Wonder at the Shore~

A heartfelt thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes!!! I'm standing on the shore of a vast and unknown sea … this year I'm truly diving in and chasing my "white whale".

I'm adding this image to http://www.32auctions.com/World-First . By sharing the link, "liking" or tweeting you may help people who'd love to own a limited edition signed print find my work.  New images added daily until close of auction March 30th.

For the next 24 hours ONLY I'm taking orders for any print from my archives for only $172. That includes shipping & packaging anywhere in the world. Just send a screenshot of the image to info@gretchenchappelle.com. All funds raised are going towards a camera upgrade & airfare to visit ailing family back in the US.

Many Blessings to All. You make my days brighter 😀 

Father & Son :: Manly Beach :: Sydney :: Australia

"Everyday, every day
my feet touch the ground
and I go running
just to slow me down" ©Gretchen Chappelle

These lyrics are from one of my original songs. If you're into music and want to hear the song in full one day…. feel welcome to follow my journey through sound @ +Moonperle 🙂

This is the partner image to https://plus.google.com/108729164162563480433/posts/9XjXtTwYyX7 posted a little while back. My photographs are © [CC BY-NC-ND] = Creative commons w/attribution (credit & links to my profile or website) non-commercial – no derivatives!

#lyricallyinspired w/thx to +Jason Jakober +Tara Romasanta & +Amanda Recker

 

Father & Son :: Manly Beach :: Sydney :: Australia

"Everyday, every day
my feet touch the ground
and I go running
just to slow me down"   ©Gretchen Chappelle

These lyrics are from one of my original songs. If you're into music and want to hear the song in full one day…. feel welcome to follow my journey through sound @ +Moonperle 🙂

This is the partner image to https://plus.google.com/108729164162563480433/posts/9XjXtTwYyX7  posted a little while back.  My photographs are © [CC BY-NC-ND] = Creative commons w/attribution (credit & links to my profile or website) non-commercial  – no derivatives! 

#lyricallyinspired  w/thx to +Jason Jakober +Tara Romasanta & +Amanda Recker 

My #mostpopularpost2013

Children at the Shore :: La Perouse :: Sydney :: Australia

To a child dancing in the wind

Dance there upon the shore;
What need have you to care
For wind or water’s roar? ~ W.B. Yeats

This was the post that truly took on a life of it's own this year. With 33.5 million views and counting maybe you've seen it pop up in your stream from time to time, oooorrrrrr maybe you've muted it – I wouldn't blame you if that's the case 😛

Fortunately I love this image. However, when something like this happens it is both a blessing and a curse. I found the post began to lose some of the genuine feedback and communication I enjoy with most of my work. Quickly it turned into a game of deleting spam, blocking people who appeared to have mental health issues & chasing up copyright infringements…that's just the way it goes. Having said that, I am incredibly grateful for the audience here and of course (despite the multitude of web & wallpaper con-artists) I will continue to share my work on the inter-webs 🙂

I do think it would be super FANTASTIC if +Google+ notified photographers/artists when one of their images is featured on Picasa or in this case selected as a "Theme" for Gmail users. Many thanx to +Michael Bonocore for the heads up. I'd not have known otherwise.

Even better? Maybe +Vic Gundotra & +Sergey Brin will consider rewarding their featured artists with some sort of monetization in the near future. As a mother of two children even 0.5 cents per view would forever change our lives. It took me a year to save up for the camera and a further six months to invest in the editing software I used to create the image. In truth? I'm still working hammer and tongs to purchase a couple of lenses, art supplies and the musical equipment I need to bring my completed works to the the Google+ community. I'll get there, it'll just take longer!

Thanks for reading 🙂
Wishing you all a fabulous & prosperous 2014!

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