Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 15 & 16

Day 15: An Ordinary Moment

A familiar sight around our house,
my little Daisy cat on the bed against the pillows (atishoo!!)
...she fell asleep during the (N)ieews:)

I received some lovely comments
on Fat Mum Slim's Facebook page about this one...
"So dreamy" & "Gorgeous cat".

Day 16: Two Things

My vintage copy of "Pride & Prejudice"
& my little mp3 player...something old & something new. 

 This copy of Pride & Prejudice is very special to me.
There is an inscription in the front:
my grandfather's signature; the date: 1943; & the place: Johannesburg. 
It also contains some lovely illustrations inside by C.E. Brock.

 Charles Edmund Brock (5 February 1870 – 28 February 1938)
was a widely published English line artist and book illustrator,
who signed his work C. E. Brock.
 He was a very successful illustrator of the books of authors such as
Jonathan Swift, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, and George Eliot.

Well that's that for today...I'm still working on getting my office/studio
ready for the new year. Sorting papers and throwing stuff out...
...purging so to speak.
I didn't have a worktable in here, just a desk
(which is always cluttered)
but now I have a desk and a worktable!! 
The only problem is...3m x 3m rooms can only contain
that many pieces of furniture and art & craft supplies.
So there is major reshuffling of "stuff" going on.

Love & Blessings


Monday, January 14, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 14: Something Yellow

YELLOW vintage 1970's porcelain & crochet doily with beads...
I have never been much of a fan of the colour yellow,
(maybe because of the 'plastic' misuse of it during the 1980's).
That's until recently,
NOW I can't get enough of it.

You's possible to change your mind:)

These lovelies have been in my family forever...
it just makes me want to smile:)

 Now let me share what Google found for me,
here's hoping it makes your Monday more bearable.

The 'Pièce de résistance'...
a painting I did late last November called:

"Covered by Grace"



Love & Blessings

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 12 & 13

Day 12: Surprise


at how I struggled to find something surprising for yesterday's challenge,
but happily Jane Austen's "Emma" came to my rescue...

Day 13: Circle


CIRCLE of lights...string lights aren't just for Christmas:) 


Thinking about, planning for and doing this challenge is...


But I absolutely LOVE it.

It's helping me to be creative everyday and to think...


Plus I've discovered Picasa (find it here),
Google's freeware image organizer and image viewer
 for organizing and editing digital photos.
I've been having so much fun playing with it,
editing my photographs and changing them from drab to fab... 
What my little Sony Cybershot can't do,
(but what I had in my mind while taking the pictures),
Picasa accomplishes for me.

Tomorrow's prompt is "YELLOW".

I can't wait!

Love & Blessings

Friday, January 11, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 11: Water

Ethereal WATER droplets on pink flower petals.
Amazing what you can do on a cloudy day
armed with a hose and your camera:)
 Have a special Friday!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 10: One O'clock

The stars were out at one o'clock this morning...

...time for sleeping soundly...

 I'm sooooo glad I chose one in the MORNING.
We're in the middle of a heatwave
and I didn't have to go traipsing about during the day
looking for photo opportunities for this challenge.
It's actually two photographs I layered on-top of each other,
one of me (pretending) to sleep soundly
and the other of the night sky view from my bedroom window.

Something to think about:

Hope your day was joyful!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 9: Paper


...always wanted to float a boat...

...these were fun to make...

... and then even funner to race on our bird bath.

Made me feel like a kid!

 They're drying out so I can play again later...:)

 Love & Blessings

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 8: Something beginning with 'T'

Something beginning with 'T'...
...I took my cup of Rooibos tea for a little outing in the garden this morning... was quite...

 Goodnight everyone...

Love & Blessings

Monday, January 7, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 7: Street

 ...on the street where I live...


It's hot and sticky before 7:30 in the morning.

Hoping to get to some painting or other creating today. This photo challenge has at least got me blogging every day, but I need to get started with producing some new art and jewelry.

Have a great Monday everybody!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 6: Mine

Couldn't choose just here's my Fab Four 4 the day:
My Mallow Filled Milk Choc Heart... piece of the sky this morning (oh so selfish)... fur baby Daisy following me around the yard as I search for great pics...
...and my shoes. 
O yes, b4 I forget, my fave colour, white and blue:)
(I'm hearing those seagulls in Finding Nemo squawking in my head "mine mine mine mine!!!")

 I quite camera reflected in my Mallow Filled Milk Choc Heart...hie hie:)

 Love & Blessings

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 5: Movement

I just love the "rainbowie" colours
the stuff on my desk make
as I swirl around on my office chair...

It's fun to make things blur on just can't go wrong:)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Photo A Day Challenge - Day 4: The View From Here

This is the view...
...from underneath the Bougainvillea in our garden on this...
...South African...
...summers day...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Something New! Photo A Day Challenge...

I've decided to take part
in the Photo A Day Challenge for January 2013!


I am starting with day 3's prompt which is HEART.
My photo is of a tiny heart shaped rock/pebble I found on the
side of the road a few weeks ago.

Faith, Hope & Love

 A new year
...with new goals 
 ...and fresh ideas (here’s hoping).

My motto for 2013...
And TRUSTING GOD to carry me through
as He has done every other year of my life.

I started blogging last year
but found that it’s not as effortless for me as others make it look.
I tried to be productive in other areas (painting, crafts, designing, markets, cooking, etc.),
and realized that I really have to MAKE TIME for my blog.
My hope is that I will do better this year.
I’m thinking my problem is I want to do too much with each post…
It’s the perfectionist in me, details details details…
So I’m going to try to keep it simple this year,
and maybe that means there will be more than 7 posts at the end of 2013.

So “HAPPY NEW YEAR” everybody out there in the blogosphere!!
May this be the best year ever!!

Love & Blessings...