Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Out Like a Lion

A week ago it was 70 (F.) degrees out. 

Today it is in the 30s.

So naturally I am thinking of hot, sticky summer days.

I was lucky to grow up before the influx of Lyme disease. The forest was our playground.

We had acres of woods back behind the house with a brook running through it. It was a great place for the whole neighborhood to congregate. We were hidden from our parents kitchen window view by the thick cover of foliage. 

Mom would say, "Stay within shouting distance." and we were free.

As much fun as it was creating our own Lord of the Flies like existence out there, I liked to go there alone.

Down by the brook was such a peaceful place. 

The always cold brook water and tall oak's canopy made it a cool sanctuary on the hottest days.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

We Have a Winner!

secure prize bowl
impartial judge who wants to get back to his movie make a blind pick

Congratulations to Emily W.!!!

Emily wins the matted print but you are all winners in my book.
Thanks for reading my blog and looking at my pictures. xoxo

I am going to be making a promotional postcard of the image that was the prize. If any of you want a postcard as a conciliation prize (I know it is not as good as a lifetime supply of Rice-a-Roni), send me your address and I will put you on the mailing list.

Thank again for playing,

Monday, March 19, 2012

You Can't Win If You Don't Play

"Dollar to play! Dollar to win!"

That's what the lady running the water-gun race game at the carnival would yell to travelers down the midway. I heard this several times a day when I was running the inflatable castle right across the dirt path from her. She spoke the truth and those words still ring in my ears (along with the loud bell and the Flintstones theme song that played every time she got a few players).

You, dear reader do not need to take such a financial risk to win a prize from me.

This is my 100th post on Bristol Bored!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you could win a signed, matted print of this image.

The contest closes Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 9:00pm EDT. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Keep on Burnin'

Sticking with an idea is sometimes the hardest thing to do. 

I get tired.

I get bored.

I get sick of spending so much time with myself.

Word on the street though, is that persistence is exactly what one needs to succeed. 

Sure luck is a factor. There is always the possibility that you will be discovered at a post office in Paris. Even this form of luck requires being in the right place at the right time and having the ability to create stunning images. 

So keep on trucking, I shall.

One of the nice things about having a blog is that I can look back and see how far I have progressed or at the very least give myself points for producing a lot of images.

My reward for all of my hard work is more hard work so that I can make a career out of, you guessed it more hard work which will give me more quality time with myself.

This is my 99th blog post (not counting the painting blog).

I should probably do a giveaway for the 100th post.

Free signed print, maybe? 

Do you have a suggestion for a prize? Please put any ideas in the comments. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012



"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills. and uses these skill to accomplish his goals."-Larry Bird