Feels like it’s been a crazy long week, it’s always a race to the finish line coming up to December. Fortunately, between my business and my day job once I hit December the crazy usually settles down. It was not always the case, we use to refer to the week before Christmas as ‘Hell Week’ super busy with many meetings, dinners and nights out and early mornings and so many sales calls and last minute orders. In one way I miss those days, but then again I enjoy my quiet time so much. So forgive this week SYW being a little late
Is copying and pasting images or information off the Internet plagiarism? Do you credit those whose work you ‘borrow freely’ or do you think the idea is repugnant? I believe if you reference where you got the information from and link it back to the original post or article and give credit where credit is due, it is perfectly acceptable. I do it all the time especially on a researched article on a location or historic reference. I rarely ‘borrow’ an image, but when I do, I clearly state it is not mine.
Do you let sleeping dogs lie? Literally or figuratively? If Dexter and Chloe are asleep and there is no need to wake them, then yes I leave them be. Dexter is a nutcase and so exuberant its nice when he is asleep. Chloe is getting old and needs her rest. As for figuratively…it’s hard. Sometimes I can and will, but other times I am like a dog with a bone and just cannot let things be. But usually, yes I will walk away from what could potentially be an ugly situation.
What’s the strangest pet name (for adults) that you’ve ever heard someone called? I have no idea, to be honest. Most people I know have fairly normal ‘ish’ pet names, however, I am sure there must be some weird ones out there.
Do you like to dance? If yes, what’s your favourite and if no, why not? Many, many years ago I tried ballroom dancing, it was fun, but I never had my own partner, so it became increasingly difficult. I think I stopped because I changed jobs…but I really cannot remember. I do not ‘dance’ as such now. I used to go to a lot of night clubs in my late teens and early 20s, but Moth is NOT a dancer and it just never became a part of our life. I do, however, ‘move’ to music. Something comes on the radio or whatever and I can’t help myself but move to the music. I could be doing dishes or cooking in the kitchen, I often have music on in the studio and will sway and move to that. I am not graceful nor elegant, but it feels good and can be fun, especially with a bunch of friends.
November brings Thanksgiving to Americans. I know Canada celebrates Thanksgiving too, but I believe it’s in October. Does your country celebrate a similar holiday? If you’d like, share some traditions you observe around Thanksgiving or if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, what are some traditions you have? Here in Australia, we do not celebrate Thanksgiving as such. A time for family and feasting for us, in general, is Christmas. We are not a religious family and celebrating Christmas seems daft sometimes. It was fun when the kids were little and they got all excited about Santa, but these days it is just another day. I guess I have become such a Christmas Grinch, we don’t even decorate the house every year, only when everything is at our house.
I guess my biggest thing to be grateful for this week, is my current Gallery exhibition. It is at Magnet Galleries in Docklands. I am standing in front of my four images, there are 47 other artists and photographers from my VPC group. Such an exciting event, many of them have never printed an image before, let alone place them in a gallery before. Some have already sold, sadly none of mine. But it is good for the group and the exposure.
I hope you are all having an amazing week…