Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Not Ready

No, I'm not ready for autumn yet (let alone for Christmas, in case you were wondering at yesterday's post)! Seeing the signs around me, however, I think I have to get used to the idea that summer is over.

A part of me says I should simply accept that summer wasn't so good this year and look forward to autumn, but a part of me still hopes for a few more summer days. And what's life without a little bit of hope...?!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 29, 2011

9 Days of Summer

We had 9 days of summer - hot, just as I love it - and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Saturday the cold and the rain came back again. Time to catch up with all your blogs and flickr, and laundry and cleaning, too. Somehow I have the feeling that the 12 Days of Christmas are just around the corner...

I'll link this up to Lisa's Creative Exchange today - can't wait to see all the entries there.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap

Over the summer Kat organized a - what she called - Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap. You can read all about it here. I can't even begin to imagine how she handled that swap even in the midst of her moving from Italy to the USA, but, honestly, I'm so glad she did.

I received the most beautiful cards and it really was such a joy to come home after a busy day in the office to find those treasures in the mail. So let me introduce you to the wonderful artists in the sequence of the arrival of their cards:

This wonderful work of art was made by Tia from The Inspired Life. It is a mixed media painting and is called "You are Marvellous". The texture of this card, which was made of several layers, is really amazing!

 This card is also a wonderful painting - it's so unbelievably dimensional with all those details and shadows. I'm not sure if I read the name correctly, but this work of art was made by Lea from the Beaufort Art Center

 This wonderful postcard was was made by Lorraine Lewis from Paper Bird. There are so many details in this work of art that I notice something new every time I look at it.

 Next was this card with lucky wishes for me from Tarijune at the Studio Mailbox. I wish you could feel the texture of this wonderful card! She also painted pretzels on the back of the card and I wonder how she knew how much I love pretzels!

 You all know of course, who the sender of this beautiful card is - Kat, who not only organized the swap but also sent out a card of her own! I love not only Vespas but also the tones of this photography.

 This wonderful card shows a photography of Caesarea, Israel, taken by Alison from My Life - An Adventure. The patterns and shapes and shadows are simply amazing.

This postcard swap was a wonderful experience and so much fun! Thank you all for your wonderful work of arts and thank you, Kat, for making this happen!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It feels so different...

... when the sun is shining. I don't want to sound like a broken record but after all that rain this summer I seem to soak up every little ray of sunlight... it makes so happy!

Have a happy day, too!

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Raining Again...

At least we had two days of sunshine... Have a wonderful week everyone!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer Colours (continued)

Just hopped in to share some sunshine (finally!!!) and colours with you. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Grey skies

Yay for colourful window displays on a grey and dreary day! I'll also link this up to Lisa's Creative Exchange.

Have a colourful week!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Break 2011

About a year ago I opened a flickr account and almost immediately discovered Justine and her wonderful photos. I started following her blog and found out about Susannah Conway's August Break 2010, decided to participate and became a member of the flickr group (I didn't have a blog at that time). There I met Lisa - who encouraged me to set up a blog, by the way - and I enjoyed August Break with my two new friends and a wonderful flickr group.

August Break 2011 is starting today and yes, I'm taking part in it. I look forward to connecting with old friends again and meeting new ones, to sharing photos and getting inspired. I also hope that August Break brings back a bit of my photographing/uploading/blogging routine I've somehow lost since the beginning of this year.

I'm off now to put this up to Lisa's Creative Exchange and I'll be visiting your blogs over the next few days (I'm afraid I won't get araound to do that today).

Have a wonderful August!
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