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Life Is What Happens



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Alec Drake

Dallas, TX

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This group was started on March 23rd, 2012 and currently has:


588 Members


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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'.

Congratulations to our Showcased Artist for October, Barbara Drake. In the words of one of our members, Ana Maria Edulescu 'I am in love with Barbara's works, so she is my pick as a showcased artist.' It's no surprise, Barbara has brought us so many wonderful creations to enjoy, contemplate and embrace. She is a self taught artist, designer and illustrator living in Dallas, Texas. The best way to describe her art is diverse and eclectic, with influences from many artistic styles as well as mediums. She is inspired by nature, life's experiences, the study of different cultures and Ethnic art.

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


Featured Images

Diannah Lynch - He Shall Direct Thy Paths
Jim Fitzpatrick - Two Mandrills in the...

Two Mandrills in the...

Jim Fitzpatrick

Ed Weidman - New York City Street...
Jolly Van der Velden - Easter fire in Twente

Easter fire in Twente

Jolly Van der Velden

Alexander Senin - Yellow Zebra

Yellow Zebra

Alexander Senin

Bozena Simeth - Dog And Baby On A Walk
Gun Legler - Her Glass Facade

Her Glass Facade

Gun Legler

Mikhail Savchenko - Joy of life

Joy of life

Mikhail Savchenko

Georgi Dimitrov - Albena and Maxim ice...

Albena and Maxim ice...

Georgi Dimitrov

Barbara D Richards - Waterfront Cottage

Waterfront Cottage

Barbara D Richards

Sydne Archambault - Cat Play

Cat Play

Sydne Archambault

Mo T - Don
Joseph Coulombe - Can you see the one from...
Jeff  Swan - The Ball And Chain
Maciej Froncisz - Vintage Golfers

Vintage Golfers

Maciej Froncisz

Laur Iduc - Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Laur Iduc

Karen Wiles - Dawn

Dawn's Embrace

Karen Wiles

John Straton - 1932 Packard V12...

1932 Packard V12...

John Straton

Mona Edulesco - Ponte Raspi O Sansoni -...
Shana Rowe - Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Shana Rowe

Ed Weidman - Surf For Peace

Surf For Peace

Ed Weidman

Lianne Schneider - San Diego - Sailboats at...
Hari Thomas - Wild World in the City
Neil James Brain - Flood Mooring

Flood Mooring

Neil James Brain

Christine Till - La Independencia de...

La Independencia de...

Christine Till

Jim Fitzpatrick - Mandrill Playing Cards...
Ana Maria Edulescu - Italy - Cinque Terre -...

Italy - Cinque Terre -...

Ana Maria Edulescu

Joanna Madloch - Repetition


Joanna Madloch

Nancy Merkle - Standing Alone

Standing Alone

Nancy Merkle

Karl Anderson - Four Toy Boats

Four Toy Boats

Karl Anderson

Ally  White - Testing Faith

Testing Faith

Ally White

Helena Wierzbicki - Lonesome shine

Lonesome shine

Helena Wierzbicki

Christina Rollo - Waiting in the Wings

Waiting in the Wings

Christina Rollo

Alfio Finocchiaro - Boat tractor

Boat tractor

Alfio Finocchiaro

Jerry Cowart - Beautiful Rain Storm...
AnnaJo Vahle - Return to Space

Return to Space

AnnaJo Vahle

Steven Bateson - Cowboy Dreams

Cowboy Dreams

Steven Bateson

Helena Wierzbicki - Shadows and silence

Shadows and silence

Helena Wierzbicki

L Wright - Up Up And Away
Kym Backland - Not the crosswalk again
Shana Rowe - Do I like Butter?
Lori Pessin Lafargue - Orange Julius the...

Orange Julius the...

Lori Pessin Lafargue

Omaste Witkowski - Rainbow Revelations...

Rainbow Revelations...

Omaste Witkowski

Hari Thomas - You
Roger Leege - Blacaman the Good

Blacaman the Good

Roger Leege

Rona Black - Ladybug Foursome

Ladybug Foursome

Rona Black

Jim Fitzpatrick - One Really Big Yawn

One Really Big Yawn

Jim Fitzpatrick

Barbara D Richards - Working Hands

Working Hands

Barbara D Richards

Ed Weidman - John In Window

John In Window

Ed Weidman

Bri Buckley  - The Polar 500

The Polar 500

Bri Buckley

Ausra Paulauskaite - Take Your Paper

Take Your Paper

Ausra Paulauskaite

Ally  White - In Memory Of Robin...
 Bob and Nadine Johnston - Native American Dancers...

Native American Dancers...

Bob and Nadine Johnston

Gun Legler - Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Gun Legler

Joe Jake Pratt - Telling Tales

Telling Tales

Joe Jake Pratt

Rebecca Glaze - Places I Remember

Places I Remember

Rebecca Glaze

Rebecca Phillips - Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

Rebecca Phillips

Ausra Paulauskaite - Street Art. Montreal....

Street Art. Montreal....

Ausra Paulauskaite

Joseph Coulombe - Between a Rock and a Wave
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

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju - Joy Of Rain

Joy Of Rain

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju

Diana Sainz - Wedding Walk by Diana...
Karl Anderson - Heat And Cold

Heat And Cold

Karl Anderson

Jim Cook - At the Pinnacle of Choice
Joan Carroll - University of Texas Icons
Steve Harrington - Winnie the No Pooh

Winnie the No Pooh

Steve Harrington

 Fli Art - Visionary


Fli Art

Ed Weidman - Ornate Beauty

Ornate Beauty

Ed Weidman

John Morris - The Cowboy

The Cowboy

John Morris

Ally  White - Abstract Jim Morrison
Chuck  Hicks - Reflection Of A Dinner 2
Daniel Furon - The Swan

The Swan

Daniel Furon

Karen Cook - Waiting For a Bite.
Ally  White - Evolve 2

Evolve 2

Ally White

Pamela Johnson - Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Pamela Johnson

Ana Maria Edulescu - Italy - Venice -...

Italy - Venice -...

Ana Maria Edulescu

Ed Weidman - Free Thinkers

Free Thinkers

Ed Weidman

Kym Backland - Colorful Man of the...
Pamela Podemski - Tribal Girls in Chiang...
Ana Maria Edulescu - Italy Liguria Riviera -...

Italy Liguria Riviera -...

Ana Maria Edulescu

Shana Rowe - Being a Girl

Being a Girl

Shana Rowe

Laura Duhaime - Kayak Adventures

Kayak Adventures

Laura Duhaime

Kym Backland - Mighty Madrona Tree Swing
Mona Edulesco - Yellow Cafe

Yellow Cafe

Mona Edulesco

Ryan Smith - Majestic


Ryan Smith

Jim Fitzpatrick - Inside The Old Train...

Inside The Old Train...

Jim Fitzpatrick

Diana Sainz - Street Gatherings in El...
Jenny Rainbow - Music from the Heart II
Gun Legler - Anger


Gun Legler

Karol  Livote - City Strides

City Strides

Karol Livote

Mona Edulesco - Happy Coquelicots

Happy Coquelicots

Mona Edulesco

Christina Rollo - Eastern Bluebird with...

Eastern Bluebird with...

Christina Rollo

Mo T - Galaxy Triptic
Thomas Woolworth - Chicago Cubs 5 Minutes...

Chicago Cubs 5 Minutes...

Thomas Woolworth

Steve Harrington - The Charm of New Orleans...
James Welch - Lee Of Hartland

Lee Of Hartland

James Welch

Steve Harrington - Travelin

Travelin' Man bw

Steve Harrington

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju - A Street Scene In New...

A Street Scene In New...

Anand Swaroop Manchiraju

Jeff  Swan - Dragonfly On Barbed Wire
Helena Wierzbicki - Thoughtful


Helena Wierzbicki

Ion vincent DAnu - Sleepeing the Sleep of...

Sleepeing the Sleep of...

Ion vincent DAnu

Ed Weidman - Mary In Sunlight

Mary In Sunlight

Ed Weidman

Mona Edulesco - Jacobins Fountain During...
Joan Carroll - Big State Drugs Irving
Kris Hiemstra - Streets


Kris Hiemstra

Lianne Schneider - While My Guitar Gently...

While My Guitar Gently...

Lianne Schneider

Janice Rae Pariza - Secret Life of Bees

Secret Life of Bees

Janice Rae Pariza

Kristie  Bonnewell - I Look Up To You

I Look Up To You

Kristie Bonnewell

Jeff Breiman - Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter

Jeff Breiman

Kathleen K Parker - On the Bench in Jackson...

On the Bench in Jackson...

Kathleen K Parker