Thursday, 31 January 2013

A Photo a Day Challenge week 4+

I am blogging the final 10 photos for January, I can not believe it is February tomorrow.

Day 22 - Corner
Day 23 - Electric
Day 24 - Stripes
Day 25 - Landscape
Day 26 - Together
Day 27 - Sun
Day 28 - Through
Day 29 - Growth
Day 30 - Down
Day 31 - You

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Artful Reading Book One

A Street Cat Named Bob written by James Bowen. I first came across James Bowen and Bob when they were being interviewed on Breakfast TV. The way they interacted then gave me the desire to read more about them.
Reading this book was like entering a whole new world to me.
The journey that they have been on together is heartwarming and inspirational. James is honest about just how low his life had become, sinking into drug use and living on the streets of London. Meeting Bob the street cat gradually changed James's out look on life and gave him something to live for.
Bob is a cat in a million and really does amaze you when you read about him.
On finishing the book I have learnt quite a few new facts of life about a world that I suppose I have been sheltered from.
James chronicles with feeling the life that he and Bob have shared together over the years.
The writing style is more conversational than a work of literature, however, it is a good read and one I would recommend..
My artwork inspired by the book is below:
Page size 7" x 10”
Bob is a ginger cat, therefore, I have used mainly the red/orange colour palette. For the cat itself I have used mixed colours of gold leaf to show what a very special cat Bob is. The man's silhouette has a heart gem to depict James's love for Bob.
Darcy who is running the Artful reading group, will be linking in all the other Artful Readers reviews and artwork on her blog.
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Monday, 21 January 2013

A Photo A Day Challenge Week 3

Here are my photos for the #FMS photo a day challenge week 3:

Day 15 An ordinary moment.
Day 16 Two things.
Day 17 Ready.
Day 18 Shadow.
Day 19 Delicious.
Day 20 Something you saw.
Day 21 What you do.

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Monday, 14 January 2013

Photo a day challenge.

Week 2:

Day 8: Something begining with T

Day 9: Paper

Day 10: One o'clock

Day 11: Water

Day 12: Surprise

Day 14: Something yellow

Day 8
Day 9
One o'clock
Day 10
Day 11
Day 13
Something Yellow
Day 14


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Monday, 7 January 2013

Artful Reading

The Artful Readers Club

Darcy decided to do a challenge next year, it will be a monthly one and will involve reading books, and making art that is inspired by the book that you have if you love reading then you might want to join in too.You can see more info on Darcy's blog HERE.

Basically Jan 1st you make a blog post with a commitment to read 12 books over the year. You must name the 12 books. I did do a post on Jan 1st but some how in the new blogger interface I clicked on the delete button so reporting in a gain now today. I know a lot of people visited me and left comments. SO A BIG Thankyou for those, I did read them all before I double clicked the delete button! they are still in my comments file in blogger!!!

I have chosen my 12. Books and they are on the safari book shelf in my side panel.

At the end of each month I will write a short review and place it on my blog along with a piece of art work, using the book I have just read for inspiration.This is a the really fun part. The piece of art can be anything you like, a painting, a journal page, a card, or a collage.

The first book I am reading is 'A Street Cat Named Bob'.

Once again thanks to everyone who commented on my original post... I will try to be more careful in the future!

Another New Challenge

In 2008 I joined a photo a day challenge that I completed. I have not done another 'photo a day' challenge since then. Since getting my iPhone I have not used the camera in very often. I am most likely to have my phone with me at all times. This saying " the best camera is always the one you have with you", as prompted me to take part in this challenge. I also intend to use only the apps on my phone and ipad to upload a share the photos.

You can find details of the details of the challenge HERE

Here are my first weeks set of photos:

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