Thank you dear friends and followers for your visits, for your love and prayers for both myself and Freddie. I really appreciate you taking the time to call in, view my artwork and leave such wonderful comments. Sending you all love, hugs and blessings,
Thank you dearest Patti. This award originated in Germany and means Beloved Blog. A wonderful word! I too have so many beloved blogs that I love and follow but time catches up with me and I cannot name them all. So I accept this award with thanks and grace but I think now I must say.. This is now an award free blog.! Thank you all.xx
I cordially invite you to see my pictures on Flickr. Just.click the rose in the box.
My 100 Themes
The Digital Whispers Challenge
This is me!
I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I have two wonderful children and their better halves! Two grandchildren, ditto, and three beautiful great grandchildren.
I am very disabled and spend most of my time in a wheelchair in front of this computer. I'd fade away without it. It's my contact with my friends and the great world wide web!
I am surrounded with most of my family who are very supportive, caring and loving. I am indeed blessed.
Over at Friday Foto Collage, Peggy has asked for a summertime theme and posted several photos to choose from.The one I picked. above, is a bit different to a beachy theme but I thought it made a change and a nice background. Thank you for looking.
PS Oh for a figure like that! xx
It looks like being a hot one again today. It was so humid yesterday, and Richard came to do the garden, cutting hedges etc. He looked so hot, bless him, and the dust from the hedges stuck to his damp skin .
I went up on my scooter to see his new bedroom he had just finished decorating. One wall is full of a mirrored wardrobe that doubles the size of the room. Everything looked beautifully coordinated, down to a black chandalier! The thought of a black one wouldn't have been my idea but it looked very nice. Becky had chosen well!
I called in on Sally on my way back. She had the children after school and they had been to the beach. There they were, running about happy and dirty, all ready for their bath, arguing as to who should be first.
I love old photos and I've found a couple for you to see today. The top one is me in the garden holding my granddaughter Rebecca. She is now 31!!
The black and white one is me and Colin at a dance, about 1960. Those were the days eh? When I actually had a half decent figure!!LOL!!
Have a good day everyone! love and Hugs
Good Saturday morning all, I'm fed up with this blessed wind! It gets into my spine and gives me more pain. I do have to go to the post office today and I hate the wind! Upwards and Onwards!
The background of this picture was a pattern I made from one of my own collages with the lady's face added in the middle. It reminded me of coloured jewels. I hope you like it.
Have a happy day everyone!
love and Hugs
As you know I create all sorts of art. These two pieces are so different but both gave me happiness as they were created.I make quite a lot of Challenges that sometimes stretch my mind! LOL! They may take me to a new dimension. I love the Flickr site. There are so many talented artists out there and some of the work is mindblowing. But I often see a piece that triggers something in my head and off I go in a new direction, maybe to try something new. I just wish I had half the imagination of some of my friends.
I'm sorry I can't get into physical art these days and get stuck up with glue and gesso and paint. I used to love that. So I wish you all a very happy day and happy crafting. I just hope my pictures give you all a tiny bit of pleasure.
Love and Hugs
I think sometimes we are apt to forget that there's magic all around us. Not always the sort of magic in my picture! I like to look for a piece of magic every day, whether it's an unexpected phone call, the sun shining suddenly to light up a flower.or the brilliant plumage of a pheasant crossing the road in front of you. If I visit my friend Helen there's the joy of watching the antics of the squirrels outside her kitchen window.
May you each find that piece of magic around you and have a wonderful day,
Love and Hugs
Collage Obsession have asked us this week to make a picture or collage that's inspired by TV or film.
I've chosen Sex and the City, which is both TV and Film. A bit of a change from my usual!
Thanks for looking.
Love and Hugs
Good morning everyone! Thank you for all your birthday greetings yesterday. For those of you who are puzzled, my birthday IS the 15th. but because of the time difference it appeared here on the 14th! I think even my sister got in a muddle, she put my age (undisclosed) on the card and took a year off!! LOL! I had loads of cards, ecards, and greetings on Facebook (which I hardly use).
Stanley and Jenny took me to a new place opened only 11 weeks ago. A converted barn with lovely gifts and pictures arranged all around. The food was beautiful. I thought I'd have a glass of cider to drink for a change and it came in my own bottle, almost as big as a wine bottle. Then we realised the alcohol content was 14 percent!!! My Gosh, I knew I'd had it!! But I stayed on my feet! LOL!
Freddie had his hospital appointment yesterday but he got on OK!
Now tomorrow we are both going to Sally's for a meal and all the rest of the family will be there so it will be a party!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, thanks and blessings,
The challenge this week from the Three Muses is the technique known as Out of Bounds, where the subject is sort of half out and half in another picture. Not a very professional description perhaps but that's the way I interpret it! LOL!
So here is a sweet vintage ballerina with additions from my stash.
At last the sun is shining! It's a brilliant morning. Summer's here today!
Thank you for looking.
Love and Hugs
As he lay in the soft grass, half awake, half asleep, a nightingale began his sweet song. He felt as if he was floating......floating....... he had no notion of time. He opened his eyes.... and everything merged into a mist of blues and greens. And then he saw her.........this vision in white. So beautiful, yet she seemd to merge with the trees. She faded......and then he saw her again. Was he dreaming?
He stretched up his arms towards her.....he wanted to hold her. And then she was gone.
Was this his Midsummer Night's Dream..............?
This is my picture for Collage Obsession's challenge this week. I hope you enjoy.
Thank you for your kind comments. xxx
My picture today is The Wish Granters. Be careful what you wish for...is good advice. The wish may not turn our exactly as you wanted, it's true!
Sometimes I love to use Symmetry in my work. I love the calmness, the balance of things, what do you think?
What's happened to 'Flaming June'? Are we ever going to get any Summer? I have a Garden Party planned for the beginning of next month so I'm keeping everything crossed. It's for the Chapel and I have several helpers standing by. I have bought some colourful bunting and lavender plates and serviettes. Richard has planted several new things in the garden so it should look nice. He keeps it beautifully.
I just pray it doesn't rain that day!!
Here is my postcard for tomorrows Sunday Postcard Art Challenge...Under the Sea.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's fantasies of what life is like Under the Sea!!
Thank you for looking and leaving a comment.
Well dear friends, I wouldn't wish this on anyone. I've had a devil of a job trying to sort everything out. I have spent hours here yesterday. All my address book has disappeared, never to return so I cannot contact any friends at all. My incoming mail goes in my Bin folder and it's a real pain as I keep losing messages. Everything on this computer seems to have changed and I can hardly find anything. If anyone can help about the mail; going into the Bin folder I would be extremely grateful.
After all that the good news is Freddie came home yesterday and the Angioplasty seems to have gone well. So we are looking forward to a quiet weekend.
Lots of to you all,
I am so sorry for causing you such inconvenience but apparently my email addy has been hacked. Thank you all for telling me. All of my Inbox and Sent messages have disappeared so it looks as though there's work to do.
Once again, so sorry! xxx
Weddings! A lovely challenge this week on Take a Word! Out of all the many vintage wedding pics I could have chosen, I have picked a Family wedding. My Great Aunt, my grandmother's sister. Although she was not married in white, she had a beautiful bouquet. Her sister Hetty sits at the front right and my Great Grandfather, James Mallett stands at the back right. Sadly I have no pictures of my Mum's or my Grandmother's weddings.
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful week!
Love and Hugs
After such a glorious day yesterday, today it looks as if rain might be stopping play. Such a shame after all the preparations. I went out on the scooter yesterday afternoon and had a wonderful time, finishing up on the Quay, watching the flotilla of boats come in with the tide, all bedecked with Union flags, bunting, horns blowing and people clapping and cheering. I have never seen so many people on the quay side. I hope you all have a wonderful day, whatever you are doing! Hugs xxx