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IlluminatedThese four children were in a play that I photographed.  As they waited for their parts, they sat off on the sidelines reading a book.  I’m inspired by the way their faces are illuminated, almost as if by the book itself.  This seems right, as books are truly illuminating.  I’ve painted several studies of this photograph and am currently working on another.  I have very high expectations.  Let’s hope they’re illuminated expectations!

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Much has been accomplished today

This morning this website was not feeling very good.  In fact, it had been ill for quite some time.  It was a case of the Shelley bug.  I caused it.  I thought I could make this site look like my PortraitsByShelley website.  Not so.  The harder I tried, the worse it got.  By the time I finally admitted I was in over my head, the site was in tatters and even the kindest friend raised their eyebrows (one higher than the other, too) when they saw the poor thing.

I’m here to tell you that I have given my site CPR using WordPress.  It’s not precisely what I hoped for, but it’s a wonderful start.

Now I can rest.  Good night.