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Rekindle

Blog: #2 of 2 by Peter Lombard

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September 20th, 2012 - 03:23 AM

The first post/blog on a new site is always a little daunting to me for some strange reason. My blog title rekindle is an apt if somewhat curt description of my artistic ability. I have kept it dormant for just over 30 years because it wasn't a practical way for me to earn a living and provide for my family. As many artists are fully aware, it takes some pretty special talent to make a living from one's passion.

To improve one's skill, one needs to practice their art frequently and have confidence in their own ability. I had neither the means to practice my art upon migrating from Zimbabwe nor the confidence in my ability to provide sufficiently for my family, let alone anything else.

Now that my family has grown up and have families of their own and I am forced to change my lifestyle, I find that I have the freedom to do what I please and be whomsoever I choose to be. I can't put into words just how liberating this freedom is and it has given me a new appreciation of the majesty in God's creation, the world in which we live. What an artist God is, the beauty is beyond imagination and if I can capture just a small piece of the spirit reflected in this beauty, how awesome would that be?

I have for just over a year, been working with my camera's taking photographs and capturing the beauty that surrounds us all over the world and blogging about this wonderful adventure (http://www.ridgebackrambler.com). I am now ready to start sharing this rekindle of my passion for art with a larger community and this is the first honest to goodness website with that aim foremost in my mind.

It will take me a little while to become familiar with the web tools available on this site and to filter through over 35000 photo's taken over the past 12 months to select only those which are worthy of being shared along side those of people who I admire for their enormous talent.

Till next time:)

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