Saturday, February 22, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Such a beautiful morning! Blue sky and the snow is melting. After two days of wind, rain and melting, it is lovely to see the sun - and shadows!

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Such a beautiful start to the day. The sun was shining, the temperature was warmer (-5 C is way warmer - went out without a coat to take some photos!) and there were shadows!

In the front yard - our jockey and welcome sign

Backyard porch

Fence lines

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ABC Wednesday - D and E

ABC Wednesday is that fun meme, that works its way through the alphabet, week by week. I am sharing for both D and E this week.

D is for  James Dean, the actor whose promising career was tragically cut so short at age 24.

E is for Albert Einstein.

Be sure to visit here to see how others around the world focus on E.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

Writing seems to be taking over a lot of my time now. I am creating some art but not as involved with challenges as I was.

Year of Firsts
My first for this past week was actually using the snowblower all on on own - from taking it out, to snowblowing our long driveway, moving the car and all the sidewalks. A huge job. I have only ever used it with my husband, to give him a short break. It took we well over an hour to do the whole thing. We got about a foot of snow. I must say, I was pretty proud of myself, e and my husband was so glad to come home to a clear driveway!

I did create some ATCs this week for some swaps


Heart Inchies

29 Faces
I did a few faces this week, only a couple I was okay with. I'm trying different techniques and using different media. (Check here for info on this fun challenge).

cut and paste:

watercolour crayon (a first as well)

Books Read 
I have read 14 books so far - you can check the books in the above tab.

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

After shoveling for 30 minutes on Thursday, the shadows on the snow were so lovely I had to get my camera. We have such high mounds now I have no idea where it will go when we get more this weekend. What a winter it has been for so many of us in N.A.!

Huge evergreen in our front yard, weighed down with snow.

Huge mounds surrounding our sidewalks.

I had to dig out the fire hydrant in the corner of our yard!

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

30 Words Thursdays

This huge pile of snow across the  is typical on our street. It inspired this poem:

                                              Too Much Snow!

Too much snow
No where to go
Snow piled higher and higher
Six feet in places
Narrower streets
Wiarton Willie says six more weeks
Please spring! Come back soon!

The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.

Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-up - on Monday

I have been fighting with my computer the past few days. 3 times yesterday i finally just pulled the plug and then left it over night to stew! Today I had to restore to an earlier date but it is still not fight. I have lost icons ( info usually on the bottom right and can't seem to restore those. Grr!
So, Sunday's wrap-up is on Monday.

This past week has been a busy one - writing wise. It also resulted in a number of firsts!

Weekly Firsts
I hired an editor for my first editing of 2 of my novels. I should hear by the end of next week what her recommendations are.
I took part in my first ever twitter Pitch party - through the  Women's Fiction Writers Association on Jan. 31. I had to pitch my novel "Love Has No Age" to see if agents were interested.
one was!
My first ever request from an agent for one of my novels! I submitted a query and the first 50 pages for consideration.
I am not sure how long I have to wait.
I also submitted my first non-fiction piece for a contest with the CBC - a 1200+ piece entitle "Third's the Charm".
I also submitted my first children's story for a holiday writing contest for  "Highlight's".
It was a busy week trying to get all the writing revised, edited and in proper form. Now comes the waiting!

February Calendar
I completed February calendar for Kathryn's wheel (check my previous post)

29 Faces
My daily art for February will be creating 29 Faces. Faces have always been a challenge for me, so thought this would be a fun challenge.

Feb. 1 and 2 - This was an art activity I always did with my classes -  Cut a face in half and draw the other half.


Feb. 3 This time I chose a face and then gessoed it and drew over it.

Journal 52
I have been enjoying the prompts from Journal 52.
Last week was "Building character"

This coming week it is abstract - the suggestion was to drop paint and draw around shapes. This was a fun exercise. I need to do more drawing on it though - not quite done.

I had to catch up on a few ATC swaps.


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Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Calendar

February 1 means a new calendar, for a new month. Heart Health month means hearts, so after painting a pink.purple mixed background, I added white hearts, encircled with red and black.

Be sure to check at the Kathryn Wheel for other wonderful calendars.