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The Art of the Can

The Art of the Can



Drinks cans can make fabulous pieces of art/subjects of photography in my opinion.

These are two photographs that I took today while I was out and about on my travels.  I happened to spot a can of Tango Apple lying crushed and forlorn on the street so, suddenly inspired, I was quick to grab it and snap away (much to some odd looks from passers by!).  I am quite pleased with the results,…

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 22

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 22

612iLU5fmAL._SX300_^^^This is the book that I got out of my local library on Tuesday when I was browsing through the art/photography section.  It’s basically a collection of pictures that were entered into a wildlife photography competition by both amateur and professional photographers from all around the world.  There were many different categories within the competition from ‘Animals in their environment’ to…

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The glowing ball of light!

The glowing ball of light!

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My Dad and I went out on a walk late in the afternoon yesterday equipt with the cameras on our phones………….here are a few of the shots that I managed to take.   This is my interpretation of the sun as a glowing ball of light in the sky within touching distance!

I was able to play around with my camera for the first time properly and figure out some of the fancy tools that it has…

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Today is not this.

Today is not this.


Today is the opposite of this ^^^^, thankfully!  The sun is shining, there is a slight breeze in the air and later on I am going on a fruit picking expedition with my Dad.  Cherries, strawberries and raspberries and some photography as well if I’m lucky.

Here’s what I did last night.  It was my latest Benrik challenge (see here and here). 

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Pretty gross, huh?

Today is day 66 of the challenge…

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Art…….french style!

Art…….french style!

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And here we are, as the French would say ‘wallah!’

This is my finished piece of art work (that I just completed today….yay!) which is centred on the trip I recently took with my sister to a lovely place in France known by the name of La Rochelle.

On my piece you will find the real La Rochelle shells that i collected on the beach whilst we were there as well as cuttings from French magazines,…

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My latest creations

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This is the wedding anniversary card that I made for my parents earlier this week.  I used coloured cardboard, buttons, tin foil and stick-on crystal gems.  (They loved it btw!)

My Mum was also kind enough to teach me how to use her sewing machine on Monday and, although it wasn’t the most expensive and sophisticated of machines, it did me just fine for my first little go.  Here is what I…

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Wednesday 2nd July 2014 (part one)

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 (part one)

On the bus on Ile de Re – Just gone 11.30am.  Sunshine.  Tired.  Sleepy.  Hungry.  Positive-hearted.

Cute dogs x 2.  Le Francais…..le chien, ‘rest la’ = stay there.

Man with pink shirt……guided tour to La Rochelle in his best English even though I’ve already spent a few days here.  Nice, kind, friendly – I’d like to think that I will try to be just as nice and understanding to foreigners when I’m…

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Street art with heart

Street art with heart

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Last week on a trip to France I had the opportunity to do some street art spotting of my very own. I’m a big fan of the likes of Banksy, Icy and Sot, Be Free and others so this was a real treat for me to say the least! My favourite ones are the girl with the mask and the multi-coloured girl in the cowboy hat. To me they are like coming across pieces of treasure in the world hidden for…

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Day 17 - ‘This book will change your life’

Day 17 – ‘This book will change your life’


My Benrik challenge of the day was to put a stamp on a banknote and to send it out into the world.  In an surreal/film-like world where anything is possible then one day someone I know will come across it again (or perhaps I will myself?) and rejoice at the miracle of coincidence in the world.

So if anyone chances upon one like this one day, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, ok?

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Naming inanimate objects


What is it about giving names to inanimate objects that is such fun? For some reason it is a talent that seems to come most naturally to me and the more I do it the more of a habit it becomes. My car is appropriately named Daisy (a Dive blue Ford KA with a daisy aerial topper!), the wooden bird that my parents brought me back from their recent trip to Cuba is named Hemingway (after Ernest……..who…

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What I like to call ‘expressionism’!

What I like to call ‘expressionism’!

If you have taken a gander at my About page then you will have seen the photos that I have on there taken using my phone ‘selfie’-style.  A friend of mine recently said that there is no limit to the amount of fun that she can have if she is given both a mirror and camera to play around with and I’m coming to realise that this is so true.

Even if one feel’s as though this simple task is something…

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I heart art!










Finally, the time has arrived……………today I completed my latest piece of art work which I have been working on for quite a while.  I’m rather proud of it as it is the first piece displayed on canvas (purchased from one of my favourite shops for affordable art supplies, The Works…… it!), so it feels a bit more special and as though it has greater meaning than…

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