The Eternal Optimist

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Comments (17)

Westernfocus on January 17, 2009

A painting i did in the early 70's for my friend Fred who alway seemed to do things backwards. steve

Jean Gregory Evans on January 18, 2009

Good one, steve! Wonderful painting and the joke is a good one too. Love the map to go with it! :-)

Really great.


Cal Kimola Brown on January 18, 2009

Excellent, you have a unique style. You sure are a man of many talents. Thanks for sharing with us.

Steve Paxton on January 18, 2009

thank you both its a good thing to have more than one string on a fiddle. map its my parents house where i painted and took the photo, Fred has this pride of place at his holiday house these days. steve

Tony Reid on January 18, 2009

Rather cool, Steve!!

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Westernfocus on January 19, 2009

thank you tony.

MaryAlice on January 19, 2009

Too cute! It is a delight and quite humorous as well.

Once again, I really like your individual style.

I also like that you even mapped it for us! =)

Great job, Steve!

I'm so glad that you posted these for everyone to enjoy.

Best regards,

Mary Alice

Sue Allen on January 20, 2009

I think my tank would run dry long before that ocean was filled up, Steve.

That's what I call a dry sense of humour!

Unique and I'm rather envious that you can think such things up. I'm hopeless at humorous stuff!


Very best wishes to you,


MaryAlice on January 20, 2009

Hopeless at humorous stuff?

You've GOT to be kidding me!

You are the QUEEN of Humorous!

Just popping over to correct Sue's nonsense! =)

Westernfocus on January 21, 2009

Sue i am like Mary its me thats just the beginner i only have a very small spoon yours is much larger. i am glad you like it i must say i wish i had kept up the skill but i do not think it would take long to get back in the groove once again. i put another on for you to look at its nothing like you have seen before i have the finished product some where when i find i will post. steve

kamalyn on February 18, 2009


Plus - my goodness what a wealth of talent everyone on this site seems to have in addition to photography!

Steve Paxton on February 19, 2009

Kamaly its not till you look back that you realize just what i have done i have no photos of my wood sculptures i did at school. i agree so many talented people out there. steve

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 14, 2009

It is purely coincidental that I arrive here Steve. I do not pretend to have any talent at all, except perhaps, to take too long to say very little ;>))

This is soooo funny steve >From the creative mind of an artist ;>))


Steve Paxton on July 14, 2009

Jim its a talent i have i think it borders on madness getting what is in the head out. all jokes aside i wish i kept this up but i think it would not be hard to get back i find its the time factor these days. i do my painting with the camera and computer i post just so over the last two days. don't forget to vote in the NPC before the 20th. you never know what will turn up next most of my art is in NZ but i do have some here in the house. steve.

John de Crom on February 26, 2011

Very beautiful and good photo LIKE Steve. Greetings from Holland John.

Reiner Dörrenbach on November 27, 2011

Good job! like

Best regards, Reiner

Jean Gregory Evans on November 28, 2011

Well, I've come back to add a yellow star.

This is wonderful.

Just can't get over the map ... LOL!

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  • Uploaded on January 17, 2009
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Westernfocus
    • Camera: Canon CanoScan 8800F