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HAPPY EASTER – The Lent Lily

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In England, because of their long association with Lent, daffodils are known as the Lent Lily. Daffodils are not only a sign of the end of winter but they are considered a lucky emblem of future prosperity. In Wales, it’s said if you spot the first daffodil of the season your next twelve months will

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

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Many images sprang to mind for this week’s Photo Challenge, but I decided to go with a simple shot of fruit. Raspberries are one of my favourites and these raspberries were growing along the side of a country road in Shropshire, England. Great reminder that the warmer weather is on it’s way.

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Shopping in Tuscany

Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall

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The above photo was taken in a market area of Florence. You will find small retail stores like this all over Tuscany, where the outside walls are used to display a sample of the products for sale. This week’s Photo Challenge was about walls that reveal something about a place or person.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds

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I have not had the time to post anything for weeks so I am truly delighted to be able to participate in this week’s photo challenge. This photograph was taken at Niagara Falls, but unfortunately this seagull was flying directly over the car park. Ugly tarmac was not something that I wanted as a background

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Vintage Valentine

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I love history of all kinds and I enjoy revitalizing really old, public domain, black and white photos. These images are usually very small and low quality but I have fun creating all kinds of art with them. I created this vintage valentine’s card from a 3.5″ x 4.5″ 1921 photo of a Russian ballerina so

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself

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This week’s photo challenge was definitely a chance to have some fun. The image above was a paper print out of my daughter and I having fun at a charity event, so I took this opportunity to create it in digital oils. The accessories we chose were definitely the right ones to express who we really

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

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For this week’s Photo Challenge I selected an image I created called Quiet Reflection (image cropped for post) as my take on serenity. I love being by water, sitting in a meadow, listening to classical music while I create art or read a book, which are all great ways to feel serene. But the winner is……after meditating I

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadowed

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For this week’s Photo Challenge I used the obvious meaning of shadowed. This photo was taken on the beach at Burlington, Ontario. Here are some other great contributions: thoughts and entanglementsWeekly Photo Challenge Laura Gabrielle FeaseyThe End of the Line. MyBlogWeekly Photo Challenge: shadowed J. PicksWeekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed Ese’ s VoiceWeekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed Paintings

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Weekly Photo Challenge – New

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I made it just in time for the first Photo Challenge of 2015 :). I would have hated to have missed it! I created this image as I felt Origami demonstrates beautifully how you can transform into something completely new, while remaining true to who you are. With a few expert folds a flat piece of

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Warmth

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For the Photo Challenge this week I instantly thought of candles. I love the warmth and ambience that they create and it made me think of how a warm, loving heart can shine a golden light on a dark or cold feeling. It was that thought that inspired this image, the light and warmth of

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