Not really sure. I know he was into coin collecting, but that was mostly mint stuff, whereas most of what he found when he was out digging was just curiosities, though he was also very knowledgeable about the history of the town and the surrounding region. I often wished I had taken the time to talk to him more often.
I read your journal. I think it is a sign of our times. I have been here for about as long as yourself. I have seen many people come and go and many things change (as have you). At the same time, I have made a few connections, a couple have become friends that I correspond with outside of dA but mostly, I think friendship is difficult to achieve in this kind of space. Still, I understand what you are saying.
your welcome! yes this is true,I too ahve made a few friends who actully care to ask how you are doing and comment and fav your art as well as watch you , adn you do so inreturn. but I have had so many people who start to talk add you as a friend , and you do in return and they never speak to you after , you dont see any art come out of them or hear any replys from them. I have seen so many people here on Da who dont even use there account for art and who have "premium memberships" and use line art for all there work ( other people line art ) while i have watched other who have amazing talen but cant afford any membership at all. its relly sad to see. and thease are the same people who have ask for people to watch them and stuff. its just depressing. yes I see your point thanks for your thought!
I think all one can do is to be kind to those that we encounter. You can't watch everyone, but you can see their work from time to time. I think dA has changed a lot. For a time I referred to is as the FaceBook of Art. And that is how so many people use it. Even my own use has changed. Now I use it more to promote my shows and workshops. And I spend a lot less time here. I used to post more, but now I am down to about a picture a week. I still log in almost every day, and I work a bit on the gallery responding to people, but there is not the same drive for me. In addition I admin a number of groups so I spend my time doing that. I am not sure if any of this even matters. The reality is that if someone responds, well and good, if a friendship develops that is good too, but I expect less and less from dA. And maybe that is a good thing too.
I am not sure if anything I say matters or makes sense, but I still recall your journal, and it still spoke to me and that is good too.
yes I see your point so much has changed. I took have been on here less and less, and posting a lot less too ( in both my photography and drawing side of me ) adn your right , their is nothing I can do but except what I gotand go with it , wether people respond to me or not. Take care and thanks for your thoughts!
The House By The River by Barbara Bartholomew, it was a time travel story. The book was set in Texas and had a similar looking house on the cover. It was an ok book, not great. I like those types of stories.
The correct title is House Near the River! LOL! And even if you don't read the book,go look at the cover! it is uncanny how alike the house on the cover and your house are. Slight differences but still so similar.
I love seeing these abandoned homestead images you capture. Their so full of history and a bit of mystery. Where I live there's more and more people constantly moving in and most the land his becoming nothing but and endless sea of subdivisions.....
Thanks, this area is growing too, (One of the fastest in Manitoba) but I still live in small town, so hopefully I will have subjects to shoot for a long time yet, but I hear what you say about subdivisions.
that is a common thought of mine. Most often the house is left because the farmers sell the land to another farmer close by. He already has a house, so the one that is left just deteriorated. It is sad really, but given that farms have gotten larger, and fewer people actually work them, it is not surprising that this is the result. Sad, but not surprising.
Normally I don't feel this way but their is something rather ironic? about this house against the vibrant colors ...ironic isn;t quite the right word..i can't find in my thoughts but..it works the closest. Great image as much for the thought provocation as the composition and colors and focus