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Brain Storm by Thomas Dodd

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© 2010 by Thomas Dodd – may not be reposted or used without the copyright holder’s permission…

There is a phenomenon that Jazz musicians call “Woodshedding” which is when a player retreats from the world of playing gigs and locks himself in a room (or woodshed as the case may be) until he “gets it right”..or has a breakthrough in his skill/creativity level..

Interestingly enough an artistic form of woodshedding is precisely what inspired this piece ; I have consciously been working on getting better as an artist and this piece represents the breakthrough – both in technique and in inspiration… Quite frankly – it is the first piece that I am truly satisfied with, the first where there isn’t a little voice telling me that I am not good enough and it is now the benchmark for my future works… I am never looking back again…

Atlanta-based artist and photographer

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  • aglaia b
    aglaia bover 5 years ago

    very very creative and immensely beautiful work thomas. ;-) xox

  • Thanks aglaia – always a pleasure to hear from you!

    – Thomas Dodd

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaover 5 years ago

    wow…beautiful !

  • Thanks Caroline!

    – Thomas Dodd

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 5 years ago

    Thomas…………THIS is truly a MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!! I LOVEEEEE this!

  • Wow – lots exclamation points and capitol letters – woohoo, thanks Jacgleen!

    – Thomas Dodd

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    Magnificent art work.

  • Than you Helen – much appreciated!

    – Thomas Dodd

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinover 5 years ago

    I never tire of admiring your work

  • You are very kind my Sinful friend!

    – Thomas Dodd

  • Steve Sharp
    Steve Sharpover 5 years ago

    Your woodshedding revelation has resulted in a wonderful piece!

  • Thanks Steve!

    – Thomas Dodd

  • Kseniya Beliaeva
    Kseniya Beliaevaover 5 years ago

    fine work

  • Thank you kindly…

    – Thomas Dodd

  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kuover 5 years ago

    beautiful and a little funny :)

  • She was wearing hair rollers in the original photo so I have to agree with you!

    – Thomas Dodd

  • Helen Phillips
    Helen Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Good Enough? I am glad you have quelled that voice! I love looking at your work and this is a jewel. Thanks for the writing that explains it too : )

  • Helen – thanks so much!

    – Thomas Dodd

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 5 years ago

    excellent work Thomas…. and keep looking ahead —-it’s the best view in life

  • You are a wise man Jim – thanks for the compliment!

    – Thomas Dodd

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