DescriptionThat's right, Skeeter, as in the bass boat. Only this isn't a bass, it's our Tiger Oscar fish. I've had Skeeter about a year now. I've watched him grow into a BIG boy! When I purchased him he was so cute...only about 2 1/2 inches long. He's the first Oscar I've ever owned. When I started reading about Oscars, I discovered it's not unusual for them to grow as much as 7 to 8 inches the first year. I thought, 'No way!' I was wrong...he did! He's about 7 1/2 inches now and I'm not sure the 55 gallon tank is going to be large enough! Maybe I should slow down on the feedings?COPYRIGHT REGISTERED ~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:CH82C-8U6VX-U7LEL
Betty Northcutt, Beckville, Texas Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso
This statement from Picasso sums up what photography does for me. Often in my day-to-day life, I forget about the beautiful things of this world. But, in pausing to photograph a glorious sunset or capture a reflection in water, I stop long enough to “dust” my soul of the everyday life and absorb the peace and serenity which surrounds me.
In my photographic art you will find an underlying theme of stillness - a quiet serenity - sprinkled with a hint of nostalgia. I find a spiritual joy in capturing the colors of nature’s palette; its hues blended by natural light. In an abandoned building, I revel in an imagined history and marvel at the bare essentials of its structure. I delight in the creation of a still life that can evoke emotion.
It is my intent to offer images which “dust” the soul. I can only hope that the peace and serenity I found while capturing these images will extend to others.