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Sunday Afternoon in the Rose Garden

Well, I accepted and completed my challenge to take some photos. These roses grow in the rose garden at the entrance to our complex... I'm really pleased with them as they needed minimal done to them out of the camera. I used auto white balance, auto tone and put them in a template to publish here on the blog.

I hope you like them too!

Right Now

Morning Californian sunshine outside my window. Door open. Sunflowers watered. Dog barking. Cup of English breakfast tea. Joshua sitting close next to me on the sofa, drinking milk and watching Batman. Waiting for everyone else to get up. Happy.

Inspired: Bliss

More beautiful imagery - This time from the Bliss blog

Inspired: In the Wish Studio

I found these words at the In the Wish Studio Blog...
is my intention to hearby make all my
wishes known to the universe...
to chase my dreams fearlessly
to live a life of passion and intent
to always practice, learn, and aspire
to be mindful of my needs, desires and actions
to choose acceptance over judgement
to rejoice in my own unique qualities
to speak boldly with my creative voice
to nourish my body with love and goodness
to embrace the positive energy of those who surround me
to make a difference in the live's of others
to have confidence and faith in the universe
to share light, laughter, love and peace
to not just simply follow a path
but to leave a trail behind.

Inspired: Alicia Bock

And more inspiration from Alicia Bock. I find her particularly inspiring as she is self taught. Perhaps there is hope for me???

Inspired: Susanna Conway

I thought I'd post this collection of four photos by Susanna Conway to remind myself that this is the type of photograph I would like to take and to keep trying and not give up even when I'm finding the whole learning process a little overwhelming...

For ages now I've had a yearning to go home to England to my parent's house and get copies of all the old photos I know are stashed away and take some new ones of the streets and houses where I grew up in London. Unfortunately, I know this won't happen for some time. I know I should be concerntrating on where I am now. It's so beautiful and we are so fortunate to live by the beach. I want Joshua to remember it all...

My challenge to myself is to take four photos in the next week of an everyday object from around the house and publish on the blog..

Happy Father's Day

I know I'm late - I had no internet connection at home yesterday - I hate it when that happens!
Here's a daddy and me layout using mostly Get Wet by Danielle D @ ScrapArtist

Thanks for looking!

Danielle Donaldson - ScrapArtist

I'm thrilled to be part of Danielle Donaldson's CT. Here's a layout that I done with 'My Happy Place' which is available at ScrapArtist.

I just LOVE the bright colours and shabby bits of paper - makes me happy just looking at this layout!

Thanks for looking!

Jessica Sprague Photo Editing Class

I'm blogging about a new class being offered by Jessica Sprague. Click on the image below for more details. When it comes to anything that can help improve my photos I'm all ears. I was lucky enough to do another class with Jessica last year and it was fantastic. Lots of freebies and inspiration. And did I mention this class is free? Yep, that's FREE as in nothing to pay!

Songbird Avenue

The new Songbird Avenue kit called Spring Spendor for June is up.
It's by Sausan Designs, The Queen of Quirk, Meredith Fenwick, Janet Phillips and Amy Wolff.
Funds raised (minus paypal fees) from this kit will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Such a good cause.
Please click on the image below to go to Songbird Avenue.