Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistLinda Galok Platinum Member CollectionHeartwork
Description After smacking into my own mortality this year and then hearing the news that I was going to be a grandmother for the first time, I felt as if I needed to put something in writing just in case. We don't know yet if she's having a boy or a girl because, my daughter said, 'there just aren't enough happy surprises in life.' And this from a child who snooped every Christmas and birthday. She's all grown up now. I think she's ready to be a mom. If any of us are ever really 'ready.' Smile for every picture Read every dayCatch frogs, pet kittens And tell all your secrets to your dogDance in the rain, sing in the shower And look for rainbowsHold handsHug your friends, kiss your familyAnd say I love youWear your heart on your sleeve And mismatched socks on your feetSplash through puddles, jump in the leavesAnd, whatever you do, don’t eat yellow snowSay please & thank you & I'm sorryLaugh too much and never be afraid to cryShare your ice cream and eat your vegetablesTell stories, build forts and color outside the linesHave sweet dreams, believe in angelsAnd learn to flyLove, GG If you'd like to use this in your own artwork or to give to your own child or grandchild, please just let me know that you've shared it. Otherwise, of course, all copyright laws are applicable. Thank you.
Linda Galok, Pittsfield, MA Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement I first picked up a camera in self defense. I’d been unsuccessfully avoiding my mother’s Brownie since I’d learned to crawl away from her, and when I realized how many shoeboxes of blackmail material she had under her bed, I knew I needed some ammunition of my own.
She was more successful in avoiding the camera than I’d ever been, so I eventually gave up and started taking pictures of whatever caught my eye. My daughter once asked if I’d like to take a picture of her doorknob. In all fairness, I was taking pictures of her thermostat at the time. Portraits are my favorites, but it’s so rare that people can pose naturally for the camera (or that they want to) I don’t have many in my collection yet. I love landscapes and old buildings and am always searching for fresh angles if it blooms, barks or flies. I’m addicted to light, shadow, reflection and color and practice speed shooting from the back of a Harley (thank goodness for digital). The whole first year was a blur (literally), but still shots are now much easier and have produced some amazing results (even if I do say so myself).
When I don’t have a camera in my hand or hanging around my neck, I read instead of cleaning my house, cook as infrequently as I can get away with it, and try to find something to laugh about every single day. I'd rather write than speak because editing my mouth is a skill I never mastered, and I believe I’m a photo-aholic because it's the only way I can focus.
Thank you for looking through my gallery, and I hope you’ll stop back often – you are, after all, my creative motivation. ♥