By Ted Grussing
I really have to send a photo of my brothers bird feeder out one of these nights … I won’t even have to trick it up, it is that unusual … it defies reason … it is so well protected that only a few species are able to obtain food there and our model tonight is one of the prime offenders that the barbed wire, spikes, cleared trees, metal flanges and more are designed to keep out and away. I suggested mini machine guns, but Bruce declined and methinks he is considering cutting the forest down to solidify the impenetrable nature of the feeder. One look at this guy does impart the impression that he is not looking hungry, wasted or anything like that. Still, he is facing a Minnesota winter … I think he has his dukes up and is looking at Bruce with a little of that don’t mess with me Bruce look. :+)
Didn’t get home until after 10P last night and did not get out a missive. Bruce and I had a great time doing some of the memory stuff and visited friends and relatives in the area. My cousin Arlyn, aka Santa is getting his business up and running for the season and if you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area you should make a point of visiting him this year. All the information is on his website at: http://santasnorthpoleexperience.com/ He makes a terrific Santa and what he has put together is very special.
My friend Joanne Julian is featured in a special showing on November 11th as part of the Focus On The Masters Tuesday series. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Comedy Club at the Harbor, 1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ste., 205, Ventura. To learn more about Joanne Julian visit: www.JoanneJulian.com. She is a friend and an incredibly gifted artist/educator and if you are anywhere in the neighborhood please take the time to go visit and see her work on display … and stay for dinner too.
It’s Wednesday … dinner at the Hilton at 6PM tonight and anyone who wishes to show up is welcome to join us with fine food, company and the music of Anthony Mazzella. Please let me know if you are planning on coming so I can give them a head count. Most of us order off the bar menu and a steak burger with side and beverage is only about $12.50 … not much more than Wendy’s and a whole lot better. So come on out and join us. Check Anthony’s website out at: http://anthonymazzella.com/ Thursday evening we have the ISO 100 group at our home … great photographers and great friends. Haven’t learned to say my/I yet.
I’m now on Facebook and still muddling through things; eventually I will figure it out. Through Simple share on the Constant Contact site I am adding these missives and photos to my whatever you call it page. Also check out my websites if you haven’t done so. I will be updating and making changes after Saturday. www.tedgrussing.com , www.tedandcorky.com and www.tedandcorky.com/wordpress1/ . I have received many orders for calendars and will be dealing with them in the next week … still have to get the power point presentation together for the regional smoke symposium in Albuquerque next week. Won’t cash your checks until I mail them.
The final part of the Photography/Philosophy series will be at 1:30P to 3PM on Saturday November 1st at the Mary D. Fisher Theater in West Sedona. If you have attended the first two discussions I hope you will be back for this one … it is featuring my most creative work, the Abstract and Imagined … unleashed from convention. You can learn more about it and purchase tickets at:
I finished several new images today and reformatted a total of 28 composite images today and tomorrow the abstract. This is fun stuff, but then life is fun and you can share it with a smile … best way I have found to do it yet.
Cheers … Smiles
A bird flies through the sky, and I fly with it. I am each pearl of moisture sparkling in the sun.
I lie lazy on the clouds. And I acknowledge my kinship with each winged thing.
I see all as one, and nothing repels me, as this new day climbs noiselessly out of the valley of the night.
Peace lies over the world and over the world of my soul.
— Max Ehrmann
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In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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