Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Yesterday, i visited a horse rescue farm, next-door to the family where I have been tutoring for several weeks. The weather cooperated and I got lots of photos of the horses. Lots of shadows as well!

Be sure to visit here to see wonderful shadows from around the world.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ABC Wednesday - M

This week at ABC Wednesday, it is letter M that we are focusing on.

M is for:

Clyde McPhatter (with lyrics from on of his songs)


Edward R. Morrow

Be sure to check here to join the challenge and to check how others solve the M challenge.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

Time once again to share some of the things I have been doing the past week. As we have started a new month, I created a new calendar for April.

April showers bring May flowers - hopefully!

I created several collages this week, a couple for challenges, and one just for fun using scrap gelli papers.

Inspiration Avenue - the theme this past week was marigolds. I used a gelli paper background and marigolds from some wrapping paper. The quote seemed appropriate:

For the Craft Barn, the theme of travel :

I completed a page for this challenge:
A Day in the Life of ...  I chose instead to show a perfect day., one that includes art and writing and time with loved ones.

I am starting a new challenge with ROW80  and thought this page would fit in well with the writing goals I am setting for this challenge. It starts tomorrow for 80 days and also counts for my first for this week - first time I have ever done this kind of challenge.I have set my goals on my writing blog here. (If you are looking for more info about ROW80, there is more info on my blog)

I created one set of APCs for a swap - butterflies on 7s. By the time I am finished I will have created and received a complete set of butterfly cards.

We once again have doves nesting on the ladder on our back porch. They always seem to make such funny looking nests. I will share their journey here each week.

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Made it Monday (Jamie Ridler Studies)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

After several years of observing first robins and then a dove family nest on our porch on our ladder, last year we had no bird visitors.
 This week, we were surprised then to see doves move in and start building a nest. This time though, they chose the bottom floor  - the lower level of the ladder. It is more exposed than the upper level, but the doves seem less worried about that.

I took some photos of the pair and their nest and was pleased/surprised to see some faint shadows.

After the first day:


Be sure to visit here to see shadows from around the world. Once you've started shooting shadows, you're hooked!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ABC Wednesday - L

Today at ABC Wednesday, L is the letter of the week.

L is  for Abraham Lincoln

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ABC Wednesday - K

This week at ABC Wednesday, it's the letter K that is the focus.

  for K it is John F. Kennedy

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

This past week I was able to create some art and do some writing. I am taking part in the March Slice of Life at "Two Writing Teachers" which involves writing daily in March. It can be a challenge some days to find something to write about but I have been able to do that every day. You can check out my writing blog here.

Dreamboard/ Spring Intentions
My art this week centred around creating the March Full Moon Dreamboard and my spring intentions board. These practices have become very necessary and I refer to them throughout the month or season.

This is a section of my dreamboard - my two dreams.

My spring intentions board:

I created one collage just for fun. I save scraps of gelli papers and today I just needed to create a quick collage. Love the colours.

I have not recorded first for a few weeks. I have not been as dedicated to pursuing firsts lately but the past  week I had a couple of firsts that hopefully will impact my writing career.

1.  I submitted a picture book manuscript and 4 chapters of a middle grade novel I am working on to an editor to be critiqued. I paid for this to be done and hopefully this will help me with revisions and continuing with the novel.

2. I joined two critique groups that will help with helping me edit and revise my work. One is for picture books and the other is for my historical middle grade novel.

I bought a picture book today and really enjoyed it. I saw the title and just had to buy "My Brave Year of Firsts" by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell .
The last two pages of the book say it all about firsts:
   "  Some firsts just happen.
     Some come when I try.
     Some firsts make me smile.
     Some firsts make me cry.
.....first things first happen when I'm brave, true and strong."

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Also Linking with:

Creative Every Day

I Made This! at Jamie Ridler (brand new!(

Inspire Me Monday

Art Journal Every Day

Paint Party Friday