During Christmas vacation I noticed that my photos on Flickr were visited by a group of people on a forum in Poland. This made me quite curious, so I went to the site to learn more. I found a short post from a lady who was asking whether anyone could help her understand my technique for what I call "trees in the sunset." She made a link to my Flickr photo and asked whether anyone could help her understand how I was doing this. I noticed that nobody was answering her, and I felt so bad about that, so I found a way to contact her and ...
Here are some of my favorite photos she sent me this week:
As you can see, Krystyna has mastered my technique and has made it her own. She also has her own techniques. I will have to ask her to teach me about her ideas.
I'm so very happy to have met Krystyna, my new friend from Poland. I am thankful that we have been able to use the Internet to communicate. Even though we both speak more than one language, we don't share any in common, so we have had to rely on family members and on-line translators. I know we don't understand every word, but we are making enough sense to one another to begin to get to know each other and share artistic ideas.
Even two years ago I would never have dreamed of having these amazing opportunities to share ideas with Krystyna and with other new artists I have met in Germany, France, Israel, and more. It is truly a wonderful and amazing adventure for me, and I thank you, Krystyna, and my other new friends for having truly enriched my life.