Saturday, 9 August 2014

A Day in Her Life.....

I want to share some lovely photos that my niece took.  Emilie Pallick is almost 15 and loves to take photos whenever she can.  Here are some of her photos in a a day in her life.

                    BLOWING IN THE WIND:

                      BUSY BEES:

                       THE DOCKS: Westminster Quay

I take my camera on some of my outings too.  Not all the photos turn out the way I see them,
but Emilie has an eye for interesting things.  Fun can be had in the simplest things and in the eyes
of the beholder.  But a picture captures the moment, a memory for the keeping.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Sunshine and Lollipops.........

We are having a heatwave here on the Coast.  It is 30C here in the Valley which actually feels about 35C.  Which is around 90 plus degrees fahrenheit.  Much too hot for my liking.  But this picture has a hot feeling with that steaming sun and those bright vibrant roses.
My granddaughters have been enjoying the beach, lakes and pools around us and I do envy their youth.  But as much as I would like to join them, sunshine is not my forte.  (Age being a big factor).
But I get out for a few minutes to do my chores, like shopping, and going to restaurants etc.  Can't      
                                                                                       hibernate in the house every day, now can I?  But
                                                                                       it is cool, I must say.  To another day, adieu.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Well, it looks like I haven't been a good blogger, as my visitor list is gone.  I am sorry folks if that is the reason.  I can only say that life got in the way so I ignored my blog and my creative side has taken a long sabatical.  For those still following, although I may not see it, thank you for visiting me.  I am hoping that I will find the inner me to start creating again and have something to show for my efforts.  Although with the two heat waves we have had on the coast, I haven't the energy to move, let alone create.  I will return.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

25 years plus.....

This was taken last March when a group of "girls" planned a supper reunion.  It has been 25 years plus since we all worked at the same company and every year we plan a get-together for supper to catch up on family and other work mates.  Of course after all these years our kids have grown up and some have their own, which makes us grandmothers.  Now they didn't want their photo online, so out of respect I just cropped me out of the picture.  After all those years, with the exception of extra weight, we all look the same and we would recognize each other out on the street, if we met.  I think it is amazing that after all those years we still remain friends and still follow each family, with pictures going around the table for all of us to enjoy.  Sometimes these friendships continue and when they do, it is a very special thing.  If you are wondering, I will be 71 this coming Christmas.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Vintage Pickup...


Another card completed for the swap.  I found this rusty background which I felt fit in with a vintage pickup.  Usually found in a field somewhere with holes in the fenders and flat tires.  If any at all.  But when restored to its former self, becomes an object of art.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Haida Gwaii

Another in the card swap series. This one reminded me of the Haida nation on the islands off BC's coastline. The Haida people wear ceremonial robes in black and red and designs are created on them in white buttons. I printed off two totem poles, but their colours were so vibrant that they lost the stamps, and the stamps are my focal point. So I reverted to printing them in black and white. Haida Gwaii, pronounced Hida G-why, means Islands of the People. Hope you like my imagery. It was a fun card to make.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Stamp Art

This ATC card was made for a swap I am now taking part in. I used these two stamps, simply because they were the only ones of their kind in the bunch. Looking at it brought ideas of quiet ponds on a summer's day. The background was created from an online source, and cut and pinked on the edges for visual display. I used a piece of mylar to suggest the water and added bulrushes and a crystal as my only embellishment. it was a fun card, and I hope the receiver enjoys it as much as I.