Let’s Dream

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

 

 

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Happy Friday …..

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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New Year New Connections

 

 

“Relationships are like farming,

if you don’t plant the seed,

you’ll have no crop to harvest”

~Rumi.

 

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My word for 2016 is connection.

As a new year begins new ideas begin to form. I’m resurrecting the blog and making new connections. New friendships, connecting with like minded souls and submitting work to publications is my goal for the year ahead.

 

 

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Instagram continues to be my favourite form of social networking, I’ve made some great connections there. I hope to continue with a quote a day.

 

 

May the stars carry your sadness away,

May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,

May hope forever wipe away your tears,

And, above all, may silence make you strong.

Chief Dan George

Have you chosen a word for 2016 ?

What I’m reading – The House of Silk,  Anthony Horowitz.

What I’m listening to – The Afro Celt Sound System with Robert Plant

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 ……

 

 

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Check out my Slate story

 

December

Back to Basics

I am not very good at sticking to a plan sometimes I just prevaricate (like the ironing) . Other times I just can’t decide what to do creatively, I just have too many strands and I often am frozen.

So today I just started with a blank canvas and pulled supplies onto it and didn’t think I just

C R E A T E D.

 

 

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Face by MissSouls-stock @ DeviantArt   http://misssouls-stock.deviantart.com/art/Free-1-153353204. Digital supplies

by Jenn Maddocks and Captivated Visions.

 

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Supplies by Anna Aspnes and Captivated Visions

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Supplies by Rebecca Mcmeen (Tari)

Photography may just take a bit of a break and I will play and experiment..

Linking with Barb at Sunday Sundries HERE

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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Can you hear me ?

 

What I’m listening to –  Keb Mo -Every Morning – from the album “Keb Mo” listen to it HERE

Instead of finding balance this week I have totally lost it, in fact I may change my word to MINDFUL. And the reason why, is that I am like a butterfly, flicking  backwards and forwards never stopping  on anything. I have two favourite types of creativity, digital art and manipulation and contemplative photography but this week I have been doing some hands on fabric work. My head is buzzing. I’m going to write down what I want to achieve rather than ‘faffing about’ and not getting anything finished.

 

I found a great quote this week.

‘Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being.’

– Tao Te Ching

 Simple is good

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Treasures, fabric art and journaling….

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Now where is that list ?……

Do you have more than one hobby I’d love to hear what they are ?

Linking up today with Kim who wears many hats…….
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