Last Week…….

 

 

“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.

 

 

 
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Venice using Anna Aspnes designs

 

 

 

 

I used two different sources, THIS ONE. and THIS ONE

 

 

 

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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.

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On Gratitude

“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.

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I thought it was about time I posted a layout. All supplies by Anna Aspnes

Fight Complexity

‘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.

 

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Who are You ?

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

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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

 

 

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In 2016 I want to see what I can become, artist, creative, writer and photographer. I know it will be a gradual process.

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How about you ? will you join me ?

December Day by Day

 

“This month of mixed emotions”

 

 

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Enjoy a warming drink to keep away the chill

 

 

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Listen to street music

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Start decorating

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“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. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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As far as I’m concerned you can never have enough socks or books ……

 

 

What I’m listening to

 

 

Check out my Slate story

 

December

Thoughts from the Desktop

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.

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 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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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

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