Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Time And Value


Pablo Picasso was sitting in a park when a woman approached him and asked him to draw her portrait.

He opened his artist’s pad, and after studying the woman’s face for a moment, quickly drew some contoured lines. He handed the women the drawing.

“It’s perfect!” she exclaimed.  “You have captured my essence with just a few strokes of your pencil!  Thank you!  How much do I owe you?”

“Five thousand dollars,” he replied.

The woman protested, "But it took you only a minute!"

"No, madam,” Picasso replied.  “It took me a lifetime."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Awards in 2011 PPOC Ontario Image Competition

I have just received notice that I won the following awards in the 2011 PPOC Ontario Image Competition.  Judging was earlier this week.


Award of Merit - Fashion category - Mocha and Caramel

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(Modelling by Casey Lynn Rand. Hair and makeup by Virginia, Beauty on the Go.)


Award of AchievementPress Category - Kickboxing Championship

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Burlington’s Bay Area Athletic Club provided the athletes for Canada when the Night of Champions kickboxing event was held in Burlington on May 1.2010.
David A. Gilmour LPPO


Award of AchievementFine Art category – Old World Charmer

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The intimate portrait album that I produced for Jessica as a gift for her husband won an Award of Achievement in the Feature Album category:


View the album by following this link

Thank you again to Jessica for her kind consent to my use of the album in competition and promotion.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thinking About Holiday Season Gifts Yet?