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Journal

Thank you to all my friends on RB.

I wanted to write to all who commented on my work. You all know who you are, and I really appreciate your wonderful, positive and inspiring words. Huge thank you for your kind support and comments on my images during the past year. Once again, thank you my friends…. love and peace…… Dania :)

Merry Christmas to all of you!!

The year is about to say goodbye, but before that on this special day I would like to wish all my RB friends and everybody out there Merry Christmas. This is the season which gives us an opportunity to offer our good wishes and express love for all the people whom we care for. This is the time to forgive others and move ahead in life to spread the message of love and peace around the globe. One more thing among all this, don’t forget to gorge on the Christmas goodies. Once again wishing all you good people out there Merry Christmas!!

Thank you for your fantastic support!

Dania

Visualizing

Making your description interesting is largely about creating clear and occasionally striking images for the reader to visualise.

Description With Emotion

What really gives your description depth is relating how it makes your characters feel, showing their emotional response through the words and images you choose. Good description layers in emotions, almost giving what is being described a personality.

“The skerry was resting in the sea. It was like being in a cradle, or on a deathbed, he thought. All the voices hidden in the cliff were whispering. Even rocks have memories, as do waves and breakers. And down below, in the darkness where fish swam along invisible and silent channels, there were also memories”. Henning Mankell (Depths: A Novel)

The character’s emotions and mood…

Image Recognition Technology

ImageRights International is applying visual search and image recognition technology to track the use of photographs and illustrations across the Internet, enabling the rights holders to discover and then recover fees on the unlicensed use of their works.

Joe Naylor is president and CEO of ImageRights. Joe has a commercial background and was president at Webmessenger, a company that was sold in 2008. Ted VanCleave has 25 years experience in marketing and start-ups and is an award winning artist and fine art photographer.

“As a photographer I kept on finding my images online, I stumbled upon them and started to think what we could do to improve the ability for photographers to find their work more easily”. What they came up with was a customised WebCrawler combined wth image recognition te…

Protecting Your Art

Alyson B. Stanfield is the author of “I’d Rather Be in the Studio,” an excellent book on how to market your art in the digital age.

1. Some artists are afraid to put their art online because they think it will be stolen. They often cite tragic stories to justify this. Deep down, psychologically, what exactly do you think artists are “truly” afraid of? It seems to be more than just a loss of potential earnings.

Artists are justifiably concerned about losing their identity. It’s not necessarily the earnings’ loss they fear. It’s the loss of attribution.

Artists have great pride in their work. What they create comes from deep inside of them. The fear that their images might live on without their names attached to them is very real. I don’t…