Category Archives: Just For Fun

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

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The photo challenge for this week was to find a subject and instead of taking a picture from the usual angles, take it directly from above. This is my contribution (image cropped for blog layout), the top of my head. I literally held the camera as far as I could reach above my head and

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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 – Orange You Glad It’s Photo Challenge Time

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For this week’s Photo Challenge, all about orange.  What’s your inner Orange!  

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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 – 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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Travel Theme – Colourful

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This week’s Travel Theme is “Colourful”, which is perfect for what has been happening in SW Ontario this week. I created this artwork because over the last few days we have been dumped on with two full days of snowfall. Followed by two days of non-stop heavy rain. Today we have high speed winds and

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