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Almost blue by IvanRostoff Almost blue :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 8 0 Attempting to Dream in Colour by IvanRostoff Attempting to Dream in Colour :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 4 0 Mr Happy Face by IvanRostoff Mr Happy Face :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 9 11 Crystal soul by IvanRostoff Crystal soul :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 3 0 New Thing by IvanRostoff New Thing :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 2 0
1000 words
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.        My reply.    Wet paint.
Go ahead paint one five hundredth of a picture and express those two words. I dare you.
The problem is, what picture and which words are you talking about?  If we are talking about a painting by one of the great masters, you or I would have difficulty doing it justice with mere words, even a thousand. But if I give you several pages of Shakespeare could you paint a picture equal to them? I think not. So at best it should go-  A picture may be worth a thousand words depending on the author and painter in question. Not quite as forceful or snappy as the original. But the original is wrong.
I get why people like to say it. I get frustrated when when a manual does not have enough illustrations. I hate it when a history book talks about a war for fifty pages without a single map. Many scholarly works will go out of their way to not use a single picture in a thousand pages; as
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AstroPig by IvanRostoff AstroPig :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 5 0 Wuv Me by IvanRostoff Wuv Me :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 1 0 Experimentation in Pretty by IvanRostoff Experimentation in Pretty :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 12 0 Fractional Crystallization by IvanRostoff Fractional Crystallization :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 8 0 Hidden Discoveries by IvanRostoff Hidden Discoveries :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 5 3 Islands of Purple by IvanRostoff Islands of Purple :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 4 0 Sun Fire Daisies by IvanRostoff Sun Fire Daisies :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 3 0 Colour out of Darkness by IvanRostoff Colour out of Darkness :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 4 1 Colour Test by IvanRostoff Colour Test :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 5 1 Homestead by IvanRostoff Homestead :iconivanrostoff:IvanRostoff 8 2


The Magician by Varguy The Magician :iconvarguy:Varguy 389 15 Crimson Outfit2 Pencil PageExtra#01 HRF by Ross-A-Campbell Crimson Outfit2 Pencil PageExtra#01 HRF :iconross-a-campbell:Ross-A-Campbell 156 21 A Strange Day Epilogue pg01 by MichaelVogt A Strange Day Epilogue pg01 :iconmichaelvogt:MichaelVogt 136 14 Gecko-companion by hontor Gecko-companion :iconhontor:hontor 885 62 Overwatch - The Real Pachimari. by Kayas-Kosmos Overwatch - The Real Pachimari. :iconkayas-kosmos:Kayas-Kosmos 49 1 flowers by myjerart flowers :iconmyjerart:myjerart 111 14 huntress by bluefooted huntress :iconbluefooted:bluefooted 1,469 98 Omeisaurus, Gasosaurus by PaleoGuy Omeisaurus, Gasosaurus :iconpaleoguy:PaleoGuy 177 0 Portrait of Snoop Dogg by cheatingly Portrait of Snoop Dogg :iconcheatingly:cheatingly 1,702 332 Aviator by Dzydar Aviator :icondzydar:Dzydar 941 16 Dead swamp. by AbbottPhotoArt Dead swamp. :iconabbottphotoart:AbbottPhotoArt 37 24 Zelda - BotW (Patreon reward) by Sciamano240 Zelda - BotW (Patreon reward) :iconsciamano240:Sciamano240 1,913 59 Judge Dredd by Hungrysparrow Judge Dredd :iconhungrysparrow:Hungrysparrow 94 43 Fog Gate Runner. by LukeOram Fog Gate Runner. :iconlukeoram:LukeOram 120 5 Old man face pastels quick study by SILENTJUSTICE Old man face pastels quick study :iconsilentjustice:SILENTJUSTICE 197 36 Casino Nights by dcribeiro Casino Nights :icondcribeiro:dcribeiro 6 0
I was shoveling out the driveway.  I was having some difficulty because there were these giant weeds sticking out of the snow.  they were so think that I could not chop through them. I should have cut through them with the weed wacker months ago.  I was berating myself and thinking I would having to haul out the weed wacker and chop them down or I would have to deal with them all winter.   And then this cute chubby  little black bird landed in my driveway and began feeding on my tall weeds.  I decided then and there, that cute little bird would have starved to death without my laziness.  I had made the right decision and saved a life!


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MichaelVogt Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
Entropician Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional General Artist

Hi, thanks for the fav, I hope you'll enjoy even the rest of my gallery, have a good day, bye!:) 

TofstoFs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
JOURS D'APRES - LUMIERE by TofstoFs Thanks :)!
KnightFlyte96 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the fav;)
Kitteh-Pawz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:'s :)
DeTea Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav :)
miguelam76 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav, really appreciated. :)
fredmai Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for faving my work, Ivan! :)
travelie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017
thanks for faving Meow :3 Heart 
kristinhelgaart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
Thank you very much for the fave! :) (Smile)
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