Of the many pleasures of blogging, one highlight has definitely been "meeting" so many creative, generous, and like-minded people. There is truly a spirit of community and a sense of camaraderie that exists in this cyber world. Part of this connection is created through the unique conversation of comments. As every blogger knows, getting comments is always special. I definitely appreciate the fact that not only do people chose to visit my blog but that some visitors take the time to leave comments that are so supportive, encouraging, and informative. The feedback I get from everyone is so inspiring and it lets me know that what I am creating is valued by others. And I love to leave comments as well, partly because I feel the need to express my thoughts when I read a post or see a piece of art that touches me and partly because I know how valuable comments are to each blogger.
The generosity of this community is evident in a blog interaction I recently had. I had just discovered the work of David Castle and his blog. He works with watermedia and creates amazing abstract work that is inspired by the mountains and urban terrain of both Colorado and the places he has traveled to. I was really taken by the beautiful colors he uses and the composition of his paintings. I had left a comment about one of his pieces, Peace on Earth, which I particularly liked. In response, David made the amazingly generous offer of sending the painting to me. He said that he wanted to "share the peace" with someone who left a comment and I was the lucky recipient. The work is pictured here and the colors of this painting are even richer in person.
Thanks David. And thanks to everyone who visits The Altered Page and in doing so, leaves a little bit of their own spirit and energy on these pages.