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Life Is What Happens



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Alec Drake

Dallas, TX

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Life Is What Happens

About This Group

This group is dedicated to all the events and changes that happen in our life without expectation. The unforeseen joy that brightens a day and the downdrafts that test our faith and strength. a wind that blows across our face just before the storm, can lead us to a path worn by the steps of creative discovery. Share your experience, as life is what happens to all of us.

Group Rules:
1. Paintings, photographs, digitally altered images and digital art are all welcome.

2. Strong limits on nudity. Please keep a PG rating so we can be family friendly.

3. Submission limit of two (2) images per member per day please. This provides balanced exposure for all members in the group.

We feature the unexpected when it arrives that reflects the spirit of the group.. We welcome your submissions and look forward to the benefit we will all experience when 'Life Is What Happens'.

You are invited to visit all of my art groups 'Life Is what Happens' or 'How Bold Thou Art' Each group includes wonderful artists from around the world.


Featured Images

Steve Harrington - Grandpa Elliott Small

Grandpa Elliott Small

Steve Harrington

Trish Tritz - Hang On

Hang On

Trish Tritz

Ed Weidman - Beach Umbrellas

Beach Umbrellas

Ed Weidman

Janice Rae Pariza - Hummingbird Frolic

Hummingbird Frolic

Janice Rae Pariza

Diane montana Jansson - Attitude


Diane montana Jansson

Walter Oliver Neal - Kalief Browder - Martyr

Kalief Browder - Martyr

Walter Oliver Neal

Shannon Story - Lasso Your Dreams

Lasso Your Dreams

Shannon Story

Ed Weidman - Imagine


Ed Weidman

Hartmut Jager - Compassion


Hartmut Jager

Lynda Lehmann - Ocean Gems 11

Ocean Gems 11

Lynda Lehmann

Harsh Malik - Elephant Mom

Elephant Mom

Harsh Malik

Helena Wierzbicki - The mundane as sacred

The mundane as sacred

Helena Wierzbicki

Ally  White - Nature Awareness

Nature Awareness

Ally White

Sabrina Wheeler - Iguana Stroll

Iguana Stroll

Sabrina Wheeler

Joe Jake Pratt - Out On The Street

Out On The Street

Joe Jake Pratt

Janice Rae Pariza - Faith


Janice Rae Pariza

Ed Weidman - Patriotic Pop

Patriotic Pop

Ed Weidman

Janice Rae Pariza - A Salute for the Fallen

A Salute for the Fallen

Janice Rae Pariza

Sabrina Wheeler - His Joy

His Joy

Sabrina Wheeler

Tayeb Amghar - Angry


Tayeb Amghar

Alexander Senin - Old But Shining

Old But Shining

Alexander Senin

Barbara Manis - Allen

Allen's Hummingbird

Barbara Manis

Jim Fitzpatrick - Freckle Face CloseUp

Freckle Face CloseUp

Jim Fitzpatrick

Alfio Finocchiaro - Moments


Alfio Finocchiaro

Ramona Johnston - Fireside


Ramona Johnston

Dagmar Helbig - Selfportrait


Dagmar Helbig

Angela Pari  Dominic Chumroo - Sha Wen Ne Gun. 1857. Ojibwe

Sha Wen Ne Gun. 1857. Ojibwe

Angela Pari Dominic Chumroo

Helena Wierzbicki - Red hair

Red hair

Helena Wierzbicki

Linda Simon - Derrek

Derrek's Homerun

Linda Simon

Walter Oliver Neal - Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

Walter Oliver Neal

Rona Black - Honeybee at Work

Honeybee at Work

Rona Black

Brian Stevens - Rise Of Flight

Rise Of Flight

Brian Stevens

Madalena Lobao-Tello - My veils II

My veils II

Madalena Lobao-Tello

Jim Fitzpatrick - You

You'll Never Guess Who

Jim Fitzpatrick

Brian Stevens - Reedmace Embrace

Reedmace Embrace

Brian Stevens

Colette V Hera  Guggenheim  - Indalo Almeria Spain Symbol

Indalo Almeria Spain Symbol

Colette V Hera Guggenheim

Kendall Kessler - Tulip Edge

Tulip Edge

Kendall Kessler

Madalena Lobao-Tello - Autism - a blind flight to

Autism - a blind flight to

Madalena Lobao-Tello

Don Teramano - Offseason


Don Teramano

Helena Wierzbicki - Sombre heart

Sombre heart

Helena Wierzbicki



Karen Wiles

Elaine Haakenson - City of Rainbows

City of Rainbows

Elaine Haakenson

Christine Rivers - Three Yachts Three Rocks

Three Yachts Three Rocks

Christine Rivers

Joe Jake Pratt - No Hurry

No Hurry

Joe Jake Pratt

Ricardo Mester - Alien school bus

Alien school bus

Ricardo Mester

Rosalina Bojadschijew - Flower Still Life

Flower Still Life

Rosalina Bojadschijew

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju - Krishna Lifting Govardhan Hill

Krishna Lifting Govardhan Hill

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju

Jean Hall - The Other Clock

The Other Clock

Jean Hall

Dagmar Helbig -  Puppet On A String

Puppet On A String

Dagmar Helbig

Shana Rowe - As He Ages

As He Ages

Shana Rowe

Phyllis Kaltenbach - Grey Crowned Cranes Courting

Grey Crowned Cranes Courting

Phyllis Kaltenbach

Jeff Breiman - Another Sunny Day

Another Sunny Day

Jeff Breiman

Helena Wierzbicki - Timeless


Helena Wierzbicki

Davids Digits - Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive

Davids Digits

Ginette Callaway - Leora #1

Leora #1

Ginette Callaway

Holly Carmichael - Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Holly Carmichael

Christel  Roelandt - Send in the Clowns

Send in the Clowns

Christel Roelandt

Steve Harrington - Dream On

Dream On

Steve Harrington

Charlie Spear - My Scion Xb

My Scion Xb

Charlie Spear

Liane Wright - Remember When

Remember When

Liane Wright

Dagmar Helbig - Impression Of Spring

Impression Of Spring

Dagmar Helbig

Roger Leege - White Owl

White Owl

Roger Leege

Joe Jake Pratt - Silent Partners

Silent Partners

Joe Jake Pratt

John Alexander - Future Cattle

Future Cattle

John Alexander

Kendall Kessler - Blue Ridge Cloud Burst

Blue Ridge Cloud Burst

Kendall Kessler

Sydne Archambault - Lost Cabin in the Mountains

Lost Cabin in the Mountains

Sydne Archambault

Robert Margetts - Lady of the night

Lady of the night

Robert Margetts

Rick Rauzi - Truly


Rick Rauzi

Christine Rivers - Cautious Curiosity

Cautious Curiosity

Christine Rivers

Nick Mares -  Street Crawler

Street Crawler

Nick Mares

Helena Wierzbicki - Perception


Helena Wierzbicki

Isabella F Abbie Shores LstAngel Arts - The Crow Tree

The Crow Tree

Isabella F Abbie Shores LstAngel Arts

Steven Bateson - Rodeo Cowboy Prayer

Rodeo Cowboy Prayer

Steven Bateson

Jennie Breeze - Buddhist in Burma

Buddhist in Burma

Jennie Breeze

AnnaJo Vahle - Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

AnnaJo Vahle

Rosalina Bojadschijew - Eastern Flower Girl

Eastern Flower Girl

Rosalina Bojadschijew

Geraldine Scull   - My Reflection

My Reflection

Geraldine Scull

Mikhail Savchenko - Vernisage


Mikhail Savchenko

Latha Gokuldas Panicker - Ganga Devi and Santhanu

Ganga Devi and Santhanu

Latha Gokuldas Panicker

Arun Sivaprasad - Charlie Chaplin Portrait

Charlie Chaplin Portrait

Arun Sivaprasad

Gary Keesler - Zip-pity Do Da

Zip-pity Do Da

Gary Keesler

Ed Weidman - Burial Grounds

Burial Grounds

Ed Weidman

Shannon Story - Who Is Winning

Who Is Winning

Shannon Story

Mark Papke - Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls

Mark Papke

 Bob and Nadine Johnston - Painted Desert National Park

Painted Desert National Park

Bob and Nadine Johnston

Phyllis Kaltenbach - Fantasy Impromptu

Fantasy Impromptu

Phyllis Kaltenbach

Kip DeVore - Autumn Gold 2

Autumn Gold 2

Kip DeVore

Eloise Schneider - No Worries

No Worries

Eloise Schneider

Laur Iduc - Willie...


Laur Iduc

Ally  White - Enlightenment


Ally White

Ana Maria Edulescu - Window Through Passing Time

Window Through Passing Time

Ana Maria Edulescu

Helena Wierzbicki - Two Souls

Two Souls

Helena Wierzbicki

Loretta Luglio - Bluebirds


Loretta Luglio

Janice Rae Pariza - Lizard Head Monochromatic

Lizard Head Monochromatic

Janice Rae Pariza

Joseph Coulombe - Business Looking Busy

Business Looking Busy

Joseph Coulombe

Walter Oliver Neal - Light Is Its Own Source

Light Is Its Own Source

Walter Oliver Neal

Mona Edulesco - Colorful Dream

Colorful Dream

Mona Edulesco

Steve Harrington - He Ain

He Ain't Heavy...

Steve Harrington

Colleen Kammerer - Yesterdays Chores

Yesterdays Chores

Colleen Kammerer

Jeffrey Koss - November Morning

November Morning

Jeffrey Koss

Sharon Mick - The Blue Hat

The Blue Hat

Sharon Mick

Jim Fitzpatrick - The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Jim Fitzpatrick

Diannah Lynch - Family


Diannah Lynch

Karl Anderson - The Path Unclear

The Path Unclear

Karl Anderson

Karen Wiles - Feather Rainbow

Feather Rainbow

Karen Wiles

Christine Rivers - The Days Work Is Done

The Days Work Is Done

Christine Rivers

Frozen in Time Fine Art Photography - Tampa Lights

Tampa Lights

Frozen in Time Fine Art Photography

Laur Iduc - In shadow...

In shadow...

Laur Iduc

Joe Paradis - Elegance


Joe Paradis

Gun Legler - Dream bubbles 3

Dream bubbles 3

Gun Legler

Fran Hogan - Morning After

Morning After

Fran Hogan

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju - Dance Dance Dance

Dance Dance Dance

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju

Karyn Robinson - Dad

Dad's Day Off

Karyn Robinson

Kathleen K Parker - At the

At the 'tit Rex Parade

Kathleen K Parker

Rosalina Bojadschijew - Flowes in an Ocean Forest

Flowes in an Ocean Forest

Rosalina Bojadschijew

Steve Harrington - Carnival - Paint

Carnival - Paint

Steve Harrington

Kathy Jennings - Rooftops


Kathy Jennings

Joe Jake Pratt - I Am Beautiful

I Am Beautiful

Joe Jake Pratt

Helena Wierzbicki - Locked in silence

Locked in silence

Helena Wierzbicki

Arun Sivaprasad - Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Arun Sivaprasad

Ronel Broderick - Violin on Fire

Violin on Fire

Ronel Broderick

Cynthia Guinn - Old Police Car

Old Police Car

Cynthia Guinn

Roger Leege - Lady Writer

Lady Writer

Roger Leege

Janice Rae Pariza - Lost In The 50

Lost In The 50's

Janice Rae Pariza

Helena Wierzbicki - Part of the silence

Part of the silence

Helena Wierzbicki

Linda Simon - Shop Talk

Shop Talk

Linda Simon

Ed Weidman - Sidewalk Act

Sidewalk Act

Ed Weidman

AnnaJo Vahle - Pain in the Neck

Pain in the Neck

AnnaJo Vahle

Phyllis Kaltenbach - Posy The Roadrunner

Posy The Roadrunner

Phyllis Kaltenbach

Gary Keesler - Western Cowboy

Western Cowboy

Gary Keesler

Joanna Madloch - Wings


Joanna Madloch

Helena Wierzbicki - Disguised heart

Disguised heart

Helena Wierzbicki

Steve Harrington - Wisdom - Paint

Wisdom - Paint

Steve Harrington

iina  Van Lawick - . . The Magician . .

. . The Magician . .

iina Van Lawick

Charlie Spear - The SUNROOM


Charlie Spear

Barbara D Richards - Man in Shadow

Man in Shadow

Barbara D Richards

Lori Pessin Lafargue - If A Phone Rings In The Forest

If A Phone Rings In The Forest

Lori Pessin Lafargue

Gee Lyon - The Muse

The Muse

Gee Lyon

Jennie Breeze - Radio Flyer

Radio Flyer

Jennie Breeze

Joe Jake Pratt - Despair And A Friend

Despair And A Friend

Joe Jake Pratt

Davids Digits - Bugs me

Bugs me

Davids Digits

Davids Digits - Mushroom head

Mushroom head

Davids Digits

Gun Legler - Spanish dance

Spanish dance

Gun Legler

Ed Weidman - Comfort Station

Comfort Station

Ed Weidman

Shannon Story - The Information Age

The Information Age

Shannon Story

Alexander Senin - Urbanistic Sunset

Urbanistic Sunset

Alexander Senin

Stanza Widen - Ice Bulbs

Ice Bulbs

Stanza Widen

Erhan OZBIYIK - The Smile Of Life

The Smile Of Life


Harsh Malik - Dancer 4

Dancer 4

Harsh Malik

Karyn Robinson - Packard One Eighty

Packard One Eighty

Karyn Robinson

Liane Wright - Magnolia Gasoline

Magnolia Gasoline

Liane Wright

Joan Carroll - Bridge of No Return

Bridge of No Return

Joan Carroll

Ajith Kumar - The EYES.


Ajith Kumar

Laur Iduc - One and Only

One and Only

Laur Iduc

Gary Keesler - Liverpool London

Liverpool London

Gary Keesler

Ion vincent DAnu -  Eyes to Die For

Eyes to Die For

Ion vincent DAnu

Brian Stevens - Formation Flight

Formation Flight

Brian Stevens

Jack Zulli - Leftie


Jack Zulli

Brian Stevens - Life Swing 2

Life Swing 2

Brian Stevens

Ana Maria Edulescu - Garden Of Joy

Garden Of Joy

Ana Maria Edulescu

John Straton - Great horned owl v2

Great horned owl v2

John Straton

Frank Winters - Golden Gate Lovers

Golden Gate Lovers

Frank Winters

Barbara Manis - Howdy


Barbara Manis

Charlie Spear - Dame Ting Aiku Wu

Dame Ting Aiku Wu

Charlie Spear

Gun Legler - Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Gun Legler

Madalena Lobao-Tello - Invention of love closer

Invention of love closer

Madalena Lobao-Tello

Brian Stevens - Rustic Weeds

Rustic Weeds

Brian Stevens

Alexander Senin - Winter Begins In Moscow

Winter Begins In Moscow

Alexander Senin

Helena Wierzbicki - Tender heart

Tender heart

Helena Wierzbicki

Michael Rucker - The Serenade

The Serenade

Michael Rucker

Christina Rollo - Daybreak Frog

Daybreak Frog

Christina Rollo

Steve Harrington - Tujague

Tujague's - Paint

Steve Harrington

Chuck  Hicks - Mopar Graveyard

Mopar Graveyard

Chuck Hicks

Mona Edulesco - Moet Et Chandon Ii

Moet Et Chandon Ii

Mona Edulesco

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju - Round Table Meeting

Round Table Meeting

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju

Shannon Story - Waterfall of Light

Waterfall of Light

Shannon Story

Cynthia Guinn - Playing In The Ocean

Playing In The Ocean

Cynthia Guinn

Ana Maria Edulescu - Raven Portrait

Raven Portrait

Ana Maria Edulescu

Joseph Coulombe - Street Noise Blues

Street Noise Blues

Joseph Coulombe

Chuck  Hicks - Brass Diver

Brass Diver

Chuck Hicks

Barbara D Richards - Earth Tones

Earth Tones

Barbara D Richards

Laura Duhaime - Ying Yang Sand Castle

Ying Yang Sand Castle

Laura Duhaime

Mona Edulesco - Jack Daniel

Jack Daniel's

Mona Edulesco

James Welch - The Shoe Man

The Shoe Man

James Welch

Jolanta Anna Karolska - She Devil

She Devil

Jolanta Anna Karolska

Ed Weidman - Soul Food

Soul Food

Ed Weidman

Harsh Malik - Enlightened


Harsh Malik

Jolly Van der Velden - Today I will be jolly

Today I will be jolly

Jolly Van der Velden

Jeff Breiman - Shop Till You Drop

Shop Till You Drop

Jeff Breiman

Helena Wierzbicki - Lady blue

Lady blue

Helena Wierzbicki

Alexander Senin - Symphony of work

Symphony of work

Alexander Senin

Steve Harrington - Timeless


Steve Harrington

Janice Rae Pariza - Rodeo Days

Rodeo Days

Janice Rae Pariza

Charlie Spear - Behold A Man

Behold A Man

Charlie Spear

Helena Wierzbicki - Broken


Helena Wierzbicki

Lianne Schneider - We Are Glass

We Are Glass

Lianne Schneider

Janice Rae Pariza - 4672 Miles to London

4672 Miles to London

Janice Rae Pariza

Frozen in Time Fine Art Photography - Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square

Frozen in Time Fine Art Photography

Jeff  Swan - Rolls of hay

Rolls of hay

Jeff Swan

Steve Harrington - The Factory Interior

The Factory Interior

Steve Harrington

John Malone - Train Conductor

Train Conductor

John Malone

Maja Sokolowska - Warsaw 1945

Warsaw 1945

Maja Sokolowska

Alexander Senin - Wedding Padlocks

Wedding Padlocks

Alexander Senin

Ana Maria Edulescu - Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Ana Maria Edulescu

Lori Pessin Lafargue - Dare to Be Different

Dare to Be Different

Lori Pessin Lafargue


Alter Ego


Joseph Coulombe - Nice N

Nice N' Slow

Joseph Coulombe

Alexander Senin - Yellow Zebra

Yellow Zebra

Alexander Senin

Barbara D Richards - Waterfront Cottage

Waterfront Cottage

Barbara D Richards

Joanna Madloch - Repetition


Joanna Madloch

Ally  White - Testing Faith

Testing Faith

Ally White

Alfio Finocchiaro - Boat tractor

Boat tractor

Alfio Finocchiaro

Steven Bateson - Cowboy Dreams

Cowboy Dreams

Steven Bateson

Roger Leege - Blacaman the Good

Blacaman the Good

Roger Leege

Ed Weidman - John In Window

John In Window

Ed Weidman

Joe Jake Pratt - Telling Tales

Telling Tales

Joe Jake Pratt

Rebecca Phillips - Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

Rebecca Phillips

Janice Rae Pariza - Age of Aquarius

Age of Aquarius

Janice Rae Pariza

Kathleen K Parker - Text Text Text

Text Text Text

Kathleen K Parker

Gary Keesler - Waiting


Gary Keesler

Karl Anderson - Heat And Cold

Heat And Cold

Karl Anderson