Thursday, November 29, 2012

Under the Gum Tree

"In the right light at the right time, everything is extraordinary" Aaron rose film director
click to enlarge the down under version of a white christmas
Sparking white gum trees create such a pretty frame for the bright blue skies this time of year. Click the link for Sky Watch Friday to see what other bloggers from all over the world have found in their view of the sky. 
A peek into the culture down under.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." Brian Tracy
click to enlarge the Myles Standish monument
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in New England and Happy Sky Watch Friday too.  Click the links to see what other Sky Watch fans have found in their sky to share this week or how about Plimouth Plantation to see how they celebrate the holiday.

Counting down the days and grateful for, old music in new ways, art of all kinds in public places and people who make our world a nicer place to be.   One of my workshops in the My Creative Classroom is on shadowboxes, a nice way of displaying the little things that mean something. This is one of the Collections Elements kits.
Whatevers is a new challenge site hosted by 3 creative friends Cat Scanlon, Vicki Chrisman, Nat Kalbach, to celebrate found photos and the stories that could be told.

Found photos are often for sale at jumble stalls and antique centres. Do you ever wonder, who are these people and what is their story?   Their story might have been lost but the images are rich with details of fashion or landscapes that have changed and vintage travel.
The Whatever theme reminded me of Nick Bantock’s mail art books where the characters wrote to each other in decorated correspondence and inspired me to create a journal for Charles and Chelsea. With their families moving away the two young friends are documenting adventures in their journals and letters to each other......

Waving hello from the tropical paradise of Bermuda, fresh off my first flight in an airplane

What an amazing experience to see the world from high above in the clouds, it is a truly beautiful place. That sensation of being free like a bird to ride the wind was exciting, I can’t wait to do fly again soon.  To think long overland journeys can now be replaced with a adventure in the air, makes me want to sprout wings and travel all the more soon.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Beautiful Little Things

click to enlarge a quiet morning sunrise
"When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody notices, don't be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps." John Lennon
Click the link to Sky Watch Friday to see what 100s of bloggers from all over have found on their horizon to share this week.
Counting down the days to my favorite holiday Thanksgiving, a great time to be reminded of all the little things that make our day, like nature putting on these pretty shows for free.
A peek into a Maya Road shadow box that is part of my workshop on My Creative Classroom, fun and creative ways to display your favorite collections.