Fun Colours

For CalmKate’s Friday Fun – Fun colours.

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Hello Colour!

Ah Spring! So much to be joyful about. For Lens-artists Photo Challenge: Colorful April.

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What the Tree Told Me

Trees have stories to tell. I’m sure of it. I find my lens drawn to holes and broken places, wonder about the life that finds shelter there, wonder what the tree can teach me. The art of creativity means setting aside the logical mind, listening to nuances, allowing the expression of the irrational. I let […]

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Creativity’s Alive

I hit a dry spell over the holidays. Felt deflated as far as creativity went. So Ric bought me new materials – ink pens, markers, pastels, and paper, lots of paper. Still, none of my photographs were inspiring me. I really wanted to create something from my own imagination, but have little faith in my […]

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Winter Hues

Winter paints the landscape in monochrome hues – frosted blue waters reflected in iced trees, The greys and browns of goose featherscamouflaged against a buff backdrop. (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Basically One Colour or Hue.)

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Colour Me Vibrant

We counter the Winter darkness,those of us tucked in Northern climeswith vibrancy of colour to garner cheer. Reds, and greens, to mark the holiday season,messages of goodwill and alluring treats –and light the night with magical glow. For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: vibrant colours.

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Shades of Pink

Protested pink, as a child,associated, as it was, with all things weak –or so I perceived. A new generation redefinesthe contours of pink –adds edges and functiona statement of empowerment Now, I adopt the shade,insert pink in place of blue,transform expression –celebrate pink’s invention. (Inspired by Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week challenge: shades of […]

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My Heart’s Song is…

…a little orange bird. (Altamira Oriole and Vermillion Flycatcher from personal collection. For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Color of your choice.)

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Contrasts

New to photography and art, the concept of contrasts (opposites on the colour wheel) is an eye-opener. I had to search through my archives, and recent pics, to discover something fitting. It is easy to see how contrasts add humour to this Hallowe’en costume – colour, shapes and sizes contrasted. (A sad selfie). Contrasts – […]

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Creativity- Releasing Perfectionism

Having given myself permission to paint with bolder colours and abandon the expectation of replicating the perfection of photographs, I am venturing into more ambitious projects. Mistakes, I am learning, can be tossed or mended. ┬áThe featured image was meant to be a sunset over water, but my mother called just as I was putting […]

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