“Pay attention to your gut feelings. No matter how good something looks, if it does not feel right, listen to your intuition and move on.”
— Unknown Author
I learnt how to create a water colour effect in Photoshop.
Venice using Anna Aspnes designs
I used two different sources, THIS ONE. and THIS ONE
Lynton Harbour, Devon Anna Aspnes designs.
This new technique is obsessing me at the moment. Expect more ! This year I am going to concentrate more on learning more digital art techniques, I have several classes languishing on my computer so this is a good challenge for me.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of my habits in the morning as soon as I get out of bed is to move the blinds and look out of the window. Today the sky was showing it’s best face, smiling and beaming out the glory of a wonderful sunrise.
I thought it was about time I posted a layout. All supplies by Anna Aspnes
‘Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life – well, valuable, but small – and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.` You’ve Got Mail
Simple things are usually the most interesting. This year i’m curating the small, the everyday as well as the large and exciting. For this is my life.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
~ Lao Tzu
This morning I opened at random a little book called ‘High Hopes 170 Ways to Lift the Spirits in the hope of finding a good quote for my Instagram feed and I came across
Who are you ?
So I asked myself the question, daughter, mother, wife, friend, homemaker? But there is more, we often neglect the other side of ourselves.
How about artist, creative, photographer, writer ? And what might I become ?
It’s never to late to know ourselves, we are always changing
In 2016 I want to see what I can become, artist, creative, writer and photographer. I know it will be a gradual process.
How about you ? will you join me ?
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that”.
Martin Luther King Jnr.
I wake early in the morning.
Another day of rain and gales.
It’s warm and silent.
Just fairy lights, pretty
before the start
“This month of mixed emotions”
Enjoy a warming drink to keep away the chill
Listen to street music
“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
As far as I’m concerned you can never have enough socks or books ……
What I’m listening to
Check out my Slate story
Finding the softness.
“Stand aside and watch the world as it unfolds” kk_totally
And the beauty
See a clear path through
Joining today with Kim for Texture Tuesday
Listening to – Teddy Thompson, ‘Don’t know what I was Thinking’ from The Transatlantic Sessions (BBC) HERE
It’s all about BEING.
BEING in the moment,
BEING aware, BEING open to new things, BEING there for people.
Being ready for change.
Happy Friday friends….
What I’m listening to a wonderful Bristolian musician Jim Moray listen HERE
Its been some time since I have written a blog post about anything other than photography and digital art. I supppose it is because now my focus has turned towards creating rather than writing. I find I can express myself more fully through photography than anything else.
Bristol Harbour using kk_branded
I hope to turn towards more contemplative work as the year progresses. To me my pictures can express my feelings far better than words.
The sight of a sun flare, a seagull on a post, some rusty chains all these can express in me some reaction or emotion. Project Life is a great way to document daily life, my artistic work leans more to expressing an emotion. And then there is landscape and urban photography, so many choices.
Bristol wall art…
I don’t think I will ever be able to concentrate fully on any particular genre I am a definitely ‘go with the flow’ type. I still ‘shoot from the hip’ that is why my most spontaneous shots are my favourites.
Starring today is the wonderful city of Bristol, it has just become European Green Capital for 2015. Full of history and vibrancy, both alternative and arty, home of Banksy. Both of my children will be living there soon so I hope to explore more. As a taster check this out HERE
Joining with Kim for Texture Tuesday