hand carved by the very talented son of a colleague. Needless to say I am incredibly impressed! Happy Halloween everybody :)


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Very exciting to see more art themes here on G+!

Community . . .

The +Breakfast Art Club will focus upon building and supporting a revamped art community on Google Plus.  The official relaunch is October 15, 2012. If anyone has any suggestions about creating a true "art club" that satisfies your interests and needs -- feel free to send me a note or post your remarks in the comment section below.

Several initiatives I immediately foresee are:
1. The cover will change weekly featuring the art of contributors;
2. Each week there will be an art tip to help the community of visual artists to improve, build or cultivate their craft and these tips will come from within the community not only the curator (if you wish to share tips -- contact me);
3. The art club will only feature original work submissions created from within the community -- this does not apply to the art tips;
4. The art club will host a monthly google hangout beginning in November 2012;
5. The art club welcomes information for contests, conferences or networking events to support art and artists,
6. The art club will share community news -- so if you have a milestone, book, series, exhibit or need -- send me a note, and finally;
7. The art club will produce a top posts from within the community newsletter; and
8. The art club will not feature mandatory circle sharing. 

I am interested to hear from folks -- are my shared thoughts of concern or interest? And, is there something missing?

To ensure that the +Breakfast Art Club is a quality theme that is supported -- I am considering that it receives submissions limited to one day per week. This would give people time to share and appreciate the work and information provided. That is a huge change -- I know. Let me know your thoughts -- it is about Community -- you.

As for this photo. . .

I am on record, many times, for having a lack of appreciation for Canadian Geese. However, I noticed that all Canadian Geese are not alike. The obnoxious behaviors observed were limited to a particular region. It seems that the environment impacted their social behavior and perhaps, too, the climate.

This photo, captured in Northwestern United States is my absolute favorite photo I've created featuring these creatures. And, of course, in it was a lesson for me. 

For the curious, it is raw but for one tweak -- I removed the tip of an intruding beak.

©2012 All Rights Reserved Simply Arlie

#breakfastartclub  +Breakfast Art Club curated by +Simply Arlie 
#breakfastclub  +Breakfast Art Club curated by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez 
#birdpoker  +Bird Poker curated by +Phil Armishaw 
#birdloversworldwide  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Walter Soestbergen and +Robert SKREINER 
#10000photographersaroundtheworld  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World curated by +Robert SKREINER 
#hqsppromotion  +HQSPPromotion curated by +Rinus Bakker , +Thierry Raemaekers , +Syuzanna Avetisyan , +Carina Marsh and +Marina Versaci 
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