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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    Just don't do anything rash.
    Yes, the true point of my earlier response.

    Once it's gone, it's gone. Then a month or two later when you feel better...



    Ken
    "Hate is an adolescent term used to stop discussion with people you disagree with. You can do better than that."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWThomas View Post
    Damn --- aging eyes -- I thought this said "Ever feel like QUILTING!"
    Me too.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    See if you can find "The Creative Fire" by Estes. SHe talks a lot about the cycle of the creative artist. It always ebes and flows.

    Have been doing this for over 65 years and in my mid 30's i put everything away and thought about selling it off when a friend offered to buy it and when I came to my sense sell it back .

    I didn't take her offer, but I did have a period of several years where I just didn't care about working. However, since that time, the "down" time varies but I never think of selling it all and walking away.

    Try to find something totally different to work on, something that makes your heart sing (certainly not models )
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightwisps View Post
    Disgusted with everything for no reason I can put my finger on
    Hi Don,

    if you can afford it - go for a long trip, somewhere on another continent if possible.

    cheers,

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    I've never once thought of quitting in more than sixty years, because it's part of my D.N.A, it's who I am.
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    When that feeling hits, I just buy another camera. I heard Richard Thompson say once that every new guitar had at least one great song in it. My theory is same goes for cameras!

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    Just now, I had a major happiness by deciding I had nothing to lose and trying a trick. I just got a 12 inch Bausch and Lomb lens today from fleabay. When I opened the box and looked at it, my heart sank--my 136 dollars was wasted for sure. The inside surface of the rear lens doublet looked like somebody polished it with steel wool. Scratches so bad it was totally worthless. So I got out a pice of cotton and put a dab of Ultra-Brite Advanced Whitening toothpaste on it and rubbed it around a couple minutes. Then squirted some windex on a piece of toilet paper to clean off the toothpaste, and the lens was clear as a bell. Amazing. Now I can proceed to try to repair the 1912 Betax #4 shutter which doesn't work, which is why I got the thing for 136 bucks. Wish me luck.

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    lightwisps,

    Sounds like a passing phase, look forward to hearing how you overcome the feeling. I'd recommend you go see a Wynne Bullock show. While I know him for the black and white work, reminiscent of your "Garage Sale"...In his lifetime he did Sabbatier/Solarizations and took photographs of broken glass on slide film.

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    I have to print all my best from each and every film I ever shot. FB archival. I've been doing it for the past 4 years and I have about 10 years left in order to finally finish my whole collection, at the rate of a dozen 16x20 or 20x24 prints or about 25 11x14 a week.

    Some masterpieces in there. But sometines I do ask myself why do I bother with all this. My answer is thay I am extremely stubborn and that I was born with a camera in my hand. Therefore I won't quit. Everybody has a vice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWThomas View Post
    Damn --- aging eyes -- I thought this said "Ever feel like QUILTING!" (My Faire Spouse is a "fabric fondler.")
    I wonder if quilters ever feel like quitting?

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